Timothy Nolan

Timothy Nolan

Timothy Nolan is as NYC-based playwright, actor, and teacher. He received his MFA in playwriting at the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and was a 2013 Indie Theater Now Person of the Year. Plays include Stuck With Fred, Acts of Contrition (FringeNYC Excellence in Playwriting award), The Sugar Plant, What Happened Was, What’s In A Name (Samuel French Critics’ Choice award), The Way Out (FringeNYC...
Timothy Nolan is as NYC-based playwright, actor, and teacher. He received his MFA in playwriting at the Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University and was a 2013 Indie Theater Now Person of the Year. Plays include Stuck With Fred, Acts of Contrition (FringeNYC Excellence in Playwriting award), The Sugar Plant, What Happened Was, What’s In A Name (Samuel French Critics’ Choice award), The Way Out (FringeNYC Excellence in Acting award), and The Bull Ring (Samuel French Critics’ Choice award). Acting roles include Sidney in The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window, Vin in The Price, Michael in If Only…, and the ensemble in Last Thought Standing. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and lives in Brooklyn with his wife, screenwriter Susannah Nolan. www.timothy-nolan.com

Plays

  • What's In A Name
    Susan Price just wants a good night’s sleep. But forty years of the same nightmare have forced her awake. Each night she dreams that she signs her name using her real name, Aileen Doherty. Susan has lived for forty years as a fugitive, having been conned into a bank robbery while she was a student radical. She has a grown son who has never known the truth. She’s held the line for this long, but which day will be the breaking point?
  • Stuck With Fred
    Hilly wants a friend, needs a friend, but the best she can do is Fred… thirty years older, irascible in the extreme, in poor health and a fellow recovering alcoholic. He’s not an easy friend. But neither is she. When his health takes a turn for the worst and his brother shows up to run interference, she finds out just how much of a friend he is.
  • The Sugar Plant
    Tami is married to Michael and wants to continue being an expressionist painter. She met Michael, a teacher, at her first big opening and fell in love. But to stay married she will have to reveal things she vowed never to reveal. She must choose between the husband she loves and the work that keeps her alive. Her choice will tell her things about her work and her love that she may not want to learn.
  • What Happened Was
    Liz wants to see the right thing happen for her friend Martha, who says she was raped by another friend, Mark. She’s been told to stick with the facts, but when she talks to her friends she finds the “facts” may not take her where she needs to go. She has to decide in a moment whether to follow the facts or the truth, and then live with the consequences.

    "Like if Law and Order were written...
    Liz wants to see the right thing happen for her friend Martha, who says she was raped by another friend, Mark. She’s been told to stick with the facts, but when she talks to her friends she finds the “facts” may not take her where she needs to go. She has to decide in a moment whether to follow the facts or the truth, and then live with the consequences.

    "Like if Law and Order were written by Beckett." B. Rhinehart, Actors Studio Drama School director.
  • E Minor Seventh
    Man starts to play a song he remembers from high school, reminds him of Woman, who taught it to him when they were sixteen. Neither knew how to be with the other, him being shy and awkward, her being in an unstable living situation. Before they can figure out how they really feel, she has to leave. When he goes to find her many years later, he finds an awful truth.
  • Acts of Contrition
    Steve, Tom, and Joe, best friends since their days in the Catholic seminary, want to enjoy a beach holiday away from their priestly duties. When Steve is late in arriving, he reveals that he’s been ordered by the Cardinal to reveal his history as a sex abuser to his friends under the seal of the confessional, in order for all of them to continue to “keep each other’s secrets.”