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Michel Corbeil

MICHEL CORBEIL

  

Nationality:    USA. and Canadian
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In addition to writing for the Theater, Michel also writes screenplays. His feature-length romantic supernatural suspense Fear Of Love made the finals in a screenplay competition sponsored by the Writers Guild of America. His short screenplays include: Partners, I'm Nineteen Again, and In the Shadow Of 9/11 which at one time was optioned by amazon Pictures. Michel has also written a one-hour teleplay In Memory Of Dennis And Katsumi. His radio play Rats was broadcast on WBAI-FM in New York City. He holds an MFA degree from Columbia University.

Research:    Member of the Dramatists Guild of America (as at 2015)

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        Above the Clouds         Court Jester Is Dead, The         Day Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize, The         I'm Nineteen Again         Indian Summer         Meet Me At the Automat         Oldest Gay In America, The         Partners         Second Spring         Strindberg Remembered         Sun Shower         Wedding Bouquet



Above the Clouds

Synopsis:
a young woman who walks on clouds and a young man who has been to Heaven more than once, are dying of a new, mysterious skin disease. they have traveled the world seeking compassion, but never found it. Finally, they meet a rugged farmer on his mountaintop, and ask him to care for them. afraid their virus might pollute his mountain, he attempts to kill them. their spirit, however, triumphs over his physical strength. Tinged with dark humor, this Dramatic fantasy serves as an allegory for the aIDS crisis.

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1st Produced:
Nat Horne Theater, New York City     1993

Organisations:
Love Creek Productions

1st Published:
Dialogus Play Service, 1996   -

Music:
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Genre:
Dramatic Fantasy One act. - - AIDS, one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Court Jester Is Dead, The

Synopsis:
Spring did not come to the Kingdom of Megalomania last year. It appears it will not come again this year. King Fortunatus, the number one ruler of the Dark ages, blames the endless winters on same-sex marriage. His gay son, Prince Leander, is married to a friar named Justin, Meanwhile, Fortunatus's wife, Queen Bathildis, constantly derides their lesbian daughter, Princess Mirabelle, who spends her days walking on point, trying to invent a new art form she calls Ballet. Freezing and starving to death, these insecure royals become more despondent when they discover their only source of entertainment, eloy, the Court Jester, is dead, trapped in a block of ice. However, when a mysterious Window Washer appears at the palace with food and a plan for reconciliation, the young royals hope he will save them and introduce them to a warmer and more loving environment. This gay fairy tale, complete with a specialty dancer from the Isle of Lesbos and a homophobic dragon, should delight audiences of all ages and persuasions.

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Dialogus Play Service, 1997   -

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Genre:
Gay Fairy Tale, Full Length. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  one male is a dwarf

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Day Obama Won the Nobel Peace Prize, The

Synopsis:
an upper middle-class couple from Connecticut loses all its money during the economic meltdown, and so with their 14-year-old son they move to Southern California where the husband has been promised a job in a construction company. However, their hopes are dashed when the construction company has to close down due to the high number of foreclosures. they become homeless, and are reduced to living out of their car in a parking lot, along with hundreds of other unemployed Americans. they meet and befriend an African-American couple whose son is moving out of his small house because he has found a job in Canada. the African-American couple cannot accommodate the entire white family, but there is one spare bedroom, and they invite the 14-year-old boy to join them. the boy has to choose between living with his parents in a parking lot and living with the African-American couple in a modest but comfortable home.

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the play can be performed on A bare stage. Very few technical requirements.

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Genre:
Drama Ten Min

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  2 Men (One African-American); 2 Women (One African-American); 1 14-year-old boy

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I'm Nineteen Again

Synopsis:
It was a dark and stormy night. a 55 year old gay man suddenly becomes 19 and tries to seduce his 22 year old nephew. But then St therese of Lisieux turns up to rescue the nephew.

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1st Produced:
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Genre:
Ten minute play. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Indian Summer

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Finalist in the Dubuque Fine Arts Players One Act Play Competition

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Meet Me At the Automat

Synopsis:
In the 1960s, a suburban woman, who is a loving wife by night and a common whore by day, picks up a flaming gay young messenger at the automat. they become close friends until her husband, a respectable New York Times restaurant critic, happens to run into them. the mismatched trio ends up together in some very odd positions.

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1st Produced:
The Studio Theater, New York City     1967

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Genre:
Gay Sex Farce One act. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Oldest Gay In America, The

Synopsis:
Clovis Tully is a black bisexual man, a retired tailor and at least 110 years old. He is very surprised to be visited one day by a 20-something white man, Eric Tully, who claims that he is Clovis' great-great-grandson. Eric wants to interview Clovis for the magazine that he and his boyfriend run. Clovis just wants to die and to be reunited with his wife and male lover. However, he feels that his dead lover has some sort of hold on him that will not allow him to die until he comes out. Eric says that the magazine article will do that - but will it?

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1st Produced:
Love Creek Productions, New York     1999

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1st Published:
Dialogus Play Publishing and Service,    -

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Genre:
Play, 40 min One act. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Partners

Synopsis:
a young man prefers his former lover - now a ghost! - to his current lover. But his sister, a gifted artist, cures him of his obsession. a fun blend of reality, farce, and surrealism with a touch of magic, this comic valentine is the perfect date play - for gays and straights.

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1st Produced:
Nat Horne Theater, New York City     1993

Organisations:
Love Creek Productions

1st Published:
Dialogus Play Service, 1996   -

Music:
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Genre:
Gay Romantic Comedy One act. - - Gay, one act

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Second Spring

Synopsis:
Margo Jensen, a famous widowed fashion designer plans to marry a widowed Italian restaurateur. But her son and his girlfriend assume that the husband-to-be is a fortune hunter, and they try to stop the wedding. However, what they don't know is that Margo is secretly trying to break up their relationship. an out-of-work actor turned bogus private eye and a homely young girl turned femme fatale, with romantic problems of their own, complete the cast. Of course, they all end up living happily ever after - but wait! there is a surprise ending.

Notes:
SeCOND SPRING has enjoyed several equity And non-equity productions throughout the U.S.a.

1st Produced:
Shady Lane Playhouse, Marengo, Illinois     1979

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Genre:
3-act , single set Romantic Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Strindberg Remembered

Synopsis:
August Strindberg, the famous Swedish writer and infamous misogynist, marries three times. His first wife, Siri von Essen, a lesbian actress leaves him for a woman; his second wife, the journalist Frida Uhl, leaves him for another writer; his third wife, the iconic actress, Harriet Bosse, leaves him for freedom . Towards the end of his life, Strindberg takes up with a young artist, Fanny Falkner, but she, too, leaves him. On his deathbed, dying of cancer at 62, we discover with his children that the only woman Strindberg ever really loved was his mother who died when he was only 13. The play, often tinged with humor, dramatizes the emotional and psychological effects of abandonment. Set mainly in Stockholm, the action is also set in Lund, Paris, and the village of Dornach, Austria, between 1891 and 1912 with a flashback to 1862.

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Sun Shower

Synopsis:
the play is set in 1989 and in 2009. a middle-aged professor of Russian literature and deeply rooted in 19th century values becomes infatuated with a young high-school graduate. He kisses her only once, never has sex with her, but firmly believes that he has been unfaithful to his wife. Twenty years later, the young girl, now a grown woman and a lonely widow, sends a letter to the professor, inviting him and his wife to the bed and breakfast she owns and manages in Vermont. the professor's wife, terminally ill and prone to jealousy, reads the letter before her husband can, becomes irrationally jealous, and intercepts the letter. the consequences are tragic for the wife, but the professor and his son, after a long estrangement, come to reconciliation and a better understanding of human nature.

Notes:
the play can be performed on A bare stage. Very few technical requirements. This 30-minute love story is character-driven, And offers four meaty roles. Like the leading male character steeped in 19th century Russian literature, the play is nuanced And to A degree is reminiscent of 19th century Russian plays.

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Genre:
romantic Drama One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Wedding Bouquet

Synopsis:
Three seventy-five year olds. Phyllis has decided to leave her husband Leo for bisexual Connie

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1st Produced:
-     1999

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Genre:
One act. - - Lesbian, one act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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