Since graduating from The Victorian College of the Arts in 2009 (Masters of Theatre Practice) Gary has worked extensively as a director, writer, dramaturge and actor. 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.
He directed the Australian premiere of the hit Broadway play Buyer and Cellar for The Melbourne Theatre Company, Resident Alien produced by Cameron Lukey and starring Paul Capsis, the Australian premiere of Bad Jews and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown for The Vass Theatre Group, Theatrics for The Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival and The Lonely Wolf for his company Dirty Pretty Theatre as part of the 2015 NEON Festival at Melbourne Theatre Company. Other recent credits include ROAM, The Pride, Day One. A Hotel. Evening, The Laramie Project – 10 Years Later and Oh Well Never Mind Bye, all for Red Stitch Actors Theatre.
For his own company Dirty Pretty Theatre he has directed and written the plays Acts Of Deceit (Between Strangers In A Room), Something Natural but Very Childish, The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant and Therese Raquin. He 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 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).
In 2019, Gary directed a production of 33 Variations at the Comedy Theatre in Melbourne, starring Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn.