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New Kid Next Door will be published in The Best 10-Minute Plays 2024, coming soon from Smith & Kraus!
Smith & Kraus - Best 10-Minute Plays 2024



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screenwriter and playwright
ARTHUR M. JOLLY.

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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NEWS

Posted May 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 upcoming productions in Missouri at the Maplewood Barn Theatre, and in October at the Haven Arts Theatre, SPring, Tx.

I also had a lovely talkback with the audience at The Phoenix Theatre - you should've been there!



The Lady Demands Satisfaction at the Phoenix Theatre, Edmonds, WA
Katie Wallace as Trothe Pepperston in the Phoenix Theatre production of The Lady Demands Satisfaction.

A "MUST SEE PRODUCTION" raves
the Shoreline Area News!

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

Upcoming productions:

June 20-30th, 2024 - Maplewood Barn Theatre, Columbia, MO


The Lady Demands Satisfaction at the Maplewood Theatre

October, 2024 - Haven Arts Theatre, Spring, TX


The Lady Demands Satisfaction at Haven Arts Theatre





STILL WATERS at the Canadian Film Fest!

I'm thrilled to announce that the short film Still Waters directed by Katia Café-Fébrissy, which premiered in February at the 25th Annual Reel Out Film Festival, and was also at the Canadian Film Fest in March at the Scotiabank Theatre, has an upcoming film festival! Details to follow when it's officially announced!

Still Waters - the short filmCanadian Film Festival 2024





Upcoming Productions!

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May 18th, 2024 Rising Woodroffe High School
Ottowa, Ontario, Canada
Woodroffe High School
May 20th, 2024 How Not to Do Your Homework Theatre Music Action 31
Toulouse, France
Theatre Music Action 31 School
June 20th-24th, 2024 The Lady Demands Satisfaction Maplewood Barn Theatre
Columbia, MO.
The Lady Demands Satisfaction at the Maplewood Theatre
June 21st, 2024 How Not to Do Your Homework Greenwood Fine Arts Academy
Greenwood, AR
Theatre Music Action 31 School
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




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!





My headshot is by Jessica Sherman Photography.