brantley dunaway

Arts and Humanities
2:53 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Document | What the Kentucky Shakespeare Board Heard About Brantley Dunaway

Credit kyshakespeare.com

In August 2012, the Kentucky Shakespeare board met to discuss allegations made against Brantley Dunaway, then the chief executive and producing artistic director. 

Dunaway answered to the allegations from a report made by board member—and now board president—Allen Harris. Here are excerpts from the board minutes.

The full document is posted at the bottom.

Dunaway resigned this week.

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Arts and Humanities
2:53 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Ex-Kentucky Shakespeare Employees: Former CEO Brantley Dunaway Abusive, Financially Irresponsible

Credit Mathew McFerren/Colorado Shakespeare Festival

Kentucky Shakespeare CEO and producing artistic director Brantley Dunaway resigned Monday, a week after it was revealed his wife and Kentucky Shakespeare actress Madison Dunaway requested and received an emergency protective order against him, alleging domestic abuse.

The action led to the abrupt cancellation of the remainder of the company's run of “Twelfth Night” in Central Park, which Madison Dunaway was starring in. But former employees and documents obtained by WFPL attest to a longer, deeper history of employee abuse and potential financial mismanagement within Kentucky Shakespeare. 

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Arts and Humanities
3:35 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

‘It’s All Go or Nothing’: Shakespeare Board Committed to Funding Park Productions in Full

Paige Hershell as Hero, Liza de Weerd as Beatrice, Abi Van Andel as Esmerelda Baker and Bree Murphy as Ursula in the 2012 summer Kentucky Shakespeare production of "Much Ado About Nothing."
Melissa Donald Kentucky Shakespeare

Despite a recent report by WAVE 3 that the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival is in financial trouble, incoming board president Allen Harris says the company as a whole is financially sound.

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Arts and Humanities
3:53 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

KY Shakespeare Director Says Much Ado is "a Kick in The Pants"

Last night, Kentucky Shakespeare opened its production of Much Ado About Nothing, with a twist—this version is set in the Wild West. Producing Artistic Director Brantley Dunaway joined WFPL's Erin Keane on Friday's Byline, to talk about the show, and what's new with Kentucky Shakespeare.