Thursday, November 10, 2016

FRAGMENTS FROM THEY DREAM GHOST RIDERS, A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook





Fragments
From

They Dream Ghost Riders

A Free Verse Play


Red Shuttleworth



They Dream Ghost Riders, a free verse play by Red Shuttleworth, was first produced at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on March 31, 1989.  It was directed by Cathy Hurst.  The assistant director was Toni Loppnow.  The dramaturg was Jerry L. Crawford.  It had the following cast:

Caroline...................................Lara Resnick
Archer......................................Jack Capece
Reata........................................Rosie Martinez
Hale..........................................Joel Bigger
Buffy.........................................Amy Shoopman
Koop.........................................Scott Loomis
Gwen.........................................Denise Truscello
Owen.........................................David Junius

Red Shuttleworth's Fragments From They Dream Ghost Riders is published as a limited (60-copies) edition chapbook by Bunchgrass Press.  For a limited time, copies may be requested by corresponding with the author.



Joel Bigger (as Hale) and Jack Capece (as Archer)
in Red Shuttleworth's They Dream Ghost Riders
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas, March 31, 1989)



Co-produced by UNLV and the Churchill Arts Council, Shuttleworth's They Dream Ghost Riders, with grants from the Nevada State Council on the Arts and the Sierra Arts Foundation, was presented in Fallon, Nevada, on September 19, 1992.  The Fallon production was directed by Michael Lugering, with the following cast: Helene Elin Pobst, Charlie Paddock, Nicole Sottile, Josh Musselman, Toni Loppnow, Larry Narlock, Melissa Gilbert, and Scott Twilligear.



Denise Truscello (as Gwen) and David Junius (as Owen)
in They Dream Ghost Riders by Red Shuttleworth
(University of Nevada, Las Vegas, March 31, 1989)




Red Shuttleworth's plays have been presented at State University of New York at Fredonia, Sundance Playwrights Lab, The Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, University of Nebraska at Kearney, and  the (Tony Award-winning) Utah Shakespearean Festival.  In March of 2017, Saddleback College in Mission Viejo will present a staged reading of Shuttleworth's new play, a contemporary Western, Tumbledown.  Later in 2017, Humanitas Media Publishing will bring out Rumors and Borders,  a collection of eight Shuttleworth plays set in the American West.


Red Shuttleworth



Red Shuttleworth's poetry has received three (Western Writers of America) Spur Awards, the 2016 Western Heritage "Wrangler" Award, and True West magazine named him "Best Living Western Poet" in 2007.  In early 2017, Blue Horse Press will publish Shuttleworth's next poetry book, Straight Ahead.



1 comment: