John Doble
New York, NY
John Doble is a playwright and author based in Manhattan, winner of the prestigious Humanitas New Voices Award for his new screenplay.

The AMEN Sisterhood, a screenplay (HUMANITAS New Voices Award)

To Protect the Poets (NYC Fringe Festival; Shortlisted New American Voices Festival UK; Semi-Finalist, Road Theatre Co., LA; Playwrights Foundation, SF; Arias Theatre showcase, NYC, and Semi-Finalist, Best New Play, Playwrights First and Reverie Productions); 

Reunion Run (NYC Fringe Festival; Finalist, New Works of Merit, NYC); 

A Serious Person (Arts & Letters Prize for Drama, GA; Write Angles Playwriting Festival, Westcliff-on-Sea, UK; Best Play, Belper, UK, One-Act Competition; Finalist, Best Play, Haylofters One Act Festival, WI; Finalist, Nantucket Short Play Festival, Manhattan Rep, NYC, and Eclectic Company Theatre, LA); 

Tatyana and the Cable Man (The Space One Festival, London; Best Play, Midtown Short Play Festival, NYC); 

Three Blind Dates, three one-act plays (Hollywood Fringe Festival; Finalist Best Play, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC); 

Coffee House, Greenwich Village (Neil LaBute New Theater Festival, 59E59 Theater and in St. Louis; Arundel Trail Festival, UK; Finalist, Nantucket Short Play Festival, and Midwinter Madness, NYC); 

The Mayor Who Would Be Sondheim (NYC Fringe Festival, and Finalist, Best New Play, Stage 3 Theatre Company, Sonora, CA, and Playwrights’ Center, Minneapolis, MN); 

Blind Date (Samuel French Festival, NYC).

Short stories published by various literary magazines and Lefty and Other Stories, a collection, published by Clemson University and nominated for the Southern Book Award and the Pushcart Prize.

Member The Dramatists Guild and The Playwrights’ Center.


A Serious Person wins the Arts & Letters Drama Prize. A Serious Person and two of John’s other plays, Tatyana and the Cable Man and ESP will be performed in April at the Birdhouse Theatre in Milledgeville, Georgia, directed by Georgia College faculty member, actor and playwright, Iona Holder.

John has won the prestigious 2019-2020 Humanitas New Voices Award with his screenplay, THE AMEN SISTERHOOD. Winning writers receive a grant and are recognized at the annual awards ceremony in Hollywood in January.

John’s play Three Blind Dates was featured in the Hollywood Fringe Festival.

These three short plays have won acclaim in the LaBute Theater Festival in NYC and St. Louis; MITF in NYC; the Eclectic Company Theatre, LA; the Nantucket Short Play Festival; and the One Festival in London.

To Protect the Poets by John Doble

John’s full-length play, To Protect the Poets, appeared in the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival.

John Doble’s full-length play, Reunion Run, was named a Finalist in the New Works of Merit playwriting contest.