Join us for a night of one act plays written by Kentucky playwright, Portia Pennington.
Talley Road: 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.
Join us after the performance for a Q&A with the playwright and the cast and crew.
About the playwright: 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 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 stories of personal loss and resilience in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that screened at the 2018 Louisville International Festival of Film.
About KY Voices: PTK Producing Artistic Director Amber L. Turner revived the KY Voices program, begun by Warren Hammack at HCT, offering playwriting workshops and producing staged readings of new plays and a world premiere every other spring. In 2017 PTK produced the world premiere of Staged of Bloom by Liz Fentress.