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That play is so timely!

Featured, Touring Wing | on February, 16, 2017 | by | 0 Comments

The WordPlayers has been touring a Black History play each February since 2007. These plays are about American History, really, and they are about freedom and justice for all. And every year we hear: “That play is so timely!” It’s kind of sad when we do a play about our past — plays about discrimination […]

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Welcomed

Featured, Touring Wing | on January, 26, 2017 | by | 0 Comments

By Melody Watts A statement of “We need a stage manager” was followed by a request for me to step into this role for the past WordPlayers’ Advent show, West of Bethlehem. Apprehension lurked in my mind. Some of my past experiences as a stage manager were met with much hostility from actors in denial that […]

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Junie B. for Christmas 2016!

Featured, MainStage Wing | on November, 28, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Okay, here’s the deal. Junie B. isn’t the perfect child. She is strong-willed, sometimes rude, sometimes combative, and sometimes outrageous. She is almost more than Mr. Scary (her teacher) and her family members can handle. But she is also bright, creative, witty, and full of life-affirming energy. Plus, she and her friends in Mr. Scary’s […]

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Humble: The Only Beginning

Featured, Touring Wing | on October, 26, 2016 | by | 1 Comments

From Typo to Great Show It was a good night to appreciate humility as I sat at the head of a table for the first read through of a play I wrote and am now directing. It’s not my first rodeo. I’ve already set aside worrying about whether they will think it’s amazing or be […]

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JESUS AND THE 6 FOOT RABBIT

Featured | on October, 05, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

Elwood P. Dowd is perhaps one of the most genuine, down-to-earth guys you could bump into. He always takes time for anyone, not discriminating, and not giving more of himself to one than another. He takes people at their word, holds them to their word, keeps his word, and is quick to forgive someone who […]

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Football, Foreigners, and the Coming of Christ

Featured, Touring Wing | on September, 30, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

According to the Spanish maid in Sabrina, it takes 11 years to adjust to a new culture. For the Tennessee Volunteers, it takes 11 years to beat the Gators. But the good news is, it happened! The wait is over! The losing streak to the Gators felt, to many, like the intertestamental period before the […]

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All Aboard

Featured, MainStage Wing | on September, 19, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

A Ticket to Great Art When you look out the window of a train, you wonder if the world is passing by, or if you are passing by the world.  In New York City, the world is passing by. In Corbin, Kentucky, you are passing by the world. There is a landscape in that part […]

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The WordPlayers Kicks Off Season with Charming, Nostalgic Romance

Featured, MainStage Wing | on August, 31, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

The first offering in The WordPlayers’ 2016-2017 season will be Last Train to Nibroc by Arlene Hutton. This play explores the new relationship of two young people who meet in 1940 under the shadow of the threat of war. May and Raleigh grew up just a few miles from each other in Kentucky, but meet […]

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Reflections on BIG RIVER

Featured, MainStage Wing | on July, 25, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

We praise God for his unmerited favor in blessing our recent production of BIG RIVER. Below are some reflections on the experience by those who were a part of it in one way or another. “For me, the gift of being in this show behind my son was once-in-a-lifetime and absolutely priceless.” “BIG RIVER has […]

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I Can’t/I AM

Featured | on July, 18, 2016 | by | 0 Comments

A Note On Comedy and Tragedy I’m not superstitious, but if the maxim that tragedies come in “threes” is true, I would be okay with it. Yesterday, for the third time in a week and a half, I got a phone call that someone close to me had passed away. As Terry Weber wrote about […]

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