In 2010, Humanitas Executive Director Cathleen Young created New Voices with the vision of discovering, developing and launching a new generation of talented writers under the mentorship of Hollywood showrunners and studio partners. In addition, winning writers receive a grant and are recognized at the annual HUMANITAS awards ceremony in Hollywood in January.
To Protect the Poets
“. . . . first-rate, timely and intelligent . . .FringeNYC is often considered the premier festival for new plays, not only in New York but in the country. To Protect the Poets is a remarkable, thought-provoking and important addition which continues this Festival’s venerable two-decade tradition of selecting diverse and interesting worthwhile plays.” [read more. . .]Cynthia Allen, TheaterScene
John’s full-length play, To Protect the Poets, appeared in the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival, August 2016. Director: Alberto Bonilla. See website for details http://toprotectthepoets.com.
. . . selected as a Semi-Finalist in the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center.
. . . named Semi-Finalist by the Bay Area Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco.
. . . shortlisted by American Actors UK, in their New American Voices Festival.
Three Blind Dates
John’s play Three Blind Dates, directed by JC Gafford (@JC_Gafford), was featured in the Hollywood Fringe Festival in Los Angeles. These three one-acts have been staged and have won awards in New York, New England, on the West Coast, in France and the UK.
Reunion Run named a Finalist in the New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest, NYC.
John’s full-length play, Reunion Run, appeared in the New York International Fringe Festival, August 2013. Director: Mark Olsen.
Coffee House, Greenwich Village
The St. Louis Actors’ Studio brought the best plays from their annual LaBute New Theater Festival to 59E59 Theatre in NYC, January 13 to February 7. John Doble’s one-act play, Coffee House, Greenwich Village was included in an evening of 6 one-act plays that included a new play by Neil LaBute.
"Coffee House, Greenwich Village with that as its setting is John Doble’s uproarious black comedy reminiscent of the sensibilities of Elaine May, Jules Feiffer and Christopher Durang." Darryl Reilly, TheaterScene.net