Joyce, Effie and BB are cowgirl goddesses on Mount Olympus who lament that the heroines of rodeos past are all but forgotten. It’s a cowboy’s world. Cocky steer-ropers have stolen the spotlight down on earth for long enough. The goddesses decide to use their considerable supernatural powers to give rise to a cowgirl revolution. When they discover Cassidy Clark, a talented, charismatic loner from Claresholm, they know they have found the barrel racer poised to lead their cause. The three goddesses appear to her one day, offering her all the gifts she will need to earn her first buckle at the Canadian Finals Rodeo championship. Cassidy and her trusty mare, Starbright rise to the top of the circuit, throwing back shots of Jack Daniels and two-stepping along the way..but just how far will Cassidy push herself and Starbright in pursuit of their dream?
Co-created with Meg Braem and Christine Brubaker
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“True prairie flavour… light-hearted family fare.” — Calgary Herald
“Pure theatre… delightful. And hilarious… Tons of mojo and moxy.” — CTV News
About the Author
Anna Chatterton is a librettist, playwright and performer based in Hamilton, Ontario. She is a two-time finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama for her plays Gertrude and Alice (cowritten with Evalyn Parry, Playwrights Canada Press), and Within the Glass (Scirocco Drama). Anna has been commissioned and produced by The Shaw Festival, Tarragon Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times, The Theatre Centre, Theatre Passe Muraille, and Canadian Opera Company, among others. As a librettist, Anna’s work has been produced across Canada and the States and has been nominated for a Juno Award. She has been nominated for five Dora Mavor Moore Awards, winning Outstanding Production of an Opera, named a top ten Toronto Theatre Artist by Toronto’s NOW Magazine and was a finalist for the 2019 Hamilton Literary Awards in Fiction for her play Quiver. Anna has been a playwright in residence at Tarragon Theatre, Nightwood Theatre, Tapestry Opera and at the National Theatre School of Canada. She teaches theatre courses at McMaster University, Humber College and Sheridan College.