Gary is an accomplished actor and improviser with experience doing voice-over and stage tech. He performs in plays and in improv shows in the Portland/Vancouver area, teaches improv workshops and develops scripts and sketches. Not only is this labor of love personally fulfilling, but it provides innumerable ideas for team-building workshops and keeping long meetings fun.

Gary first hit the stage in 2002, taking improvisation workshops and performing shows at ComedySportz in Portland. He’s also performed and taken improv workshops at the Brody Theater, CoHo Theater, Magenta Theatre, and the Improv Olympic in Chicago.Odd-Couple-Love-street-poster

Gary’s next performance will be as Felix Ungar in Love St. Playhouse’s production of “The Odd Couple,” Feb. 2-28, 2016.

In 2003 Gary began writing and performing sketch comedy. He expanded his work into semi-improvised dinner theater in 2005, then played his first stage role with New Century Players in 2006. Gary has now performed in nearly 200 improv shows, seven mainstage plays, and numerous staged readings with various area theater companies. He also teaches improv workshops and has developed over a dozen stage plays, several of which have taken the stage since 2010.

In the stage arena, Gary’s stage services include:

  • Improvisation workshops
  • Developing scripts and sketches
  • Acting and improvisation
  • Script development
  • Murder Mystery Dinners
  • Using improvisation as a writing tool
  • Play production
  • Directing
  • Sound, lighting, and tech

Here are some of the more recent and memorable performances:

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon - Love St. Playhouse
The Odd Couple (Felix)
MacBeth: A Dark Retelling

MacBeth: A Dark Retelling
(Duncan)

Threshold by Redmond Reams

Threshold, by
Redmond Reams (Director)

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Arsenic and Old Lace (NEP)
(Jonathan Brewster)

Lost in Yonkers

Lost in Yonkers, by
Neil Simon (Eddie)

Black Coffee, by Agatha Christie

Black Coffee, by
Agatha Christie (Carelli)

A Talent for Murder

A Talent for Murder
(Lawrence)

Lady .38

Lady .38 (Freddie)

Dirty Work at the Crossroads

Dirty Work at the Crossroads
(Munro Murgatroyd)

 The Odd Couple

The Odd Couple,
by Neil Simon (Oscar)

Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch (Tom)

Wit

Wit
(Dr. Kelekian, Mr. Bearing)

 Shrunken Head of Panch Villa

The Shrunken Head of
Pancho Villa (La Jura)

Other roles of note:

  • “Arsenic and Old Lace,”
    Magenta Theatre (Jonathan), 2008
  • “Once Upon a Palace Purple,”
    Magenta Theatre (Uberoff), 2008
  • “Fatal Passage,” New Century Players
    (Detective Cagney/Lead), 2007
  • “Perfection” by Helen Hill, Radiant
    Theater (Dr. Harrigan/Lead), 2006

See details of other performances here.