A graduate of The Victorian College of The Arts, Gary has established himself as one of Australia’s most respected commercial theatre directors. He recently directed the Australian premieres of the hit Broadway plays Buyer and Cellar (Melbourne Theatre Company), Hand to God, and Bad Jews (both for the Vass Theatre Group). The commercial success of Bad Jews called for a return season in Melbourne, and a resulting national tour. He also directed the popular Australian premiere of Resident Alien for Cameron Lukey Productions, which completed two Melbourne seasons and two Australian tours. In 2017, he collaborated with Cameron Lukey productions on an acclaimed production of Angels In America: Parts One and Two, which was named one of the top 10 productions of 2018 by The Age, The Guardian and Time Out Melbourne. Other recent credits include You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Vass Theatre Group), ROAM, The Pride, Day One. A Hotel. Evening, Laramie. 10 Years On, and Oh Well Never Mind Bye (Red Stitch Actors Theatre). For his own company Dirty Pretty Theatre, he has directed and written the plays The Lonely Wolf, Acts Of Deceit (Between Strangers In A Room), Something Natural but Very Childish, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant, and Therese Raquin, which toured Australia in 2017. Gary received a Green Room Award for Best Director in Independent Theatre in 2010, and was nominated in the same category for his work in 2014. He is a recipient of THE GRACE WILSON TRUST AWARD for writing, THE JIM MARKS SCHOLARSHIP for Artistic Practice, and THE MIKE WALSH FELLOWSHIP for directing. Gary has worked as an assistant director at the Melbourne Theatre Company on the plays All About My Mother (2010), Songs for Nobodies (2010), The Gift (2011), Australia Day (2012) and the Melbourne Theatre Company and Chunky Move Melbourne Festival collaboration Complexity of Belonging (2014).