This fast-moving comedy follows art director Kyle as he tries to discover his real self amid the power struggles and skewed priorities of a New York ad agency. After an office restructuring puts him in a new creative group run by the homophobic Kate, he finds an unlikely ally in copywriter Dodo, a living-legend from the era of “Mad Men,” who not-so-gently prods Kyle to the realization that “It’s time to take off. And soar.”
"...full of richly drawn characters and excitement that grows from integrally drawn relationships."
– Louis Lopardi | Executive Director, The Fresh Fruit Festival
"Doug writes with searing honesty and an exquisite blend of caustic wit and a big heart. As an actor it's pure joy to inhabit his characters."
– Carole Monferdini | Actor / The Fierce Urgency Of Now, Phillie's Trilogy, NELL DASH
WINNER! 4 FRESH FRUIT AWARDS OF DISTINCTION
– OUTSTANDING PLAY: Doug DeVita
– OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION: Dennis Corsi
– OUTSTANDING FEATURED PERFORMANCES: Teresa Kelsey and Carole Monferdini
"...a rapid-fire, well-timed character study filled with terrific one-liners, deep and even tearful relationship moments, and sage wisdom for the texting generation."
– Evan Meena | Outer-Stage
"The writing is fresh, funny, and smart without striving for hilarity. It hits where it's meant to hit."
– Nancy Worssam | ArtsStage-SeattleRage
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COMEDY / DRAMA
RUNNING TIME: 90 minutes, no intermission
CAST: 3W, 2M, + 2 Voice Overs / INCLUSIVE CASTING POSSIBLE
MULTIPLE LOCATIONS / CAN BE PERFORMED ON A UNIT SET
SOME PROFANITY AND SEXUAL SITUATIONS
Kyle | Matthew Jellison
Dodo | Carole Monferdini
Kate | Teresa Kelsey
Neil | Steve Hauck
Meryl | Paloma Pilar
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