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.
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Goddess Of The Hunt

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  • Megan Ann Jacobs:
    10 Sep. 2020
    The dark wit that DeVita uses shocks the reader out of their sweet comfort of what comes as a love story at first glance. This piece takes tons of turns and keeps you guessing while willfully engaged. I worry about writing too much and spoiling some of the fun DeVita has in store. A great read for when you want to indulge in some laugher!
  • John Busser:
    4 Sep. 2020
    At first I thought, Doug DeVita is a romantic at heart, showing the trials and tribulations of the dating scene for those who are perhaps past their prime and not hopeful for their prospects. Then, a bit of sunshine enters and new friendships start and--- hold on! She's WHAT? and He's WHO? And that other guy looks like someone else but ISN'T? Holy cow, the last half of this play is one fun twist after another. I got whiplash from the last few pages! I don't know how you'd stage all this, but man, it would be fun to try.
  • DC Cathro:
    4 Jul. 2020
    Mystery! Mayhem! Mirth! And more than a few hilarious twists! This dark comedy from the mind of Doug DeVita rollicks along like a rollercoaster. A fun show with roles for actors hungry to chew on some scenery. Delightful!

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
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    2019
  • Reading
    ,
    Abingdon Theatre Company Summer Playwrights Retreat
    ,
    2014

Awards

Semi-Finalist
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New Comedy Festival
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B Street Theatre
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2020