Ron Short, February 12, 2016

Title

Ron Short, February 12, 2016

Subject

Appalachia
Education
Appalachian Region
Appalachian Region--Social life and customs
Music

Description

Short discusses his career at Roadside Theater Company, focusing heavily on their quest to educate people on Appalachian culture as well as integrate other cultures and groups into their work through cross-cultural collaborations. He talks about how four of his plays came to fruition: "Pretty Polly," "South of the Mountain," "Leaving Egypt," and "Betsy!" He also explains that Roadside was more of a way of doing things and a way of thinking rather than just a group of people putting on theater productions, and this method is what will become Roadside's legacy.

Format

video

Identifier

2016oh035_appal029

Interviewer

Jeffrey A. Keith
Rayna Gellert

Interviewee

Ron Short

Interview Keyword

Roadside Theater Company
Political voice
Public voice
Highlander Folk School (New Market, Tenn.)
Cross-cultural collaborations
Plays
Identities
Women

Files

short.PNG


Citation

“Ron Short, February 12, 2016,” Exploring the Legacies of Appalshop Oral History Project, accessed May 20, 2024, https://nunncenter.net/legaciesofappalshop/items/show/28.