Madison County residents Richard Cavendish and Matt Rifenburg are among the three finalists in the state playwriting contest, Roots of the Bluegrass.
"The field of talented playwrights was exceptional this year with plays coming in from across the state. I'm very happy KTA provides a showcase for the work of the finalists. The audience will not be disappointed," said ROTB Coordinator Cat Rhoden - Goguen.
Finalists in the 2019 Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Contest, 10-minute division, are "Appropriate Proposal" by A.K. (Angela) Forbes (Ft. Thomas); "A Brave Man" by Adam Crawford (Middlesboro); and "Gate Expectations" by Chris Bishop (Crescent Springs).
Finalists in the 2019 Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Contest, full-length division, are "Fracked" by Ed Clark (Lexington); "Unstoppable" by Matt Rifenburg (Berea); and "Beatin' the Dark" by Richard Cavendish (Richmond).
KTA has sponsored the Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Contest and New Play Festival for ten years. The contest is used to identify plays that are to be read at its conference in a festival format. Each 10-minute play finalist is read in full and the winner is then announced.
The winner receives a plaque and a cash award. Runner's up each receive plaques. This year's festival will be held at The Playhouse, 1911 S 3rd St, Louisville, at 7 p.m., Nov. 22. The event is open to the public.