The City Club’s Street Fee Report

A committee of the City Club of Portland has released a report outlining the City of Portland’s dire need for street maintenance and repair funding, with funding recommendations that include a g...

Lessons 14 and 15: Keep telling your story

I’ve spent a good part of the last decade or two helping people improve the technical quality of their writing, be it a novel, memoir, technical document or even just a chart or graph. Elsewhere...

Welcome to my new site!

Welcome to Gary Corbin Writing! On this site, I’ll post articles, news and updates about my writing endeavors, be they of a technical, stage, narrative or other form. I’ll also post occasi...

KleptoFamilia

This family will steal your heart – and maybe your wallet. Cate, a divorced middle-aged woman, is in desperate financial straits – not only from her divorce, but from bailing herself and her d...

Happy Anniversary

Robert and Beth meet for dinner on the first, fifth, and tenth anniversaries – of their divorce. Still civil – though just barely – the couple tries to salvage a friendship from the ...

Threshold, by Redmond Reams

Exploring the world outside the safety of our families is one of the most exciting and scary activities we do. Threshold explores how it is for Mark, a five year-old boy previously abused as a baby in...

Papacino’s

What if family planning clinics were run like coffee shops? When a young woman finds an unusual clinic on the internet, she discovers that counselors act like baristas, her boyfriend is a regular cust...

Lady .38

Veronica Dupree (Alyssa Roehrenbeck) is a down on her luck female detective in the 1940s. Will she sink or swim with the help of her long-time beau Eddie (Philip De Lorenzo), and friends, Dutch (John ...

The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa

An immigrant family struggles with assimilation and cultural identity in a California border town. “Gary Corbin’s cameo as a police officer makes the humor in this 45-year-old play seem fresh....

Wit

In this Pulitzer-prize willing play, Vivian Bearing, Ph.D., expert on the brilliant and difficult metaphysical sonnets of John Donne, has been diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer. During the course...

The Seven Year Itch

While his wife and son escape the brutal New York summer heat, Richard just might have to scratch that Seven Year Itch when a beautiful young girl moves into the apartment upstairs. But what is wife H...

The Odd Couple at North End Players

Can two divorced men – Oscar Madison, a disorganized, casual, honorable slob, and his best friend Felix Ungar, an uptight, neurotically neat control freak – live together, and survive the ...

Dirty Work at the Crossroads

Gary played evil villain Munro Murgatroyd in Bill Johnson’s “Gay ’90’s” classic Melodrama that inspired a generation of Saturday morning cartoons. Directed by Melinda Leu...

A Talent for Murder

The relatives of an internationally successful mystery novelist wouldn’t mind killing her to get their hands on her art collection. The banter between the novelist, her savvy Indian butler who uses ...

Lost in Yonkers

In the summer of 1942, two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York when their father, Eddie, needs to take a job as a trave...

Black Coffee, by Agatha Christie

“The famous Hercule Poirot (played ably by Tony Provenzola) is summoned by England’s most prominent physicist, Sir Claud Amory. Amory fears that someone in his household is attempting to s...