Reviews

Timothy Nolan

  • Indie Theater Now Person of the Year

Acts of Contrition

  • Excellence in Playwriting Award 2003 New York International Fringe Festival

  • New York Times ("Mr. Nolan writes thoughtfully and carefully about the human cost of a problem that is, after all, a function of human frailty." Bruce Weber)

  • WQXR Radio ("The play would benefit from a professional staging. Audiences would benefit, too." Bruce Weber)

  • Curtain Up ("If your gauge is tuned by thoughtful and well-written plays that are impeccably directed and finely acted, this one will also be at the top of your heap." Les Gutman)

  • NYtheater.com (A "timely, provocative play." Kwesi Cameron)

  • OffOffOff.com ("Acts of Contrition"...has earned its kudos, unfolding beautifully and with substantial complexity into the human side of an incendiary problem. The play is both smart and reverent enough to interweave the gorgeous rituals of Catholicism with the casual, beach-house setting." Jean Tang)

The Way Out

  • Excellence in Performance Award, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, 2002 New York International Fringe Festival

  • New York Times ("Appreciating this play does not require a political interest in Mr. Carter's case. What he seems to have gone through is an enormous magnification of a feeling every human being knows: of not being believed and facing his opinions alone." Anita Gates)

  • Curtain Up ("This is one of those Fringe productions that could easily return for a longer engagement somewhere..." Les Gutman)

What's In A Name

  • Plays and Playwrights 2014 Anthology ("A bona fide thriller, as we trace–through flashbacks–the long-stored secrets of its heroine; and also, compellingly, an exploration of identity and reputation and memory. The question posed by the play’s title is thoroughly examined here, with memorable and insightful results.") 

  • NYTheater.com ("The brilliance of Nolan's work here is its immediacy: he...makes us confront the difficult question she is (mostly unsuccessfully) trying to grapple with...It's absolutely worth seeing, and also a piece that deserves a long life in productions elsewhere." Martin Denton)

  • Queens Courier ("...a two act nightmarish revelation...a window into the tormented woman’s emotional breakdown." Cliff Kasden)

Mind, Body, & Spirit: Three Plays by Timothy Nolan

  • Off-Off Broadway Review ("If Mr. Nolan's work is any indicator of the company's general level of excellence, the founders have a very high standard of playwriting indeed." John Chatterton)

Wrong Barbarians

  • NYtheater.com ("Depending on where you are in the process of choosing or not choosing to be ruled by fear, this play may prove instructive, cathartic, or perhaps even both." Martin Denton)

 

Plays Produced

2021

  • What Happened Was, NY TheaterFest (formerly NYSummerFest), November

  • The Sugar Plant, Actors Studio Drama School Repertory Season (Off-Broadway), November

  • E Minor Seventh, Jersey City Arts Center New Play Festival, June

  • Stuck With Fred, Road Theater Company, Los Angeles, July

  • The Sugar Plant, Rogue Theater Festival, New York, July

2020

  • E Minor Seventh, Fifth Ave Theater of New York Virtual Play Festival, December (Special Mention Award) 

  • Sounds Like You, Permafrost Theatricals Script to Screen Festival, November

  • Stuck With Fred, Actors Studio Playwrights & Directors Workshop, November

  • E Minor Seventh, Permafrost Theatricals Icebreaker Series, February 

2019

  • What Happened Was, Actors Studio Drama School, New York, December

  • The Sugar Plant, Actors Studio Drama School, New York, May

2018

  • E Minor Seventh, Actors Studio Drama School, New York, March

2017

  • Mighty Good Company, Theaterworks, May

2013

  • What's In A Name, Variations Theater Group, Chain Theater, New York, March

2011

  • What's In A Name, Bococa Arts Festival, Ceol Irish Pub, Brooklyn, NY, June

2010

  • She's So Beautiful, Testogenius Festival, Manhattan Theater Source, New York, June

2009

  • The Way Out, National Arts Club, New York, October

  • The Way Out, Manhattan Theater Source, New York, March

2008

  • Not Dark Yet, NY Int'l Fringe Festival, Walkerspace, New York, August

2004

  • Wrong Barbarians, NY Int'l Fringe Festival, Cherry Lane Theater, New York, August

2003

  • Acts of Contrition, NY Int'l Fringe Festival, The Play Room, New York, August (Excellence in Playwriting Award)

2002

  • The Way Out, NY Int'l Fringe Festival, La Tea Theater, New York, August (Excellence in Acting Award)

2001

  • The Way Out, Chelsea Playhouse, New York, July

1997

  • Under the Green Ceiling, Synchronicity Space, New York, November

1996

  • Mind, Body, & Spirit: Three Plays by Timothy Nolan, Synchronicity Space, New York,  November

1995

  • Acts of Contrition, Synchronicity Space, New York, October

1994

  • What's In A Name, Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Play Festival, Nat Horne Theater, New York, April (Critics' Choice Award)

  • Acts of Contrition, New Director's Festival, Synchronicity Space, New York, March

1991

  • The Bull, Samuel French Off-Off-Broadway Play Festival, Double Image Theater, New York, April (Critic's Choice Award)