Mr. Simonelli's plays have been delighting audiences since the year 2000!  His titles range from dark comedies, light musicals, genre (ghost stories and Christmas plays) to dramas.


  1st class, Broadway and Off- Broadway rights on all plays are through Gary N DaSilva,      Manhattan Beach, Ca.  (310)  318-5665


All rights (excluding 1st class) for Men Are Dogs Heaven Help Me , Ladies in Lingerie   through Samuel French Inc.

    Rights for all other plays through Simonelli Productions.  347-355-8989

United Kingdom Rights for Roommates and Where There's a Will through

Stage Scripts (England)

 E-mail me for an electronic  revised copy of any title including LADIES IN LINGERIE.


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                                COMING NOVEMBER 2017

                                    AMERICAN THEATRE OF ACTORS

                                         314 W. 54TH STREET NYC

                                                                      JOE SIMONELLI'S




Dr. Cecelia Monahan has a serious problem. As a therapist who runs a support group for single and divorced women, she must listen to a number of relationship problems from her unusual cadre of patients as well as dealing with the unsolicited advice of her live in mother on subjects ranging from dating to cooking recipes. The doctor, however, is not above using some unorthodox methods of her own such as hiring out of work actors to role play with her patients. It is only when Cecelia meets the new substitute package delivery man that the doctor must learn to practice what she preaches!



"A fascinating comedy! Mr. Simonelli certainly has a tape recorder on the world....go see it now!"

Joe Franklin - Bloomberg Radio

"...a sweet sitcom about the life of a women's group therapy with a women's support group and the comedy sections work the best..."

Richmond Shephard - Performing Arts Insider

"...audiences are doubling up with laughter"

Asbury Park Press

"Simonelli displays an adept comic touch...the group therapy sections alone are worth the price of admission!"

Phil Dorian - Two River Times

STARRING: Emily Cordes, Lucy Apicello, Justin Younts, Frank Logan, Liz Meinders, Roberta Davis, Jamie Lee Kearns and Taylor Henkin.

                     Directed by Laurence C. Schwartz


                                   Nov. 8.9.10. 11 @ 8 PM Nov.
                     matinees on Sat Nov.11th and Sun. Nov. 12th @ 3 PM

                              Two ways to purchase tickets!

                             For tickets visit Brown Paper tickets



Or save on the ticket fee and purchase direct by check or chase quick pay

by emailing with 'mad ticket' as subject

For more information call – 347-355-8989


Nov. 8,9 only all seats $20  

                                    all other performances tickets are $25 





(a collection of four full length plays by Joe Simonelli)






                          NEED SEASONAL TITLES?

Many theatres like to stage an October Thriller, a Feb. Valentines title and a Christmas play, Look no further!


Halloween -


'THE GHOST IN THE MEADOW" ,(4f, 1m/ thriller)


                                   'THE    HAUNTING OF BILLOP HOUSE"  (2f, 2m, / Thriller)                                    "HEAVEN HELP ME" (2f, 4m / comedy)
                                                    'WAKE ME AT MIDNIGHT" (4F, 6M ? comedy)

    'WITH THIS RING' (9f, 9m - Character  Doubling permitted)
                                        'SICILIANS IN THE BASEMENT' (romantic comedy)
                                         'WHERE THERE'S A WILL' (romantic comedy)

-   'A CHRISTMAS TAIL' (4f,4m - dramedy)








Mr. Simonelli has been writing and performing in plays on the Jersey Shore, Staten island and Manhatan since 2000.His plays get performed around the United States and Canada on a regular basis. Born in Brooklyn, New York, he was exposed to the New York theatre scene at an early age when he witnessed live theatrical performances from the likes of Danny Kaye in 'Two by Two' and Katherine Hepburn in 'Coco.' Joe is also a musician, (following in the steps of his late father, who had a professional wedding orchestra in Brooklyn) as well as an retired independent financial adviser.   Joe is a member of the Dramatist Guild of America.  Joe is the proud father of three children, Nicholas, Kristen and Michael.  He currently resides in Staten Island, New York.