JOHN DOBLE

A Serious Person

Cast: 
1M, 1W

On a blind date, an ordinary young man meets an energetic woman with outlandish opinions about everything under the sun including evolution.

Awards: 
  • Segora One Act Play Competition, France, 2015, Highly Commended
  • Belper Prize for Best Play, Belper Arts Festival, Belper, UK, 2014
  • Finalist, Best Play, Nantucket Short Play Festival, Nantucket, MA, 2014
  • Finalist, Best Play, Haylofters Theater, Burlington, WI, 2014
  • Finalist, Best Play, Midtown International Theatre Festival, NYC, 2013 (in an evening of 3 one-acts)
  • Finalist, Best Play, Manhattan Rep, NYC, 2013
  • 3rd place, Best Play, Eclectic Company Theatre, Los Angeles, 2013
    Best Actress – Deneen Melody, A Serious Person
    Best Actor – Brian Nocella, A Serious Person
    Best Playwright – John Doble, A Serious Person
    Audience Favorite Show – A Serious Person
Production History: 

Write Angles Playwriting Festival, Westcliff-on-Sea, UK, February 2015

Short Play Festival, Belper Arts Festival, Belper, UK, 2014
Man: Nick Mothershaw
Woman: Vanessa McAuley

Nantucket Short Play Festival, Nantucket, MA, 2014 (Reading) 

Haylofters Theater, Burlington, WI, 2014

Nantucket Short Play Festival, Nantucket, MA, 2014 (Staged Reading)

Manhattan Rep Winter One-Act Festival, NYC, 2013
Director: Olivia Harris
Man: Alex Engquist
Woman: Loralee Tyson

Hurricane Festival, Eclectic Company Theatre, Los Angeles, 2013
Director: JC Gafford
Man: Brian Nocella
Woman: Deneen Melody

Reviews & Press

A Serious Person “focuses on a blind internet date in which a man must deal with an eccentric and admittedly bipolar airline ticketing agent. Rather than spend time with typical first date small talk, she shares her strange and laughable theories which include speculating that cannibalism is a basic part of human nature… As zany as some of the lines are, the script rings true as an accurate depiction of the ways we fumble for human connection in this era of disconnection.” 

Adrienne Urbansky, TheEasy.com

Playwright John Doble talks about his new one-act play, A Serious PersonRead the interview on the popular theater blog Call Me Adam.

Adam Rothenberg, Call Me Adam

Hilariously on target! [read more. . .]

Adam Rothenberg, Call Me Adam