The muggy summer heat is gone and the crisp, early fall air is just begging for weekends spent exploring the parks of New York City. But what about the gardens? Directors Salon Alum Lillian Meredith is bringing original work to the city’s community gardens and using spaces all over Harlem and the Lower East Side to stage short plays inspired by the gardens themselves. Not only can you spend a day garden-hopping, but Communal Spaces: A Garden Play Festival will provide you with a map of the neighborhood to let you know where you can get that mug of hot cider on your way from play to play. Check out a Q&A with Lillian (who co-curated Communal Spaces and is also directing and acting in the festival) and find out more about Communal Spaces, her experience as a directing intern at Actors Theatre of Louisville, and what’s next for her.