JOEL GROSS

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. 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


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

The York Theatre Company just 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. Musical direction by Nate Patten. The cast included Leenya Rideout and Julia Burrows (pictured during rehearsal), as well as Nick Wyman, Michael Minarik, Kaye Tuckerman, Elisa Pupko, Darren Matthias, Liz Kimball, Michael Padgett, Clifton Samuels, Eveline Suter, and Erica Sweany.

OTHER PLAYS IN DEVELOPMENT:

Joel is working on a musical drama about John Dillinger with composer/​lyricist Paul Aleman, and 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).


MOVIES

Joel has worked on films for Fox, Universal, Sony, and HBO.

Joel's drama, SHOESTRING PARADISE, is being developed as a film for director Ted Kotcheff, by producers Josh Young and Mike Medavoy, and will star Laura Dern.

NOVELS

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.

dust jacket of the first hardcover edition