Saturday, January 13, 2018

AMERICANA WEST by Red Shuttleworth

An Abandoned Farm, Cimarron County, Oklahoma, 1936
Photo by Arthur Rothstein
Library of Congress, Public Domain



Americana West

Short Plays and Monologues

Red Shuttleworth



Americana West is a century of Red Shuttleworth theatre pieces (an exploratory string of a hundred short plays and monologues) set in seventeen Western states, 1900-1999, each one in a different locale.  

Each Red Shuttleworth play and monologue in the Americana West series will be published, as each is ready, as a limited edition chapbook by Bunchgrass Press... and mailed primarily to theatre people.

The first American West chapbook is 1900: Daykin, Nebraska



The Table of Contents for the Americana West series of chapbooks by Red Shuttleworth:

1900: Daykin, Nebraska
1901: Volin, South Dakota
1902: Portales, New Mexico Territory
1903: Cawker City, Kansas
1904: Tyrone, Oklahoma Territory
1905: Goldfield, Nevada
1906: Branchville, Texas
1907: Idalia, Colorado
1908: Wallace, Idaho
1909: Homer, California
1910: Larson, North Dakota
1911: Sidney, Montana
1912: Parker, Arizona
1913: Brogan, Oregon
1914: Lusk, Wyoming
1915: Frisco, Utah
1916: Chesaw, Washington
1917: Fairbury, Nebraska
1918: Tolstoy, South Dakota
1919: Tinnie, New Mexico
1920: Nicodemus, Kansas
1921: Forgan, Oklahoma
1922: Winnemucca, Nevada
1923: Fort Stockton, Texas
1924: Como, Colorado
1925: Quartzburg, Idaho
1926: Termo, California
1927: Marmarth, North Dakota
1928: Plevna, Montana
1929: Cherry, Arizona
1930: Long Creek, Oregon
1931: Red Desert, Wyoming
1932: Modena, Utah
1933: Elberton, Washington
1934: Rulo, Nebraska
1935: Strool, South Dakota
1936: Carrizoza, New Mexico
1937: Hoxie, Kansas
1938: Hominy, Oklahoma
1939: Palisade, Nevada
1940: Bryan, Texas
1941: Sunbeam, Colorado
1942: Boise, Idaho
1943: Kief, North Dakota
1944: San Francisco, California
1945: Glentana, Montana
1946: Springerville, Arizona
1947: Wagontire, Oregon
1948: Hulett, Wyoming
1949: Garrison, Utah
1950: Adrian, Washington
1951: Lincoln, Nebraska
1952: Blunt, South Dakota
1953: Socorro, New Mexico
1954: Ulysses, Kansas
1955: Vici, Oklahoma
1956: Ely, Nevada
1957: Weatherford, Texas
1958: Sterling, Colorado
1959: Bruneau, Idaho
1960: Trinidad, California
1961: Beach, North Dakota
1962: St. Regis, Montana
1963: Prescott, Arizona
1964: Burns, Oregon
1965: Thermopolis, Wyoming
1966: Wheeler, Washington
1967: Wendover, Utah
1968: Cozad, Nebraska
1969: Gregory, South Dakota
1970: Wagon Mound, New Mexico
1971: Liberal, Kansas
1972: Hobart, Oklahoma
1973: Gerlach, Nevada
1974: Plainview, Texas
1975: Glenwood Springs, Colorado
1976: Rattlesnake Station, Idaho
1977: Devils Den, California
1978: Gascoyne, North Dakota
1979: Missoula, Montana
1980: Kingman, Arizona
1981: Mt. Vernon, Oregon
1982: Rawlins, Wyoming
1983: Vernal, Utah
1984: Washtucna, Washington
1985: Winside, Nebraska
1986: Vermillion, South Dakota
1987: Raton, New Mexico
1988: St. Francis, Kansas
1989: Laverne, Oklahoma
1990: Alamo, Nevada
1991: Claude, Texas
1992: Two Buttes, Colorado
1993: Buhl, Idaho
1994: Shoshone, California
1995: Napoleon, North Dakota
1996: Rapelje, Montana
1997: Hackberry, Arizona
1998: Prairie City, Oregon
1999: Coulee City, Washington


Red Shuttleworth


Playwright and poet, Red Shuttleworth received a 2017 Tanne Foundation Award.  His Woe to the Land Shadowing (Blue Horse Press) won the 2016 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Poetry Book.  A three-time winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for Poetry, Shuttleworth was named "Best Living Western Poet: in 2007 by True West magazine.  His plays have been presented widely, including at State University of New York at Fredonia, Saddleback College, Sundance Playwrights Lab, and the Tony Award-winning Utah Shakespeare Festival.  Shuttleworth's most recent books are Straight Ahead: Poems (Blue Horse Press) and Rumors and Borders: Eight Western Plays (Humanitas Media Publishing).


Monday, January 1, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg: Swine of the Decade


Mark Zuckerberg

Swine of the Decade


* For a few dollars more, Facebook, led by Mark Zuckerberg, sold ads to Russia's security/intelligence agencies.  Caught red-handed warping and twisting American democracy, Zuckerberg and his tools claimed they were taken... fooled by the Russians.

* When the United States Congress, the House of Representatives, asked for answers about Facebook and the Russians, Mark Zuckerberg, a coward, hid behind lawyers.

* Facebook is a communications company and ought to be regulated by Congress.

* Facebook is a for-profit company and should pay its fair taxes.  It may be that Zuckerberg should be audited by the Internal Revenue Service.  And perhaps the Department of Justice should prosecute Mark Zuckerberg for tax evasion.

* Apparently those closest to Mark Zuckerberg, like his neighbors, despise him for his thoughtlessness, his arrogance, his selfishness.
His Hawaiian neighbors have been angered by the wall Zuckerberg built around his absurd home.  In Palo Alto, California, Zuckerberg allegedly destroyed a neighborhood by buying and bulldozing four homes just to get himself even more insulation.  
One man, a San Francisco accountant, has reportedly been jailed for nearly a year for yelling at billionaire-bully Mark Zuckerberg's thuggish bodyguards.  Neighbors in three places apparently find Mark Zuckerberg to be foul... a pig.

*  Hardly a month goes by that Mark Zuckerberg and/or his Facebook toadies find new ways to clutter the news feed with ads and social engineering.

* Mark Zuckerberg is the sort of neighborhood creep who shows up uninvited at parties, who paws family albums, who does foul things in the closets.