Saturday, August 20, 2011

Crimes of the Heart to Open Georgetown Season

Beth Henley's CRIMES OF THE HEART, will open the 2011- 2012 season at Georgetown College Theatre. The play will run October 21-23, 27-29. Performances are at 8pm in the Ruth Pearce Wilson Lab Theatre on the campus of Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky. Tickets are $3 for Students $3 and $5 for Adults For more information call 502 863-8162.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Berea Theatre to have World Premiere this Season

Berea College Theatre has announced its schedule for the 2011- 2012 season including the world premiere of a new play by Silas House:

Turandot, by Carlo Gozzi, October 28,29, November 2-5 2011

This is My Heart For You, by Silas House, February 22-16, 2012 (World Premiere production)

Cabaret, by Joe Masteroff, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, April 13, 14, 18-21, 2012

All productions will be on the campus of Berea College, Berea, Kentucky.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Ten-Tucky Festival Opens August 17th

The Bards Town's Ten-Tucky Festival of Ten-Minute plays is a showcase and celebration of Kentucky artistry. The festival features eight (8) plays by eight (8) Kentucky playwrights. The plays feature Kentucky directors and actors...all in the only Kentucky theatre dedicated to the production of new work.

Festival show dates are August 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 26 and 27; all shows begin at 7:30 PM.

The Bards Town is loctated at 1801 Bardstown Road in the heart of Louisville, KY's Highlands neighborhood.

In Brian Walker's Neighborly Do's and Don'ts, a woman is more than a little upset about the constant disappearance of her Girl Scout Cookies.

In Nancy Gall-Clayton's Encounter at the Ink Spot, a guy walks into a bar. He's a writer. She's a bartender. Let the pursuit begin.

Over, by Alex Lee Morse, brings together two childhood friends who have completely lost touch.

Disappearances, or The Groom's Shoes, by Nadeem Zaman, finds a wedding party with no groom. Only his shoes remain. Is this cold feet, or something more?

In Patrick Wensink's The Internet President, two bitter rivals debate as they strive to be elected president of the Internet. The fate of the Internet hangs in the balance.

Tom Kerrigan's The Intruder sees a young husband out looking for a lost pet, his wife making it painfully clear that he will not return until the pet is found. This young husband, though, finds a way to remain comfortable in this search.

In Andrew Epstein's Wedding for Godot, Didi and Gogo have found themselves as invited guests to Godot's wedding...if he ever shows up.

And rounding out the festival is Doug Schutte's Love Religiously, where Adam and Eve seek marriage counseling, much to Adam's dismay.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Saw CIVILIAN last night at the University of Kentucky's Guignol Theatre. Final dress was awesome! If you care going to be in New York for the NYC Fringe Festival then you absolutely have to go see CIVILIAN, it will absolutely blow you away.

The next meeting of KPW will be this Sunday, August 14th at Common Grounds in Lexington. The meeting will be from 2-4. Afterwards we'll go get some dinner.

The Kentucky Theatre Association's play contest closes August 31, 2011. Don't let the deadline slip up on you, Submit today.

Monday, August 8, 2011

CAGE to be given staged reading in NYC

Brian Walker's full length play Cage (or the other side of tomorrow)
was selected for a staged reading as part of Truffle Theatre Company's
1st Annual Truffle Hunt August 30th-September 4th, 61 Local, 61 Bergen

CAGE is a full-length paly, set in a Midwest city which does things exactly like
every other city in the United States does in the future and is
controlled by an organization called the Continental Operative Warrant
who have been responsible for lobbying the government and changing the
laws and running the new farms. All cows and pigs and chickens have
become extinct and the human race has turned to cannibalism in order
to satiate their need for meat. Laws have been enacted and prisons
transformed into new farms and anyone who breaks the law becomes food.

Wlaker is a member of the Dramatist Guild and the Kentucky Playwright Workshop. He lives and works in Louisville, KY.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Roots of the Bluegrass Contest opens August 7th

Kentucky Theatre Association opens its 3rd annual ROOTS OF THE BLUEGRASS playwright’s contest on August 7th. The contest is free to former and current Kentucky residents. All genres, including musicals (script and lyrics only), will be considered. Finalists will have their plays presented as staged readings during the KTA convention in November. The winner will receive a $250 prize. Last year’s winner was C.T. Hettinger of Louisville. Further information and guidelines can be found at our website: or by e-mail at: .

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Congratulations to Shan Ayres

Shan Ayres, a founding member of KPW and its first Board Secretary, has been appointed Director of Theatre and Program Coordinator for the Berea College Theatre. So, in addition to teaching and designing he will also be Berea's production manager and department chair. Consequently, while Shan intends to remain a member of KPW he has said that he would not be able to serve another term as Secretary. Best wishes and Congratulations Shan!