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Arthur M. Jolly

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Posted May 2018

Dramatist Guild Interview.

The Dramatists Guild just published a lovely interview by William Duell with myself and director Danielle Ozymandias about the theatre scene in Houston!

Dramatists Guild


The Lady Demands Satisfaction has just been announced the winner of the 2018 Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award. Scroll down for information about upcoming readings and productions of the play!


Still Waters in Victoria, Australia

Still Waters will have its world premiere in Australia, at the Dionysus Theatre's Areté Delta 2018 Theatre Festival , May 3-5th, 2018, at the McClelland College Performing Arts Centre in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia.

Dionysus Theatre

Tree City 10 Minute Play Competition Winner

Sales of a Dead Man, First Place Winner of the Tree City Playhouse 10 Minute Play Competition will be produced in Sylvania, Ohio, May 4th-6th, 2018.

Sales of a Dead Man

Gentlemen at the Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, MI

Gentlemen will be part of the Short Attention Span Theater at the Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks, MI on May 5th, 2018.

Short Attention Span

Doing the Math in Chicago

Amazingly talented actor Reagan James will be performing Doing the Math on May 8th, 2018, as part of Midnight Summit Ensemble's Prose & Prösts at the Haymarket Pub & Brewery in Chicago.

Midnight Summit Ensemble

Sales of a Dead Man in Santa Paula

Sales of a Dead Man will be part of Playzapalooza 2018 at the Santa Paula Theatre Center in California, May 25th - June 10th, 2018.
This will be my third Playzapalooza play! Previous years included If You Could Go Back... in 2016, and The Four Senses of Love in 2015.

Short Attention Span


The Lady Demands Satisfaction, winner of the 2017/2018 Joining Sword and Pen Competition, the Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award, was a semifinalist for the Judith Moyer Award for Excellence in Playwriting from the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, a finalist for the Austin Playhouse New Plays Festival, and a semi-finalist for the Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival in Los Angeles!

Upcoming Staged Readings

May 14th - Wordsmyth Theatre, Houston

May 19th - Strawdog Theatre, Chicago

June 7th & 8th Todd McNerney National Playwriting Award Reading Charleston, SC

June 12th - Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference

World Premiere

The play opens in July - courtesy of the amazing Babes With Blades Theatre Company in Chicago running July 21st through August 25th of 2018.

The Lady Demands Satisfaction

The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea is published!

Available on Amazon, my play set during the Red Scare of the fifties... looking for a drawing room drama for five amazing women (and a guy to play the looming Senator Mundt!) read all about it!

The Ithaca Ladies Read Medea

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