Gary Sunshine

Alumni Playwright

2003 -- 2010

Gary Sunshine has been the recipient of a NYFA fellowship and a Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights, and was a finalist for the Heideman Award. His play, Sweetness, was produced in the Summer Play Festival (SPF); Mercury was produced at HERE in association with Eve Ensler; The Names of Foods was produced by the eXchange; other recent productions include, Kahn & Kant (Drama League Directors Project), Al Takes a Bride (Actors Studio; Sydney Mardi Gras Festival; King’s Theatre), and My President (Echo Theater Company). His work has been seen/developed at the Royal National Theatre Studio, New York Stage & Film, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop’s Just Add Water Festival, Theatre of Note, Page 73 Productions, Rattlestick, the New Group, the New Company (London), Underwood Theater, MCC Theater, the Actors Studio, and Rising Phoenix Rep. His one-act play, Al Takes a Bride, was published in The Best American Short Plays of 2001 (Applause), and by Playscripts, Inc. Gary wrote, co-created, and co-produced the documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You (Freedom of Expression Award, Sundance Film Festival; Audience Award, Lake Placid Film Festival; Crystal Award, Heartland Film Festival; HBO Audience Award for Top Documentary, Provincetown International Film Festival), which premiered nationwide on PBS’s P.O.V. He is a writer for the web series Written Off, and has been a writer for CBS’s As the World Turns (WGA Award nomination). He has a feature film in development with Starry Night Entertainment. A member of the MCC Playwrights Coalition, he received an A.B. from Princeton and an M.F.A. from NYU’s Dramatic Writing Program.