Saturday, September 25, 2010

Join us... become a Founding Member

Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc. is open to any Kentuckian interested in writing or producing new works for the stage. Any Kentuckian interested in supporting our work, or who is a playwright may join and become a Founding Member of the group by sending a check for $10 made out to Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc. (or simply KPW)toPO Box 55222 Lexington, KY 40555. Founding Membership is only available until October 1, 2010-- after that regular memberships are available for that same $10. No special honor goes to those who are Founding Members. On the other hand, how many times do you expect to be a Founding Member of an organization? Get your check in the mail today-- October 1, 2010 will be here before you know it and this once in a lifetime opportunity will be lost forever.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Berea College Season Announced

The Berea College Theatre Department will be presenting the following shows this season:

Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, by Tennessee Williams
October 8,9,13-16, 2010

An Evening of Clay, by Clay Chapman
November 12,13,17-20, 2010

The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Suzan-Lori Parks
February 18,19,23-26, 2011

The Children’s Hour, by Lillian Hellman
April 8,9,13-16, 2011

All tickets are $10.00. Box Office number is 859-985-3300.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

517 Playwrights to meet September 19

The regular meeting of 517 Playwrights-- the new works development committee of Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc.-- will be Sunday September 19, 2010 at Common Grounds Coffee House on High Street in Lexington. The meeting will focus on reading works by Steve Taylor, Shan Ayers, and Trish Ayers. Shorter works may be brought by members or interested people and read and discussed as time allows. The meeting will begin at 2pm and last until 5pm, as interest and circumstances dictate. Please join us. We are always interested in finding new members.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Berea Arts Council to have a reading of plays written by Bill McCann, Jr.

The Berea Arts Council recently announced an evening of short play readings by Lexington playwright Bill McCann, Jr. The monthly Second Friday Reading, Friday, September 10 will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Berea Arts Council’s ArtSpace, 116 N. Main Street, Berea, Ky.

Bill is a graduate student in Theatre at the University of Kentucky, a founding member of the Kentucky Playwrights’ Workshop, Inc. and a co-founder (with Greta Fields) of 517 Playwrights. Bill is executive producing this year’s Kentucky Festival of New Plays, which will be held November 19th and 20th at The Bard’s Town, 1801 Bardstown Road, Louisville, KY. The event will be sponsored by the KPW and The Bards Town.

The dramatic and entertaining short plays to be read contain adult language and content. In Barn Yard Conversation a cow falls for a pig. Before the dinner rolls rise in There Is No Wrigley Field a marriage falls apart. And we’ll hear about a Christmas party that turns out badly for the ‘host’ family in Christmas Party.

There is no admission charged for this event, but a donation of $5 is encouraged to help support the work of the BAC. For additional information on the Second Friday program please contact the Berea Arts Council at (859) 985-9317.

The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, supports the Berea Arts Council with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts.