"...sometimes whip-smart, sometimes mushy..."
"I AM NOT A MOMMY BLOGGER...
Gretchen is an eclectic writer, a hopeful feminist, a sheepish Mets fan and a proud mom.
She is a screenwriter, playwright, essayist, and poet. She is also a freelance copywriter who is coming to terms with the Oxford comma.
A founding member of the OOBR-Award winning comedy troupe Lesbian Pulp-O-Rama!, Gretchen based her first short film, Sondra Stingray: Sapphic Gumshoe on the character she and fellow Pulpster, actress Anna Fitzwater, initially created for the stage. The collaboration continued with Anna and director Heather de Michele through a few Filmaka-finalist shorts and culminated in 2015 with the trio’s first feature, As Good As You (Winner- Best LGBT Feature, Hollywood Reel International Film Festival; distributed by First Run Features and available on EPIX, iTunes and Amazon Prime).
Gretchen’s essays and poems have appeared in The Good Men Project, TalkSpace, Real Simple, and Open Thought Vortex. Her plays have been work-shopped and/or performed at New Georges, Dixon Place, Theatre of Note, The Lark, and Abingdon. She writes humorously and humanely about grief, grieving, the struggles of family life, the tricks of memory, feminist history, and bisexuality.
Gretchen and director Michael Mayer founded The Beatrice Terry Residency at The Drama League of New York, to honor her late wife, Beatrice Terry Lopez.
She lives in Jackson Heights, Queens with her charming son, her lovely husband and their crazy cat. She has a BA in English from Vassar College, an MFA in Theater from Sarah Lawrence and a Paralegal Diploma from NYU (because a gal's gotta eat).
...but my kid loves to read"