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, Nova Scotia, Victoria, B.C, and Australia. The play has been translated into Spanish, French and Polish.
To read reviews of the play, including the production in New York City , and the recent production at the Portland Stage, 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
Santa Monica (California),
Portsmouth (New Hampshire)
OTHER PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT:
Joel's four character drama, THE QUEEN OF SPADES, inspired by the Pushkin tale, was presented in staged readings at the Actors Studio, and Performance Network Theatre (Ann Arbor.)
Joel's five character drama, THE DAVISON FORTUNE, was just presented in a staged reading at the Actors Studio, directed by John Gould Rubin.
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, 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