KARAMU HOUSE/THEATRE and KARAMU PLAYERS.See GILPIN PLAYERS, Cleveland, OH.
LEW KENNER STOCK COMPANY , GLOBE THEATRE, Jacksonville, FL. This stock company, according to BlksBf (p. 14) "was a strong drawing card in the South," c. 1915. The company included Lew Kenner, Hendricks & Lee, Annie St. Clair, Rastus Mason, * Billy Mills, and others.
KENTUCKY JUBILEE SINGERS & COMBINATION TROUPE.SeeAppendix B(1)II.
KENTUCKY MINSTRELS. At least two minstrel troupes were known by this appellation, 1874/ 1908. A group known as the 1Old Kentucky Minstrels toured California in 1874. A troupe of 2Kentucky Minstrels played at the Union Th. in NYC in 1908 with a company that included Charles H. Taylor, Harry Havens, * Clemo Harris, Daisy Miller, Daisy Garrett, * Evon Robinson, * Emma Jackson, and Griffin Wilson.
KENTUCKY STATE COLLEGE PLAYERS , Kentucky State Coll., Frankfort, KY. Academic theatre group, active since the 1940s. Helen Holmes and her successor * Winona Fletcher were the earliest known dirs. Fletcher became a well-known theatre person who later went to Indiana Univ. as professor of theatre and drama and Afro-American studies. The group was a member of the SOUTHERN ASSN. OF DRAMATIC AND SPEECH ARTS (SADSA), which later became a national association ( NADSA). It prod. a number of excellent plays, including Deep Are the Roots; many of † Randolph Edmonds's plays; and such