Awards and Recognition

 

Featured finalist, Literary Lightbox "Indie Spotlight," February 2017

Lying in Judgment
Featured finalist
Literary Lightbox “Indie Spotlight”
February 2017

Mama vs. The Mob

“Mama vs. The Mob”
“Best Special Production”
Magenta Theatre’s
Artistic Director’s Awards
January, 2011

Lying in Judgment Bookworks.com's "Book of the Week" July 11-17, 2016

Lying in Judgment Bookworks.com’s “Book of the Week” July 11-17, 2016

The Mountain Man's Dog


The Mountain Man’s Dog
“Best Reads for Fall”
Pople’s #Bookreviews

Reviews

Lying in Judgment is a very unique book and the plot is really original. … I really loved how the author, Gary Corbin, started the book off with action happening right away. … It’s also fast-paced and has shorter chapters, making the book hard to put down. Corbin does a fantastic job of really depicting how Peter’s guilt is eating away at him and you will often squirm with Peter during the tense scenes. It also appeared to me, the court room scenes seemed accurate and realistic as far as dialogue and court proceedings go. There are many twists and turns and the ending may very well be the best part of the whole book. Lying in Judgment in a must-read, you will not regret it!

Christie Jok, Christie Writes Reviews

Lying in Judgment reads at a fast pace—a good thing since I was anxious to see what would happen next. The trial was well done and descriptive. When court was not in session it was equally suspenseful… Unexpected witnesses, A contentious mix of jurors. Lying, from within the courtroom and out. “Cheating and deception” (words Peter himself uses) in every corner. All combine into a very entertaining suspense…I’ll be reading more written by Mr. Corbin.”

Mystery Suspense Reviews

 

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News Coverage

 

Novels

Lacamas Magazine Author Interview

Spotlight: Corbin Releases New Novel,” Lacamas Magazine (Video)

“Camas Author to Sign His Latest Book”, The Columbian, February, 2017

The Columbian: “Camas Playwright Corbin’s First Novel a Legal Thriller”, The Columbian, March, 2016

“Lying in Judgment Author Announces Book Signing”, Lacamas Magazine, March 2016

“Lying in Judgment A Unique Legal Thriller”, Lacamas Magazine, March 2016

 Plays

“Family Hardware” and “Daisy Dukes Shorts Night” coverage: “Clark County thespians find Fertile Ground in Portland festival,” The Columbian, January, 2016

KleptoFamilia“:

“This is a witty, fast paced script, grounded very much in Realism, about a family’s attempt at reconciliation and growth. … a sharp, well-crafted comedy with some touching dramatic elements and some compellingly original aspects of story and character. …[The] well rounded depth of [Rod’s] character is something the playwright should be commended for.”

– Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest (semi-finalist)

“Mama vs. The Mob” coverage: “Magenta Theater to present murder mystery dinner show – Audience plays a role in production”, The Columbian, November, 2010

“Mama Vs. The Mob” earned three awards in the Special Events category at Magenta’s January 2011 “Artistic Director Awards” – Best Actor, Best Actress, and best Overall Event.

“Murder at the Barracks”

“A suspenseful evening of entertainment.” – SW Washington Stage & Theater Arts Review.

“PS, I Love Your Daughter”: “Love Story Kicks Off CoHo Summer,” Richard Wattenberg, June 2010.

“Refreshing… plenty of laughs… Corbin has a good ear for one-liners… sharply defined characters… [It] might warm your heart.”
– The Oregonian

For “The Exes:”

“Fun! We knew something that the characters didn’t know, and their witty-but-believable quips only deepened the embarrassment that we, the audience, gigglingly sensed was in store for them when they finally put it all together.”

– A. L. Adams, Oregon Artswatch, Jan. 30, 2013

“…[A] clear story/plot told with skill and talent… The people are sympathetic, witty and amusing. It is a comedy of manners set in modern times… funny, and moving.”

– Vin Lewis, Helen-Jean playwriting contest, September 15, 2015

Acting

The Odd Couple, February, 2016:

In The Reflector: “‘The Odd Couple’ kicks off Love Street Playhouse 2016 season”

In The Columbian: “Our top 5 picks for entertainment this weekend: ‘Odd Couple,’ chocolate, light event”

For “The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa,” 2009, in The Portland Mercury:

“Gary Corbin’s cameo as a police officer makes the humor in this 45-year-old play seem fresh.”

– Allison Hallet, Portland Mercury