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Arthur M. Jolly

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Posted May 2020.

Digital downloads of plays!

During the pandemic, Next Stage Press is offering two dollar downloads of their plays! Help out a small, independent business and get your copy of A Gulag Mouse, Trash, The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea, and more!

A Gulag Mouse

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!

May 17th - A Virtual Play!

Usually when I post about upcoming productions, I know only a few people will actually be in the city or country where the play is being produced... but with the new Virtual Short Play Festival from the Anchorage Community Theatre, anyone can watch online! On May 17th, at 3pm Alaska Time, my short play Next Year, Cancun will be streamed live! At 2:55pm Alaska time (3:55pm West Coast, 5:55 pm here in Houston!) head to their Facebook page to find the link to the LIVE broadcast.

Anchorage Community Theatre Virtual Short Play Festival

The Lady Demands Satisfaction

The Lady Demands Satisfaction won the Region IV David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award, but I haven't heard what the results ere - if any - from the postponed KCACTF National David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award... maybe they'll hold it over and it will be eligible next year?

David M Cohen Award

Gulfshore Playhouse


I'm hoping that 2021 will see more news of my new play about the mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926. It was the official Early Draft Preview at Houston's prestigious Alley Theatre as part of their New Play Festival. I was so pleased to be invited to read an excerpt and talk about the play.

Alley Theatre: All New Festival

Where We Disappear now available online!

Given that we're all spending more time at home, why not stream a perfectly harrowing drama about survival against incredible odds? Where We Disappear, the movie based on A Gulag Mouse is now available on iTunes, DirecTV, Amazon, Vudu and other streaming platforms!

Where We Disappear

There's a great article about the director Simon Fink - and the film - in the Virginian Pilot.

New Publication!

A new, funny, silly short play How Not To Do Your Homework is now available from YouthPLAYS, Inc.

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