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Terry Tafoya Earp Biography


Terry Tafoya Earp has been writing plays since 1988, finding it much more satisfying than public administration and selling insurance. She had a major hit in 1990 with her lingerie-themed play Skimpies. Her most widely seen play is Wyatt Earp: A life on The Frontier written in 1996 and won an AriZoni Award, which is an equivalent of the Tony Award. Wyatt Earp: A Life on The Frontier; has had over 670 performances throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Wyatt, her husband, plays the staring role and is a great-nephew of the famous lawman of the same name.
As with most fledgling playwrights, Terry tried to get her plays published through Samuel French, the World's number one distributor of plays. That took a lot of time for little financial reward. So Terry turned Producer, taking over director Betty St. George's theater in January 1997 and naming it On The Spot Theater. Prolific as she is she doesn't worry about running out of self penned plays or an audience, as she's developed a loyal following, mostly among women from 30 to 60. Right now I have four or five plays bopping around my head, stacked up like airplanes.

In 1996, Terry started writing a series of six historically correct Bio-Dramas which a are a part of "The Tombstone Saga" Starting with Wyatt Earp; A Life on The Frontier which won AriZoni award and has been performed 722 time throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. In 1998 she wrote; The Gentleman Doc Holliday, with over 456 Performances to date, Kate the woman of many names, along with Of Legends and Lovers; Doc and Kate. Then in 2004 Terry wrote; Mrs. Wyatt Earp and followed up in 2006 with; Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Earp. All six of these plays the staring roles are played by the real Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Earp.

Since Terry’s accident she had 3 new plays published and produced and one documentary. Her play "Steve and Stevey” was turned in to a musical. Her latest endeavor is the documentary film "Before and After Quadriplegia”. It is centered on six Quadriplegics and how they have successfully reinvented themselves. The premier is scheduled for the fall of 2014, at the "Spinal Injury Association” "Empower Center"…

Terry says; I stopped marketing myself once I started producing. I can make more money if I stage the shows myself...

Other Plays Written By Terry Tafoya Earp

Starting off in 1988 with; Dinner at the Last Chance Cafe and A Tortilla Trilogy. In1989 came; A String of Lights. Then in1990 came her lingerie-themed hit; Skimpies, followed by; The Bus Ride, later that year. In 1991 Terry wrote; A Touch of Tortilla and followed up in 1992 with four plays; Brody vs Brody, A Friendly Divorce, Laura's House and Coralee's Epiphany. 1993 was another good year with three more plays; The Big "D", Zelda Lilly, and lastly; God's Desk. In 1995, Terry brought out the play; Barrio Nana, and in 1996; Menopause: The Comedy, Mr. Cha Cha, and lastly in 1997; Bingo Bunnies. You can see over the years Terry has stayed rather busy between writing, producing and acting.
About Terry Earp
Terry Tafoya Earp is a Playwright/Producer/Actress who began her writing career in 1988 and has since written 38 plays and 2 documentaries, many of which have received both local and national recognition. In 1996 she wrote her first historical-based play "Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier" which won AriZoni award and has been performed 722 time throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The plays that Terry has written, and both Wyatt and Terry star in are, historical-based plays and are a part of the Tombstone Saga.
Since Terry’s accident she had 3 new plays published and produced and one documentary. Her play "Steve and Stevey” was turned in to a musical. Her latest endeavor is the documentary film "Before and After Quadriplegia”. It is centered on six Quadriplegics and how they have successfully reinvented themselves. The premier is scheduled for the fall of 2014, at the "Spinal Injury Association” "Empower Center"…
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