The 36th Humana Festival of New American Plays began last night at Actors Theatre of Louisville. WFPL’s Todd Mundt spoke with WFPL’s Erin Keane about the festival’s lineup, and the influence of new artistic director Les Waters.
The new artistic director of Actors Theatre of Louisville will begin work in January. Les Waters will be the fourth artistic director in the company’s 47-year history. He comes from California, where he has been director of the Berkeley Repertory Theatre since 2003. Waters has directed a number of new plays in Berkeley and other […]
1:06pm: The Supreme Court said today that it will take up the constitutional fight over the President’s embattled health care law. The core issue: under the U.S. constitution, can the government require Americans to buy health care? And if the answer is yes, what else can the government require Americans to buy? We’ll get reactions. […]
Maybe you remember the story of Sense and Sensibility from English Lit, or your own reading, or one of its many TV and film incarnations. If not, playwright and director Jon Jory has a primer: “This is a story that pits passion against rationality.” Jory’s words appear in the program for the new Actors Theatre […]
Actors Theatre Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein says the board will soon hire a search firm to find a new artistic director who meets the right criteria.
“A skillset in new play production and development because that is our core strength and what attracts people to us nationally and from around the world. And someone who will be a good person at developing relationships and being a goodspokesperson for the arts and for Actors Theatre in this community,” she says.
Marc Masterson is leaving Actors Theatre of Louisville in September. Masterson will become artistic director at South Coast Repertory, a regional theater in Costa Mesa, California. He’ll stay in Louisville through the end of this year’s Humana Festival of New American Plays in April.
The 2010-2011 season of Actors Theatre of Louisville begins this week, with an adaption of a New York Times best-selling novel.
The President of the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts spoke to the Louisville Downtown Rotary Club today about the center’s role in the community. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. (To listen to the entire presentation, click on Listen to the story.) Stephen Klein talked about how the Kentucky Center provides performance space to local […]
Actors Theatre of Louisville had a formal kickoff today for its 34th Humana Festival of New American Plays, which opens this week. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. (Click on Listen to the story to hear the comments from members of all of the full-length productions in this year’s festival.) This year’s festival has seven full-length […]
Arts groups in Kentucky and Indiana will receive more than $300,000 in grants from the National Endowment for the Arts. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. The NEA announced it is distributing the money to 17 arts groups and writers throughout Kentucky and Indiana in the first of two rounds of grants for 2010. And the […]