Joe Simonelli has been writing popular stage plays since 2001. Nineteen full length stage plays covering all genres including Comedy, Drama. Thriller and a Musical! Also comedic one acts and dramas as well as screenplays and sitcom treatments based on his stage plays! Joe also writes original screenplays!
*****DUE TO THE COVID 19 CRISIS, AND RECOGNIZING THAT WHEN THEATRES RE-OPEN THEY WILL MOST LIKELY BE PLAYING TO SMALLER AUDIENCES BECAUSE OF PHYSICAL DISTANCING, I AM OFFERING A DISCOUNT OF UP TO 50%ON ALL NON-SAMUEL FRENCH TITLES IF PERFORMED BEFORE 12/31/2022. (This offer EXCLUDES the following 3 Samuel French published titles. MEN ARE DOGS, HEAVEN HELP ME, LADIES IN LINGERIE)
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What my entertainment attorney had to say!
"I represent such notable playwrights as NEIL SIMON, LARRY GELBART, and MART CROWLEY. I find Joe Simonelli to be in good company with his more famous counterparts".
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Joseph Simonelli is an American playwright. He first began his career as the resident playwright for First Avenue Playhouse in Atlantic Highlands NJ. His most notable published works are "Men Are Dogs", "Ladies in Lingerie" & "Heaven Help Me." All published with the number one play publisher, Samuel French Inc. (Concord Theatricals)
Simonelli grew up in the Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, New York, where his father, Phillip, was a local orchestra leader. Joe was exposed to Broadway at an early age as his parents encouraged him and his four siblings to attend the theatre. Starting at the age of seven he saw such stars as Danny Kaye in Two by Two and Katharine Hepburn in Coco. Simonelli appeared on stage as early as the second grade beginning with elementary school productions at St. Patrick's Grammar School until his senior year at Xaverian High School in Brooklyn when he was featured as one of the Jets in West Side Story. Forty years later he played the role of Lt. Schrank in an equity production on Staten Island, New York,
Simonelli didn't seriously get into theatre and writng until the age of forty when he tried out for a local community theatre production in New Jersey. Shortly thereafter he started writing plays and submitting them around New York City and Los Angeles.
Although known for his popular comedies such as "Men are Dogs" and "Old Ringers," which get performed regularly around the United States and Canada, Simonelli also writes across theatrical genres. He has written a popular musical about internet dating titled Romance.com and his ghost story thriller The Ghost in the Meadow, has had many professional and amateur performances, most notably an extended run at The State Theatre of Virginia, (The Barter) An old line LORT venue.
Simonelli is a full member of the Dramatist Guild of America and is represented by Brian Sherman and Ipex theatricals. His legal representative in Los Angeles is Gary DaSilva. Mr. DaSilva remarked when asked about his relationship with Mr. Simonelli. "I represent such notable playwrights as Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart and Mart Crowley. I find Joe Simonelli to be in good company with his more famous counterparts." Joe has three children and currently resides in Fort Myers, Florida.
Website - http://joesimonelli.net
Joe Simonelli – list of plays
Roommates - Comedy (2f, 3m) - Amazon Books US
Heaven Help Me - Comedy/ fantasy (2f, 4m) - Samuel French,
Men Are Dogs - Comedy (6f, 2m) Samuel French.
Stocks and Blondes – Comedy (5f, 5m) - Amazon Books,
Romance.com – Musical Comedy (3f, 3m)
Ladies in Lingerie – Comedy (3f, 4m) Samuel French,
Wretched Asylum – Drama (1f,2m)
Wake Me at Midnight - Comedy (4f, 6m) Amazon Books
With This Ring - Romantic Dramedy (4f, 4m – doubling permitted) Amazon Books ,
A Christmas Tail – Dramedy (3f, 4m) Amazon Books
Old Ringers - Comedy (5f, 2m) Amazon Books
The Ghost in the Meadow - Thriller (4f, 1m) Amazon Books
Sicilians in the Basement – Romantic Comedy (3f, 3m ) Amazon Books,
Out At Third – Drama (2f, 2m) Amazon Books
My Hilariouomedy “MEN ARE DOGS” once again sells
Where There’s a Will – Comedy/Fantasy (1f, 3m) Amazon Books (US) / Stage Scripts (Uk)
The Haunting of Billop House – Thriller (2f, 2m) Amazon Books,
A Rainbow Holiday - Dramedy (3f, 5m) Amazon Books
Seven by Simonelli 2016 (6 comedic one acts) Amazon Books,
Injustice for All - Court room drama (6f, 4m)
Closing Notices (4 dramatic One Acts) 2018 Amazon Books
The Spirit of Bay Manor – Thriller (3f, 2m)
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