Ken Bradbury

Ken Bradbury, until recently a teacher at Triopia High School for 35 years, and now an instructor at Lincoln Land College, is a resident of Arenzville, Illinois. Since 1995, he has been named the most-produced author of school speech contest material in the United States, his material having won top honors in nearly all fifty states and Puerto Rico, as his name has appeared in more contests than any other author. Ken is the author of The Coonridge Digest, a newspaper column which has won the Associated Press Award for Best Humor Column. The column appears in fourteen newspapers in Illinois and Misourri. Hes also the author of four books, The Coonridge Digest, Around the World with Freida Marie Crump, The Coonridge Devotions, Homerville.and his most recent book, Souptown. Hes written music for five recordings by Shiloh, a Christian singing group, and is a founder and director of the Green Pastures Performing Arts Camp. The author of over 100 plays and musicals, he and co-author Robert Crowe recently won the Lincoln Library Award for the play, The Shadow of Giants which appeared on Public Television. Their newest play, Why Spot Ran, premiered last year in San Diego. He was the winner of the Downstate Playwrights Award at the University of Illinois in 1998. In 2000 his work, Cries of Faith was performed at Illinois College and the University of Illinois. His most recent project is David You and I, which he co-authored with Roger Wainwright. The re-telling of the story of King David.Bradbury is the winner of the Country Companies and Channel 20 Golden Apple Award for teaching, the Western Illinois University Friend of the Arts award, the Illinois College Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, the Illinois College McGaw Citation for Excellence in the Arts, and was named Outstanding High School Teacher by Eastern Illinois University. Ken was recently awarded the honorary Doctor of Fine Arts by MacMurray College in Jacksonville, the honorary Doctor of Letters by Illinois College, and was inducted into the Jacksonville Hall of Fame. In 2004 he was given the Studs Terkel Humanities Award by the Illinois Arts Council. He also plays the bagpipes, much to the chagrin of his Arenzville neighbors.

Plays by Ken Bradbury with Green Room Press:
ACTING UP
AFLOAT IN A BOAT
AIR FREIDA
THE ALL-AMERICAN FAMILY
ANYBODY WANT MY SISTER ... AGAIN?
THE BIG WOO
THE BOY WHO WANTED TO FLY
BOYS NIGHT OUT
BUBBLES
BUN-GEE!
THE BUSTED WIDGET
CAMP OUTLAW
THE COACH
A DAY IN THE LIFE
DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?
DOGGIES...FOR DUMMIES
ELEVATION
EXIT STAGE RIGHT
FAMILY COURT
FIRE ME UP, MAMA
FRANKEN-BRO
GIMME THE BALL! GIMME THE BALL!
GIRL BEHIND THE WHEEL
GIRLS NIGHT OUT
GOING POLAR
THE GRAND TOUR
THE GRANDMA CONSPIRACY
THE GRANNY BOX
A GRAVE SITUATION
THE GREAT AWAKENING
GROUP THERAPY
HAIL CAESAR!
THE HAM CURING
HAMS ON TOAST
THE HAND OF A FRIEND
HANDSOME PRINCE SCHOOL
HEY DUMMY!
HICKORY DICKORY WHAT?
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND - MIDDLE SCHOOL VERSION
THE HISTORY OF MANKIND ... IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES
I AM GOING CRAZY
I AM NOT A BULLY
I'LL BE WITH YOU SHORTLY
I'VE GOT TO BE A PRINCESS
IN THE MOOD
JUST FOLLOW ME
LET THE GAMES BEGIN
LIFE
LIFE OF A GIRL
MAKING OF A STAR
MISFITS
MIXED ORDERS
MOLLY IS MY COUSIN
MOOD MED, INC.
A MUDDLE IN THE HUDDLE
NEXT STOP
NOW HEAR THIS!
ONE COOL OLD LADY
ONE SPECIAL BROTHER
OPENING TONIGHT: MOTHER GOOSE
THE PARTY GIRLS
PEANUT JOHNNY
PUPPY POPS
THE RAFT
REALER THAN REAL
RETURN...TO CAMP SUNSHINE
ROCKIN' IN THE TREETOPS
THE ROYAL SHUFFLE
THE SANTA CLAUSE
SISTER ACT
SISTERS IN SPIRIT
A SLIGHT ADJUSTMENT
SO LONG, KITTY
SOMOS AMIGAS
SORRY, I JUST GOT HERE MYSELF
STORY OF A BOY
THE STORYTELLERS
SUN DAZED
SUNSET ON CAMP SUNSHINE
THE TALE OF THE DOG
TEENAGE IDOL
THIRD MOUSE FROM THE LEFT
THIS SPEECH CONTEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED
TOP OF THE WORLD
TOTO TOO
A VERY MELLOW DRAMA
WAIT! WAIT! SUPERHERO!
WEEGEE
WHAT A CONTEST!
WONDER WIPES
WONDERFUL WORLD
YOU GOTTA ROW
THE YOUNG AND THE SOAPLESS
 
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