HCP Youth Dramatics
Preparing Students For Life Through Theatre


This August HCP Youth Dramatics (HCPYD) celebrates its 4th anniversary as the premiere youth performing arts program for
middle and high school students of Hardin, Meade, Nelson, and Larue Counties!  HCP Youth Dramatics was initially the brain child
of Sarah Ryan Dakin and Ron Blair - two veterans on and off stage with HCP and other theatrical organizations - developed to
teach aspects of theatre to students in 7th to 12th grade.  After three years of success, they are passing the torch to Kenzie Blair
and Jake Richardson.

Kenzie, an alum of HCPYD, has been involved with HCP since birth...literally!  She is the daughter of Ron (actor, director, writer,
and Board Member) and Michelle Blair (House Manager and Board Member) so the theatre is in her blood. Since she was nine
years of age, Kenzie has performed on the HCP stage, stage managed, operated light and sound, ushered, designed sets, and
painted sets.  She has also performed and worked tech with The PAC and Central Hardin Drama Club.  Her favorite roles include
Aggie in
Games Afoot, Ursula in Bye, Bye Birdie, Violet in Play On!, and Lily St. Regis in Annie.

Jake Richardson, originally from Louisville, KY, began performing at Hardin County Playhouse in 2014 after doing four years of high
school theater. At HCP, Jake's favorite roles have included George Milton in
Of Mice and Men, William Gillette in Games Afoot, King
Arthur in
Spamalot, Hanschen Rilow in Spring Awakening, Billy Carewe in Play On!, and FDR in Annie. In addition to being
onstage, Jake has stage managed, run sound and lights, and ushered for HCP. Now a member of the HCP Board of Directors, Jake
is excited to experience Youth Dramatics!

Kenzie and Jake are looking forward to continuing HCPYD!  They will be meeting once a month on the second Tuesday from 6:30
to 8.  The meeting location will be announced soon as the Plum Alley Theatre is no longer available for HCP to use.  HCPYD's goal
is to assist students from grades 6-12 in Hardin, Meade, Larue, Nelson, and other neighboring counties in learning about aspects
of theatre from acting to directing to costuming to managing a theater and much, much more!  They look forward to continuing
the tradition of preparing HCPYD alum for opportunities with HCP, Youth Theater of Hardin County, school productions, PAC
productions, and Governor's School for the Arts!


Kenzie can be reached at mrblair264@gmail.com.

Jake can be reached at hcjakerichardson@gmail.com.

Kenzie and Jake can't wait to see you there!
There's a kid in the middle of nowhere who's sitting there sitting living for Tony performances, singing and flipping along with Pippins
and Wickeds and Kinkys, Matildas and Mormonses. So we might reassure that kid.  And do something to spur that kid. Cause I
promise you all of us up here tonight, we were that kid."

-Neil Patrick Harris, Tony Awards 2013
Kenzie Blair
Jake Richardson