Evern Gillard-Randolph

Producer | Playwright | Lyricist

Evern Gillard-Randolph is a playwright, theater producer, lyricist, and Founder/CEO of Grandparents Around the World who is passionate about strengthening families across generations.

Inspired by her relationship with her maternal grandmother, Gillard-Randolph launched her non-profit GATW in 2005. Through community-based events and programs, GATW’s provides opportunities of exchange between grandparents and their grandchildren to solidify intergenerational relationships. GATW embodies a recurring theme in many of Gillard-Randolph’s projects: grandparents can provide a nurturing familial foundation to enable future generations to thrive.

The theme underpins her first theatrical production as well. In 2004, she wrote and produced her debut musical, Dinner at Grandma’s, featuring five of Gillard-Randolph’s original songs: “In the Spirit,” “God On My Mind,” “Gonna Run Y’all,” “That Ole Train” and “Just Hold On. The production received favorable reviews during it’s 8-year run in the New York City tri-states area. It was the beginning of Gillard-Randolph’s theater career.

Gillard-Randolph is associate producer for two Inamari Art Projects: Prayer For Love and Peace: Nagasaki Miracle, Then and Now -- a Japanese play based on the bombing of Hiroshima, and Fire Fighters based on the events of September 11th. Fire Fighters will open for a return NYC performance October 8 and 9, 2016.

Her current writing projects-in-process include a play titled, To-Do List and her first novel, The Seventh Child.

While she’s earned recognition for her theatrical contributions in the tri-state area, Gillard-Randolph is most lauded for her work through GATW. In the recent decade, she’s been praised by U.S. Congressman Charlie Rangel (D-NY), presented with the key to Harlem by Activist Theresa Freeman, awarded a city citation by Councilwoman Vanessa L. Gibson, and given a commendation by the New York State Comptroller. In 2005, State Senator Jeff Klein proclaimed April 29th as “Evern Gillard-Randolph Day,” while State Senator Ruth H. Thompson bestowed a certificate of appreciation for her outstanding community work.

Named among the Bronx Time 2015, Bronx 25 Most Influential Woman, Gillard-Randolph serves on the Salvation Army Harlem Corps Advisory Board.