Find a selection of Joe Gilford’s plays at
Full Length Plays
New York premiere at Ensemble Studio Theatre in 2013. Nominated for two Drama Desk
Awards, Outstanding Play and Outstanding Leading Actress(Miriam Silverman) and for
The story of traumatic brain injury in football. Set in a remote town in southwestern Pennsylvania, a football mom who is also a pathology lab technician struggles with the decision of allowing her son to continue as a football star, with NFL dreams. It is also the story of a former NFL star who is deteriorating from chronic brain disease. Danny’s Brain is the recipient of a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation through the auspices of Ensemble Studio Theatre.
Click for detailed synopsis. READ IT at the New Play Exchange
THE RADIO BOYS
Edwin Armstrong had already invented a circuit that had revolutionized early radio.
Now he was ready with a new innovation: FM, a clearer stronger radio signal. But
he needed his longtime colleague David Sarnoff to launch it. Sarnoff was the king
of broadcasting, having founded RCA and turned it into a media and manufacturing
giant. FM would make him the absolute ruler of the airwaves. So the two set about
to change the world together. But for Armstrong this led to a decade of frustration,
betrayal and ultimately his suicide. A story of the growth of technology and media
power in the mid-
THE LOVE MUSEUM
One Act Plays
IN AISLE 4 (10 min.)
A young woman and an older man meet by chance in their neighborhood supermarket for the first time since the end of their passionate love affair. Produced at Ensemble Studio Theatre. READ IT at the NEW PLAY EXCHANGE.
Seven characters are brought together at the scene of a traffic fatality. Produced at Todd Mountain Theater Project, Roxbury, NY. READ IT at the NEW PLAY EXCHANGE
NOT TUNISIA(50 min.)
1954: the CIA-
SETTLEMENT (12 min.)
The greatest divorce lawyer of his generation, Reuben Mandel, instructs a young divorcee on the necessary spoils of the end of a marriage and a family. READ IT at the NEW PLAY EXCHANGE
SUMMER WRITERS (25 min.)
NO FAULT (20 min.) A young cabbie learns from two seasoned African-
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