Northern Kentucky playwrights named 2017 winners of Kentucky Theatre Association new play contest

By William McCann KyForward Contributor On Friday night, during the opening night of the Kentucky Theatre Association annual conference at Pikeville’s Jenny Wiley Theatre, the state’s best playwrights of 2017 were celebrated and honored. The evening began with a reading of Richard Cavendish’s 10-minute play, “Botherum.” Following were readings of 20-minute cuttings from “Rural...

From feuding clans to whodunnits, Kentucky has it all summer long in outdoor dramas

Blood Song, an original play about the feud between the Hatfield and McCoy clans of Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia will return for its second season in Pike County. (Photo by Kathy Castle Gullett/Hatfield & McCoy Arts Council)   It may not be Hollywood, but Kentucky has a long history of summer outdoor theatrical productions. In fact, some of the shows have been running for more than...