Jim Dalglish


Jim Dalglish is the author of more than 25 plays, including shorts, one-acts, and full-length plays which have been produced across the U.S. and in Great Britain and Ireland. Many have won awards, and two have been included in anthologies. He has been a member of Interim Writers, a playwright lab in Boston, the Provincetown Playwright's Lab, and Boston Public Works, a writers’ collaborative. He holds a masters degree from Brown University. More about Jim: http://jimdalglish.com


I’ve had the good fortune to be honored with a few awards for my plays.  One of my plays has also been published in a play collection.  Look for Double D  (The Best 10-Minute Plays for 2 Actors, Smith & Kraus, 2007) in bookstores.


Lines in the Sand – 2017 International Dublin Theatre Festival, Nominee: Best New Play (Jim Dalglish), Best Aspect of Production (Jackie Reeves), Winner: Best Actor (Tony Travostino & Nick Bucchianeri)
Unsafe – Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) 2007 Award Finalists: Best New Play (Jim Dalglish), Best Actress (Anna Botsford), Promising Young Performer (Natalia & Alexandra Tsourides)
Super-Lubricated – 2016 International Dublin Gay Theatre Festival, Best Actress (Lynda Sturner)
A Talented Woman – The Jeremiah Kaplan New Play Prize ($1,000) Eventide Arts, Dennis, MA
A Talented Woman  – (Collaboration with Lynda Sturner) Semifinalist, 2013 National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut
Unsafe  – Semifinalist, 2008 National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Waterford, Connecticut
Double D – Audience Choice Award, 2006 Turnip Play Festival, Globe Theater, New York
Agnus Dei – Selection 2006 Boston Theater Marathon
Super Lubricated – (Collaboration with Lynda Sturner) Selection 2006 Great Plains Theatre Conference, Omaha, Nebraska
The Shaving Lesson – Best Play, Tidewater Play Contest 2003
Daughter of the Regiment – Panelist’s Choice Award, 2002 Edward Albee Last Frontier Theater Festival
The Black Eye – Best Short Play, 2001 Edward Albee Last Frontier Theater Festival
Edge – Finalist, Tennessee Williams National One Act Play Contest
The Brave – Selection 2000 Boston Theater Marathon


The Black Eye The Amsterdam Review, Summer, 2014
Double D - The Best 10-Minute Plays for 2 Actors, Smith & Kraus, 2007


“… a string of surprise twists transform the play from an intense, unnerving mystery to an equally intense but ultimately moving drama.” - "Lines in the Sand," Kay Keough, The Inquirer and Mirror. Read the full review >>

"Thought-provoking, gripping piece of theatre..." - ("Lines in the Sand," Johanna Crosby, Barnstable Patriot. Read the full review >>

"...another example of Dalglish's mixing of powerful “in your face” writing and wise restraint, not a mix that an awful lot of playwrights have the wit to threaten as well as to withhold." - "Lines in the Sand," Jack Craib, South Shore Critic. Read the full review >>

"'Unsafe' is powerful, relentless, and unsettling..." - Nancy GrossmanBroadway World, Read the Review >

“…raw and lovely and exquisitely written and acted… Jim Dalglish directs his play with relentless efficiency, bringing his vision to riveting life… a powerful evening of theater. Be brave. Check it out.”- "Unsafe," Kilian MelloyEdge Media Boston, Read the Review >

"The play’s structure is brilliantly conceived, with fantastical sequences and elements blending in with the action... It is rich with metaphor, drama, high action and pathos. This is an ambitious, intelligent and intriguing evening of theater..." - "Unsafe," Carol Panasci, Cape Cod Times, Read the Review >

“'Unsafe' packs a powerful punch… Jim Dalglish has written a piece that can’t fail to move you…”  - Joanne Briana-Gartner, The Enterprise