Jackie Cochran 1938 Bendix race
Fastest at Bandera High School, TX Directed by Emily Huber
Southern Illinois University, directed by George Ferencz
Susan Patrick as "Jackie" in The Fastest Woman Alive, Luna Stage, Montclair, NJ Directed by Cheryl Katz
SIU, directed by George Ferencz
SIU, directed by George Ferencz
Susan Patrick, David Sitler, Jake Speck at LUNA STAGE, Montclair, NJ. Directed by Cheryl Katz
Twin Sabre Jets breaking the sound barrier -Southern Illinois University, director George Ferencz
LUNA STAGE, Montclair, NJ. Directed by Cheryl Katz
Southern Illinois University
Praxis Theater, New York City The Fastest Woman Alive, directed by Joel Froomkin, Kellie Johnson as Jackie
Jake Speck, Kellie Johnson, Tom Pavey in New York at Praxis Theater Projects on Theatre Row.
Fastest at LUNA STAGE, Montclair, NJ. Directed by Cheryl Katz
SAMPLE from the SCREENPLAY:
THE FASTEST WOMAN ALIVE
EXT. SKY - DAY
A clear blue sky - empty of all but a few clouds. All is
EXPLOSION OF JET ENGINES: Two silver jets blast upward
cutting through sky.
INT. SABRE JET F-86 - DAY
JACKIE COCHRAN, ravishing blonde, 45, eyes on sky, ecstatic.
YEAGER (RADIO VO)
Tell the tower you’re going for it, Jackie.
Why worry ‘em? 25,000 feet.
EXT. TWO F-86 JETS - DAY
Jets climbing together at incredible speed.
EXT./INT. SABRE JETS - DAY
CHUCK YEAGER, 30, easy grin after years of combat, wing on
wing with Jackie.
JACKIE (RADIO VO)
Don’t fly so close to me, Yeager!
Gotta see your hands on the controls,
INT. SABRE JET - DAY
Jackie opens throttle, surging higher. Altimeter: 37,000
feet. She looks at sun but SEES A GRASS FIRE.
INT. EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, CONTROL TOWER - DAY
US Air Force and Canadair MONITORS eagerly scan dials and
CHART reads: “May 19, 1953; Jackie Cochran, pilot, test
flight #3, Sabrejet F-86. Maj Charles “Chuck” Yeager flying
chase. Take-off 8:05 AM.
She’s still climbing. Which test is
EXT./INT. SABRE JETS - DAY/NIGHT
Jackie thrilled, seeing daylight fade to stars. Altimeter:
My God. Stars!
They are in clear space night. Millions of stars.
INT. or EXT. of either jet
Most guys would look back to earth.
I’m ready, Yeager.
...a pack of mighty men lost nerve
half-way down. There’s no skin off no
lady who does.
I’m diving now. You can sit up here
working your jaw, or you can come
Jackie splits an S curve, dives full-throttle straight down.
Blood rush to her head.
Yeager peals off to “chase.” Jackie’s plane shaking. She holds
Mach .(point) 96... Shit.
Your right wing’s dropping. Talk to me.
Jackie’s wing twisting, about to snap off; the other starts
I can’t seem to... .97
Stay conscious. Jackie?
Don’t know if I can... .98.
Violent shaking. Jackie works controls; they do not respond.
JACKIE (VO CONTD)
Nothing works. We’re about to
explode. .99. Ahhh...!     (Her yell echoes on into-)
VO CHEERS of crowd.
[as Jackie becomes 1st female to break the sound barrier]
The Fastest Woman Alive - Bandera High School, TX -Director Emily Huber
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