Owens, Rochelle (aka Rosemary Cullen Owens, American playwright, poet, lyricist, librettist, translator from French into English, editor, video artist, 1936-____) “Chucky’s Hunch,”
a __-minute comedy-drama in English with background music,
© 1983 by Rochelle Owens;
• in Wordplays 2: An Anthology of New American Drama (New York: Performing Arts Journal Publications, 1983), ISBN 0933826427, ISBN 0-933826-43-5, LCCN 82-62155;
• also, in Rochelle Owens’ Plays by Rochelle Owens: Chucky's Hunch, Futz, Kontraption, Three Front (New York: Broadway Play Publishers, 2000), ISBN 088145172X;
• script/rights available from source listed in Owens’ anthology;
• formerly in the catalog of Samuel French, Inc., 25 West 45th Street, New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com; or 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, California 90046-2795, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570, fax 213-876-6822; or 80 Richmond Street East, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1P1, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416-363-1108; or Samuel French, Ltd., 52 Fitzroy Street, London W1P 6JR, England.
• Cited in Play Index, 1983-1987: An Index to 3,964 Plays, edited by Juliette Yaakov (____-____) and John Greenfieldt (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1988), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, 522 pp.
_____ (m), middle-aged failure, an untamed abstract painter.
“Middle-aged failure narrates series of letters written to one of his ex-wives.
“Background music.”—Yaakov and Greenfieldt, p. 280.
• Possibly out of print and in public domain. 1997 Basic Catalogue of Plays and Musicals (New York: Samuel French, Inc., 1997) lists five other scripts by Rochelle Owens.
• “A central figure in the international avant-garde for over thirty-five years, Rochelle Owens is a playwright, poet, translator, and video artist. A pioneer of the experimental Off-Broadway theater movement, she is widely recognized as one of the most innovative and controversial writers of her generation, whose groundbreaking work has influenced subsequent experimental playwrights and poets. Since its first publication in 1961, FUTZ has become a classic of the American avant-garde theater and an international success. The play was made into a film which has itself attained the status of a cult following. Among her other works for the stage are THE STRING GAME, BECLCH, ISTANBOUL, HOMO, HE WANTS SHIH, and THE KARL MARX PLAY. She has published four collections of plays and sixteen books of poetry. Her newest books are New and Selected Poems 1961-1996, and Luca: Discourse on Life & Death. Her plays have been presented at festivals in Avignon, Berlin, Edinburgh, and Paris, and translated into French, German, Greek, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish, and Ukrainian. She has been the recipient of five Village Voice Obie Awards, and honors from the New York Drama Critics Circle. She has also been the recipient of grants from the Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, The New York Creative Artists in Public Service Program, The National Endowment for the Arts, and The Rockefeller Foundation. She has taught at Brown University, the University of California-San Diego, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She has lectured and read widely in the United States and Europe. “—Rochelle Owens, http://www.broadwayplaypubl.com/owensb.htm, accessed June 26, 2002.
• The Perishable Press Ltd. Collection, 1965-1980, at University Libraries, West Campus, State University of New York at Stony Brook, U.S.A., holds artifacts of Rochelle Owens’ career.
anger, divorce, epistolary drama, ex-wife relationship, failure, introspection, marriage, madness mother-son relationship, regret, self-incrimination.