GWENDO & FIONA live in a big pink bathroom. This quirky and stylish comedy about friendship reminds us that a ladies room is a place for girl talk, dress up, crying about other people's weddings, and reflection- not only in mirrors, but on life in general too. Gwendo & Fiona is Waiting For Godot meets Romy and Michele's High School Reunion meets Grey Gardens with just a touch of Bevis and Butthead thrown in for good measure.
Kate Gersten is a writer on the Golden Globe winning TV series MOZART IN THE JUNGLE (Amazon), has developed two pilots with FOX (with Steve McPherson/ Lionsgate and Jamie Tarses/ Song respectively), and is currently developing a pilot at Showtime, also with McPherson entitled DADDY ISSUES.Based on her daddy. Kate’s play Benefit of the Doubt was produced at The Juilliard School, and was further developed at the Roundabout where she currently is under commission. Her other plays include A Body of Work, (also developed by the Roundabout, and currently under contact with Ambassador Theatre Group), Be Your Best Friend (developed at Roundabout), Father Figure, and Exposed! The Curious Case of Shiloh and Zahara (Stage 13, MITF, Outstanding New Play award), a satire about America’s obsession with celebrity and how it affects Shiloh and Zahara Jolie-Pitt, twenty years in the future. Kate was born and raised in New York City, and high schooled in theillustrious suburb of The Clinton’s; Chappaqua, New York, before high tailing it to the west coast to attend UCLA’s School of Theatre Film and Television. She later high tailed it back to New York to attend the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwright’s Program at Juilliard where she met her muses, Mallory and Eliza. Kate resides in LA with her husband, Matt Shire and their imaginary dog (whom they one day hope to make real,) Super.
Mallory Portnoy, originally from Chicago,moved to New York after finishing undergrad where she met Eliza working on the critically acclaimed hit “Camp Monster” at Williamstown Theatre Festival. She played a PTA mom version of wicked witch of the west and Eliza portrayed a teen mummy named Debbie. Mallory and Eliza then were classmates at Juiliard where they met their muse Kate Gersten, and the magic began. Other NYC/Regional credits include Privacy (The Public Theatre), Oklahoma! directed by Daniel Fish (New York Times top ten theatrical moments of 2015), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (The Public Theatre/ Shakespeare in the Park), Eager to Lose (Ars Nova), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Comedy of Errors (Chautauqua Theatre Company), Our Town, (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Mallory is co-creator of the series Roger, The Chicken, which has screened at a number of comedy film festivals including The Friars Club Comedy Film Festival in NYC and LA Comedy Film Festival. Training: Juilliard, The University of Illinois-Urbana/ Champaign, The Second City Chicago, and UCB in New York.
Eliza Huberth grew up in Monroe, NY, 50 miles upstate from New York City. Soon after graduation from College and moving to Queens, she met Mallory while working on the Internationally performed musical “Camp Monster.” Though they were hardly on stage at the same time, Eliza and Mallory hit it off and have worked on many shows together, primarily at Juilliard. While at school, Eliza and Mallory met incredible Kate Gersten, and all knew this was a match made in heaven. Other NYC/ Regional credits include Crude (Ars Nova) Vrooommm! (Triad Stage), A Doll’s House directed by Sam Gold, Okay, Babs and Dodo, Robin Hood, The Gnadiges Fraulein, and F***book (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Film/ TV: “Excuse Me For Living,””The Path.” Training: Juilliard, Kenyon College, National Theatre Institute.
Director of Photography Byron Werner
Edited by Jarrah Gurrie
Produced by Jessica Brickman, Kate Gersten, Matt Shire
Sound by Dean Andre
Gaffer Dilip Isaac
Electician Dave Han
1st Assistant Camera Nick Bianchi
2nd Assistant Camera James Vargo
DIT Marshall James
Colorist Raffi Vesco