Dear friends, I have written a one-man show for Rudy Ramos* that is very special to me. It is about Geronimo’s life on the reservation and I consider it to be my valentine to the Apache people. So far, Rudy has had a reading of the first scene at the 2013 High Chaparral Reunion and the 2013 Memphis Film Festival. It was rewarded with standing ovations! The whole show premieres March 22, 2014, at the High Chaparral Reunion.
This is the last week of the Kickstarter project. Please consider pledging any amount from a dollar up and visit the site to see available prizes. With Kickstarter, no money will change hands—and no prizes will be awarded—if the goal isn’t met. I thank you from the bottom of my heart, Janelle*
* Rudy Ramos, bio:
The acting career of Rudy Ramos has covered six decades and started with an appearance on the television show, “Ironside” in 1969. Six months later he was cast as a series regular, playing the part of Wind the volatile half-breed Indian boy in the legendary television western “High Chaparral.”
Since then he has done over sixty guest shots on episodic television including recurring roles on the hit TV show, “Hunter” in 1987-88 and “Resurrection Boulevard” in 2002-2003.
Mr. Ramos has done numerous movies for television including the ground breaking Helter Skelter (100 million viewers over two nights) playing the part of Danny DeCarlo, Everybody’s Baby: The Rescue of Jessica McClure and Dr. Quinn: Medicine Woman: The Movie as the villainous Captain Ruiz.
Feature film credits include The Enforcer with Clint Eastwood, Walter Hill’s cult classic The Driver with Ryan Oneal and Academy Award nominee French actress Isabelle Adjani, Defiance with Jan-Michael Vincent and Art Carney, Quicksilver with Kevin Bacon and Laurence Fishburne, Colors with Sean Penn and Robert Duvall and the 2001 sleeper Road Dogz directed by the up and coming talent Alfredo Ramos to name a few.
The stage has been a big part of Mr. Ramos’ life with appearances in the Los Angeles area at the Mark Taper Forum, Taper Too, The Met, Matrix Theater, Los Angeles Theatre Center, and Nosotros Theatre. He also was a member of the Los Angeles Actors Theatre and performed in the award winning hit show Shorteyes by Miguel Pinero playing the part of Cupcakes. The ensemble won the 1977 Los Angeles Drama Critics Award for Best Ensemble.
*Books by Janelle Meraz Hooper:
A Three-Turtle Summer ( novel, 1st in my Turtle Trilogy, one award)
As Brown As I Want: The Indianhead Diaries ( novel, 2nd in my Turtle Trilogy, two awards)
Custer and His Naked Ladies ( novel, 3rd in my Turtle Trilogy)
The Slum Resort (novella, 2013 honorable mention in the Great Northwest Book Festival)
Bears in the Hibiscus (novel, romance)
Boogie, Boots & Cherry Pie (novel, romance)
There’s a Mouse in the House! (Title poem voted one of the best poems by iPad for children 2-6 on YouTube)
Free Pecan Pies and Other Chick Stories (mixed genre)
Old Joe and His Pink Cadillac ( Amazon short)
Surviving Arthritis, How to Live on a Rocky Beach ( Amazon Article)
All of these books have at least one YouTube book trailer.