Bill McCann, Jr. is a playwright, producer and college writing teacher. Bill holds a MEd from the University of Virginia and an MA in Theatre from the University of Kentucky. In 2009, Bill helped found the Kentucky Playwrights Workshop, Inc., a 501(c)3 public charity, whose sole purpose is to help and encourage playwrights and play writing in Kentucky; he is currently serving the organization as president. He is also an Associate Member of the Dramatist Guild of America. Since 2012, Bill has served on the board of directors of the Kentucky Theatre Association and served as the contest coordinator for the Roots of the Bluegrass New Play Contest. Finally, for the past two summers Bill has produced the Kentucky New Play Series (KNPS) at the Kentucky State Fair; so far the KNPS has premiered five short plays by Kentucky playwrights. During the academic year he teaches developmental English classes for Bluegrass Community and Technical College at both the Cooper and Winchester campuses; Bill also works as BCTC’s online writing tutor. In addition to teaching, Bill mentors playwrights ranging in age from high school to senior adults. See our mentoring page for more information.
With Bill McCann.
Kentucky’s best playwrights are also some of America’s best. Come discuss with us plays by George C. Wolfe (Spunk), Marsha Norman (Getting Out) and John Patrick (The Curious Savage). Wolfe recently directed The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks for HBO. Norman and Patrick are both winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Come explore the worlds of three of Kentucky’s best playwrights. Please read the play before attending (session 1: Wolfe; session 2: Norman; and session 3: Patrick).