Saturday, February 28, 2015

SEPTEMBER 26, 2011: A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook




September 26, 2011

a one poem chapbook

Red Shuttleworth


From a blog entry, from a poem presented on September 26, 2011, a new poem, somewhat of a treatment/scenario for a short film, has recently emerged.  Red Shuttleworth's September 26, 2011 is issued as a limited edition Bunchgrass Press chapbook.


Red Shuttleworth

Sunday, February 15, 2015

SPRING CHRONOGRAPH: A Red Shuttleworth Poetry Chapbook




Spring Chronograph

poems

Red Shuttleworth


Spring Chronograph, a suite of Red Shuttleworth poems written in 2014, is published in a limited edition by Bunchgrass Press.

Peaches Shuttleworth
(February 2014)


Peaches Shuttleworth Looking Around for an Early Spring
(January 31, 1015)
                        

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Dave Kelly, WHAT'S IT LIKE? A Bunchgrass Press Chapbook




What's It Like?

poems

Dave Kelly


Bunchgrass Press is proud to publish a new poetry chapbook by Dave Kelly, What's It Like?

The poems included are:

Imitation

The Buckaroo

The Honda Was Six Years Old

Sudden

What's It Like?

The Adoption

A Reburial

and

The Lake, Early Evening


Dave Kelly, Lake Michigan, 2011
(Photo by Willow Kelly)

What's It Like? is published by Bunchgrass Press in a limited edition.


Monday, February 9, 2015

BARRELS IN BABYLON: A Performance Piece, A Red Shuttleworth Chapbook

Horse, Horse Shadow, Fence
(a painting by Mary Ann Bonjorni)




Barrels in Babylon

a performance piece for Mary Ann Bonjorni

by

Red Shuttleworth



Barrels in Babylon was written, in August of 1991 in Las Vegas by Red Shuttleworth, at the prompting of artist/barrel racer Mary Ann Bonjorni. 

How much of Barrels in Babylon worked as-written is anybody's guess.  It was performed by Mary Ann Bonjorni (with Red Shuttleworth) on August 31, 1991, in an arena at the S&S Horse Ranch north of Las Vegas, Nevada.  Several hundred people... Mary Ann Bonjorni's friends, admirers, fans, and art groupies, filled the arena bleachers.  There was a lot of bourbon to drink.

Barrels in Babylon was published in 1992 by Clockwatch Review (A Journal of the Arts), edited by James Plath at Illinois Wesleyan University.


Barrels in Babylon, by Red Shuttleworth is now presented, with a few slight revisions, as a Bunchgrass Press limited edition chapbook:





Those interested in requesting a copy of Barrels in Babylon should correspond with Red Shuttleworth.



Red Shuttleworth and Mary Ann Bonjorni
(August 31, 1991)


Clockwatch Review (1992)



Thursday, February 5, 2015

62 Homers: A Red Shuttleworth Play




62 Homers

a play by

Red Shuttleworth


Red Shuttleworth wrote 62 Homers in 1992... when it seemed remotely possible that a Major League slugger could break Roger Maris' home run record... could slug 62 homers.  The play was written in the innocent time before steroidal juicing became farcically common among professional and college baseball players.  The play was soon to become a culturally pointless anachronism, but at the time....

So... 62 Homers  (cast of two women, one young girl, and four men), set contemporaneously, is about a Colorado Rockies slugger, Pony Rivers, who chases the home run record... and tries to cope with the temptations and hazards of fame.

Red Shuttleworth (Assistant Baseball Coach, Big Bend C.C. Vikings)
and Luke Appling Shuttleworth (BatBoy, BBCC Vikings), March 1993 

62 Homers received a measure of development and its first staged reading at the Utah Shakespearean Festival on August 12, 1993. The reading was directed by Rod Ceballos.  Special thanks to USF's New Plays-in-Progress director, the late Doug Cook, and to the program's former dramaturg, Jerry L. Crawford.

The cast for the USF reading of 62 Homers featured:

              Peter Massey...........................Pony Rivers
              Jennifer Alexander..................Cloudburst Caldwell
              Katie Helms.............................Apaloosa
              Tom Kelley..............................Bubba
              John Oswald............................Charles Butterman
              Larry Bull................................Turk Caldwell
              Erika Rolfsrud.........................Rosemary Rivers


The 62 Homers Team: John Oswald, Erika Rolfsrud, Peter Massey,
Katie Helms, Larry Bull, Rod Ceballos, Jennifer Alexander, and Tom Kelly.


            

Pistolero Rideaway: A Red Shuttleworth Play

Pistolero Rideaway

a play by

Red Shuttleworth


Pistolero Rideaway (cast of three women and six men) is a retelling of the Kaspar Hauser legend.  Kaspar, a sixteen year old boy found in the wilderness, journeys from innocence and the primal to the hazards of modernity.  

Red Shuttleworth's Pistolero Rideaway was developed and received its first reading at Sundance Playwrights Lab in July of 1994.  The reading was directed by Kathleen Dimmick.  Quincy Long worked as dramaturg.  Stephanie Fischer served as stage manager.  The cast, with two actors in double-roles, featured:

            Daniel Jenkins............................Kaspar
            Susan Cash.................................Mango
            Quincy Long..............................Mac & Fr. Longwell
             Ethan Phillips............................Coroner & US Marshal
             Francois Chau...........................Tim
             Susan Watson...........................Alice
             Rob Curtis-Brown.....................Nicholas
             Joanne Takahashi......................Julia


 Daniel Jenkins


Susan Cash


Kathleen Dimmick and Quincy Long


Ethan Phillips


Francois Chau


Susan Watson


Rob Curtis-Brown and Joanne Takahashi

1994 Sundance Playwrights Lab




Sundance Playwrights Lab 1994

an incomplete photo album




The participants (playwrights, directors, actors, dramaturgs, stage managers, resource artists, and administrative staff) at Sundance Playwrights Lab 1994 were:

Mac Wellman, Red Shuttleworth, and Lynne Alvarez

Christine Avila

Carlos Carrasco and Rochelle Newman

Sharon Washington, Susan Cash, Kathy Hiler, and Tyra Ferrell

David Kirk Chambers

Francois Chau

Rob Curtis-Brown

Liz Diamond

Kathleen Dimmick and Quincy Long

Giancarlo Esposito

James Farrell

Stephanie Fisher

Daniel Jenkins

David Kranes

Henry Leyva and Mikael Salazar

Jerry Patch

Ethan Phillips

Lynn Nottage

Peter Sagal

Ona Siporin

Octavio Solis

Adrienne and Linda Stiefel

Joanne Takahashi

Susan Watson


... and Michael Alvarez, Len Berkman, John Cooper, Elizabeth Diggs, Jay Frank, Mary Gail, Jose Cruz Gonzalez, Bill Harley, Drew Scott Harris, Erika Herrmann, Heather Hogan, David Irving, Tom Jones, John-David Keller, Meredith Lavitt, Marcos Loya, Jayne Luke, Alma Martinez, Deena Metzger, Dwight Richard Odie, Marian Partee, Mark Reeves, Joel Rene, Richard Rice, Michael Roth, Harvey Schmidt, Vilma Silva, Michael Silversher, Karen Tenkhoff, Donna Ayako Tsufura, Susana Tubert, and Lois Vossen.


When It Goes Haywire: A Red Shuttleworth Play




When It Goes Haywire

a play by

Red Shuttleworth


Red Shuttleworth wrote When It Goes Haywire (originally entitled What in the World's Come Over You?) when he was Playwright-in-Residence at the Utah Shakespearean Festival in Cedar City, Utah, in the summer of 1999.  The play received its first reading at USF on August 14, 2000.  The reading was directed by Rod Ceballos and featured the following cast: Todd Denning, Heidi Ewart, Annie Wersching, Ross Dippel, John Oswald, and Aaron Serotsky.

Annie Wersching and Ross Dippel
rehearse What in the World's Come Over You?
at the Utah Shakespearean Festival, August 2000





With a new title, When It Goes Haywire, Red Shuttleworth's drama set in modern rural Utah (cast of two women, one girl infant, and four men), received its premiere on April 22, 2004 at the Foothill Theatre Company's historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City, California.  The Artistic Director of the Foothill Theatre Company was Philip Sneed.  The play was directed by Carolyn Howarth.  It featured the following cast:

                  Tim Kniffin..............................Kevin Brooks
                   Alexandra Matthew.................Lora Carver
                   Jennifer Le Blanc.....................Emily Gibbs
                   Gary Alan Wright.....................Zealot Norwood
                   Elwood Carver..........................David Silberman
                   Mick Mize.................................Bert
                   Hazel, three months...................Zoe





Opening Night, When It Goes Haywire, Group Shot:
Mick Mize, Gary Alan Wright,
David Silberman, Red Shuttleworth, Ciara Shuttleworth, Jennifer Le Blanc,
Carolyn Howarth, Tim Kniffin, and Alexandra Matthew


Tim Kniffin, Alexandra Matthew, Red Shuttleworth, and Jennifer Le Blanc


Opening night: Red Shuttleworth, Sands Hall, and Philip Sneed



The script for Red Shuttleworth's When It Goes Haywire is only available to artistic directors (who are seriously interested in fully producing the play) at professional theatres.  Those wishing to receive a copy of the script for When It Goes Haywire should send an email to Red Shuttleworth (redshuttleworth@gmail.com).