kentucky shakespeare http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Shakespeare Brings the Bard to Nine More Louisville Parks http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-shakespeare-brings-bard-nine-more-louisville-parks <p>When Kentucky Shakespeare executive director Matt Wallace took the reins of the organization last summer, one of his priorities was to put the focus back on free, outdoor Shakespeare productions that reach as many local patrons as possible.</p><p>To that end, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-shakespeare-expands-springsummer-season-parks">Wallace announced that 2014 would see the launch of Shakespeare in the <em>Parks</em></a>. The list of dates and times for performances of an eight-actor, 90-minute "Hamlet" production in nine local parks were released today.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 19:00:20 +0000 Erin Keane 8898 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Shakespeare Brings the Bard to Nine More Louisville Parks Kentucky Shakespeare Expands Spring/Summer Season in the Parks http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-shakespeare-expands-springsummer-season-parks <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When he sat down to plan Kentucky Shakespeare's 2014 summer season, artistic director Matt Wallace knew he had to make a bold statement. The oldest free outdoor Shakespeare festival in the country was rocked by management scandal and an abruptly canceled show last summer, and as soon as Wallace accepted the job in July, he started working on repairing the company's reputation and relationships within the community.</span></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7577 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Shakespeare Expands Spring/Summer Season in the Parks Kentucky Shakespeare Plans Central Park Stage Restoration http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-shakespeare-plans-central-park-stage-restoration <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Shakespeare artistic director Matt Wallace says in the past, the company would spend the first couple of weeks of their season in Central Park repairing the C. Douglas </span>Ramey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Amphitheatre to get the stage in shape for the summer productions. Tue, 15 Oct 2013 18:00:00 +0000 Erin Keane 7222 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Shakespeare Plans Central Park Stage Restoration Kentucky Shakespeare's Matt Wallace: 'We Cannot Charge for Seats in Central Park' http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-shakespeares-matt-wallace-we-cannot-charge-seats-central-park <p>July was a traumatic month for Kentucky Shakespeare, but the organization is ready to move forward.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">After producing artistic director and CEO Brantley </span>Dunaway's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> resignation on July 15, the &nbsp;board of directors conducted a swift search for his replacement. They hired Matt Wallace, a former artistic associate who left the organization in 2010 to lead Shakespeare Behind Bars. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 20:26:40 +0000 Erin Keane 6417 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Shakespeare's Matt Wallace: 'We Cannot Charge for Seats in Central Park' Kentucky Shakespeare Names Matt Wallace Producing Artistic Director http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-shakespeare-names-matt-wallace-producing-artistic-director <p>The Kentucky Shakespeare board of directors announced today that Matt Wallace, former artistic associate for the organization (2001-2010) and current artistic director of <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/made-glorious-summer-shakespeare-behind-bars-richard-iii-open-public-june">Shakespeare Behind Bars</a>, would re-join the organization as producing artistic director.</p><p>Wallace has strong ties in the local arts community.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">In addition to his work with<a href="/term/shakespeare-behind-bars"> Shakespeare Behind Bars,</a> he is currently director of children's </span>theatre<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and audience development at Derby Dinner Playhouse.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wallace directed productions for Kentucky Shakespeare through the 2010 summer season ("Richard III"). &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/it-feels-coming-home-matt-wallace-rejoining-kentucky-shakespeare">Read an interview with Wallace on re-joining the company</a>.</span></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:46:21 +0000 Erin Keane 6309 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Shakespeare Names Matt Wallace Producing Artistic Director KY Shakespeare Director Says Much Ado is "a Kick in The Pants" http://wfpl.org/post/ky-shakespeare-director-says-much-ado-kick-pants <p>Last night, Kentucky Shakespeare opened its production of <a href="http://kyshakespeare.com/">Much Ado About Nothing</a>, with a twist&mdash;this version is set in the Wild West. Producing Artistic Director Brantley Dunaway joined WFPL&#39;s Erin Keane on Friday&#39;s Byline, to talk about the show, and what&#39;s new with Kentucky Shakespeare.</p> Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:53:01 +0000 Laura Ellis 1005 at http://wfpl.org KY Shakespeare Director Says Much Ado is "a Kick in The Pants"