Friday, August 13, 2010

Brian Walker to Participate in Kentucky Festival of New Plays

Brian Walker a Louisville based playwright,is the author of Linda and Kirk and the Mouse Incident a 10-minute play, that will be featured in this year's Kentucky Festival of New Plays. Brian is the artistic director of Louisville, Kentucky based Finnigan Productions and has written and produced several full length plays in the Louisville area, including: Smoke this Play, Great American Sex Play, dirty sexy derby play and ZOMBIE!. Walker is the creator and co-producer of Finnigan’s Festival of Funky Fresh Fun, an annual 10-minute play festival celebrating independent theatre artists in the Louisville area.

Among his other plays Brian Walker's short play,Purple Cool-Aide Cult from Purpletown, was an official Play-Lab selection at 2009’s Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, NE. and his full length play, The Kings, was part of the Juneteenth Legacy Theatre’s 2009 Juneteenth Jamboree at Actors Theatre of Louisville; and it waS also part of the 18th Annual R. Joyce Whitley ARENAfest Festival of new plays in Cleveland, OH in May 2010.

Brian was awarded the Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship Emerging Artist Award for playwriting by the Kentucky Arts Council in July 2010. He is a member of The Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights’ Center, The Kentucky Theatre Association The Kentucky Playwrights Workshop and the Theatre Alliance of Louisville.

Linda and Kirk and the Mouse Incident will be one of the eight 10-minute plays performed as part of the Kentucky Festival of New Plays to be held November 18-21 at The Bards Town Theatre, 1801 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY. sponsored by the theatre and the Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc.