JOEL GROSS

Joel's three-character drama, MARIE ANTOINETTE: THE COLOR OF FLESH has been staged in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Maine, 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 PRODUCTION:
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

AMANDA JONES as MARIE ANTOINETTE.

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

OTHER PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT:

Joel's four character contemporary drama, THE QUEEN OF SPADES, was inspired by the Pushkin tale.

Joel's five character contemporary drama, THE DAVISON FORTUNE, was inspired by the Henry James novella, "Washington Square."

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.

Joel's novels, in chronological order:

Bubble's Shadow
The Young Man Who Wrote Soap Operas
1407 Broadway
The Books of Rachel
Maura's Dream
Home of the Brave
This Year in Jerusalem
The Lives of Rachel
Spirit in the Flesh
Sarah: A Novel of Sarah Bernhardt

dust jacket of the first hardcover edition