John Mabey


John Mabey (They/Them) is a writer and storyteller whose plays have been published and 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. Their work as a playwright is connected to their career in Psychology and certification as a Mental Health Counselor, infusing everything they’ve learned about behavior, emotion and relationships into their plays. John is also a 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). When not writing, they enjoy teaching and performing improvised comedy and true storytelling around the world.




* 2024, 2023, 2022, 2021 Best Women’s Monologues – Smith & Kraus Publishers
* 2024, 2023, 2022 Best Men’s Monologues – Smith & Kraus Publishers
* 2023, 2022, 2021 Best 10-Minute Plays – Smith & Kraus Publishers
* 2023 New Play Competition Winner – Main Street Players
* 2023 Best Gender Minority Monologues – Smith & Kraus Publishers
* 2023 First Prize for Playwriting – Blue Institute
* 2022 Essential Theatre Playwriting Award Winner – Essential Theatre
* 2022 Getchell New Play Award Winner – Southeastern Theater Conference
* 2021 Panowski Playwriting Award Winner – Northern Michigan University
* 2021 Audience Favorite – JL Smith New Play Festival
* 2020 Artist To Watch – Theatre Viscera
* 2020 Best Comedic Play – The Hive Collaborative
* 2020 Best Short Play – Las Vegas Little Theatre
* 2020 New Works Top 3 Winner – Las Vegas Little Theatre
* 2019 Best of Festival – Know Theatre