Gary Pearle is a director and writer. In addition to directing Tiny Footsteps, he directed Hooters and The Terrorists at Playwrights Horizons. Pearle's other Off-Broadway directing credits include Sparks in the Park, Tonight at 7:30, Tomfoolery, andTintypes, which earned him a Drama Desk Award nomination. Pearle directed the original Broadway production of Tintypes. Pearle has also worked in regional theatre and served as the director of the Williamstown Theatre Cabaret. His other regional credits include Bandstand at the American Stage Festival in New Hampshire and Shelter at Theatre Three in Dallas, Texas.