Gunawan Maryanto is a prolific poet who has been a resident artist of Teater Garasi since 1995. Many of his short stories and poems were his reinterpretations of Javanese literatures he has been intimate with. His poetry anthology Sejumlah Perkutut buat Bapak (A Number of Turtledoves for Father) won the Khatulistiwa Award 2010. His publications are Waktu Batu (text-for-performance, co-written with Andri Nur Latif dan Ugoran Prasad, IndonesiaTera 2004), Bon Suwung (Anthology of short stories, InsistPress 2005), Galigi (Anthology of short stories, Koekoesan Publication 2007), Perasaan-perasaan yang Menyusun Sendiri Petualangannya (Poetry Anthology, Omahsore Publisher 2008), Usaha Menjadi Sakti (Anthology of Short Stories, Omahsore Publisher 2009) dan Sejumlah Perkutut buat Bapak (Poetry Anthology, Omahsore Publisher, 2010). His works were performed at Utan Kayu International Literary Biennale 2005, Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2006, and Korean ASEAN Poetry Literary Festival II 2011.
Gunawan’s works as director Repertoar Hujan (2001-2005), was toured throughout Java dan featured at Tokyo Physical Theatre Festival. He also directed Sri, an adaptation of F Garcia Loka’s Yerma (1999), Di Cong Bak (2006), Edward Albee’s The Zoo Story (2007), Tuk originally written by Bambang Widoyo SP (2007-2008), Bocah Bajang (2009), Krontjong Mendoet (2012) and Gandamayu (co-directed with Yudi Ahmad Tajudin, 2012). He has been co-programming and co-curating Indonesia Dramatic Reading Festival annually since 2010 with Joned Suryatmoko.