JOHN DOBLE

A Serious Person

Cast: 
1M, 1W

On a blind date, an ordinary young man meets an energetic woman with convictions about everything from cannibalism to the crucifiction.

Awards: 

Winner, Arts & Letters Prize for Drama, Georgia College, 2019

Belper Prize Best Play, Belper Arts Festival, Belper, UK, 2014

Best Playwright, Eclectic Company Theatre, Los Angeles, 2013

Highly Commended, Segora One Act Play Competition, France, 2015

Finalist, Best Play, Nantucket Short Play Festival, Nantucket, MA, 2014

Finalist, Best Play, Haylofters Theater, Burlington, WI, 2014

Finalist, Best Play, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC, 2013

Finalist, Best Play, Manhattan Rep, NYC, 2013

Production History: 

Arts & Letters, Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA, upcoming Spring 2020

Write Angles Playwriting Festival, Westcliff-on-Sea, UK, 2015

Short Play Festival, Belper Arts Festival, Belper, UK, 2014

Nantucket Short Play Festival, Nantucket, MA, 2014

Haylofters Theater, Burlington, WI, 2014

Hurricane Festival, Eclectic Company Theatre, Los Angeles, 2013

Reviews & Press

A Serious Person “focuses on a blind internet date in which a man must deal with an eccentric and admittedly bipolar airline ticketing agent. Rather than spend time with typical first date small talk, she shares her strange and laughable theories which include speculating that cannibalism is a basic part of human nature… As zany as some of the lines are, the script rings true as an accurate depiction of the ways we fumble for human connection in this era of disconnection.” 

Adrienne Urbansky, TheEasy.com

Playwright John Doble talks about his new one-act play, A Serious PersonRead the interview on the popular theater blog Call Me Adam.

Adam Rothenberg, Call Me Adam

Hilariously on target! [read more. . .]

Adam Rothenberg, Call Me Adam