ARMY ISSUE [working title] by Vicki Caroline Cheatwood
Sunday, February 26 at 6:30pm
Austin Playwrights Studio
5555 N. Lamar, Bldg. K, Ste. 125

A comedy-drama told in a series of letters to penpals, ARMY ISSUE [working title] opens a weathered screen door into the lonely, chaotic life of 10-year-old Cricket, a precocious square peg stuck in a small house with a large military family.

Vicki Caroline Cheatwood is a Dallas-based playwright, screenwriter and dramaturg. Most recent stage credits: MANICURES & MONUMENTS (WaterTower Theatre),  HOME FRONT (Creative Arts Theatre & School), and RUTH (Kitchen Dog Theater).  Off-Off-Broadway and regional theater credits include THE RISEN CHRIS at Vital Theatre, FITS & STARTS: THE SACRED HEART at Access Theatre, 10:10 and THE COWGIRL CHRONICLES for Actors Stock Company/NYC, and MANICURES & MONUMENTS for Journeyman Theatre Ensemble, Washington D.C.  Her screen works include the feature film version of 10:10, a finalist in the Austin Film Festival,  BREAK,  an Official Selection for the Cannes Independent Film Festival and Best Dramatic Short winner in the Long Island Film Festival, and BREATHING ROOM, which won a Special Jury Gold Award in the Houston WorldFest Film Festival.  Zookeeper and educator by day, Vicki spent two seasons as dramaturg/researcher at WaterTower Theatre, and has worked closely with Kitchen Dog Theatre’s young playwrights program PUP Fest since the program’s inception. Vicki is a long-time member of ScriptWorks and has been produced in numerous Out of Ink productions.