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The official site for award winning
screenwriter and playwright

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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Posted October 2021.

Buy me a latte?

As my website approaches 1.5 million visitors (see the counter above), I've decided to add in a button for the "Buy me a coffee" website. I've always been adamant about having free monologues to download, and I'm going to keep them free - but I figure that at least having the option for people to tip a small amount if they want to isn't a bad thing. I don't think I'll get enough to offset the cost of the website, but anything helps! We'll see how it goes.

Paradox Theatre Works

A monologue from Sales of a Dead Man will be performed as part of Paradox Theatre Works's All New Festival Cocktails & Monologues. October 15th in Wennetka, Il!
This one night only event features Midwest and World Premiere monologues written by juried, award winning, top-notch playwrights from across the world. They will serve up your favorite drinks as you enjoy live classical piano and a socially-distanced performance spotlighting these marvelous monologues, performed by Chicago area actors and directed by Chicago area directors.

Paradox Theatre Works

Currently a quarterfinalist in the ISA Horror & Thriller Screenplay Competition!

I don't often enter screeenplay competitions - but I had the impulse with one that's in a genre I don't usually write in, so I figured - why not? My new screenplay Residual Effect is currently at the quarterfinalist level in the ISA Horror & Thriller Screenplay Festival. They announce the Semifinalists October 13th!

ISA Screenwriting Competition

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

Snakes in a Lunchbox in Birdsboro, PA!

I hope the cast and crew of Snakes in a Lunchbox had a fabulous run as part of Perfect 10's at the 1st Street Players in Birdsboro, PA.

Snakes in a Lunchbox at the 1st St Players

Long Joan Silver in Anchorage!

Congrats to director Becca Padrick, and the whole cast and crew at the TBA Theatre production of Long Joan Silver! I had a great time talking to the cast via zoom when they were in rehearsals, and watching you all killing it on stage via YouTube!

Long Joan Silver at the TBA Theatre

What are you writing?

I just finished a new play - a retelling of A Christmas Carol from the point of view of Ebenezer Scrooge's housekeeper Mrs. Dilber! It's a large cast comedy with 32 speaking roles!

I'm also 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!

A Pirate's Life for Three.

We have SOLD our Pirate Ship! Catch the final episode of our adventure!

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!

David Mark Cohen playwriting Award

The Lady Demands Satisfaction won the Region IV David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award!

David M Cohen Award

My headshot is by Jessica Sherman Photography.