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09-24-2013


Kentucky playwrights group to meet in Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Ky. - Kentucky Playwrights Workshop (KPW) will have its regular meeting from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, October 13, in the Kohn Theatre of the Grace Crum Rollins Center on the University of the Cumberlands (UC) campus.

“The KPW meeting is a great place to test new ideas and get feedback on work in progress,” said Dr. Kim Miller, Associate Professor of Theatre at the University of the Cumberlands, who has been revising her short play “Salvage” based on a reading at the September meeting. “It’s invaluable to hear the different responses and conversations your work can evoke.”

Miller added that even though the group is the “Kentucky” playwrights, any Tennessee-based playwrights or people interested in playwriting who would like to come to campus and share their work on October 13th would be welcome. “We have a solid network in Kentucky and would now like to reach other playwrights in the region.”

KPW meets 10 times per year—monthly except July and December—rotating its meetings between Lexington, Louisville and other communities across the state. In addition to Williamsburg, the organization has met in Morehead, Berea, Danville, Georgetown, and Prestonsburg.

Typically, meetings consist of reading and discussion of scripts brought to the meeting by members or guests. Usually, 10-minute plays are read and discussed though a member may schedule in advance a reading from a longer work. The meeting in Williamsburg will focus on 10-minute and shorter works. Even if you’ve never been to a meeting of the organization you are welcome to bring a work and hear it read and discussed.

KPW is a state-wide organization of Kentuckians interested in the development of new works for the stage. While most members are playwrights membership is also open to directors, stage designers and technicians as well as to those who simply enjoy going to see new works performed. The organization is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) public charity. Membership is $15 annually.

For more information, please contact Bill McCann, president of Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc. at 859-940-9510.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; 10 pre-professional programs; ten graduate degrees distributed over eight areas, including two doctorates and seven master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs. For more information visit www.ucumberlands.edu.