Listen to samples of the original music by composer Russell Boiarsky!
Cowgirls Don't Ride Zebras was nominated for 9 Theatre Roundtable Awards, including Outstanding Production of a Play, Excellence in Direction for a Play (Joe Bishara), and Excellence in Music Direction (Russell Boiarsky)!
"...the premiere of Columbus playwright Chris Leyva’s 'Cowgirls Don’t Ride Zebras' is cause for celebration. The gem of a play, nicely structured and genuinely funny, deserves to be picked up by other children’s theaters... the target audience seemed captivated by the humor and constantly changing cast of characters, and the adults were treated to some sly wit on the side." - Columbus Dispatch
"What makes it sing is the natural wit rising out of situations. Leyva has a great ear for how people talk and an even better grasp for setting up an absurd situation and letting it play out without forcing it... The play’s a delightful tribute to enthusiasm and curiosity with some strong laughs for even cynical adults..." - Columbus Underground
Cowgirls Don't Ride Zebras premiered at
CATCO is Kids in Columbus, OH in a production directed by Joe Bishara.