Gary Abrahams



Since graduating from The Victorian College of The Arts Gary has worked extensively as a director, writer and dramaturge. 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 has recently directed and produced “Angels In America: Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika” with Cameron Lukey productions, the Australian premiere of the hit broadway play “Buyer and Cellar“ for The Melbourne Theatre Company , the Australian premiere and national tour of “Bad Jews” for The Vass Theatre Group, “Resident Alien” for Cameron Lukey Productions, and the national tour of his adaptation of “Therese Raquin” for his company Dirty Pretty Theatre. Other recent credits include “ROAM”, “The Pride”, “Day One. A Hotel. Evening”, “Laramie.10 Years On” 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 “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”. 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).