Joel's three-character drama, MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH continues to be staged around the country since its 2008 off-Broadway production in New York. Winner of "Best Play" for Spotlight Awards 2015, it has also been staged in Canada and Australia, and 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
PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT:
In March, the York Theatre Company presented a developmental reading of CARMILLA, a new musical drama, written by Joel Gross and Paul Aleman. The reading was directed by Gabriel Barre. Musical arrangements and supervision by Jim Abbott.
Joel and Paul are also working on a musical drama about John Dillinger with arranger/orchestrator Jim Abbott.
Joel's play, YOUNG DAVID COPPERFIELD, an adaptation of Dickens' classic novel, had its first public reading at the Orlando Rep (FLA).
Joel's current drama, SHOESTRING PARADISE, is being developed as a film by director Ted Kotcheff, and will star Laura Dern, Matthew Perry, and Gretchen Mol.
Joel has previously worked on films for Fox, Universal, Sony, and HBO.
Joel Gross's novels include THE BOOKS OF RACHEL. 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.