Paul Donnelly


My life as a “trailing spouse” has included stops in DC, Atlanta, Honolulu, and now Tallahassee. My work has won the Source Theatre Company National 10-Minute Play Contest, the Larry Neal Writers Award for Drama, the Virginia Playwriting Prize, and twice been nominated for a Helen Hayes Award. I had pieces in the 2015-2017 Atlanta One-Minute Play Festivals and my romantic comedy, Falling Off the Edge, was produced by Atlanta’s Onion Man Productions in January 2018. My newest full-length play, Memorial Day, received a reading in Kumu Kahua Theatre’s Dark Nights series in Honolulu in March 2018 and was named a Finalist (one of eight out of 1,243 entries) for the first Hart New Play Initiative. I am a member of the Dramatist Guild, the Klunch, the New Play Exchange, the Playwrights’ Center, and Working Title Playwrights.


The New Client -  8 Tens @ 8 Short Play Festival, Actors Theatre of Santa Cruz (January 2018). To be published as a First Place Winner in the Smith & Kraus The Best Ten-Minute Plays of 2019.

Memorial Day - Reading - Dark Nights at Kumu Kahua, Honolou HI (March 2018),  Finalist (one of eight out of 1,243 submissions for the first Hart New Play Initiative.

Falling Off the Edge - Onion Man Productions, Atlanta GA (January 2018)