2008 Swing Space Resident, 100 Church Street
Gary Corbin is an actor, playwright, producer, and arts administrator best known for his critically acclaimed one man play, Four One-Legged Men. He was the first Director of Theater & Dance programs at The Maryland State Arts Council and is a recipient of Individual Artist Awards in Playwriting from The Maryland and New York State Councils on the Arts (NYSCA); a Theater Commission from NYSCA; the Gregory Millard Fellowship from The New York Foundation for the Arts; the Performance Art Fund from The Franklin Furnace Foundation administered by Jerome Foundation.
Corbin is a graduate of The University of Maryland (Baltimore County) with a B.A. Degree in Theater/Visual & Performing Arts. Other training includes: The Negro Ensemble Company's Playwriting Program; The National Theater Workshop for the Handicapped, Hollywood's Media Access Office, and The Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop After successful performances at the New York International Fringe Festival, The Greater Newark Black Disabled Arts Festival, in Montreal and upcoming performances in Australia, Gary will use his Swing Space, to continue producing the play and reaching wider audiences by strengthening the project's administration, fund raising, marketing, audience development, and production quality initiatives by cultivating new or existing relationships with individuals and organizations that directly address the issues raised in the play.