Gary Jaffe

Artistic Director


A director, playwright, proud Austin native, and the new Artistic Director of Tutto Theatre Company, his professional work in Austin began with Spirits to Enforce with Capital T Theatre, who selected him as their 2011 New Directions Director. He began working with Tutto on The Dudleys!: A Family Game by Leegrid Stevens, which was nominated for and received eight 2011 B. Iden Payne Awards, including Outstanding Director of a Comedy. With Tutto, he has directed The Alien Baby Play by Nicholas Walker Herbert and The Twelfth Labor, also by Leegrid Stevens. Additionally, he wrote and directed Love in Pine for Last Act Theatre Company and directed The Priceless Slave by J.M. Meyer for the Cohen New Works Festival. He received his B.A. cum laude with Distinction in Theater Studies from Yale University in May 2010. At Yale, he directed the world premieres of Beautiful Little Fools by Tessa Leigh Williams and his own translation of Once Five Years Pass by Federico García Lorca. His work at Yale also included Passion by Stephen Sondheim, The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard, Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, L’enfant et les sortilèges an opera by Maurice Ravel, and The Baltimore Waltz and The Long Christmas Ride Home both by Paula Vogel. He also served on the Executive Boards of the Yale Dramatic Association, Inc. and the Yale Drama Coalition. He was the 2010 recipient of the Richard B. Sewall Cup for outstanding scholarly achievement and creative promise.