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.