Larry Gard

In the photograph above, Larry Gard portrays the Windbag in Douglas Jones' script  That Old Windbag!


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Producer, Director, Actor, Teacher, and "Museum Theatre" Specialist.


Larry Gard is a producer, director, actor and teacher with 32 years of experience creating and performing live theatre. He has been the artistic director of the Carpenter Science Theatre at the Science Museum of Virginia since 1998. Prior to that, he was theatre manager at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, where he produced, directed, wrote and acted in live theatre for family audiences from 1987 to 1998. His career applying live theatre in museums as an educational tool began in 1983, when he co-founded and served as artistic director of the Casaday Repertory Ensemble in South Bend Indiana.  CRE produced original scripts at the Snite Museum of Art (Notre Dame), the Northern Indiana Historical Society, and the Discovery Hall museum.  At that time, Larry also served as Northern Indiana Drama Consultant for Very Special Arts of Indiana (1982-1985).

A member of Actors Equity Association, Larry has performed dozens of roles for theatres in 6 states.  Favorites include Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha, Herr Schultz in Cabaret and Peter Bono in Thieve's Carnival for the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre, Mentieth in Macbeth for the St. Louis Repertory, RP MacMurphy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Larry in Company, and Marcus Lycus in A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum for Marriott's Mainstage Repertory Theatre, Tommy Flowers in Where Has Tommy Flowers Gone? for the Heirophant Theatre, Clarence Darrow in Clarence Darrow for the Casaday Repertory Ensemble and Charles Darwin in Endless Forms Most Wonderful for the Carpenter Science Theatre.  He has directed over 100 productions. He taught acting for 5 years at Indiana University/Purdue University in Indianapolis, and has guest lectured at Butler University, the University of Indianapolis, and Indiana University at South Bend. He has also served as an affiliate graduate faculty member for the theatre department at Virginia Commonwealth University.  He was a co-founder of the Museum Theatre Professional Interest Council of the American Association of Museums, and is a past president of the International Museum Theatre Alliance, the Richmond Alliance of Professional Theatres, and the professional division of the Indiana Theatre Association.  He has also served three annual terms as member-at-large on the executive committee of the RVA Theatre Alliance.

In his work both creating and promoting educational theatre in museums, Larry has made several dozen presentations/workshops from London to Washington DC to Portland, Oregon, as well as many locations in between, that focus on how to most effectively use live theatre in museums, as well as best practices in working with theatre artists and playwrights, planning/budgeting/scheduling/marketing/evaluating live theatre in museums, and training in effective presentation technique.

On the upper right is a photo of Larry Gard performing The Curse of King Tut's Tomb to complement an exhibit and IMAX film both themed on Egypt at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Directly below is a photo of Larry Gard and Kimberly Jones-Clark in "Father Time," which opened in August, 2016.  Welcome to Steampunk Einstein ......

Some of my musical compositions, as featured on ReverbNation, can be played below:

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