Peter O'Connor, Danielle Sacks, Mirirai Sithole, and James Tweedale in a staged reading of "Tiny" by Sarah B. Mantell at the 2016 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference.

Lineup Announced for 2017 Seven Devils Conference

The event will host nine playwrights from across the United States, and their work will be presented to the public.

MCCALL, IDAHO: Id Theater has announced the lineup for its 17th Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, which will take place at the Alpine Playhouse June 8-17. The conference is free and open to the public and will feature a playwriting workshop, an evening of plays and an “insta-play” in which community members are guided through writing and performing a short play.

The nine playwrights were selected from a pool of 450 submissions. The plays selected for the event are:

  • Elaine Romero’s Modern Slave, which follows the story of Andrea as she tries to free a Chinese sweatshop worker and stumbles into a problem of global proportions.
  • Patrick Gabridge’s Drift, a story of two farm families united by common suffering after a deadly pesticide drift.
  • Steph Del Rosso’s Flee, in which Delia experiences turmoil as she attempts to run from her problems.
  • Kyle John Schmidt’s The Secretary, in which  Ruby’s small town gun company’s newest model goes off automatically without anyone pulling the trigger.
  • Manuel Zarate’s Stroke, a story about a famous painter who tries to return to painting after a paralyzing stroke.
  • Isabella D’Esposito’s Horizon Three, in which a commander runs into problems in outer space after her robot exceeds his own design and throws them off course.
  • Dayna Smith’s The Burnouts.
  • Rabbit/Moon, by Matthew Cameron Clark and Dwayne Blacktaller, both of Boise Contemporary Theater.
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