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Gary Sunshine

Gary Sunshine has been the recipient of a NYFA fellowship and a Helen Merrill Award, and was a finalist for the Heideman Award. His play Sweetness was produced on Theater Row in the Summer Play Festival (SPF); Mercury was produced at HERE in association with E...

Biography

Gary Sunshine has been the recipient of a NYFA fellowship and a Helen Merrill Award, and was a finalist for the Heideman Award. His play Sweetness was produced on Theater Row 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; The Best Sex Ever was the first play produced in Rising Phoenix Cino Nights series; other productions include Kahn & Kant (Drama League Directors Project), Al Takes a Bride (Actors Studio; Sydney Mardi Gras Festival; King's Theatre, and others throughout the US and internationally), 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, Half Moon, Page 73 Productions, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, the New Group, the New Company (London), Underwood Theater, and MCC Theater. 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 has been a staff writer for HBO's Hung, CBS's As the World Turns, (WGA Award nomination), and the web series Written Off. A founding member of the MCC Playwrights Coalition, and an alumnus of New Dramatists, he received an A.B. from Princeton and an M.F.A. from NYU's Dramatic Writing Program.

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