A Certain Age

An American woman of a certain age loses her job at a London university and moves to Paris to restart her life.

  • Nina-Marie Gardner
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    Television Script
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    United States
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Writer Biography - Nina-Marie Gardner

Nina-Marie Gardner is an American novelist, playwright and screenwriter currently based in Paris. A graduate of Yale University, her short stories, essays and reviews have been published in 3AM Magazine, The Fix, The Frisky, Flavorpill and the anthologies Bedford Square and 3AM London, New York, Paris. In 2011, her debut novel Sherry & Narcotics was published by Future Fiction London, and the stage adaptation was a finalist for the Verity Bargate Award (2014) and subsequently staged in London as part of the Arcola Theatre’s inaugural PlayWROUGHT Festival. A recipient of the Royal Holloway International Excellence Award and a Crossland Research Fellowship, she holds a PhD in Drama and Theatre and served as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Drama, Theatre & Dance at Royal Holloway, University of London from 2014-2018. She has served on the Reader's Panel for the Royal National Theatre in London, the international literary award The First Pages Prize, the Verity Bargate Playwriting Award, and the Colchester Theatre Mercury/ Weinberger Playwriting Award.

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Writer Statement

In all of my work, I am most interested in exploring the theme of how women are "supposed" behave. With a background in writing novels and for the stage, shows like "Fleabag", "I May Destroy You" and "I Love Dick" made me want to write for television. I am also keen to tell International/stories set in Paris and London, as that is where I am based, and I have quite a well of material. I am also passionate about opening up the depiction of "women of a certain age" in television and film.