Humana Festival of New American Plays



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Country and Region United StatesKentucky
Type of Festival Drama
Location of Festival Louisville, Kentucky USA
Festival Contact Information

Humana Festival of New American Plays
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 West Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202-4218 USA
Phone: (01) 502-584-1265
Fax: (01) 502-561-3300

Festival Description

The Humana Festival of New American Plays is an annual site of pilgrimage where theatre lovers from around the world converge to get the first look at the future of the American theater. Under the leadership of Les Waters, Artistic Director, and Managing Director, Jennifer Bielstein the theatre’s mission is to provide insight into the human experience through live theatre that invigorates minds and emotions. The company leads the American theatre in the creation of new plays and innovative re-imagining of the classics.

Festival Dates February 27 - April 7, 2013
Festival Links

http://www.actorstheatre.org

Festival Story:

The 30th anniversary Humana Festival CD-ROM is available on the festival website—a tremendous resource on the history and chronology of the festival, as well as interesting stories from playwrights, directors, designers and staff. The CD-ROM link is
http://www.actorstheatre.org/

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Festival Events:

Plays 2013:
  • The Delling Shore by Sam Marks
    directed by Associate Artistic Director Meredith McDonough
    February 27-April 7
    Bingham Theatre
  • Appropriate
    by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
    directed by Gary Griffin in association with Victory Gardens Theater
    March 5- April 7
    Pamela Brown Auditorium
  • Cry Old Kingdom
    by Jeff Augustin
    directed by Tom Dugdale
    March 8 – April 7
    Bingham Theatre
  • Gnit
    by Will Eno
    directed by Artistic Director Les Waters
    March 15-April 7
    Pamela Brown Auditorium
  • O Guru Guru Guru
    or why I don’t want to go to yoga class with you
    by Mallery Avidon
    directed by Lila Neugebauer
    March 20 –April 7
    Victor Jory Theatre
  • Sleep Rock Thy Brain
    by Rinne Groff, Lucas Hnath, and Anne Washburn
    conceived by Amy Attaway and Sarah Lunnie
    directed by Amy Attaway
    performed by the 2012-2013 Acting Apprentice Company
    March 22- April 7
    at the Owsley Brown II Theater at Lincoln Performing Arts School, 930 East Main Street

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Other Sources:

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Articles:
  • Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces Lineup for the 36th Annual Humana Festival (Broadway World, November 13, 2011)
    http://louisville.broadwayworld.com/article/Actors-Theatre-of-Louisville-Announces-Lineup-for-the-36th-Annual-Humana-Festival-20111113
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Practical Info:

Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • When Something Wonderful Ends, by Sherry Kramer. Photo by Harlan Taylor
    • Elemeno Pea, (cast L to R) Daniel Pearce, Cassie Beck, and Sara Surrey (Actors Theatre of Louisville 2011) at the 35th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Photo: Joe Geinert.
    • BOB, Jeffrey Binder and Aysan Celik (Actors Theatre of Louisville 2011) at the 35th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Photo: Alan Simons
    • Maple & Vine, Peter Kim and Kate Turnbull (Actors Theatre of Louisville 2011) at the 35th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Photo: Michael Brosilow
    • Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them, Teresa Avia Lim (Actors Theatre of Louisville 2011) at the 35th Humana Festival of New American Plays. Photo: Michael Brosilow
Tickets:
  • By phone
    (01) 502-584-1205
  • By fax
    (01) 502-561-3337
  • TDD service for hearing impaired
    (01) 502-584-1321

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