John Patrick Shanley

John Patrick Shanley

“Doubt requires more courage than conviction does, and more energy; because conviction is a resting place and doubt is infinite – it is a passionate exercise. You may come out of my play uncertain. You may want to be sure. Look down on that feeling. We’ve got to learn to live with a full measure of uncertainty. There is no last word. That’s the silence under the chatter of our time. ” 
― John Patrick Shanley, Doubt, a Parable


Welcome to the page of playwright John Patrick Shanley. Here you will find all articles, monologues and media Shanley related.

John Patrick Shanley is an American playwright, screenwriter, and director. He won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film Moonstruck. In 2005 he was awarded the prestiges Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his film Doubt Starring Meryl Streep and Philipp Seymour Hoffman. He is one of the more prominent modern playwrights with well known works such as “dreamer examines his pillow”, Danny and the Deep Blue Sea, Women of Manhattan and Italian American reconciliation.

Below you will find links to Shanley plays, monologues from those plays and our podcast with the man himself. We hope you enjoy!

John Patrick Shanley Plays

John Patrick Shanley Plays

An American playwright, screenwriter, and director. He won the 1988 Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the film Moonstruck. In 2005 he was awarded the prestiges Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his film Doubt Starring Meryl Streep and Philipp Seymour Hoffman. He is one of the more prominent modern playwrights who’s work is worked on by actors in drama schools all over the world.

John Patrick Shanley Monologues

John Patrick Shanley Monologues

One of the more prominent modern playwrights who’s work is worked on by actors in drama schools all over the world. For that reason we have compiled a list of Shanley Monologues to help you with some material to work on in class.

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