“Daddy’s Little Girls” Nominated for National Partners of American Theatre Playwriting Award

Playwright, Cast, and Director of "Daddy's Little Girls" at KCACTF, Region II.

Playwright, Cast, and Director, David A.Miller, of “Daddy’s Little Girls” at KCACTF, Region II.

In conjunction with the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Dolan’s 10-minute play, “Daddy’s Little Girls,” garnered him one of the eight nominations for the National Partners of American Theatre Playwriting Award which recognizes “best-written, best-crafted script with the strongest writer’s “voice.””

There is one nominee from the combined submissions for 10-minute, one-act, and full-length plays from each of one of the eight KCACTF regions.

“Daddy’s Little Girls” was also a National Semi-Finalist for the THE GARY GARRISON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING TEN-MINUTE PLAY. It was one of two chosen out of the KCACTF Region, and one of 16 nationwide.


DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS Named KCACTF National Semi-Finalist

My 10-minute play, DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS, was one of six 10-minute plays accepted to Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region 2, which just took place in Cleveland. In the closing ceremonies, it was named one of the two National Semi-Finalists from our region.

There will be a total of 16 KCACTF National Semi-Finalists. Four of those will be invited to Washington, D.C. for the national KCACTF in April.

Below is a pic of me (on the left), my director David A. Miller (right), and my cast.

KCACTF Daddy's Little Girls Cast


DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS was created for one of our “Madness” shows at Ohio University. That show was produced by Tyler Whidden, and were given the prompt “Coffin Block.” Coffin Block’s are long rectangular blocks that we use in our black box theater to use as benches, car seats, etc. I had my sisters jump on the “bed,” comprised of the coffin blocks, to start the play. Read the play by clicking on the title: DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS.

DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS accepted into KCACTF. Also new 10-minute play added to the site

Right Hand, Red

My 10-minute play, DADDY’S LITTLE GIRLS, was accepted to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival – Region 2 (KCACTF). The regional festival takes place in Cleveland from January 2 -6, 2015. The region consists of nine different states in the Northeast part of the country. Six were chosen. Two of those six will go onto the national KCACTF in Washington, DC in the spring.

I also just added a new play, RIGHT HAND, RED, to my plays page. We did our first Madness on the set of Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble’s production of George Brant’s GROUNDED. The set was designed by the head of Ohio’s Theater Division, Michael Lincoln. Michael does light design for Broadway and regional theaters. He had an amazing light design which lit up 9 different cubes from above. We never have such cool lighting so I wrote a piece that could utilize it for the week we had access to it. The two pictures in the post are from rehearsal for that piece that were taken by the Athens Post photographer. My actors were Connor Baker and Constance Sabo.

The picture below was the final image of the play. It was super fun to have a cool lighting design that we were able to write to. Usually, we don’t have that. And when we’re writing five and ten minute plays, we don’t make them technically crazy because most theaters won’t be able to do it. It can also be hard to read and understand with all the stage directions. With the pics, I think it’s a lot easier for the reader to visualize. Since it’s so specialized, it probably won’t ever be produced outside of our Madness workshop, but it’s one of my favorites.