Gary Corbin is an award-winning playwright with over a dozen productions of his full-length, one-act, and ten-minute plays in the Portland area. Productions include include “Happy Anniversary” at Serendipity Players, “PS, I Love Your Daughter” at North End Players and CoHo Theater in Portland, “Mama vs. The Mob” at Magenta Theater and “Murder at the Barracks” at Ft. Vancouver, WA, as well as Fertile Ground productions of “Family Hardware,” “KleptoFamilia,” and “The Exes,” among others.

In addition to his own scripts, Gary writes, ghost-writes, and edits scripts. He specializes in tight, realistic dialogue involving sharply drawn, interesting characters in complex relationships.

[All plays]       [Short plays]       [One-act plays]       [Full-length plays]       [Dinner Theatre]       [Video]

One-act plays in Gary’s library include:

The Exes

The Exes by Gary Corbin

Two divorced couples crisscross their romantic paths and hook up with each others’ exes without realizing it until it’s too late and wedding bells start to chime.

Elaine, dumped a few years back by playboy husband Sam, runs a struggling bookstore that somehow attracts the attention of Alex, a shy younger man whose hard-charging wife Corinne also left behind. While the attraction between Elaine and Alex grows, Sam forges ahead with plans to marry his new love – who turns out to be none other than Corinne. No one realizes the connections until Sam asks Elaine to agree to some last minute changes to their divorce settlement – a settlement that stands in the way of Sam and Corinne’s impending nuptials.

“The Exes” is a story about letting go of failed relationships and allowing new love to replace and heal the hurt that can keep us stagnant.

Length: One-act, 32 pages

Cast size: 4 (2 Men, 2 Women, 0 Other/Any)

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PS, I Love Your Daughter

PS, I Love Your Daughter by Gary Corbin

A middle aged man falls for his best friend’s 30-something daughter.

Michael, a 40-something divorced man, has spent three years moping after his divorce. His best friend and former drill sergeant, Paul, convinces him to start dating again. Michael meets Jennifer, the woman of his dreams, at a trade show – only to discover that she’s Paul’s long-estranged daughter, all grown up. They try to keep their relationship a secret from Paul, but when he stumbles upon them kissing in a local restaurant, all hell breaks loose. As the men’s life-long friendship hangs in the balance, Jennifer – prodded by Michael’s nerdy employee, Derek – takes a big risk with an attempted reconciliation with her father. “PS, I Love Your Daughter” examines what happens when the all-too-rate close friendships between men stumble over family and romance.

Length: One-Act, 40 pages

Cast size: 4 (3 Men, 1 Women, 0 Other/Any)

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