WELCOME to the online home of Gary D. Cole, author of the novel Black Box and the memoir Artless. We invite you to learn about Gary and his books, both of which explore the power, pleasure, and pain of the performing arts. You can also find out about Gary’s Partners in Performance program, under which a significant portion of the proceeds from the sale of each book purchased through this website will be contributed to a performing arts company chosen by the purchaser.
Praise for Gary’s Books
“Black Box is a nicely paced tale, told with insight and affection for both the theater and the suspense genre – a nifty mash-up of Ibsen, Shakespeare, and Mickey Spillane.”
Paul Frellick, Deep Dish Theater Company Artistic Director
“His unforgettably honest and eye-opening memoir, Artless, is an engrossing encounter [and a] stunning read ….” Leonard Jacobs, Backstage
A “fascinating story ….” The Oregonian (reviewing Artless)