Ken Womble

Ken Womble is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at the University of Northern Colorado, where he teaches acting and playwriting. He has an MFA in Acting from Southern Methodist University and studied with master teachers Michael Howard and Warren Robertson in New York. He has appeared in two Off-Broadway premieres and in numerous regional and stock productions. He's also had the title role in an independent film and recurring roles on three daytime dramas. Ken has directed over fifty plays, and wrote and directed the first documentary film on the life of bestselling writer James Michener, “James A. Michener, An Epic Life.” For his work he was named as a 2008-2009 University of Northern Colorado Scholar of the Year. Ken taught film acting at the famed Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, and has conducted film and audition workshops around the country. His three adaptations – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” “The Importance of Being Earnest“ (both published by Eldridge), and “Romeo and Juliet” – were first performed at St. Margaret’s Episcopal School in San Juan Capistrano, California, when Ken was Performing Arts Director. To date, the plays have received over seventy productions nationwide. Ken is a member of Actors’ Equity, SAG and AFTRA, and is listed in “Who’s Who in America.”
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  Importance of Being Earnest

Classic by Ken Womble

62 pages

4 -5 m, 4 w


“The Importance of Being Earnest” is Oscar Wilde's most perfect, and most popular, play. Since its premiere in 1895, it has given joy to generations of theatergoers. The play is often called a "comedy of manners," because in the world Wilde knew and wrote about, late 19th century British high society, manners were everything. In this play, young Jack Worthing and his good friend Algernon find themselves in a ridiculous situation after their fiancées learn they are coincidentally engaged to the same man. A glorious rendition of mistaken identity, Wilde's play ...

  Midsummer Night's Dream (Play)

Shakespeare by Ken Womble

50 pages

24 parts


Here is Shakespeare's classic comedy condensed without losing the passion, humor, and magic that has made the play a theater favorite. This adaptation, while remaining true to the original, is cut to about an hour and a half performance time, making it ideal for junior and high school productions. This timeless story remains the same: two young couples are all in love, but with the wrong people. They chase each other in a fantasy world, a forest filled with fairies, love potions and even a donkey. Their journey makes for an outrageous romp that advances perfe...