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 in June. 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.


John is hard at work on his first screenplay.

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

. . . 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. 

Reunion Run

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. See website for details

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,