Patricia Barry Rumble, playwright and producer
I have been writing for the theatre for three decades now. My plays have been performed all over the United States, and now internationally with the Hong Kong production of Peter Rabbit & Friends by the Happy Potato Production Company in April 2016. I don’t know about you, but I cannot say “Happy Potato” without smiling.
I love writing comedy for children, which, by the way, is the toughest market to write for. Kids will let you know very fast if they are bored. Adults will sit quietly until intermission and then walk. Kids will just yell out stuff. Writing comedy for anyone (big or little) actually takes a special gift!
In the last year I have had the great fortune of having three of my plays for young audiences published by wonderful publishers: The Snow Queen by Brooklyn Publishers, A Mother Goose Comedy by Pioneer Drama Service and Little Scrooge by Dramatic Publishing.
Also published by Dramatic Publishing is my first play The Archer and the Princess, a very funny adaptation of a Russian folktale.
I have written two full-length plays, Breaking Out of Sunset Place, a geriatric Thelma and Louise type comedy, and Au Revoir, Cher Bébé, a Cajun Drama (there’s even a Cajun ghost.) Since both of these plays take place in a small Texas town close to the Louisiana border, actually my hometown, I am excited to be seeking production for my plays here in the Golden Triangle of Texas, a very unique Cajun-and-Creole-centric place.
Another really exciting thing for me is to make available on Amazon many of my produced plays (and now published by my company Playitstore): Aesop’s Funny Fables, for an older cast, is available on Amazon.
Coming Soon to Amazon:
Little Red, a mini-musical
The Night the Animals Talked…the Story of the Littlest Shepherd
Ransom of Red Chief
Aesop’s Funny Fables in German, Spanish and Italian
All these plays are delightfully funny. Several are updated with a contemporary twist, while others remain true to the original time period.
Thank you so much. I look forward to your productions!
If you have any questions about any of these plays, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most sincerely yours,
“Trish” Patricia Barry Rumble, playwright, producerResume