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Birth Place:
New York, NY
Bio:
Doug DeVita His play Just A Rumor (co-written with Gary Lyons) was a semi-finalist at the Eugene O'Neil Playwright's Conference and had developmental readings at New York's Abingdon Theatre Company and London's Menier Chocolate Factory. Other work includes Gold Diggers of the 1, 2, & 3 and ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: New York, NY

Bio:
Doug DeVita His play Just A Rumor (co-written with Gary Lyons) was a semi-finalist at the Eugene O'Neil Playwright's Conference and had developmental readings at New York's Abingdon Theatre Company and London's Menier Chocolate Factory. Other work includes Gold Diggers of the 1, 2, & 3 and ... (read complete bio)
Fresh Fruit Festival Gets FIERCE On The Radio Photo Fresh Fruit Festival Gets FIERCE On The Radio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021

A regional favorite for some time, the play has been turned into a screenplay and is currently in development as a motion picture. In the meantime, playwright/screenwriter Doug DeVita has reworked the piece into a joyous radio-style play

Doug DeVita Presents THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW as Radio Play Photo Doug DeVita Presents THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW as Radio Play
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021

Doug DeVita's witty exploration of homophobia and ageism in the ad world becomes a radio play. Premiering in March. Doug DeVita's fast-paced comedy, The Fierce Urgency of Now, has multiple lives across the country. A regional favorite for some time, the play has been turned into a screenplay and is currently in development as a motion picture.

The Fresh Fruit Festival Presents LGBTQ Monologues On Film Photo The Fresh Fruit Festival Presents LGBTQ Monologues On Film
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020

The Fresh Fruit Festival, now in its 19th consecutive year, is presenting works in the following format for development in filmed virtual presentation: LGBTQ MONOLOGUES, curated by Rachel Kara Perez and artistic director, Dennis Corsi. 

NIGEL, GUYS, AND DOLLS Will Premiere During the Fresh Fruit Festival Photo NIGEL, GUYS, AND DOLLS Will Premiere During the Fresh Fruit Festival
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2020

Former Artistic Director for Westside Repertory Theater, Doug DeVita has had work produced in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, New Jersey, Connecticut, and London.

NIGEL, GUYS, AND DOLLS By Doug DeVita Premieres As Part Of The Fresh Fruit Festival F Photo NIGEL, GUYS, AND DOLLS By Doug DeVita Premieres As Part Of The Fresh Fruit Festival Film Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020

Doug DeVita's one-person film, 'Nigel, Guys, and Dolls' will be presented as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival's filmed monologue series (showing dates TBA). Atmospheric and compelling, DeVita's NIGEL... is the story of a young boy whose life was manipulated by his mother who decided exactly how she would like her son to be.

THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL is Now On Film Photo THE FRESH FRUIT FESTIVAL is Now On Film
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020

Responding to the need for social distancing, Fresh Fruit created LGBTQ MONOLOGUES: The Ache for Home. This project is based on the Maya Angelou quote, 'The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.'

Phillie's Trilogy Continues With REPETITION At The Secret Theatre Photo Phillie's Trilogy Continues With REPETITION At The Secret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

REPETITION by Doug Devita; directed by William Spinnato featuring Christopher DeSantis, Alex O'Shea, and Ellyn Stein; performing at Secret Theatre, 4402 23rd Street, Long Island City, NY on Saturday, February 1 at 3:00pm; Sunday, February 9 at 3:00pm; Sunday, February 16 at 7:00pm; Thursday, February 27 at 7:00pm. Tickets: $20 ($22 at the door) https://secrettheatre.showare.com/eventperformances.asp?evt=75

A KREUZTER SONATA Plays A Special Event In Babylon, Long Island Photo A KREUZTER SONATA Plays A Special Event In Babylon, Long Island
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

Playwright Larry Rinkel's latest production of his well-received play, A Kreutzer Sonata, is being presented by Modern Classics Theatre of Long Island this weekend as a limited engagement, special-event running through Sunday evening at Bacca (BABYLON CITIZENS COUNCIL ON THE ARTS).

Fresh Fruit Fest Extends Deadline; Honors Stonewall At 50 Photo Fresh Fruit Fest Extends Deadline; Honors Stonewall At 50
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

The Fresh Fruit Festival (FFF), New York's preeminent LGBTQ summer arts celebration stands poised to be the definitive location for quality lively arts programming during the 50th Anniversary of Stonewall, this year. With this in mind, FFF will extend its deadline for submissions to the festival through Sunday night, March 17, 2019.

DeVita's PHILLIE'S TRILOGY Named Semi Finalist in Burman New Play Award Competition Photo DeVita's PHILLIE'S TRILOGY Named Semi Finalist in Burman New Play Award Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Award-winning playwright Doug DeVita's dark comedy Phillie's Trilogy was just named a Semi-Finalist in Barrington Stage Company's competition for their first-ever Burman New Play Award, placing in the top 60 out of over 450 submissions.

Johnny B. Dunn Is Back In The Saddle Photo Johnny B. Dunn Is Back In The Saddle
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Earlier this season Frank Calo and All Out Arts in conjunction with The Wild Project presented an LGBT Film Event as part of the Fresh Fruit Festival: a reading of Johnny B. Dunn's new screenplay, FREE RANGE.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces TRU Producer Boot Camp: Essentials Of Successfu Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces TRU Producer Boot Camp: Essentials Of Successful Self-Producing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Producer Boot Camp Essentials of Successful Self-Producing Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:30am-3:30pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, NYC. For more details, visit https://truonline.org/events/self-producing-2018/.

Fresh Fruit Awards And Six-Degrees Of Richard Skipper Photo Fresh Fruit Awards And Six-Degrees Of Richard Skipper
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

A good time was had by all at Bowery Arts & Science, 310 Bowery (at First Street), in NY on Monday night, May 14 as the annual Fresh Fruit Awards were celebrated. Writer/performer, Lisa Kron and activist, Allen Roskoff, were honored with Community Service awards prior to a cavalcade of accolades for some powerful and enlightening works by new as well as established artists. Three pieces that took home multiple awards were the musical, La Maupin, the political dramedy, The Diplomats, and the semi-autobiographical play, The Phillie trilogy, which was a tour de force for several acclaimed performers.

Jay Michaels Discusses Arts Marketing At TRU Photo Jay Michaels Discusses Arts Marketing At TRU
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Jay Michaels discusses indie theatre marketing at Theatre Resources Unlimited (TRU) BOOTCAMP: 2018 Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing

Winners Announced for The Annual Fresh Fruit Festival Awards: The FRUITIES Photo Winners Announced for The Annual Fresh Fruit Festival Awards: The FRUITIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

All-Out Arts and the acclaimed Fresh Fruit Festival will celebrate notable selections from last year's Fresh Fruit Festival. 'It was a very powerful season,' said Louis Lopardi, the executive producer of the festival. 'It's fitting for our 15th year. So many amazing works,' he continued. 'And looking forward to one of most exiting seasons to come!' he concluded.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2018 Bootcamp Weekend Intensive For Showcas Photo Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2018 Bootcamp Weekend Intensive For Showcase Producing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 Bootcamp Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 28, 2018 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 5th floor. Registration is $270 for non-members ($225 for TRU members, $290 for Membership/Workshop Package, and $100 for a second attendee). Save $50-$60 with the Early Bird Discount through April 15.

Photo Flash: Lane Bradbury, Singer And Now, Playwright Performs at Don't Tell Mama Photo Photo Flash: Lane Bradbury, Singer And Now, Playwright Performs at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Lane Bradbury - dainty June to Ethel Merman's Rose in the original Broadway production of Gypsy - returned to the stage of Don't Tell Mama cabaret theater for another rousing performance of her current cabaret, LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU, AGAIN with a script by award-winning playwright, Doug DeVita.

The 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival presents THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW Photo The 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival presents THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

The 2016 Fresh Fruit Festival will certainly be FIERCE this year ... thanks to celebrated playwright Doug DeVita and the New York premiere of his fast-moving caustic comedy, THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW.

Lane Bradbury, Original 'Dainty June' in GYPSY Continues Run of Debut Cabaret Show at Photo Lane Bradbury, Original 'Dainty June' in GYPSY Continues Run of Debut Cabaret Show at Don't Tell Mama, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2017

In 1959, theater, film, and TV star LANE BRADBURY created the role of Dainty June in the original Broadway production of the iconic show GYPSY starring Ethel Merman. Now, almost 60 years later, Bradbury is making her debut at the legendary cabaret Don't Tell Mama with LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU, AGAIN. Bradbury's musical trip down memory lane is a personal tour of how she transitioned from being an Atlanta Debutante to a performer on The Great White Way during the Golden Age of Broadway Musicals. Written by Doug DeVita, directed by Bradbury's daughter Elkin Antoniou, and with Musical Direction by Joe Goodrich, Lane Bradbury's LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU, AGAIN hits the Don't Tell Mama stage for a third performance on Sunday, September 24 at 7 pm.

RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES to Return to Theater Row This September Photo RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES to Return to Theater Row This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Multi-award winner Richard Skipper, who is fast becoming a New York cultural icon, returns to the stage to his audience's delight on September 10th 2017.

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