Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Ten-Minute Play....The Lonely Cowboy

Howdy Folks!

Just finished a new ten-minute comedy western play titled The Lonely Cowboy, suitable for all ages! Guaranteed to have no spittin', no cursin', no horsin' around and no naughty bits! Well, maybe just a little horsin' around. :-)

Lonely Cowboy is sitting out alone in the desert, beside his campfire, happy as a pig in slop. What happens when a string of colorful characters decide to pay him a visit? There's the Grizzled Prospector looking for gold, the Dancehall Girl who jumped out of an overturned stagecoach, the Singin' Cowboy and the Preacher.

This fun play has a cast of four males, one female or two males, one female and two other females dressed as males.

E-mail me for information on readings or if you'd like to produce this play.

Happy trails!

bobbi c.
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

DOT's a prize winner!

Dear friends,

The good news just keeps on comin' here at Catnip Cottage! This morning I learned that my new Christmas play, Dot & the (Amazing Technicolor) Quest for the Real Santa Clause won THIRD PLACE in the East Valley Children's Theatre Aspiring Playwright's Contest in Mesa, AZ! AND it comes with a cash first ever!

I'm still looking for a theatre to premiere a production of DOT, so e-mail me if you're interested, or check out an excerpt on my website.

Happy trails!

bobbi c.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

LITTLE RED RIDING BOOTS & COOTER COYOTE...a Short Comedy Play available for productions...

LITTLE RED RIDING BOOTS & COOTER COYOTE, a new ten-minute play by Bobbi A. Chukran, native Texan playwright, is now available for readings and productions.

The play is a very loose retelling of the Little Red Riding Hood fairy tale, with a Texas twist and a quirky villainous coyote who tries to steal Granny's food from Little Red Riding Boots, with hilarious results. You will love this funny, heartwarming tale about a fiesty young heroine who teams up with her grandmother to outwit a rascally coyote.

This comedy tale is written for a cast of 3 F, 2 M and 1 or 2 Either (in a horse costume), or for easier staging, a toy stick horse can be used. The play is rated Family-Friendly, fun for kids of all ages!

For more information, script excerpt or to get permission to produce this new play, please e-mail Ms. Chukran.

To read more about the playwright, download a resume or read excerpts of other plays, please visit Bobbi's website.

Happy Trails!

bobbi c.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Playwriting News!

Dear friends,

I just found out that a sequel I wrote to my first ANNIERELLA play, titled "Annierella & the (Not So) Secret Garden" as well as a spoof based on Bram Stoker's DRACULA titled "Vampire Fever!" are semi-finalists in the 2010 Youth Education on Stage play writing competition. I'm in some fine company there, with several of my friends from the Playwright's Binge Yahoo group and my friend Steph Deferie.

This is the same competition where ANNIERELLA was the First Place Winner last summer.

Happy Trails,

bobbi c.

What others are saying about ANNIERELLA:

A blurb from my first director, Jack Dyville, about ANNIERELLA:

"As producer of Youth Education On Stage, we have found that doing SUMMER SHORTS, a short play festival is the ideal way to give more grade school children each summer that all important opportunity to sink their teeth into roles (even if they are brief plays) rather than just playing a tree or third chorus kid to the left!!!
With "Annierella" my cast had so much fun with these folksey characters and had the opportunity to create roles that had meaning to them. The dialogue was clever and the jokes were strong. The audiences loved it and it moved the judges -- winning the Best Over-All Production of the Festival".
---Jack Dyville Co-Producer Youth Education On Stage (Williston North Dakota) and Artistic Director, Friends Always Creating Theatre (NYC)

ANNIERELLA was also one of the featured plays announced by the publisher today. You may read it online here:

Brooklyn Publishing Announces the Publication of two versions of ANNIERELLA

Happy trails!

bobbi c.