Gary Stalker is a playwright, actor and producer living in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.
His new play GHOST TREES premiered at the Going West Writer's Festival in September 2019, followed by a Northland tour, Auckland Fringe Festival at Q Theatre and Tahi Festival in Wellington in 2020.
As an actor Gary has appeared in film, television and theatre, both here and in Australia.
As a producer he has created numerous television ads and promos for his production company Afterglow Films.
But it is his enduring love for the arts that inspires him to create, encourages him to grow, drives him to challenge his perceptions, and ultimately sustains him.
'Shut your eyes and see' - James Joyce
Featured: Ghost Trees by Gary Stalker
"Intensely lyrical images...exquisite tenderness...a powerful redemptive quality" - NZ Herald.
"a masterful piece of storytelling...perfectly balanced ...extraordinary and satisfying...it gets into your soul" - Theatreview (Wellington)
"Spirited away to an ethereal place... mesmerising...soulful...powerfully executed" - Theatre Scenes (Auckland)
"poetry in motion that allowed us to reflect, to consider perspective and to hope. A glorious way to spend an hour that ripples long after"- Sally Richards. Festival Director, TAHI New Zealand
Tahi Festival 2020
The Art of Revenge by Gary Stalker
"a well-written sharp and clever take on the art scene, with strong characters and a strong and effective dramatic shape" Stuart Hoar - Script Advisor Playmarket
Anna comes out of a coma with no memory of who she is, or so we are told. Her husband, acclaimed painter James Ballast, engineers for his mistress to visit their home, to test the authenticity of her memory loss.
Art hangs in the balance.
The Art of Revenge - a black comedy