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The official site for award winning
screenwriter and playwright
ARTHUR M. JOLLY.

Arthur M. Jolly


Discover the works of Arthur M. Jolly (he, him), download free monologues for auditions and classes, purchase playscripts, ask questions, and get all the info on upcoming productions. Over a million visitors so far... welcome!

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NEWS

Posted September 2022





Hurricane Ian relief.

Many of my friends from the Gulfshore Playhouse in Naples, Fl and the surrounding areas are recovering from the devastating effects of Hurricane Ian.
I wish I could do more to help. One small thing I am able to do from LA is to donate to relief efforts. Any money I receive from sales and productions of Rising, my short play written during and about Hurricane Harvey, will go to the recovery efforts from Ian.

Rising, published by YouthPLAYS






Mrs Dilber's Fabulous Bedcurtains Premieres!

Mrs Dilber's Fabulous Bedcurtains will premiere in Los Angeles, at Loft Ensemble Theatre in North Hollywood, directed by Tor Brown and Marc Leclerc, and produced by Bree Pavey and Sarah Nilsen.
Loft Ensemble previously produced Long Joan Silver - with Bree Pavey in the title role, and The Lady Demands Satisfaction. This is my third production with them and I am SO EXCITED!
Come see this one!

Mrs Dilbers Fabulous Bedcurtains at Loft Ensemble Theatre





NEW KID NEXT DOOR - RADIO THEATER

New Kid Next Door is out now as a radio play by Gather by the Ghostlight Podcast, hosted by Jonathan Cook, performed by Luke Romagnoli, Kelsie Johnson, and Sophie Cook.

Gather by the Ghostlight Podcast





The Lady Demands Satisfaction in Mesa, AZ!

Mesa Community College Theatre & Film Arts presents The Lady Demands Satisfaction.
Performance: Dec 2, 3, 8, 9 at 7:30 pm & Dec 2 and 10 at 2 pm!

The Lady Demands Satisfaction at the MCC Theatre




I'M IN A BOOK!

I contributed a chapter about Friday the 13th part IV to Caillou Pettis' Inspiring World of Horror! Check it out!

The Inspiring World of Horror





EIGHT BALL TO BE RELEASED IN THE UK

My short film that won the Hammond House International literary Prize for a Screenplay, Eight Ball is set to be released to film festivals! And here's a trailer for it!




NEW PUBLICATION!

YouthPLAYS has just published my - can you believe it? - TWELFTH play with them! The Night Before Christmas is an inclusive, fun and funny re-imagining of the famous poem that begins "Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house..."

The Night Before Christmas Play




Buy me a latte?

So this site is almost at 1.5 million visitors (see the counter above), and I added a button for the "Buy me a coffee" website, thinking it might offset the cost of hosting the free monologues to download. Well.. it didn't. There was an initial burst of tips from some lovely friends, for which I am very grateful... and since then... Nada. Ah well, one day I might be surprised!




A fun interview on Playwright's Spotlight!

I ended up talking to James Elden for an hour and a half - but there's some good bits throughout about techniques of playwriting!

And, for those of you who only listen to a friends podcast to see if you're mentioned in it (yeah, I know actors!)... here's a few highlights and mentions:
09:38 Babes With Blades
10:44 Babes With Blades ... oh, and several more times!
15:45 Writing Out of Sequence
17:20 The Free Republic of Bobistan & the Nicholl Fellowship
20:30 The 5 Elements of Drama
28:50 Character relationships
29:40 Kelly Younger
31:35 The Last Frontier Theatre Conference
40:00 The New Play Exchange
47:45 City Theatre
59:28 Writing Action Sequences
1:01:18 Editing a scene
1:07:50 Getting Published
1:11:00 Next Stage Press and YouthPLAYS
1:19:40 Bree Pavey and Loft Ensemble
1:25:45 Loft Ensemble
1:24:00 Mrs. Dilber's Fabulous Bedcurtains





The Lady Demands Satisfaction now available!

Next Stage Press has published The Lady Demands Satisfaction, out NOW!





Next Stage Press Podcast!

I had a lot of fun talking with Next Stage Pressabout my work. Listen to the podcast here!

Next Stage Press podcast with Arthur M Jolly





What are you writing?

I'm still working on a play about The Mysterious Disappearance of Agatha Christie - developed with Houston's Alley Theatre. Here's some inside info, courtesy of Brendan Bourque-Sheil and the Landing Theatre New Works Podcast!




On Writing Monologues


A drama teaching friend of mine asked me to muse on what makes a strong standalone monologue for her class... so here's my take on it!





My headshot is by Jessica Sherman Photography.