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

"I represent such notable playwrights as NEIL SIMON, LARRY GELBART, and MART CROWLEY. I find Joe Simonelli to be in good company with his more famous counterparts."

                                           Sincerely yours,
                                            Gary DaSilva
Gary DaSilva
111 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Mahhattan Beach Ca. 90266



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

     u.s./ canadian  Rights for all other plays through Simonelli Productions.  347-355-8989

****Starting August 1st 2018 direct royalties on all non Samuel French amateur performances are as follows:

Seating capacity 80 or less - $80 per performance

Seating capacity 81 to 200 - $100 per performance

Seating capacity 201 and above $125 per performance

All professional rights for non-Samuel French titles are to be negotiated on a case by case basis.

United Kingdom Rights for Roommates, Where There's a Will, THE HAUNTING OF BILLOP HOUSE, THE GHOST IN THE MEADOW   through

Stage Scripts (England)

 E-mail me at JSIMONELLI2@MSN.COM for an electronic  revised copy of any title including LADIES IN LINGERIE.


Click on any title above for a synopsis, review and excerpt of all plays.

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Need a unique stocking stuffer?  Select, personally autographed plays are available for purchase! See the merchandise tab!




COMING August 2018


                                                                    The Historic Brook Arts Center Theatre
                                              10 Hamilton Street, Bound Brook, New Jersey

                                                  THE HAUNTING OF BILLOP HOUSE


When a famous Thriller novelist / playwright pays a weekend visit to his Sister in law, niece and his niece's boyfriend he gets a little 'too close for comfort' to his subject matter!  His sister in law is the new caretaker of one of the oldest (and allegedly most haunted) manor houses in New York state!  Through a series of experiments in past life regression they all discover the diabolical secrets of  the house.


                                                                                   October 18,19,20,21


                       For tickets contact the Brook Arts Center Theatre










(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)



  For immediate release:


Prolific playwright Joe Simonelli to stage a season of shows starting in 2018 at the Historic Brook Arts Center in Bound Brook, New Jersey!


Joe Simonelli, in collaboration with the Brook Art Center, will present three of his popular plays at the historic theatre starting with his hilarious comedy 'MEN ARE DOGS',  a play about women in a single/divorce support group, which will be staged for seven performances in March. That play will be followed up with the  equally hilarious semi sequel, 'OLD RINGERS' in mid summer and finally his thriller, 'THE GHOST IN THE MEADOW' in October. Brook Art Center Board of Directors Chairperson  Kat Cannelongo is very happy to welcome Mr. Simonelli and his extensive catalog of entertaining plays to the Arts Center and  looks forward to a continued collaboration with the playwright moving forward. Mr. Simonelli is an award winning playwright whose engaging titles get performed through the U.S. and Canada. His agent, Gary DaSilva, remarks   "I represent such notable playwrights as Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, and Mart Crowley.  I find Joe Simonelli to be in good company with his more famous counterparts."








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.