MATE Meets CalTech

29 Sep 2012 In: Writing

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

The Rivals at the Actors’ Gang Theater

1 Sep 2012 In: Acting

Add a dash of romance and dueling to your life with The Rivals, written by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, directed by David Schweizer, and opening at the end of September. I’ll be mangling words some weekend as “Mrs. Malaprop.”

The Rivals at the Actors' Gang

My play is part of the Playwrights Union Reading Festival of New Work.

By Lolly Ward, Directed by Randee Trabitz
Sunday, May 13, 1:15-3:00pm at the Actors’ Gang; Culver City, CA

A family of scientists and artists gathers to finalize the parents’ divorce, but complications of love and memory in multiple dimensions change their path. If Marie Curie stopped by your tree house, would you let her in?

MATE Staged Reading at CalTech

22 Apr 2012 In: Writing

TACIT (Theater Arts at the California Institute of Technology), headed by Brian Brophy, presents a staged reading of MATE, Saturday, April 28, 2012, 11am-2pm.

New Yorker will “Double Down” for AWAKE

22 Apr 2012 In: Acting

Two of my loves, the New Yorker magazine and the new NBC show AWAKE are together at last. Read the rave review by Emily Nussbaum, including this quote on the storyline I was in: “When in the third episode, Michael’s son was kidnapped…I became so desperate for Britten not to lose his son again that my heart was in my throat.”

Joining the MKS & Associates team

27 Mar 2012 In: Acting

I’m happy to be joining forces with a new commercial agency, MKS & Associates. Go, team.

Everything about THEORY OF NOTHING

18 Feb 2012 In: Writing

My new play, THEORY OF NOTHING, delves into the secrets of physics through family ties. Get into the spirit by watching HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS or reading QUANTUM PHYSICS FOR POETS


Stay tuned for AWAKE, airing March 15

16 Jan 2012 In: Acting

The episode I shot, “Guilty,” is set to air March 15, 2012 on NBC, 10pm, 9pm central.

(Pilot airs March 1st.) Get ready for this nurse and some double trouble.

The Writing Life

1 Nov 2011 In: Writing

I accepted an invitation to join the Playwrights Union, a network of Los Angeles writers in stage, tv, and film.

If You Like Opals, You’ll Love OPALS

10 Oct 2011 In: Editing

I edited this gorgeous book on OPALS, written, photographed, and designed by my family. Enjoy all of the GEM BOOK SERIES.

Eyes Wide Open for AWAKE

4 Oct 2011 In: Acting

I shot a new NBC series, AWAKE, starring Jason Isaacs. If you see a friendly nurse, think twice.

Loop Group

4 Oct 2011 In: Voiceover

Had a fun day in the studio looping a new movie, THE BAYTOWN DISCO. Jumps, screams, and police dispatch.

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.