D. Jolly

Welcome to the Official Website of D. Jolly (a.k.a. Donald Jolly)

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Hello. I’m D. Jolly. I write plays and things, and I live in Los Angeles. Thanks for stopping by.


I have primarily written for the stage, but, because this is Hollywood, I’ve got a screenplay that’s dying to be read. Here’s some more about me:

Writer/ Performer/ Seeker/Diva-Worshipper 

D. Jolly (Donald Jolly) was spawned and reared in the District of Columbia (in the Chocolate City days). Jolly is the author of the historical drama bonded (nominated for Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation, GLAAD Media, and NAACP Theatre Awards and winner of the Arch and Bruce Brown Playwright Award for LGBT Historical Plays). In association with the Watts Village Theatre Company, Jolly wrote Riot/Rebellion, an immersive ensemble-driven docudrama that was staged in 2013 and again in 2015 in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the ’65 Watts Uprising (GO! LA Weekly). Jolly’s work has been developed at Horizon Theatre Company in Atlanta, CalArts, Celebration Theatre, Company of Angels, The Vagrancy, EST/LA, and Playwrights’ Arena. The playwright is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild of America, an Associate Artist with Playwrights’ Arena, and an alum of Center Theatre Group’s L.A. Writers Workshop. Jolly is also a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from the University of Southern California.  

Currently seeking representation…

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Unless we view things with our hearts, we can see nothing. But if we look at the world with a love of life, it will reveal its beauty to us.

- Daisaku Ikeda


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Much love,



Seeking representation. Like seriously.

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