WINNER of the 2016 Downtown Urban Arts Festival “Audience Award"
“Outbursts of laughter for which television sitcoms would kill are bridged by stillness evoked by moving dialogue." – Woman Around Town, NYC
Anchors aweigh! Playwright/Actor Joe Gulla (bait and!) tackles the issue of growing up as a gay Italian boy… in the Bronx! Smart, fun, funny and poignant, “The Bronx Queen” reveals why some people are destined to be nervous (ship)wrecks… while others cling to the greatest life preserver of all: Art! (Dramamine is NOT included!)
Bronx-born Joe Gulla is known for writing and starring in his autobiographical, award-winning “Bronx Queen Trilogy”. In 2012 and 2013, “The Bronx Queen” won NYC Theater Row’s United Solo Awards for “Best Comedic Script” and “Most Popular Show” respectively. His follow-up, “FAGGY at 50”, went on to win “Best One Man Show” at the 2014 United Solo Awards. For the final chapter, “Daddy”, Joe was awarded the 2015 United Solo Award for “Best Comedian”. Written by Joe, “Reel Wood” and “Christmas Caroline” had their World Premieres at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2015. Joe also wrote and starred in “Garbo”, a breakout hit at the 2012 Times Square International Theater Festival. He appeared as “Frankie” in Off-Broadway’s “My Big Italian Gay Wedding” and in the San Francisco production of “Tony and Tina’s Wedding” for many years. Joe also starred on NBC’s “LOST”, one of television’s original adventure reality series.