From September 2007 to February 2008, Piper McKenzie presented a five-part serial at the Vampire Cowboys' Saturday Night Saloon series at the Battle Ranch. It was called

 
LADY CRYPTOZOOLOGIST

 

Written and Directed by Jeff Lewonczyk

Starring
Hope Cartelli as Karma Kingsley
Melissa Roth
as Deputy Dabney Perkins
Adam Swiderski as Bill "the Yeti" Yetison
Aaron Baker
as Dr. Chupacabra
Elizabeth Hope Williams
as "Mothmanda"
Jeff Lewonczyk
as Professor Jarvis Kinderhook

With Special Guest Stars
Lisa Barnes
as Myrna Kingsley
Jason Robert Bell
as Kala
Marguerite French
as Queen of the Mayflies
Richard Harrington
as Yates Williamson
Robert Honeywell
as Wassily Drugayabov
Jason Liebman
as Bill the Yeti's understudy
Health Kets
as Agent Vernon Sturmlick
Robin Reed
as "Mothbecca"

 
Our world is teeming with undiscovered creatures, and Karma Kingsley has dedicated her life to bringing them to light. But with mainstream science scoffing at her on one side, and the shadowy Caliban League plotting against her on the other, can she possibly survive and remain a caring, feeling woman? There's only one way to find out, and we won't insult you by telling you what it is.

 

After the success of the five serialized episodes, our plan is twofold: first, we hope to adapt the material into a full-length play to be performed sometime within the 2008-09 season. Then, we hope to film this full-length version for fun and profit, and then create even more adventures...
 
EPISODE FIVE PHOTOS
(Credit: Qui Nguyen)
 

Karma Kingsley (Hope Cartelli) lays down the law while all sorts of crazy crap occurs in the background.

The Queen of the Mayflies (Marguerite French) waxes rhapsodic while Mothbecca (Robin Reed) covers her with a pair of pistols (unseen).
 


Bill the Yeti (Adam Swiderski), Deputy Dabney Perkins (as Plantgirl) (Melissa Roth) and Dr. Chupacabra (Aaron Baker) in an airship.


Dr. Chupacabra - don't do it! Mothmanda (Elizabeth Hope Williams) and Mothbecca will shoot!
 

Oh my effing eff - it's Kala (Jason Robert Bell)!


Oh, but look, she's not so scary.

 

EPISODE FOUR PHOTOS
(Credit: Melissa Roth's Friend)

 
Jason Liebman adds a saucy curl of black hair to the Bill the Yeti mythos


Aaron Baker as
Dr. Chupacabra


Melissa Roth as Deputy Dabney Perkins as Plantgirl


Marguerite French acts all deep and stuff as Queen of the Mayflies

 


Robin Reed as "Mothbecca" asks,
"Why, God, Why?"


What's Bill doing to Wassily? And why won't Dr. C stop him?

Agent Vernon Sturmlick (Health Kets) grills "Mothmanda" (Elizabeth Hope Williams).
 


It looks like Myrna and Jarvis were right about their love affair
being doomed.


"Mothmanda," "Mothbecca" and the Queen of the Mayflies
lecture our heroine, Karma Kingsley (Hope Cartelli)
 

Karma is saying something devastatingly witty and intelligent to the so-called "Mothpeople."
 
EPISODE THREE PHOTOS
(Credit: Will Schenk)
 

Adam Swiderski
as Bill Yetison and Aaron Baker as Dr. Chupacabra fly about with great verisimilitude in the Caliban League's airship.

Jeff Lewonczyk as Professor Jarvis Kinderhook and Lisa Barnes as Myrna Kingsley contemplate why their love affair is most likely doomed.
 

Robert Honeywell as Wassily Drugayabov shares a private moment with his special flower.