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...

23 Blast proves that real life stranger, scarier than fiction, but is also more inspirational

Mark Hapka, left, stars as a blind high school football center in the movie with Alexa Vega as his childhood friend. (Photo from 23 Blast/Facebook)   Late October is the season for scary movies and stories of terrible fright, but in the mid-‘90s it wasn’t a movie that terrified Travis Freeman of Corbin. It was the fact that at 12 he’d gone blind overnight. Freeman’s story is told in the...

23 Blast proves that real life stranger, scarier than fiction, but is also more inspirational

Mark Hapka, left, stars as a blind high school football center in the movie with Alexa Vega as his childhood friend. (Photo from 23 Blast/Facebook)   Late October is the season for scary movies and stories of terrible fright, but in the mid-‘90s it wasn’t a movie that terrified Travis Freeman of Corbin. It was the fact that at 12 he’d gone blind overnight. Freeman’s story is told in the...

From teacher to comic to playwright, The Faculty Lounge author puts real life on stage

Starring in The Faculty Lounge are, clockwise: Jodi Zerbe, seated on chair arm, Jocelynne Jason, Megan Spencer, Mitch Ruth and Chris Payne. (Photo from RCN)   The rule of thumb for writers is to “write what you know.” That’s exactly what Teri Foltz has done with her first play The Faculty Lounge set to run three nights Thursday, Oct. 9, through Saturday, Oct. 11, at The Carnegie...