Local author and playwright Margaret Price's fondness of children comes through
Lexington, KY - Margaret Price is a prolific local author, actress, advocate for live theater and playwright who has found success on and off the stage.
started writing as a child.
As a student, Price had an insatiable appetite for learning.
She attended Northwestern University in Illinois and received a degree in theater.
After that, she attended law school at the University of Kentucky, but her creative instinct would not be denied.
passion for life and justice to her
legal career and wrote for the law journal, but quickly discovered the courtroom was not her
While working as legal counsel for Lexington's ABC affiliate, she became actively involved in child advocacy serving on the Kentucky Bar Association's Children's Rights Committee.
A play she
wrote, titled "Dove & Dandelion" -- about an attorney who is haunted by the spirits of children he
once represented in the justice system -- was inspired by her
While in England, Price wrote a play, titled "Ungentle Truth," which came to the attention of Desmond Wilcox, the head of BBC's documentary department.
From Wilcox, Price
learned much about editing and production.
Price has also worked as an actress.
performed with Actors Theatre of Louisville
"Live theater is so important," she
"While I was with Actors Theatre, we brought theater straight to the streets.
The program was called Summer Scene and we brought theater to inner-city neighborhoods and children who didn't have opportunities to experience such a thing.
It was a wonderful program and one I would love to see happen in Lexington."
own work as an actress, and when working with other actors, Price
finds valuable insight for her
"I see where, as the writer, it is thrilling to see your words come to life in the hands of an actor.
In my acting, I have been able to inhabit the words and shape the work," she
Another historic Kentucky figure also inspired Price