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New Kid Next Door will be published in The Best 10-Minute Plays 2024, coming soon from Smith & Kraus!
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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 ONE AND A HALF MILLION visitors so far... welcome!

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Posted July 2024

The Lady Demands Satisfaction Taking Off!

My sword-slinging, feminist farce The Lady Demands Satisfaction just finished a rave-reviewed production at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds, Washington; another at the Stagecraft Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand and has just closed in Missouri at the Maplewood Barn Theatre, and will be on again in October at the Haven Arts Theatre, Spring, Tx.

It's doing so well, it now has its own website!

the Shoreline Area News!

A rave review in the Shoreline Area News by Kindle Carpp!
Kindle Carpp's Review of The Lady Demands Satisfaction

The Lady Demands Satisfaction at the Maplewood Theatre

Upcoming production:

October, 2024 - Haven Arts Theatre, Spring, TX

The Lady Demands Satisfaction at Haven Arts Theatre

Samuel French OOB Festival!

I am thrilled to announce that Blood and Coal Dust will be in New York City at The Vineyard's Dimson Theatre as part of the prestigious Samuel French OOB Festival, on August 15th, 2024! It will be directed by Will Steinberger.

Samuel French OOB festival

Blood and Coal Dust

Upcoming Productions!

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July 19th, 2024 Rising OABCIG High School
Ida Grove, IA.
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August 15th, 2024 Blood and Coal Dust Samuel French OOB Festival
The Vineyard, New York, NY

September 12-14th, 2024 Bath Time is Fun Time Tivy Theatre, Tivy HS
Kerrville, Texas
Tivy HS
October, 2024 The Lady Demands Satisfaction Haven Arts Theatre
Spring, TX.
The Lady Demands Satisfaction at Haven Arts Theatre
November 22nd & 23rd, 2024 Mrs Dilber's Christmas Carol Wayland Theatriks,
Wayland Union Fine Arts Center, WI.
December 2024 Mrs Dilber's Christmas Carol Loft Ensemble Theatre
North Hollywood, CA 91602

RIP Linsey Falls

On a sad note, I am deeply sorry to hear of the sudden passing of Linsey Falls - a brilliant actor, much loved in the Chicago Theatre scene. He originated the role of Lord Abernathy in the premiere production of The Lady Demands Satisfaction, and will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to his friends and his family. The audiences of Chicago will miss him.

Linsey Falls in The Lady Demands Satisfaction

Buy me a latte?

So this site is almost at 1.5 million visitors (see the counter above), and I added a button for the "Buy me a coffee" website, thinking it might offset the cost of hosting the free monologues to download. Well.. it didn't. There was an initial burst of tips from some lovely friends, for which I am very grateful... and since then... Nada. Ah well, one day I might be surprised!

What are you writing?

I'm 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!

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!