John Mabey

Playwright

John Mabey is a writer and storyteller whose plays have been produced on stage in 7 countries and throughout the United States. John lived internationally for a decade in London and Amsterdam before residing in Atlanta and continues to work with theatre companies around the globe both virtually and in-person. They are also a certified Mental Health Counselor and published author on the topics of sexual identity and spirituality in academic books (Routledge: SEXUAL ORIENTATION DISCRIMINATION, ADVANCES IN FEMINIST ECONOMICS) and journals (The Professional Counselor: COUNSELING OLDER ADULTS IN LGBT COMMUNITIES). Recent awards for full-length plays include the ‘2021 Panowski Playwriting Award’ and the ‘2022 Getchell New Play Award.’ In 2021 and 2022 they also had plays published in Smith & Kraus 'Best 10-Minute Plays,' 'Best Women’s Monologues,' and 'Best Men’s Monologues.' When not writing, they enjoy teaching and performing improvised comedy and true storytelling around the world.

Highlights

 

* Essential Theatre Playwriting Award (2022)
   A COMPLICATED HOPE - Essential Theatre 

Getchell New Play Award Winner (2022)
   A COMPLICATED HOPE - Southeastern Theatre Conference

Best 10-Minute Plays (2022)
   THE MOST BEAVE GIRL IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD - Smith & Kraus

* Best Women’s Monologues (2022)
   C IS FOR CUPID – Smith & Kraus

* Best Women’s Monologues (2022)
   ENEMY LINES – Smith & Kraus

* Best Men’s Monologues (2022)
   OF NIGHT SHADOWS – Smith & Kraus

* Panowski Playwriting Award Winner (2021)
   A COMPLICATED HOPE - Northern Michigan University

* Best Women’s Monologues (2021) 
   B IS FOR BULLSH!T – Smith & Kraus

* Best 10-Minute Plays (2021)
   REMEMBERED - Smith & Kraus

* Best Virtual Plays Anthology (2021)
   THE END IS JUST THE BEGINNING - Smith & Kraus

* Audience Favorite (2021) 
   BIRDSEED – JL Smith New Play Festival

* Best Comedic Play (2020) 
   THE SENSATIONAL SISTERS - The Hive Collaborative

* Best Short Play (2020) 
   THREE SECONDS TO MIDNIGHT - Las Vegas Little Theatre

* Artist To Watch (2020) 
   B IS FOR BULLSH!T - Theatre Viscera

* New Works Top 3 Winner (2020) 
   B IS FOR BULLSH!T - Las Vegas Little Theatre

* Best of Festival (2019) 
   REMEMBERED - Know Theatre