COWBOY BOB

Photo by Marielle Solan

Photo by Marielle Solan

Ars Nova Project Residency, 2016

NEW YORK THEATER WORKSHOP ADELPHI RESIDENCY, 2016

UPCOMING: YALE MUSIC THEATRE INSTITUTE SUMMER LAB, 2017

Playwright | MOLLY BEACH MURPHY
Music & Lyrics | JEANNA PHILLIPS
Developed and Directed by ANNIE TIPPE

Music Direction & Arrangements | ALEX THRAIKILL
Additional Arrangements | ERIC FARBER
Set Design | BRETT J. BENAKIS
Costume Design | HEATHER MCDEVITT BARTON
Lighting Design | MARY ELLEN STEBBINS
Sound Design | BRENDAN AANES
Video Design | STIVO ARNOCZY
Stage Manager | MOLLY SHEA
Assistant Director | JENNA ROSSMAN

Performers | DYLAN DAWSON, ERIC FARBER, MARCIA HAUFRECHT, SUSAN HYON, MOLLY MCADOO, JEANNA PHILLIPS, CLAIRE ROTHROCKMARCEL SPEARS & ALEX THRAILKILL

Band | ERIC FARBER, JEANNA PHILLIPS, EAMON O’CONNOR & ALEX THRAILKILL

Peggy Jo Tallas is Cowboy Bob: the scourge of Texas strip mall banks, a tragic insurgent against the patriarchy, a bombshell outlaw exacting revenge on her banker ex-boyfriend. Zigzagging between the urban sprawl of Dallas in the 1990s and self-help addled Hollywood of today, COWBOY BOB is a musical portraiture pile-on of a woman we may never really know.

This showcase was part of Ars Nova’s Director Residency, designed to support early career directors as they hone their skills and build collaborative relationships under Ars' roof.

Photography by Marielle Solan, 2016