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Arthur M. Jolly

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Posted October 2020.

What are you writing?

We moved onto a pirate ship (yes, seriously), and we are currently on the Erie Canal, heading south before they close the canal for the winter! Our masts are down, on cradles on the deck in order to get under many low bridges along the way, but we'll re-step them in Troy, NY and head down the Hudson River later this month!

Our new home
Our new home!

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!

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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