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Warren Hammack, Horse Cave Theatre

Warren Hammack was the artistic/producing director of Horse Cave Theatre (now known as the Kentucky Repertory Theatre at Horse Cave) from its opening in 1977 until his retirement in 2002. He produced more than 120 plays in 25 seasons; directed more than 70 productions, including 10 world premieres; and acted many roles himself. In 1995, Hammack received the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts.

A magna cum laude graduate of Georgetown College, Hammack earned a Fulbright Scholarship to the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and a Danforth Fellowship for graduate study at the Dallas Theatre Center. He has made numerous guest appearances on network television, including episodes of The Virginian, Ironside, and The Mississippian. He has also been seen frequently on KET, where his credits include the role of John Bumpus in the award-winning East of Nineveh by Jim Peyton.

Hammack is also a graduate of Shakespeare & Company’s Intensive Workshop for Theatre Professionals. He is a member of the Advisory Group of the Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies at Western Kentucky University and serves on the Campbellsville University Board of Advisors.

Program 113

C. J. Fletcher, Artist; Warren Hammack, Artistic/Producing Director & Jaana Sipila, Marketing Director, Horse Cave Theatre; Tim Lake, Musician (#113)


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