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Playwright

Donald
Jolly

Originally from the District of Columbia, writer/theater artist/diva worshipper Donald Jolly is the author of the acclaimed historical drama bonded (nominated for LA Stage Alliance Ovation and GLAAD Media Awards, and the 2013 winner of the Arch and Bruce Brown Playwright Award for LGBT Historical Plays). In association with the Watts Village Theatre Company, D. Jolly wrote Riot/Rebellion, an immersive ensemble-driven docudrama that was staged in 2013 and 2015 in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Watts Uprising (GO! LA Weekly). In 2018, Jolly’s play Baby Eyes had its world premiere at Playwright’s Arena (Stage Raw recommended). D. Jolly is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, an Associate Artist with Playwright’s Arena, and a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B., English) and University of Southern California (M.F.A., Dramatic Writing).