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Cait Brock and Keifer Adkins in Stages of Bloom by Liz Fentress, Kentucky Voices 2017

Cait Brock and Keifer Adkins in Stages of Bloom by Liz Fentress, Kentucky Voices 2017

Auditions for orginal works. Be a part of the Public Theatre of Kentucky's Kentucky Voices Series. These original works begin in our Playwriting Workshop, are workshopped as staged readings, and some go on to have a world premiere on the Phoenix Theatre Stage.

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TALLEY ROAD and THE INTERPRETER by Portia Pennington - Talley Road inspired by Chandra J. Walton:  A one-act play about three generations of women bound together by twenty-year-old secrets and memories of men who are no longer there.

The Interpreter:  On an ordinary Friday in a mid-size Kentucky town two men on opposite sides of everything that matters, age, race, beliefs come together in an unlikely meeting.

 Portia Pennington and her husband Tom landed in Bowling Green thirty years ago with one 6-month old infant in tow. Since then they have raised five children, managed multiple businesses, and fed countless critters of all shapes and sizes.

 Pennington holds her M.A. in Writing from WKU and her M.F.A. in Screenwriting from Spalding University. Her poetry has appeared in the NCTE English Journal and she is the author of Bowling Green Since 1950, a book of historic photographs spanning five decades of Bowling Green history. Her feature-length screenplay, Fighting Words, was a quarterfinalist in the Scriptapalooza Screenplay Contest in Los Angeles, California. Her feature-length screenplay, Written by Elodia Jane Wilder, was a quarterfinalist in the PAGE International Screenwriting Awards, a finalist for the PAGE Fellowship to the Stowe Story Lab, a selected project at the Stowe Story Lab, in the top 15% for the Nicholl Fellowship, and a Top Ten Finalist in the Table Read My Screenplay at Austin Film Festival.

Her one-act play, Talley Road, was written as part of the Kentucky Voices New Works Series at the Public Theatre of Kentucky, where a staged reading was held in 2017.  She wrote and directed, It Depends, a short film, and is the writer and co-producer on Disturbance, a documentary detailing storied of personal loss and resilience in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that screened at the 2018 Louisville International Film Festival.

STAGED READINGS - Interested in being a part of a new and developing work? Have you ever wanted to get a feel for how new works are created and workshopped? The Kentucky Voices Playwriting Workshop is happening right now, and we need your voice. Participants in this workshop are developing new scripts to be read at PTK’s Phoenix Theatre as staged readings. You could be a part of the process!

Stay tuned for a roster of the characters that will be needed for these readings.

Auditions will be cold readings from the scripts.


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Disruptions are not tolerated. If anyone disturbs the audience or interferes with the performance, the patron will be required to leave with no refund forthcoming.