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Warning

WARNING: ADULT CONTENT. Photo by Chris Woltmann.

WARNING: ADULT CONTENT

In these days of interactive media and social networking, Warning: Adult Content chronicles the cost of accidental celebrity. From the anonymity of their Los Angeles home, Rick and Venus run the web’s hottest online husband-and-wife porn site to help support Rick’s flailing artistic career. An aspiring singer, Rick tries to conceal his involvement, but when he is nearly revealed, guilt compels him back East to the old neighborhood karaoke bar. Will his friends and family accept him for who he has become online? Or, more importantly, can he accept himself?

Full-length Drama/Comedy | Minimal Sets | 4M, 3F

Press Quotes

“The playwright successfully creates an authentic portrayal of ordinary people confronted with unnerving news, engaging in dialogue that is fluid, natural and evolves on its own terms. Guilt is a human condition, and Warning: Adult Content speaks to everyone who has the need to confess. Gallo facilitates this process with sensitivity and conviction in a way that is both thoroughly entertaining and thought provoking.” – Hi! Drama

“A Hollywood film in the making, with all the derivative scenes and subplots imaginable: fun in the karaoke bar, judgmental friends who deride the corruption of L.A., a hometown girl pining for her man on her porch.” – Backstage


THe Two-man Rule

TWO-MAN KIDNAPPING RULE

TWO-MAN KIDNAPPING RULE

A bittersweet look at a contemporary male friendship in decline, Two-Man Kidnapping Rule depicts one evening in the lives of three, 20-something-year-old suburban friends who find themselves at a crossroads.

Full-length Comedy/Drama | Minimal Sets | 3M

Press Quotes

“Joseph Gallo’s male bonding play is fun and insightful…a delightful story of brotherhood and male banter that will charm you with laughs.” – Broadway World

“…makes for some good laughs if you’re in the mood for a bromance on the boards…quite funny.” – New York Theatre Review


ONE-ACTS PLAYS

One-Acts

STAR SONG. Photo by Jeannine Stehlin.

Author of more than 30 one-acts, solos, 10-minute, and short plays, including the upcoming Memorial Day. Notables include: Star Song (“An impressionistic adventure.” – Backstage), produced in Los Angeles by Circus Theatricals and in New York by Artistic New Directions; the solo shows Whizzy and The Jealousy Piece both at the American Living Room festival at HERE; and Ya Gotta Believe! at Mile Square Theatre’s Seventh Inning Stretch.

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TEXT FOR DANCE

TANNHAUSER

TANNHAUSER: A DANCE PLAY. Photo by William Cusick.

TANNHAUSER: A DANCE PLAY

Text by Joseph Gallo
Choreography by Sarah Weber
Directed by Frank Licato

Produced in the Obie award-winning Ice Factory Festival at the Ohio Theatre in New York.

“…jubilant, free and expressive. The work is so much more than orgiastic posing. I was tremendously impressed. Loved it!” – The Dance Insider


80% of LOVE

80% of LOVE. Photo by Paula Court.

80% OF LOVE

Co-created with company Rindfleisch, and produced in the Obie award-winning Ice Factory Festival at the Ohio Theatre in New York, 80% of Love later transferred to the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.

“…playwright Joseph Gallo offers a visceral meditation on the many passions, convolutions, and sicknesses of love. This dance soap opera/symbolist dream play boasts a virtuosity seldom seen.” – nytheatre.com

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