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COLUMNS, FEATURES & OP-EDS

William “Bill” H. McCann Jr. has had work published in The Winchester Sun, The Northern Kentucky Tribune, and KY Forward.

 

ARTS COLUMNS

Published in The Winchester Sun

 

FEATURES

Published in the Northern Kentucky Tribune

NORTHERN KENTUCKY, GREATER CINCINNATI PLAYWRIGHTS OFFER INSIGHT INTO WHY THEY WRITE PLAYS

For most theatre professionals, their world is on hiatus. For the indefinite future theatres are shuttered on Broadway in New York City as well as in large cities and small towns all across America where high school musicals and community theatre productions are the weekend norm. Indeed, actors, directors, designers and crew are largely shut out; only playwrights can work regularly in such a theatre environment.

The Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati region has playwrights galore writing on every topic imaginable. Their works are winning awards and productions across the region and the nation. So I asked them each the same question: why did you become a playwright?

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Published in KY Forward

WILLIAM MCCANN: KENTUCKY CRAFTED MARKET STAGE SHOULD FEATURE MORE THAN JUST PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS

The Kentucky Crafted Market — March 15-17, Kentucky Horse Park, Altech Arena, Lexington — is a wonderful opportunity for the state’s many talented craftspeople — whether dulcimer makers, quilters or woodworkers, etc. — and Kentucky Proud farmers to have the spotlight and make the money and contacts that allow them to succeed. Additionally, this year the Market is going to feature two days of music by some of the Commonwealth’s many fine musicians. What a great idea!


But why is the performance stage going to ONLY feature professional musicians?

 

OPINION

Published in KY Forward

WILLIAM MCCANN: KENTUCKY CRAFTED MARKET STAGE SHOULD FEATURE MORE THAN JUST PROFESSIONAL MUSICIANS

The Kentucky Crafted Market — March 15-17, Kentucky Horse Park, Altech Arena, Lexington — is a wonderful opportunity for the state’s many talented craftspeople — whether dulcimer makers, quilters or woodworkers, etc. — and Kentucky Proud farmers to have the spotlight and make the money and contacts that allow them to succeed. Additionally, this year the Market is going to feature two days of music by some of the Commonwealth’s many fine musicians. What a great idea!

Published in Northern Kentucky Tribune

WILLIAM MCCANN: ONCE WORTHY ONLY OF BEING IGNORED, KENTUCKY’S THEATRICAL LIGHTS SHINE BRIGHT

Perhaps, once upon a time or in a galaxy far, far away, Kentucky’s theatre arts world was viewed from outside as insignificant and worthy only of being ignored. But our playwrights and theatres have always been artistic bright lights.