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.

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Short plays in Gary’s library include:

Prefacing

Prefacing by Gary Corbin

Jane has an unconscious verbal tic that drives her soon-to-be-ex-boyfriend, Mort, over the edge.

Way, way over the edge.

“Prefacing” was workshopped Jan 22-23, 2016, as part of the PDX Playwrights “Daisy Dukes Shorts Nights” during the 2016 Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, with two performances, all at Hipbone Studio (1847 E. Burnside, Portland).

Length: Short, 7 pages

Cast size: 2 (1 Men, 1 Women, 0 Other/Any)

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks by Gary Corbin

Abe and Maude have broken up, gotten back together, and now aren’t sure where they stand. Over a game of Jenga, they discover a new way forward.

Length: Short, 7 pages

Cast size: 2 (1 Men, 1 Women, 0 Other/Any)

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Truthstone

Truthstone by Gary Corbin

Four friends meet for drinks before their twenty-fifth high school reunion, the first time they’ve all reunited in twenty years. When one of them reveals she’s brought along their own private version of a “Blarney Stone,” embarrassing confessions are a must… plus one confession the others didn’t count on.

Length: Short, 10 pages

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

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Papacino's

Papacino's by Gary Corbin

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 customer, and pregnancy is just another item on a complex menu.

Length: Short, 10 pages

Cast size: 3 (1 Men, 2 Women, 0 Other/Any)

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The Jumper

The Jumper by Gary Corbin

A distraught woman contemplates suicide, and her emergency counselor isn’t helping. Nor are any of the men in her life, all of whom bear a striking resemblance to one another.

Length: Short, 12 pages

Cast size: 3 (1 Men, 2 Women, 0 Other/Any)

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