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.com a rewarding journey.
. . .a potpourri of stuff. . .
Gagliano Projects In DevelopmentTo Gaglianoriff.com followers, who might be intrigued by these fragments—(that were aborted pre and pro Covid Pandemic). Why were they aborted? Who knows? But reading these fragments anew, I’ve become interested in all of them again....
A recently discovered chronicle, chronicling the beginnings of my Ukraine visits and connections — while giving the Ukraine reading/performances of my play —“My Chekhov Light,” — in Kirovohrad (via Kyiv) in 2005, and at the Chekhov Festival in Yalta, 2012
Leading to a new theatre piece, “Club Faustian” — Or, “How have you managed to walk so far/ with your head up your ass?” . . . As one of my back-burner Covid-19 “reconnecting-with-the classics” projects, I’ve been re-reading the works of playwright, George...