JOEL GROSS

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

NEXT PRODUCTIONS:
Providence, Rhode Island (Providence College)
Jacksonville Beach, Florida (Players By the Sea)

Samantha Ives and Amanda Jones in the off-Broadway production of MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH

Joel is working on a musical drama about John Dillinger with composer/lyricist Paul Aleman, and arranger/orchestrator Jim Abbott.

OTHER PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT:

CARMILLA, a musical drama inspired by the Gothic tale of Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, with music by Paul Aleman, lyrics by Joel and Paul, and a book by Joel, will be given its first public reading in February 2015 at the York Theatre, with Gabriel Barre directing.

Joel's play, YOUNG DAVID COPPERFIELD, an adaptation of Dickens' classic novel, has just had its first public reading at the Orlando Rep (FLA).


MOVIES

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.


NOVELS

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.

dust jacket of the first hardcover edition