With more than 200 community, professional, and summer stock theatres spread across 61 counties, live theatre is being conceived, scripted, produced and performed all across Kentucky. In this series playwright, poet, writer, and arts columnist William "Bill" H. McCann, Jr. keeps us informed about all aspects of stage production across the Commonwealth. McCann is founder of the Kentucky Playwrights Workshop.

Radio Plays

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Theatre Series Interviews

May 23, 2024 - Chad Hembree runs Berea’s Spotlight Acting School, Spotlight Film School, and the community theatre Bluegrass Players. He is Bill McCann’s guest for the latest in our series on Kentucky Theatre production. LISTEN

May 11, 2023 - Actress Debra Faulk discusses her Kentucky Humanities Chautauqua portrayal of Nancy Green of Mount Sterling  who was born into slavery and once freed found work portraying a symbol of slavery, Aunt Jemima. LISTEN

December 9, 2021 - Richmond playwright Richard Rechenbach - LISTEN

February 3, 2022 -  Joseph Wrightson directs the Lexington Theater Company program, "Story Cycle," providing the next generation of storytellers to find and raise their voices through musical theatre songwriting. - LISTEN

March 31, 2022 - Pioneer Playhouse artistic director Robby Henson on providing a theatre experience to prison inmates and how the opportunity can redirect life journeys. - LISTEN

April 28, 2022 - Dr. Kimberly Miller, an associate professor of Communications and Theatre Arts at University of the Cumberlands on devised theatre. LISTEN

June 12, 2022 - A conversation with Louisville playwright and the Dramatist Guild Kentucky representative Brian Walker. LISTEN

November 17, 2022 - Writing plays with the pros: a Centre College partnership with The Farm, a Brooklyn-based playwright incubator   LISTEN

January 5, 2023 - A high school theater instructor’s account of returning from virtual to classroom teaching. West Jessamine High School AP English and theatre instructor Mary Grogan is Bill's guest.  LISTEN