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 26 - April 6, 2014
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 2014:
  • Partners
    • Begins February 26 By Dorothy Fortenberry
      Directed by Lila Neugebauer
  • The Christians
    • Begins March 4
      By Lucas Hnath
      Directed by Les Waters
  • The Grown-Up
    • Begins March 7
      By Jordan Harrison
      Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll
  • brownsville song (b-side for tray)
    • Begins March 14
      By Kimber Lee
      Directed by Meredith McDonough
  • Steel Hammer
    Actors Theatre of Louisville and SITI Company present  
    • Begins March 19
      Directed by Anne Bogart Music
      Lyrics by Julia Wolfe
      Original Text by Kia Corthron, Will Power, Carl Hancock Rux and Regina Taylor Recorded Music performed by Bang on a Can All-Stars and Trio Mediaeval Performed and Created by SITI Company

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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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