Jeni Mahoney co-Artistic Director of id Theater & Artistic Director of Seven Devils Playwrights Conference - In addition to her duties at id, Jeni is a playwright, teacher, producer and all around development geek. Her play Fata Morgana was the recipient of an NEA ArtWorks Grant, premiered at Boise Contemporary Theater and was selected as an Honorable Mention on the 2015 Kilroy List. Other plays including The Feast of the Flying Cow... and Other Stories of War, Mercy Falls, The Martyrdom of Washington Booth, Running in Circles Screaming, Come Rain or Come Shine, Kandahar, Light and Gogli Mogli have been presented at the National Playwrights Conference at the O'Neill Center, InterAct Theater (Philly), Source Theater Festival (D.C.), L.A. Theater Center, MidWest New Play Festival (Chicago), Lark Theater's Playwrights Week, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, NYU's hotINK Festival, And Toto Too (Denver), Circus Theatricals (L.A.) and London's Greenwich Playhouse among others. Her plays are published through Applause, Playscripts and IndieTheaterNow.com. Jeni writes and speaks on the subject of play development whenever she can find a platform to do so, and has been featured in articles in Stage Directions and The Dramatists. She is a member of Dramatists Guild of America and Secretary of the National Theater Conference.
Paula A. Marchiel Managing Director
Paula has been with Seven Devils and id Theater since the first Conference in 2001. She has worked as Production Coordinator on two short films for the comedy troupe BOOBY HATCH. She is a company member of Synaesthetic Theater for whom she was Producer of The Empires New Clothes on Theater Row and Company Manager of The Trial of K both at the Culture Project and at the International Arts Festival in Salamanca Spain. For over 12 years she worked at TheatreworksUSA first as Assistant Company Manager then as Marketing Associate and Technology Officer. Other past work includes the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, New York University, Playwrights Horizons Theater School, the Really Useful Management Company and Stage Management jobs too numerous to mention. She is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at NYU.
Bob Kerr Director of id-iots at Play
Plays include The Squizzinator, Project Y Theatre, The Potato Creek Chair of Death, Ensemble Studio Theatre and published by Playscripts Inc.; The Sticky-Fingered Fiancée (with composer Mat Eisenstein), a ten-minute musical, Raw Impressions Musical Theatre and Bedlam Theatre; To Whom, Brick Theater in Brooklyn. The End of the Road, The Living Section, Meet Uncle Casper and Kingdom Gone developed at the Lark Theatre, the Actors Studio, Playwrights Horizons, id Theater’s Seven Devils Playwrights Conference and the O’Neill Playwrights Conference. The End of the Road finalist for the Abingdon Theater’s Christopher Brian Wolk Award, received a workshop production at the Juilliard School in 2009. Playwriting fellowship at Juilliard, Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, founding member of Bedlam Theatre in Minneapolis, which produced his plays This the Word, The Secret Word for Today Is Carrot and Six Characters in Search of Water.
Sheila McDevitt co-Artistic Director of id Theater & Artistic Director of Playwrights Intensive, NYC Sit In! and Bridgeworks -
A native Idahoan, is co-founder and co-Artistic Director of id Theater. She co-created id's Seven Devils Playwrights Conference of which she is the Director of the Playwrights Intensive. Also, for id Theater, Sheila is the Artistic Director of their NYC Sit In! and Bridgeworks projects. Directing: 2 season's of Manhattan Class Company's "Summer Play Party", featuring plays written by New York City high school students; Yorkshire Faerie Tale by Tom Diggs and Jay D'Amico at Mind-the-Art Entertainment, NYC, Knuckleheads by James McLindon at the Samuel French OOB Short Play Fest - numerous Seven Devils and NYC Sit In! readings including John Olive's A Slaying Song Tonight and Eric Coble's The Velocity of Autumn. Acting: Sheila's first professional acting job was when she was 15 as an Irish maid for a filmstrip by "Parents Magazine" - shot in Teddy Roosevelt's birthplace in Manhattan. NE tour of Dancing at Lughnasa/Weston Playhouse, Jupiter Theater, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Repertory Theater, Lewis and Clark Repertory Theater, Qwirk Productions, American Shakespeare Festival, Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, id Theater and numerous showcases. Sheila also had the pleasure of Understudying Ms. Carol Kane in In Betweens off Broadway. Proud Member of AEA!
A.P. Andrews Literary Manager
has been working with id Theater since 2012. As a playwright, he has written over fifteen full length plays, including The Nebraska Cycle and The Seaside Cycle. He is a graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at NYU and currently pursuing his MFA at Hunter College, under the tutelage of Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. He really, really, really loves plays. www.apandrewsplays.com
Ed Baker Production Manager
Ed serves the School of Performing Arts at Wichita State University by heading up the Stage Management Certificate in the Theatre Program and as the Technical Director for School Productions. He has spent the majority of his career as a professional entertainment technician in theatre, film/television, concerts, and convention/exposition venues. He earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication with an emphasis in Theatre Arts from Wichita State University. After leaving Wichita he completed graduate studies, internship and residency to earn the M.F.A. in Theatre from the Professional Actor Training Program at Ohio University. He joined the Faculty of Wichita State University in Fall of 2006 as a Professor of Theatre and Performing Arts.
His research agenda is rooted in entrepreneurship as a guiding principalfor the creative worker and artist. There are very few jobs available in the theatre today. There are, however, unlimited opportunities for our students as they enter the working world. By giving them the tools of creativity, innovation and invention along with the skills of the entrepreneur we provide them with more than technical ability to work for a living ::: We provide them with the tools to build a career while building the Theatre Culture of the Twenty-first Century.
Ed is an active member of the Society of American Fight Directors (SAFD) and the United States Institute of Theatre Technology (USITT) as well as the Self Employment in the Arts Conference (SEA)
Danette Baker Combat Consultant
has performed in NY and regionally at Lark Play Development Center, American Globe Theatre, The Cleveland Playhouse, Monomoy Theatre & Wichita Center for the Arts among others. She is an adjunct Theatre faculty member for Wichita State University’s School of Performing Arts in KS and is the owner of her own Fight Choreography business: Fightinfierce LLC.