Goddess Of The Hunt

Semi-Finalist, B Street Theatre 2020 New Comedy Festival.

Full-length dark comedy. Development at the Kennedy Center (with Mark Bly and Caleen Jennings) and at ESPA/Primary Stages (with Michael Walkup and Rogelio Martinez.)

Just how well do you know all your "friends" on social media? In this fast-moving "light comedy about dark people leading private lives in...
Semi-Finalist, B Street Theatre 2020 New Comedy Festival.

Full-length dark comedy. Development at the Kennedy Center (with Mark Bly and Caleen Jennings) and at ESPA/Primary Stages (with Michael Walkup and Rogelio Martinez.)

Just how well do you know all your "friends" on social media? In this fast-moving "light comedy about dark people leading private lives in public places," when the grieving Charlie Windsor meets the gregarious Diana Black-White in a New York Theater District bar they become instant BFFs. Much to the consternation of his closest friend since childhood, Broadway actor Ed McGrath, Charlie is almost immediately hurled into an overwhelming whirl of dark secrets, questionable loyalties, and highly dysfunctional family dynamics; a world for which Charlie is completely unprepared. GODDESS OF THE HUNT is a gleefully silly homage to those romantic comedy thrillers of the 1960s via Roman mythology, updated to the creepy, contemporary world of social media and – perhaps too much – information sharing.
  • Recommend
  • Download
  • Save to Reading List

Goddess Of The Hunt

Recommended by

  • Tristen Canfield:
    11 May. 2020
    A little sordid, a lot of fun; Doug DeVita puts the dark and twisted in light comedy with this intriguing romp through the strange minds and perverse desires that drive the Goddess of the Hunt!
  • Eytan Deray:
    2 May. 2020
    A delightfully bonkers and smart throwback screwball comedy that revels in its dark wit and satiric humor! Mad props to Doug DeVita!
  • Daniel Prillaman:
    2 May. 2020
    Never has Hemingway struck a grander, or more off-putting, shadow. DeVita’s farce fires on all cylinders, giving the audience a world both darkly madcap and beautifully real. We cannot help ourselves being pulled along for the ride as Diana whisks Charlie into her well-laid traps, and the twists and turns never fail to stop or satisfy. Part screwball comedy of old, part mythological fable, and with excellent roles for older and LGBTQ actors, this is a piece to knock you off your feet. I would love to see it on its own.

Development History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Davenport Theatrical / Playwrighting Workshop with Eric Webb
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Kennedy Center Summer Playwrights Intensive
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    ESPA / Primary Stages class with Rogelio Martinez
    ,
    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Abingdon Theatre Company Summer Playwrights Retreat
    ,
    2014

Awards

Semi-Finalist
,
New Comedy Festival
,
B Street Theatre
,
2020