Gary Young’s theatrical plays deal with social issues and have been produced and performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, the White House, the Smithsonian, and venues throughout the US and Europe.
His new novel, Glimmer the Bright Moonlight, and the sequel, Slingshot, will be released soon.
He has worked with Jean Kennedy Smith as a coordinator for the National Very Special Arts Festival, and has produced festivals and written successful grant proposals to fund programs for, by, and with disabled populations and the underprivileged.
His touring programs throughout the United States have been co-supported by the former HEW, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, Mobil Oil, US Airlines, and private foundations.
Gary is the co-author, with his wife, Kathy, for Loss and Found: Surviving the Loss of a Young Partner, also presenting seminars and support groups throughout the United States.
His play, Interruptions – A life, a death, pizza, dancing and Murphy’s Law, premiered at the Kennedy Center, with its West Coast premier in Los Angeles, June through September, 2000, at the Stella Adler Theatre in Hollywood.
His ON HOLD: The MYTH of Male Maturity, premiered in England, and will have its Los Angeles premier in the near future.
Gary serves as President of the Publishers Association of Los Angeles, President of the Independent Writers of Southern California, Vice-Chair of the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights, and Executive Director of the Lifetime Achievement Foundation.