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Hal Corley

Hal Corley

Hal Corley is an award-winning and prolifically produced playwright. Two of Hal's plays, An Ounce of Prevention and Finding Donis Anne, have been widely performed (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, the Walnut Street Theatre, Westbeth, and by companies in Atlanta, LA, Boston, and Charlotte). Recent work includes Brush the Summer By, Adirondack Theatre Festival, Summer 2010; A Man Who Knows How to Hold a Baby, Circus Theatricals, Los Angeles “Best of Fest,” Oct. - Nov. 2010; ODD*, winner, 2007 Premiere Stages Play Festival, excerpted in S&K’s Best Stage Scenes of 2008; Legion, New Conservatory Theatre Center, SF; and Easter Monday*, Pendragon Theatre, Saranac Lake, NY, excerpted in Exceptional Monologues 2,* and S&K's Best Men's Stage Scenes and Monologues 2011 . At Theatre Artists Studio, Scottsdale, AZ, his Suocera and Mama and Jack Carew* were performed in rep in 2011. The Studio also produced Mr. Corley’s Peoria, The Death Bite (excerpted in S&K's Best Women's Stage Scenes and Monologues 2011), and eight of his short plays. Two of his 10-minute plays, 1959 and Il Nido e Bello were finalists for the Heideman Award. Thirty of his one-acts have been produced in seventeen states and Canada in the past five years, including Executive Order 10450, Washington, DC’s Source; The Imaginary Orange, First Prize Winner, FirstStage LA, 2011, Theatre Three, Port Jefferson, 2012; The Font (2012), and Dolor (2013), Flush Ink, Waterloo, Ontario; and I'd Like to Know So Much Less About You (2012) and Deflating (2013) Stageworks/Hudson. His play Treed is published by Playscripts, Inc., in their "Great Short Plays Volume 10," his Dolor is published by Applause's "Best American Short Plays, 2014-2015," and his adaptation of Thornton Wilder's sketch, Fanny Otcott, is available through YouthPLAYS.com. Hal has three times been a semifinalist in the O’Neill Theatre Center National Playwriting Competition, including in 2013 for his play Weak Trembles.  *Published by Samuel French.


Samuel French Titles by Hal Corley