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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 ONE AND A HALF MILLION visitors so far... welcome!

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Posted February 2024

Upcoming Productions!

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Feb 29- Mar 1st, 2024 There Is No Play Birmingham Charter School
17000 Haynes St. Lake Balboa, CA.
There Is No Play BCCHS
April 18th, 2024 Bath Time is Fun Time &
How Not to Do Your Homework
Leestown Middle School
Lexington, KY.
Leestown Middle School Drama
April 19th & 20th, 2024 There Is No Play Actually Acting
Goodwood Theatre, 166 Goodwood Rd, St. George's, Australia
Actually Acting Drama 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

STILL WATERS - the movie premieres!

I'm thrilled to announce that a new short film Still Waters directed by Katia Café-Fébrissy premiered at the 25th Annual Reel Out Film Festival February 10th, 2024, at The Screening Room 120 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 5M6. MORE EXCITING NEWS TO FOLLOW AS SOON AS IT IS OFFICIALLY RELEASED!

Reelout Film festival

Still Waters - the short film

The Lady Demands Satisfaction Taking Off!

My sword-slinging, feminist farce The Lady Demands Satisfaction is currently on in a rave-reviewed production at The Phoenix Theatre in Edmonds, Washington; has an upcoming production in Missouri at the Maplewood Barn Theatre, and just closed at the Stagecraft Theatre in Wellington, New Zealand!

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

Now playing!

Feb 5-25th, 2024 - Phoenix Theatre, Edmonds, WA

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.

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 production:

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

The Lady Demands Satisfaction at the Maplewood 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

THERE IS NO PLAY - Lots of news!

There Is No Play, a dramatic one act about High School students getting together to perform a play after it has been banned by their school, has now been PUBLISHED by YouthPLAYS, and has two upcoming productions!
The play premiered at the Kansas Thespian Festival earlier this year, thanks to wonderful drama teacher Angela Bin and the Fort Scott Thespians Troupe (#7365). It was, ironically, banned by the principal of a different school in a different state first - gotta love the irony.

Upcoming productions:

FEB 29- MAR 1st, 2024 - Birmingham Community Charter High School, 17000 Haynes St. Lake Balboa, CA. 91406.

There Is No Play BCCHS

APRIL 19th, 2024 - Actually Acting, Goodwood Theatre, 166 Goodwood Rd, St. George's, Australia

Actually Acting Drama School

CONGRATULATIONS to the Harding Fine Arts Academy drama department for moving on to the statewide competition!

There Is No Play at Harding

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.