Based on the book “Jacqueline Cochran, Superwoman,” written by Billie Pittman Ayers and Beth Dees. Follow Jackie Cochran, a fearless WASP in World War II setting more records in altitude, speed, and distance than any man or woman during the 20th century. A complicated yet daring woman, set to accomplish a feat no other pilot has accomplished in the history of aviation: breaking the sound barrier.
About Nancy Hasty:
Nancy Hasty’s plays have been produced in New York, internationally, regionally, and on tour. Her play, The Director, starring John Shea, ran off-Broadway for over six months to critical and popular acclaim, winning “Highly Recommended” status from The New York Times. Florida Girls, Nancy’s one-woman show, toured the U.S. after its off-Broadway run, and she continues to perform it around the country. Her play, Lawnchairs, was the first place winner of the Jerry Kaufman Playwriting Award, presented by the American Renaissance Theatre Company in New York. The following year, Lawnchairs premiered at Pennsylvania’s Electric Theatre Company. Bobbi Boland ran off-Broadway with Nancy in the lead before being optioned for Broadway. Yankee Women, another original one-woman show, was developed at The West Bank Downstairs Theater Bar and subsequently played venues around the country. The Flight of Jackie Cochran,” Nancy’s newest play, began its development at the Spanish Trail Playhouse in Chipley, Florida, and since that time has been presented at Florida State University, Pensacola State College, the Chautauqua Theater in DeFuniak Springs, Warehouse 360 in Santa Rosa Beach and the SoWal House in Rosemary Beach. The play has also toured to venues in Maine, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Nevada. The play is based on the book “Jacqueline Cochran, Superwoman” written by her niece, Billie Pittman Ayers, and Beth Dees. Nancy is thrilled to be part of the ECTC Storyteller Series!