Gary Sunshine

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Gary Sunshine is an American playwright and television writer.[1] He was born in Brooklyn, New York and raised on Long Island, where his father was a self-employed plastic slipcover cutter and his mother was a computer programmer.

Sunshine started writing plays a year after graduating from Princeton University, where he majored in English with a concentration in Theater.[2] He received an MFA from NYU's Dramatic Writing Program. In 2005, he received the Helen Merrill Award for Emerging Playwrights. His work has been published in The Best American Short Plays of 2001 and Monologues for Men by Men. He is a member of New Dramatists and the MCC Playwrights Coalition, and is a NYTW Usual Suspect.

In December 2004, Sunshine was in residence at the Royal National Theatre Studio in London. He wrote, co-created, and co-produced the documentary What I Want My Words To Do To You[3] which premiered nationwide on PBS’s P.O.V..[4]


  • This Joan
  • Reasons to wake up
  • Star of mine
  • A history of plastic slipcovers
  • Al takes a bride[5]
  • Mercury[1]
  • Sweetness
  • Five ways in



  1. ^ a b Young, Glenn (2002). The Best Of American Short Plays 2000-2001. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9781557834805. 
  2. ^ Princeton Alumni Weekly. 88. Princeton Alumni Weekly. 9 December 1987. p. 53. 
  3. ^ Morris, Terry (4 December 2003). "Footlights; Middletown Production Captures Spirit of Swing Era". Dayton Daily News. Dayton, OH: High Beam. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "P.O.V. - What I Want My Words to Do to You - Film Synopsis". Retrieved 7 January 2008. 
  5. ^ "Pellissippi State's Magnolia Avenue Drama Club Presents 'Al Takes A Bride". US Fed News Service. High Beam. 21 November 2006. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Hung Cast And Crew". HBO. Retrieved 21 May 2013. 

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