Hal Corley

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Hal Corley is an American playwright and television writer.


He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America, East.


Two of Hal's plays, "An Ounce of Prevention" and "Finding Donis Anne," have been widely performed (Seattle Repertory Theatre, Syracuse Stage, the Walnut Street Theatre, Westbeth, and in Atlanta, LA, Boston and Charlotte). Others plays have been produced by SF's New Conservatory Theatre Center, Washington DC's Source, Stageworks/Hudson, LA's New American Theatre, LSU's Outworks Festival, and Ontario's Flush Ink.

Three scripts, "Mama and Jack Carew," "Easter Monday" and "ODD" are published by Samuel French; his "Fanny Otcott," an adaptation of a Thornton Wilder sketch is published by YouthPlays, his "Treed" is published by Playscripts as one of Great Short Plays Volume 10, and his "Dolor" is in Applause's Best American Short Plays, 2014-2015. His plays are also excerpted in S&K's Best Stage Scenes of 2008, S&K's Best Men's/Women's Stage Scenes and Monologues of 2011, and French's Exceptional Monologues 2. Hal's "Married North" was named Honorable Mention in the Arch and Bruce Brown Foundation 2014 Competition, his short plays "1959" and "Il Nido e Bello" were Heideman Finalists and over thirty of his one-acts have been produced in seventeen states and Canada in the past five years. He has three times been a semifinalist in the O’Neill Theatre Center National Playwriting Competition, including in 2013 for his "Weak Trembles." He worked on the headwriting teams for two daytime serials, "All My Children" and "As the World turns" (1990 - 2001), receiving five Emmy Awards and two WGA Awards.

  • Published by Samuel French, Inc.

Personal life[edit]

Writing credits[edit]


As the World Turns (1998-2001)

  • Associate Headwriter, Breakdown Writer

All My Children (1991-1998)

  • Associate Headwriter, Breakdown Writer


Awards and nominations[edit]

Daytime Emmy Awards


  • (1996, 1997 & 1998; Best Writing; All My Children)
  • (2001 & 2002; Best Writing; As the World Turns)


  • (1992, 1993 & 1995; Best Writing; All My Children)
  • (2000; Best Writing; As the World Turns)

Writers Guild of America Award


  • (1997 & 1999 seasons; All My Children)


  • (1992, 1994, 1996 & 1998 seasons; All My Children)
  • (1999 season; As the World Turns)


  1. ^ www.smarttix.com Retrieved on May 5th, 2008.

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