Writing Category

Because there’s too much to share! We had good times at this writing conference, heard great talks, and met new critique partners. RUCCL forever.

DO YOU TAKE THIS WOMAN? returns to Texas for Museum of Dysfunction’s Best of a Decade of Short Plays. Read a bit more about the script here.

Smith and Kraus publishes THIS WOMAN

In: Playwright, Writing

Read DO YOU TAKE THIS WOMAN? and other LineStorm Playwrights in the new Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2019 collection.

LineStorm is all over Portland, Oregon, and the U.S. with new works for the stage.

Check it out at Mildred’s Umbrella Theater if you’re in Houston.

Welcome, LineStorm Playwrights!

In: Playwright, Writing

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

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.


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.” […]

72 OBJECTS a Finalist for IATI

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

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 […]

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, […]

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.