RADIO PLAYS

Featured by The Eastern Standard & WEKU

Under the supervision of Bill McCann, host of our series on Kentucky theater production and performance, WEKU and Eastern Standard present a series of ten-minute "theatre of the mind" radio plays, written, directed and acted by Kentucky talent.

STRAINED PEARS

July 21, 2022

“Strained Pears” by Bill McCann - our latest Ten Minute Radio Play starring KY Humanities Director and “Think History” host Bill Goodman, Berea College Theatre Chair Deborah Martin and EKU Theatre Instructor Alana Ghent.

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RADIO INTERVIEWS

Featured by The Eastern Standard & WEKU

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.

INTERVIEW WITH BO LIST

July 21, 2022

The arts have our undivided attention this week with an extended version of Tom Eblen’s chat with Lexington’s Ada Limón on her appointment as U.S. Poet Laureate. Bill McCann talks with Athens West founder/director Bo List about the theatre company’s decision to bring down the curtain. CivicLex Program Director Megan Gulla brings us up to speed on the efforts of the civic education organization to bring the influences of art to the workings of local government. Ali Blair joins us from Berea with details on the upcoming Levitt AMP Concert Series. And (drumroll, please), “Strained Pears”, our latest Ten Minute Radio Play starring KY Humanities Director and “Think History” host Bill Goodman, Berea College Theatre Chair Deborah Martin and EKU Theatre Instructor Alana Ghent.

DR. KIMBERLY MILLER, AN ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND THEATRE ARTS AT UNIVERSITY OF THE CUMBERLANDS ON DEVISED THEATRE

April 28, 2022

What is "devised theatre" and how does it differ from improv? Eastern Standard Theatre Series host Bill McCann discusses the distinction with Dr. Kimberly Miller, an associate professor in the Communications Arts and Theatre Arts Department at the University of the Cumberlands.

PIONEER PLAYHOUSE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR ROBBY HENSON ON PROVIDING A THEATRE EXPERIENCE TO PRISON INMATES AND HOW THE OPPORTUNITY CAN REDIRECT LIFE JOURNEYS

March 31, 2022

The George Ella Lyon poem in their toolbox, Pioneer Playhouse takes theatre to prison with a mission to inspire. Theatre series contributor Bill McCann talks with Pioneer Playhouse Artistic Director Robby Henson.

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

February 3, 2022

For the latest in his series on Kentucky theater production and performance, Bill McCann gets details from Joseph Wrightson about "Story Cycle," a.class on writing music for the stage offered by the Lexington Theater Company.

RICHMOND PLAYWRIGHT RICHARD RECHENBACH

December 9, 2021

For the debut of his new Eastern Standard series on theatre production in Kentucky Bill McCann talks with Richmond playwright Richard Rechenbach about "Day of Releasement" and other stage productions he has penned.