Seven Devils Playwrights Conference

FAITH by James McLindon

When an Angel of the Lord appears to 12-year-old Simon in the Walmart’s parking lot, his prayers to God to become His prophet have finally been answered … or have they?

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.

GIRL SCIENCE by Larry Loebell

An eminent woman scientist is forced to face her past when her niece writes her biography.

I BECOME A GUITAR by Francesca Sanders

Madrigal and Kevin are adrift in their marriage when a magical boy from Zihuatanejo comes into their lives/dreams.

INFORMED CONSENT by Richard Brockman

Every heart needs a second chance - sometimes life gives you that chance; sometimes it doesn't.

KILL TO EAT (A PATRIOT'S SONG) by Caridad Svich

Love, death and survival are at stake in this neo-noir action piece about colonialism, patriotism, greed and corruption.

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.

TEN MILE LAKE by Tira Palmquist

A woman returns to Minnesota to see her dying father, and finds that coming home is more difficult – and more necessary – than she could have imagined.

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 GARDEN OF MONSTERS by Mara Lathrop

Hope takes a non-linear tour of post-WWII Dachau, the New York of 2045, present-day London, and a magical Italian garden in the swinging 60's.

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