Dr. Devon Boan’s play Darkroom has been selected one of 12 semi-finalists for FutureFest 2009, the festival of new plays at the Dayton Playhouse in Dayton, Ohio. Boan is professor of honors and director of the Honors Program. This year is the 20th anniversary of the festival, which has nearly 300 submissions each year and has launched the careers of more than 90 professional playwrights. Over the three days of FutureFest, six finalists are staged and publicly adjudicated by a panel of five theatre professionals from New York and the midwest. This year’s festival will run from July 24-26.