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James DeVita

James DeVita, a native of Long Island, N.Y., is a writer and actor. He is currently the resident playwright at First Stage Children's Theater, Milwaukee, Wis. His plays for young people and their families are widely produced around the country. They include: The Christmas Angel; Excavating Mom (Dinosaur!); The Rose of Treason; Zero Tolerance; The Three Musketeers; Bambi—A Life in the Woods; A Little House Christmas; Treasure Island; Looking Glass Land; Swiss Family Robinson; Arthur—The Boy Who Would Be King; Wonderland!; Huck Finn; Tom Sawyer; Trials: The Story of Joan of Arc, and Beth; and A Midnight Cry: The Underground Railroad to Freedom. Bambi was awarded the AATE Distinguished Play Award, and Looking Glass Land won the Shubert Fendrich Playwriting Contest. His novel, Blue, is published by HarperCollins Children's Books and in 2004 he was awarded an NEA Literature Fellowship for fiction.

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