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Welcome, LineStorm Playwrights!

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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.


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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

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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

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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, […]

Good News for 72 OBJECTS

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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 […]

72 Objects

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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 […]

Meet the Mate Team: Cast & Crew of Caltech

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MATE in Pasadena = CalTech + Armory

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Get your chess on in the sexiest way ever seen on stage.

MATE Meets CalTech

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MATE will be produced by Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology for two weekends beginning in November. Come visit the sexy side of chess. November 16, 17, 18 November 30, December 1, 2 Armory Center for the Arts 145 North Raymond Avenue Pasadena, California 91103

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.