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Garret Schneider

Garrett HeadshotGarret Schneider, MFA
Adjunct Professor



Garret Schneider was born in Maine, a state where carnivorous moose roam the country side, lobsters attack unwary swimmers, and where modern-technology still has not penetrated.  Plied deep with northeast values and folklore, Garret became a writer.

He graduated with a BA in Mathematics and Theatre from Lehigh University -- an artistic dichotomy, which was reflected in his first play: Proud Beasts, centered around amphetamine-addicted mathematicians. His one-act, Franky and Zoza, awarded him a place in the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive where he studied under Lee Blessing, Chay Yew, Marsha Norman, Heather McDonald, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Garret was a company member in Maine's Heartwood Regional Theater Company, and starred in the New England premier of Will Eno's one-man show, Thom Pain: Based on Nothing. 

The MFA Playwriting program at Ohio University served as Garret's artistic home for three years, where he wrote and directed workshop-productions of over sixty of his short plays, and readings of seven full length works.  

Having moved to Nashville in 2010, Garret participated in Nashville's Ten-Minute PlayGROUND and is now a co-curator.  Through the Ten-Minute Playhouse, Garret has had a production of Echoes, and readings of Call Him 'Gene'A Tale for My Lost SonDropped CallCello?  Can you hear me? and Throwing Tomato Cans at the Jerks in the Farmer's Market.

Hey has a wonderful wife, and a future-CEO son, and currently lives in Nashville.

The idea of children raising their parents, and exploring the definition of family is at the artistic heart of Garret's work.