Find me on the NEW PLAY EXCHANGE.

Recently Published

How Not To Do Your Homework playscript cover

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!

Since this site was created, counter random people have visited. However:


Posted March 2020.


I am thrilled to announce that The Lady Demands Satisfaction won the Region IV David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award, and will now be a finalist for the KCACTF National David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award. With all that's going on, I doubt the Festival will be held - but hopefully they will still announce a winner. Fingers crossed!

David M Cohen Award

The Lady Demands Satisfaction closed early at the Gulfshore Playhouse in Florida.

The Lady Demands Satisfaction closed just short of its scheduled run at the Gulfshore Playhouse, as part of the national effort to #FlattenTheCurve. I am so supportive of the actors, Jeffrey Binder the director, Kristen Coury and all at the Gulfshore for making this difficult - but necessary - decision to help protect the community of Naples. It was a beautiful show, and when we emerge from this dark time, I am sure it will go on to have many more productions!

Gulfshore Playhouse


Amazing news - my new play about the mysterious disappearance of Agatha Christie in 1926 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

Other news...

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.

Sales of a Dead Man in London - POSTPONED.

Sales of a Dead Man, set to be included in Scratching the Surface courtesy of Kibo Productions, in the Omnibus Theatre in London, UK has been postponed to a later date. You know why. Stay safe, y'all!

Scratching the Surface

Childish Things in New York

Childish Things will be included in the Ten Minute Play Soirée by The Greenhouse Ensemble, in New York. Scheduled to be at the The Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, New York NY, but that is obviously tentative right now - but the plan is to LIVE STREAM the show - details will follow!

The Greenhouse Ensemble

Ashes at the Canberra Girls Grammar School

Ashes will be produced at the Canberra Girls Grammar School in Canberra, Australia, May 12th, 2020.

The Four Senses of Love at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire

The Four Senses of Love might be produced at the Ten Minute Play Festival at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire, May 14th -16th, 2020. We'll see how events unfold!

How Not to Do Your Homework premieres.

How Not to Do Your Homework will be at two schools in April - Captain Samuel Douglas Academy Elementary School in Brookline, New Hampshire on the 3rd, and Riverside Children's Arts Center in Jacksonville, Florida on the 24th!
In June, the Mount St Bernard School in Queensland, Australia will produce it - after they performed Ashes, last year. Talk about a different kind of play!

New Publication!

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

My headshot is by Jessica Sherman Photography.