Whitesburg KY

New director named

Darryl Willard has been named managing director of the Jenny Wiley Theater in Prestonsburg. He replaces longtime Executive Director Martin Childers.

Willard moved to east Kentucky to serve as the theatre’s technical director in 2012. His background includes a bachelor of science in interdisciplinary studies with an emphasis in theatre production from Plymouth State University in New Hampshire, and a master’s certificate in production management from Clemson University. He has worked as carpenter, electrician, stage manager, production manager, sound engineer and even actor on occasion, and during his tenure as technical director at Jenny Wiley, he has done everything from building complex scenery, maintaining and improving facilities, to designing innovative sets and lighting.

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