A Serious Person wins Arts & Letters Drama Prize

John's one-act play, A Serious Person, was awarded the 2020 Georgia College Arts and Letters Prize for Drama. Serious Person, which had earlier won the Belper Prize in Belper, UK, will be performed along with two of his other one-act plays, Tatyana and the Cable Man (Best Play, Midtown Short Play Festival, NYC) and ESP, a world premiere, on Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, at the Birdhouse Theatre in Milledgeville, GA at 7:30 pm.


John was awarded the prestigious HUMANITAS NEW VOICES AWARD 2019-2020 for his screenplay, THE AMEN SISTERHOOD.

Established in 2010, the Humanitas New Voices Award recognizes new work that inspires more compassion, peace, love and dignity in the human family. Winners receive a suubstantial grant, work with a mentor to polish their work, and attend an annual awards ceremony in Hollywood.

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 NYC International Fringe Festival, 2016. Director: Alberto Bonilla. 

. . . Semi-Finalist, National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, Waterford, CT.

. . . Semi-Finalist, Bay Area Playwrights Foundation, San Francisco.

. . . Commended, American Actors New American Voices Festival, United Kingdom. 

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

Finalist, New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest, NYC.

John’s full-length play, Reunion Run, appeared in the NYC International Fringe Festival, 2013. 

Coffee House, Greenwich Village

The St. Louis Actors’ Studio brought the best plays from the 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,