Phillie's Trilogy (formerly The Phillie Trilogy)

Growing up in the “fabulous” 70s was no picnic for precocious budding writer Phillie McDougal. But despite the nuns, the priests, bullying classmates, and his parents, he lived to tell the tales, with results no one bargained for. Including him.
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Phillie's Trilogy (formerly The Phillie Trilogy)

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  • Scott Sickles:
    27 Nov. 2017
    The Phillie Trilogy is three coming of age stories in one about a boy and the man he becomes. It perfectly captures how our friends and family resonate from childhood into our later lives. It's a roller coaster of torment, forgiveness, disappointment, and surprising tenderness. Early on, it also deals frankly which childhood sexuality: what we long for before we understand longing and how we experiment before we understand our bodies. A lovely piece.
  • Julie Weinberg:
    15 Sep. 2016
    DeVita’s characters are indelibly vivid and wonderfully complex. You love them or you hate them – sometimes simultaneously - but you’ll never forget them. Mix a little of Mark Twain’s satire with a bit of JD Salinger’s ironic self-deprecation and you may get a sense of DeVita’s voice. Read this play – better yet produce it. It’s a deliciously funny and unexpectedly moving play.
  • Victoria Z. Daly:
    14 Sep. 2016
    In THE PHILLIE TRILOGY, Doug Devita exhibits a sublime eye and ear for the details that add up to real, living characters. The members of this mismatched extended family, in 1970’s Long Island and beyond, need each other — especially in an environment rigid in its religious and sexual standards. Yet each one acts by turns hilarious and awful, his or her own worst enemy. Underneath it all runs the ache of a boy isolated in his own home town who yearns for escape. DeVita’s great achievement is to make us feel for all the characters, even the most deluded.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    The Great Griffon "Seeking The Queer Voice" Reading Series
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    The 9th Floor, New York, NY
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
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    Scrap Mettle Arts, New York, NY
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    The 9th Floor, New York, NY
    ,
    2014
  • Reading
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    Arouet, Seattle, Washington
    ,
    2010

Production History

  • Fringe
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    Fresh Fruit Festival, New York
    ,
    2017

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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Burman New Play Award
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Barrington Stage Company
,
2019
Finalist
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The Producer's Perspective PRO Inaugural Reading Series
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Ken Davenport / Producer's Perspective PRO
,
2019
Winner
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Outstanding Production
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All Out Arts / The Fresh Fruit Festival
,
2018
Winner
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Scrap Mettle Arts Emerging Playwrights Program
,
Scrap Mettle Arts
,
2016