Gary Winter was a member of OBIE Award winner 13P.

Gary Winter at MacDowell

His plays include So Unnatural A Level (2015 Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville); Daredevil (The Brick); Cooler (The Chocolate Factory; defunkt theater); At Said (PS 122); Golem and Dead Reckoning (Cherry Lane Alternative); The Lake and Aeneas (The Flea); Jigsaw Nation (South Coast Rep). Centrifugal Force was a runner up for the 2002 Princess Grace Award; Gary wrote the scenario, Pi’ilani and Ko’olau for composer Jonathan Newman, which was performed in Fall 2019 by the Florida State University Wind Orchestra. The piece was a finalist for the 2020 Sousa-ABA-Ostwald Award for composers. His ten-minute play, The White Room, was published in the Jan 2010 issue of Eleven Eleven Journal. I Love Neil LaBute was published (summer 2011) in Shorter, Faster, Funnier: Comic Plays and Monologues (Vintage Books).

From 1984-1989 Gary directed The Scott & Gary Show for public access television, which featured live performances by experimental bands (ie-Beastie Boys, Butthole Surfers). The program was included in The Museum of the City of New York’s 2021 exhibit, New York, New Music. In 2008 the show was acquired by NYU’s Fales Library Special Collections.

Support: Page 73 (2018 Interstate 73 Writers Group), Lark Theater Fellow, The New Group, Playwrights Horizons, E.S.T., Jewish Play Project, The Puffin Foundation, Dramatists Guild Fellow, MacDowell and YADDO. Gary received a Spielberg Righteous Person’s Fellowship to study Eastern European Jewry in Krakow. Gary is a mentor with the PEN Prison Writing Program and was a tutor for incarcerated individuals taking college classes at the Queensboro Correctional Facility.