Seven Devils Playwrights Conference
FATA MORGANA by Jeni Mahoney
For Tori and Jack, life off the grid offers a welcome alternative to the turmoil of life back home… until Morgan shows up seeking sanctuary and offering the promise of long lost hopes for happiness. Having already walked away once, can Jack and Tori hold on to their separate peace, or will they risk it all for a shot at their dreams?
FOUR BEERS by David Van Vleck
Set in the Reagan 80’s, four fifty-something buddies gather for Monday-night football at a local bar only to find the TV broken, and determined to make the best of it, fall into reflections on women, religion, and retirement, resulting in loyalties tested, trusts shattered, in a comedy of faded dreams.
SWIMMING WITH WHALES by Bob Bartlett
While visiting his family's secluded cottage on the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina, Owen, a typically urban fifteen-year-old boy, and his fisherman father clash until an unlikely and healing communion with an injured whale awakens in Owen a forgotten boyhood and connection with the sea.
THE FEAST OF THE FLYING COW...AND OTHER STORIES OF WAR by Jeni Mahoney
Audrey, a socialite turned relief worker, finds herself in a war-torn nation awarding a free feast and celebrity-style photo shoot to the besieged family of Anya Andonov; trapped in a world that is as absurd, as it is brutal, Anya and Audrey struggle to salvage their feast as the world around them spirals into collapse.
THE RACCOON by Dano Madden
The students of Oakwoods High are celebrating their graduation, when the appearance of an old friend forces them to confront their memory of the one day when their desire to get back at the class troublemaker went horribly wrong.
VEILS by Tom Coash
Set in the weeks just prior to the Egyptian revolution, the play is a two-hander that features strong college-age women of color addressing the issues of Islamic veiling and international/intercultural relations with humor and humanity.
Selected plays from more than a dozen years of this developmental play event, curated by artistic director Jeni Mahoney