Wednesday, October 28, 2015

WOE TO THE LAND SHADOWING: A Red Shuttleworth Collection of Poems

Woe to the Land Shadowing

poems by

Red Shuttleworth

Woe to the Land Shadowing, a collection of poems from the Washington State 2015 fire season, published by Blue Horse Press, is available from Amazon.

Red Shuttleworth is a three-time winner of the Spur Award for Poetry from Western Writers of America: Johnny Ringo (2013), Roadside Attractions (2011), and Western Settings (2001).

Shuttleworth was named "Best Living Western Poet" by True West magazine in 2007.

For decades Shuttleworth's poems, short stories, and one-act plays have been published in numerous journals, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Chariton Review, Concho River Review, Interim, Los Angeles Review, Ontario Review, Prairie Schooner, South Dakota Review, True West, Weber: The Contemporary West and West Branch.

Red Shuttleworth with his Irish Wolfhound, Peaches
(photo by Ciara Shuttleworth)

Red Shuttleworth's plays have been widely presented, with readings and productions in both professional and academic settings, including High Plains Fandango at The State University of New York at Fredonia, Pistolero Rideaway at Sundance Playwrights Lab, and Memorabilia at the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.

Red Shuttleworth
(photo by Ciara Shuttleworth)

Sunday, October 11, 2015

HIGH PLAINS FANDANGO, Red Shuttleworth's Play in Paperback

High Plains Fandango

a play by

Red Shuttleworth

High Plains Fandango, Red Shuttleworth's play about the approach of water scarcity and the possible privatization of aquifers like the Ogallala Aquifer under the High Plains, is available as a paperback (cover photograph courtesy of Ed Kashi/VII) from Humanitas Media Publishing.  It can be ordered from Amazon.

Clayton Howe as "O'Garr" and Tony Taylor as "Ken Adams"
in the SUNY-Fredonia production of Red Shuttleworth's High Plains Fandango.

High Plains Fandango takes place in a small, withered cattle town in western Nebraska.  The citizens face a Faustian bargain for survival.

Commissioned in 2010 by the Theatre Arts Department at The State University of New York at Fredonia, High Plains Fandango was developed (with a public reading) by the Echo Theater Company of Los Angeles under the direction of Ethan Phillips.   High Plains Fandango, directed by Tom Loughlin, premiered at SUNY-Fredonia on February 24, 2012.

 Red Shuttleworth

Red Shuttleworth, poet and playwright, named by True West magazine "Best Living Western Poet" in 2007, is a three-time winner of the Spur Award (from Western Writers of America) for Poetry.  His plays have been presented widely in both professional and academic venues, including at The Foothill Theatre (CA), Spirit of the Horse Theatre (MN), Sundance Playwrights Lab, The Sun Valley Festival of New Western Drama, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespearean Festival.