Gary Corbin is President & Founder of Globescope Arts & Entertainment, a New York & Las Vegas-based production company that produces new media TV, film, live theater, musical and variety shows, special events, and creative community forums. Gary’s decades of experience as an actor, playwright, arts administrator, producer, and activist demonstrates a lifetime commitment to helping talented individuals, from all backgrounds, realize their fullest potential as artists, performers, and human beings.
Gary is an above-knee amputee and 42-year bone cancer survivor who specializes in applying his life experiences, MS degree in Counseling, and artistic credentials to honor Globescope’s mission and vision. One major goal is to provide the company’s widely diverse target market with creative content that educates, inspires, enlightens, and encourages positive change in societal attitudes and actions towards marginalized people.
In addition to his producing and academic success, Gary is an internationally respected and critically acclaimed actor and playwright who has performed over 100 roles in theater, film, television, and infomercials. He has been interviewed many times on radio stations in the United States & Montreal stations that were heard by millions worldwide. Gary has mesmerized audiences at Artscape, Maryland’s largest arts festival, Theater for the New City, PS 122, and Dixon Place in New York City. Recent credits include a scene with Howie Mandel in Mobbed on Fox TV on A & E’s The Fugitive Chronicles, and his award-winning, critically acclaimed one-man play Four One-Legged Men.
Gary earned rave reviews, for writing, performing, and producing this play before widely enthusiastic audiences, in New York, Montreal, and various cities throughout the US. Other stage credits include Sheridan Whiteside in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Clay in Dutchman, Hamlet, and The Waiting Room Plays at the legendary HB Playwrights Foundation in New York’s Greenwich Village. As an administrator, Gary was the first director of performing arts programs at the Maryland State Arts Council.
Gary’s other accolades as a performing artist include individual artist awards in playwriting from the Maryland and New York State Councils on the Arts; a Gregory Millard Fellowship from New York Foundation for the Arts; theater commission from the New York State Council on the Arts; Franklin Furnace’s Performance Art Fund administered by Jerome Foundation; a Swing Space residency & grants from The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. After winning a commission to write, cast, and co-direct three nationwide infomercials, for the US Census Count, Gary received awards of merit from the Governor’s Office in the State of Maryland and Mayor’s Office of Baltimore City. The project was also featured on Nightline and CNN. Gary’s most recent honor was from the Center for Urban Community Services (CUCS) Mental Health Committee for both his artistic and advocacy work.