"'Snappy's Happy Half-Hour' is verifiably one of THE funniest scripts I've ever read. Every role is a great character and gives students a lot of freedom to explore their own creativity. The audience was rolling in the aisles, and that included our Head of School and Dean of Students."
-Leslie B. Patient, Purnell School, Performing Arts Dept. Chair

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My name is Don Zolidis and I'm a playwright, novelist, and former middle and high school teacher. I write comedies and dramas, although at the moment I seem to be mostly known for my comedies. As of March 2017, I've published 97 plays which have been produced over 10,500 times in 61 countries. You might also have seen my work on the forensics circuit, where I am as popular as grilled cheese sandwiches. 

Professionally, my work has appeared at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Phoenix Theatre, The Bloomington Playwrights Project, Dallas HUB Theatre, the Purple Rose Theatre, The Victory Theatre Center, Mirror Stage Ensemble, Expanded Arts NYC, Tinfish Theatre, Studio 360, and many other places. I'm also working on numerous commissions at the moment. 

My first novel, The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig (A Love Story) will be published by Disney-Hyperion in the fall of 2018. A second book should be forthcoming in 2019. 

Please feel free to browse this site, look at the samples of the plays, and find ways to buy them. (my babies need money for college!) There are a few that aren't published, so you can contact me directly to get those. If you're looking to use scenes or monologues for classwork or auditions, those are free to download and use. 

I also have a beautiful family and two wonderful sons, Michael and Eric, who rock. 

If you are interested in professional rights to some of my work, please contact my agent, Elaine Devlin at edevlinlit@aol.com

 

And please follow me on twitter at @donzolidis.