Jack L. B. Gohn

Writer, Critic & Playwright

Jack L. B. Gohn

Writer, Critic & Playwright

 

Though I practiced law for over a third of a century,

I have been a writer from childhood.

And even with a full-time practice, I never really stopped publishing in various papers, magazines and journals. I was bound to reach a point eventually of deciding I wanted to be a writer and nothing else. This website features three things I do now that the point has been reached. I review theater, write plays, and for a decade and a half, wrote a column commenting on law and policy. Common to all these pursuits is a commitment to fact and principles. You can’t run a society or write a play (or about one) well without candor, consistency, and a sense of humaneness and decency. Embodied in these pages is the history of my efforts in each of these pursuits.

Plays by Jack Gohn

I largely write about lawyers, but these are not conventional lawyer dramas. There’s a story of how legal careers begin, another about how they (and others) end. There’s a ghost story. There’s a thriller that does not include a single courtroom scene. And, moving away from my former profession, there’s a play about God – maybe told from God’s perspective, maybe not. And there will be more.

Theater Reviews & Commentary

Most Recent Post

A Frosty but Comic Take on LOVE AND INFORMATION at Fells Point Corner Theatre

A Frosty but Comic Take on LOVE AND INFORMATION at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Churchill’s take on love and on information seems a bit chilly. There may be a lot of both love and information out there, she appears to intimate, but it’s not usually of very good quality. Much of Churchill’s frostiness is, however, presented with a comic touch, emphasized by Dierdre McAllister’s direction, by the energetic and youthful ensemble, and by the audience, which seemed to be goading on the performers with constant and frequently loud laughter.

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Theater Reviews & Commentary

Most Recent Post

A Frosty but Comic Take on LOVE AND INFORMATION at Fells Point Corner Theatre

A Frosty but Comic Take on LOVE AND INFORMATION at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Churchill’s take on love and on information seems a bit chilly. There may be a lot of both love and information out there, she appears to intimate, but it’s not usually of very good quality. Much of Churchill’s frostiness is, however, presented with a comic touch, emphasized by Dierdre McAllister’s direction, by the energetic and youthful ensemble, and by the audience, which seemed to be goading on the performers with constant and frequently loud laughter.

read more

“You can’t run a society or write a play well without candor, consistency, or a sense of humaneness and decency. The critic, the creator, the pundit: all of them are guard dogs protecting these values.”

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