Goddess Of The Hunt

FULL LENGTH, 80 pages / Contact me for a perusal copy.

SEMI-FINALIST, B Street Theatre 2020 New Comedy Festival.

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...
FULL LENGTH, 80 pages / Contact me for a perusal copy.

SEMI-FINALIST, B Street Theatre 2020 New Comedy Festival.

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.

Developed at the Kennedy Center (with Mark Bly and Caleen Jennings) and at ESPA/Primary Stages (with Michael Walkup and Rogelio Martinez.)
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Goddess Of The Hunt

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  • Tom Rowan:
    8 May. 2024
    GODDESS OF THE HUNT features sharp, witty dialogue and wickedly ingenious plot twists that take what first seems to be a breezy comedy of manners to darker and darker places. The characters are expertly drawn, and DeVita also provides entertainingly detailed local color and some barbed and poignant commentary on growing older in the gay community.
  • Mary Powelson:
    5 May. 2024
    This play as a great vehicle for actors - especially those who have a sense of play and humor and enough gravitas to ballast the brash comedic twists and turns of the script. It flows, it plays, and it is a joy to work on. I can recommend - with full authority* - that Diana Black-White is indeed a great role for a woman. A complicated protagonist, she is purposeful, playful, poisonous. Diana won't let herself be played on the surface - the actor must dig in, be bold, and enjoy.

    (* Mary played DBW in Goddess' first workshop, NYC.)
  • Craig Houk:
    5 May. 2024
    Another brilliantly crafted original comedy by DeVita, presented as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival at Wild Project. Crackling smart writing packed tightly into a raunchy theatrical jockstrap soaked in cocktails, deception, gluttony, perversion, and murder. Never one to take the path of least resistance and always one prepared to challenge his audiences, DeVita gifts us with fully developed, multifaceted, three-dimensional characters (including the minor ones) spilling over with heart and humor, and then strings it all together with a delightfully sweet love story. Exceptional work. Highly recommended.

Development History

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

Production History

  • Workshop
    ,
    Fresh Fruit Festival
    ,
    2024

Awards

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