Jim Devita: About the Artist


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James DeVita has been an accomplished actor in the American Theater for more than 25 years. His work in classical theatre includes Iago, Macbeth, Richard III, Benedick, Richard II, Romeo and Hamlet.

In addition to his many accomplishments in the theater, Mr. DeVita is also an award-winning author and playwright. Currently he is the resident playwright for First Stage Children’s Theater in Milwaukee and has written or adapted 19 plays for young adults and children.

He has also published two novels, The Silenced and Blue with HarperCollins Publishing. Awards include National Endowment for the Arts: Literature Fellowship for Fiction, the AATE 2007 Chorpenning Award, The Distinguished Play award from The American Alliance of Theater and Education and The Intellectual Freedom Award: Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Art.

Theatrical awards include the Denver Critics Circle Award for Best Season for an Actor.

Mr. DeVita received his education at the Suffolk County Community College Theater Program (Selden, NY) and the Professional Theater Training Program (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee). He has also worked as a gas station attendant, a factory worker, a fisherman, a caterer, a cook, and has been a volunteer EMT for the past ten years.

Please visit his website at:  http://www.jamesdevita.com/

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