Larry Gard

 In the photograph above, Beuregard Rue Marie, Larry Gard and Nicole Denson (L to R) are in a scene from Douglas Jones' script:  That Old Windbag, in which (of course) Larry Gard plays the Windbag.  The script is a send-off of Waiting for Godot, and the educational goal is to teach children in grades 3 through 6 the basics about weather.  The script was commissioned by Gard's Carpenter Science Theatre in 2004.

Script Writing, Musical Compositions and Photography

 In addition to his work teaching, producing, directing and acting in live theatre, Larry is a playwright, an experienced composer and an award-winning photographer. 

He has written 20 produced scripts, including adaptations of Cinderella, The Reluctant Dragon, Beauty and the Beast, Aesop's Fables and The Yellow Dwarf.  His original script Jackie and the Junkstalk was produced in 1994, 1995 and 1996 at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and his original one-act, one-woman play A Song in the Wilderness toured Indiana in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1997 under funding from the Indiana Humanities Council, and starring his wife Marcia Quick Gard as Gene Stratton-Porter.

In March of 2018, Larry's stage adaptation of Cinderella was produced and performed to sold-out audiences by the Rose of Athens Theatre in Athens, Georgia.

Larry has composed incidental and thematic music for a variety of theatrical productions, including Richard III for Richmond Shakespeare, Tartuffe for the Springer Opera House, The Sword in the Stone, Beauty and the Beast and The Dream in Alys Land for the Lilly Theater (Children's Museum of Indianapolis), The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and Mysteries of Plasma for the Carpenter Science Theatre Company, and Three Women:  An Indiana Medley for the Casaday Repertory Ensemble.  He composed the entire score for a children's musical, The Insect Club, which premiered at the Carpenter Science Theatre Company in 2006, and he composed the theme song for Richmond Renaissance, a talk show that was broadcast on BlackTV Online.

As a photographer, Larry's work has been exhibited in over a dozen juried shows, and has been featured in 8 private exhibits.  He has had photographs published in several publications, including The Best of Photography 2006 and The Best of Photography 2007.  The photograph on the right is of Crabtree Falls in Virginia, and is copyrighted.

The photograph by Larry Gard on the right was published in The Best of Photography 2006 and is copyrighted. 




The photograph by Larry Gard on the left was published in The Best of Photography 2007, and is copyrighted.