By Fengar Gael
Devil Dog Six. Set in the competitive world of thoroughbred racing, Devil Dog Six is a dark comedy of obsession and betrayal. A young woman jockey falls from a horse, and her recovery leads to a radical transformation, a singular quest of body and soul to conquer the sport of kings. Devil Dog Six gallops along at lightning speed, mixing fantasy and mystery while exploring racial and gender inequities.
Devil Dog Six was commissioned by the InterAct Theatre of Philadelphia through the National New Play Network, and was subsequently work-shopped at New Jersey Repertory, Long Beach Playhouse, Penguin Repertory, the National New Play Network showcase in Chicago, and Fullerton College. It was given a full production by the Moxie Theatre of San Diego and won the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play. It was also produced by the Venus Theatre of Laurel, Maryland, The Landing Theatre of Houston, Texas, the Detroit Repertory Theatre, and given a workshop production by The Spiral Theatre Studio of New York City.
Winner of the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play.
"A fanciful, freewheeling new play...the actors play the jockeys,
the horses and everybody else in this deftly feminist fable... This
lively and highly original script should get around -- anywhere
young women dream of equality, wake up to reality, and then, if
they're smart, adjust and take off again." (Selected in the TOP TEN
plays of 2007 in the Dec. 23rd San Diego Union-Tribune)