The purpose of this site is to provide an opportunity to sample my work, which is varied and extensive. At the risk of being a jack-of-all-trades and master of none, I’ve written plays, screenplays, fiction, reviews, and the occasional article. Different ideas demand different forms, and some even allow the possibility of being produced in more than one. Some of these ideas have been currently realized in one form, but might be re-done later in another, depending on inclination and opportunity.
Some of the material presented here is in its entirety, and others excerpted, with complete versions available upon request. All of it is finished, however, as I don’t believe in offering incomplete work, work I’m not fully satisfied with or that which is in progress.
Feel free to poke around and contact me with any questions. Brief explanations introduce each item. Thank you for your time and attention.
DAVID M. KORN is the author of Acting Alone, a play about the life of Lee Harvey Oswald, which had its world premiere at the ArcLight Theatre in 2009 and This Won't Take Long, which had a successful debut at the 2006 NYC Fringe Theater Festival. He's also the co-writer of Cash Crop, an award winning independent film, and the writer/director of the short films The Wait and This Is It, which can be seen on ifc.com and this website. His two one acts, Playing God and Addiction Anonymous, were part of the 2007 Confetti Stage Short Play Festival in Albany, NY, and the 2010 Gallery Players Black Box Festival, respectively. Recently completed are two plays with songs: Speak Low, a one-woman show about the life of Lotte Lenya, and A Way Shall Be Found, about Marian Anderson's 1939 Freedom Concert at the Lincoln Memorial. David received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bard College in 1983. He's a native of New York City, where he lives, writes and watches a lot of Yankee games.