PRESS & INTERVIEWS


"Mr. Gitter’s 'How My Grandparents Fell in Love' is a gorgeous high note to end on: a Jewish screwball romance set in Poland in 1933."
The New York Times Critic's Pick review of HOW MY GRANDPARENTS FELL IN LOVE in EST's 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays, May 2017

“Cary Gitter has done something wonderful. He has taken a concept that you think you know inside out, and makes it fresh. On the surface his new play ‘The Sabbath Girl’ sounds like an old-fashioned story that you've heard before — and it is. But a well-told tale can defy expectations and preconceptions, and that is exactly what Gitter has constructed: a well-told tale; in fact, a VERY well-told tale. And you don't need to know the difference between a schlemiel and a schlimazel to appreciate it.”
Broadway World review of THE SABBATH GIRL at Penguin Rep Theatre, August 2019

“Living in these disturbing times, in a country filled with division, it is heartwarming to let go and enjoy this delightful romantic comedy. Happily, there is renewed hope that love can truly bring together the most unlikely of people … It is an endearing story which delights us with insights into the details and rituals of Jewish life while also taking on a problem that is universal to every culture: How can one make one’s family happy while still being true to oneself and living the life you want to live? … The clever script delivers some provocative observations on cultural differences, misconceptions, family pressures, loneliness, single life, love, and romantic fantasies.”
OnStage Blog review of THE SABBATH GIRL at Penguin Rep Theatre, August 2019

“Gracing Penguin Rep’s stage this summer is the world premiere of The Sabbath Girl by Cary Gitter, an up-and-coming playwright with a sweet comic sensibility and a keen ear for organic dialogue … Mr. Gitter excels at romantic comedy writing … Uplifting and filled with warmth and humanity, Penguin Rep’s production of The Sabbath Girl is like savoring a delicious “sufganiyah” (aka jelly doughnut) sprinkled with powdered sugar. And during difficult times, who doesn’t need a little sweetness and a gentle reminder that love can bridge divides and is always possible.”
StageBuddy review of THE SABBATH GIRL at Penguin Rep Theatre, August 2019

“When the votes were tallied, Winitsky announced that The Shabbos Goy [by Cary Gitter] had been our audience favorite.”
Classical Voice of North Carolina review of the 3rd Annual Charlotte Jewish Playwriting Contest, March 2019

“Possibly the most effective playlet of the evening, High School Intifada by Cary Gitter … makes the audience engage directly with this particular issue and works beautifully.”
— On Stage Los Angeles review of HIGH SCHOOL INTIFADA in Open Fist Theatre Company’s What Matters Now?/!, March 2019

“More highlights were … Cary Gitter’s High School Intifada … All eight of the shows are original in content and make for a refreshing theatre night.”
— The Hollywood Times review of HIGH SCHOOL INTIFADA in Open Fist Theatre Company’s What Matters Now?/!, March 2019

“Plays such as … Cary Gitter’s Talk Dirty to Me are filled with just enough raunchy and over-the-top humor to keep audience members laughing out loud from beginning to end.”
— OnStage Blog review of TALK DIRTY TO ME in Rule of 7x7: All-Stars Edition at the Tank, November 2018

"The final one-act of the evening, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, was the perfect ending to a wonderful evening."
— Front Row Center review of HOW MY GRANDPARENTS FELL IN LOVE in EST's 36th Marathon of One-Act Plays, May 2017

"Perhaps the best of the evening, Cary Gitter's script (expertly directed by Colette Robert) struck the perfect balance between comedy and tragedy."
— Opplaud review of BIG DATE in Rule of 7x7: Holiday Edition at the Tank, December 2016

"At NJ Rep festival, Jersey writer's brief play speaks volumes," New Jersey Jewish News, September 2017

Podcast interview for Broadway Bullet (with playwrights Maggie Diaz Bofill and Emily Chadick Weiss, 17:00-37:00), September 2017

Interview for West of 10th theater company, July 2017

Interview for "People You Should Know" on Visible Soul, June 2017

Interview for I Interview Playwrights, June 2017

Interview for "The Friday Six" on Broadway World, May 2017

Interview for StageBuddy, May 2017

Podcast interview for Baphash Literary & Arts Quarterly, December 2016

Interview for Newtown Literary, September 2016
 

PUBLICATIONS


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ADAM SCHWARTZ (monologue)
Published in The Best Men's Stage Monologues 2018 (Smith and Kraus), December 2018

HIGH SCHOOL INTIFADA (short play)
Available in Break the Wall Theatre Project curated online archive, November 2017

HOW MY GRANDPARENTS FELL IN LOVE (short play)
Published in 2017 Theatre Brut Festival Anthology (Smith and Kraus), September 2017

"LETTERS TO ISRAEL" (short story)
Published in Issue 18 of Jewish Fiction, September 2016

MOLLY FINN R.I.P. WE LOVE YOU (short play)
Published in Volume 1, Issue 1 of Baphash Literary & Arts Quarterly, September 2016

"THE STARDUST DANCE" (short story)
Published in Volume 1, Issue 1 of Baphash Literary & Arts Quarterly, September 2016
Published in
Issue 8 of Newtown Literary, Spring/Summer 2016

"TEMPLE DUES" (short story)
Published in Issue 17 of the Jewish Literary Journal, November 2014

"Sweet Fix bring their '80s-inspired rock to Mercury on 10.03" (article)
Published in the Deli, September 2014

"BREAKING UP" (monologue)
Published in interJACtions: Monologues from the Heart of Human Nature, Volume III (JAC Publishing & Promotions), 2014