Joel's three-character drama, MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH has been staged in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Maine, New Hampshire, Michigan, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Colorado, Indiana; Edmonton, Alberta; Nova Scotia; Victoria, B.C: and Australia. The play has been translated into Spanish, French and Polish.
To read selected reviews of the play, please click on the links to the right.
“The sweep of a historical novel….real events swirl outside, while inside at Versailles, emotions swirl just as vigorously around a triangle of love and friendship… Explores issues of class, many of them sounding quite contemporary, while creating a touching story of love.” Neil Genzlinger, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Providence, Rhode Island (Providence College)
Jacksonville Beach, Florida (Players By the Sea)
OTHER PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT:
Joel's play, YOUNG DAVID COPPERFIELD, an adaptation of Dickens' classic novel, has just had its first public reading at the Orlando Rep (FLA).
Joel's five character contemporary drama, THE DAVISON FORTUNE, was inspired by the Henry James novella, "Washington Square."
Joel has worked on films for Fox, Universal, Sony, and HBO. Joel's contemporary drama, SHOESTRING PARADISE, is being developed as a film for director Ted Kotcheff, by producers Josh Young and Mike Medavoy.
Joel Gross's novels, including THE BOOKS OF RACHEL, have been selected by the Book of the Month Club and the Literary Guild. He is a member of the Authors Guild, the Dramatists Guild, the Writers Guild, and P.E.N.
KINDLE editions of THE BOOKS OF RACHEL, THE LIVES OF RACHEL, THIS YEAR IN JERUSALEM, MAURA'S DREAM, and SARAH: A NOVEL OF SARAH BERNHARDT are now available.
Joel's novels, in chronological order:
The Young Man Who Wrote Soap Operas
The Books of Rachel
Home of the Brave
This Year in Jerusalem
The Lives of Rachel
Spirit in the Flesh
Sarah: A Novel of Sarah Bernhardt