Ken Doing Theatre and Reading the Classics

Ken was born and raised in a small town in California. He married and joined the Air Force after high school. The Air Force sent Ken to many far flung reaches of the planet, including Asia, South America, Europe, and the Middle-East. Ken has two children, both of whom are married and have made him a grandpa. He started writing short stories in high-school and just recently completed three one-act plays. He writes songs, performs in local theaters, and has a podcast called Ken Reads The Classics.

Ken Davis

Stories Discussed

Twelfth Night and Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare 

“Peace on Earth”, David Bowie and Bing Crosby

See How They Run, Philip King, playing at Sierra Vista Community Theatre through March 7, 2021

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, (2015 – 2019) Rachel Bloom, Creator

Our Town, Thornton Wilder at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, AZ

Sierra Vista Community Theatre

  Lend Me A Tenor, Ken Ludwig

Open Stage Night at Bisbee Central School Project

Ken’s Wanda play cycle

  Littleton Gets A Hero: a play in one act (Wanda A. Round Series Book 1)

  College Bound: a play in one act (Wanda A. Round Series Book 2)

  Apparitions in Graves Theater: a play in one act (Wanda A. Round Series Book 3)

Samuel French Play Service

Three’s Company (1976 – 1984) Don Nicholl, Creator

Tombstone, Arizona

Cochise Creative Writing Celebration Open Mic Night

Broxton Coffee, Sierra Vista, Arizona

Play in a Day

Bateau D’ Mort, I was unable to find the play and playwright in any of the usual play service catalogues.

Ken Reads the Classics Podcast, Anchor.FM, Apple, Google

  Moby Dick, Herman Melville

  Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson

  Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008 – 2020) George Lucas, Creator, Dave Filoni, and multiple directors

Joseph CampbellThe Hero’s Journey

The Mandalorian (2019 – ) Jon Favreau, Creator, multiple directors and screenwriters

Toy Story (1995) John Lasseter, Director, John Lasseter, Pete Docter, Andrew Stanton, Original story

Dune (1984, 2021) Frank Herbert, Novel, David Lynch, Director and Screenwriter, Denis Villeneuve, Director, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, Screenwriters

Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, Creator, multiple spin-offs and movies

The Lottery, Most possible version, Shirley Jackson

The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula Le Guin

Clive Cussler, Author, Dirk Pitt series, The NUMA Files series, Sam and Rami Fargo series.

  Sahara, (2005) Breck Eisner, Director, Clive Cussler, Novel, Thomas Dean Donnelly, Joshua Oppenheimer, John C. Richards, James V. Hart, Screenwriters

She, King Solomon’s Mines, H. Rider Haggard

James Michener, Author

Misery, The Stand, Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile, Stephen King

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Cognitive Scientist

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Published by lucindasagemidgorden

I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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