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. . .
A UKRAINE ODYSSEY (2005)
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
“Dying is easy, comedy is hard.” My plague diversion on the dying last words of the famous.
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...
New Lyric: “When The Island Of Kacòw Disappeared, Oh Lord!”
. . .that relentless, flooding, plastic wave. . . and the journey of the Piper clan. . . * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * [After being turned on by the Ken Burns PBS TV series on Country Music, I began developing a country music story-lyric. My...