Being the personal chronicle of a life in American Theatre:
From the glory days of the Off-Broadway movement, to theatre’s present decline,
and towards its uncertain future.
“Conerico Was Here to Stay” was Gagliano’s first Off-Broadway hit. It took place on the New York subway station.
FRANK GAGLIANO’S SITE
Welcome to my Website.
Come on in and explore my Off-Broadway productions and full play and musical theatre catalogue (texts and mp3 tracks); various short play-and-prose Bits and Pieces; a novel (Anton’s Leap); assorted Facebook Tributes; Articles and Essays; and (after a teaching career spanning 40 years) my insights into the art and craft of the writing of plays.
Whether you write, direct, produce plays or act in them; or just enjoy reading play texts; or if you want to get a sense of the exhilarating 1960’s energy that triggered this journey to today . . . you might find navigating through this new www.gaglianoriff.net a rewarding journey.
. . .a potpourri of stuff. . .
[Facebook essay: 28 August 2020] On “LAST WORDS” (My Latest Plague Diversion, Leading To “Pub Faustian”) . . .I’ve been re-reading the works of playwright, George Bernard Shaw (GBS), and came across his last words: “Dying is easy, comedy is hard” — a phrase used many...
THE MOMENT © (ASCAP) Lyrics, Frank Gagliano Music, James Rushin (Demo track below: Jonathan Mousette, vocal; James Rushin, piano) Sometimes I'll glimpse it,Maybe at night,Often when I'm sitting all alone.Sometimes I'll sense it,Out there in space,Even when I'm...
ANGLES OF VISION FROM A PARTICULAR PLAYWRIGHT, ABOUT THE SPECIAL PRESSURE COOKER THAT IS DRAMA. by Frank Gagliano Beginning quotes and notes toward a book: HOLOGRAPHING THE PLAY-TEXT (or DEMONSTRATING THE PLAY-TEXT) — a new approach for theatre practitioners who...