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22 Aug 2016 In: Playwright, Writing

Portland, Oregon’s eclectic and electric group of writers, creating new works for the stage.

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As part of the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works, P-Town Playwrights produced “Short & Sweet,” and featured my ten-minute drama DO YOU TAKE THIS WOMAN? about a former writer married to a former painter.

Every person is a work of art. And everyone’s a critic.

THE ETHEL PARTY at SWAN Day

1 Feb 2016 In: Writing

My new play for the 365 Women a Year project was chosen for a staged reading at Oregon Contemporary Theatre in Eugene, OR for SWAN Day.

1958, Washington, D.C. Three African-American journalists prepare to host the Nixons:

When the White House meets the Black press, everyone has to play a little party game called “segregation.”

March 19 — the party begins.

Feeling GRIMM with the Lost Boys

6 Nov 2015 In: Acting

Happy to be making my GRIMM debut as one tough mother on GRIMM’s episode #503, The Lost Boys.

GRIMM full moon

Hello, PATA, Well Hello, PATA

28 Oct 2015 In: Acting, Life

I accept! I joined the Portland Area Theatre Alliance as a board member, and I look forward to helping raise awareness for new works and auditions in the Northwest.

72 OBJECTS a Finalist for IATI

28 Oct 2015 In: Writing

International Theater Arts Institute announced that my performance art play, 72 OBJECTS, was a finalist for its Cimientos reading and development series. Thank you!

THEORY OF NOTHING Finds Some Spooky Action in DC

28 Oct 2014 In: Writing

Spooky Action Theater’s
New Works in Action
Directed by Roberta Alves

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
1810 16th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009

It’s good to be home!

A new play by Lolly Ward
Directed by Jillian Armenante
CAST: Rebecca Mozo, Jesse Burch, Gigi Bermingham, Ethan Kogan, Alice Dodd, and Nancy Stone

Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 1:30 p.m.
monk space
Los Angeles, CA

A living will provides peace of mind as four stepsiblings divide their anticipated inheritance with generosity…with suspicion…with greed. Gamble the night away, but whatever you do, don’t leave the house—your family is watching.

http://playwrightsunion.com/


Photo credit: Alton

A new play by Lolly Ward
Directed by Arden Thomas

Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 4:00pm
California Institute of Technology
Hameetman Auditorium
The Cahill Center for Astrophysics

Once upon a space-time continuum, a scientist married a sculptor and had two kids who lied. In one wild night of discovery, secrets unravel to reveal lost ambitions, lost loves, and lost minds. Physics meets fraud in this exploration of the dimensions of family.

http://tacit.caltech.edu/shows.html

Good News for 72 OBJECTS

11 Apr 2014 In: Writing

72 OBJECTS was named an O’Neill National Playwrights Conference 2014 semifinalist.

Break out the knives and tomatoes and let’s get this script to the stage!

On the verge of marriage, Ben and Delia attend an avant-garde performance piece where they are invited to use objects on a female subject in any way they desire. Ben’s enthusiasm coupled with Delia’s horror throw them into chaos over their place in the art world. Would you give your life for what you believe?

“But would you were not so. You are my mother.”

I will be playing Gertrude in some performances, including October 10, of LA Women’s Shakespeare Company’s HAMLET.

http://www.lawsc.net/
August 30-October 27

Odyssey Theatre
2055 S. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Tickets:
(310) 477-2055 ext. 2 or www.OdysseyTheatre.com

72 Objects

3 May 2013 In: Writing

A performance artist’s sign says, “There are 72 objects on the table that one can use on me as desired.” So they do. Their marriage will never be the same.

Staged reading of 72 Objects
the Playwrights Union New Play Reading Festival
Directed by Caitlin Hart

May 18, 2013 at 8:00 p.m., $5 suggested donation
Son of Semele, 3301 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles 90004
*Reception to follow

Are you someone who watches or who joins in?

Marina Abramovic in Rhythm 0

About Lolly Ward

Lolly most recently played “Mrs. Loney” in BREAK THE WHIP at The Actors’ Gang Theater and “Gertrude” in HAMLET at the Stella Adler Theatre. As a member of The Actors’ Gang since 2000, Lolly has performed many roles, including “Masha” in THE SEAGULL (LA Weekly Award), directed by Georges Bigot, and “Myriam” in MEPHISTO, directed by Tim Robbins. After opening EMBEDDED in Los Angeles, she toured with it to London and New York, where Robbins also directed a film of the play at the Public Theater. She has a Bachelor's and Master's in English from Stanford University and won Stanford Magazine’s 2008 fiction contest with her short story, “How to Change Someone’s Life, Not Your Own.” She co-produced and starred in the short film AFTER DINNER and sometimes shows her lighter side by performing improvised musicals or acting on TV, for instance in THE KING OF QUEENS.


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