BOB Opens Saturday at Actor’s Theater

The seventh and final play of this year’s Humana Festival of New American Plays is set to debut this weekend. The play is a comedy called Bob. The playwright is Peter Sinn Nachtreib. He’s based in San Francisco, but the inspiration for the play came on a previous visit Nachtreib paid to Louisville.

Ballet Making Cuts, Selling Building to Overcome Debts

Like many other arts organizations, the ballet has suffered from rises and falls in ticket sales, donations and corporate sponsorships in the last few years. The company’s next season will feature four shows, rather than five, and at least two dancers have been cut. The ballet is also selling its building to the Fund for the Arts, then leasing it back.

Burnside Says Reaction to Fund for the Arts Letter Has Been Surprising

Burnside says her concern is with how the fund distributes money. She says the organization should distribute it evenly among performing, visual and other types of arts and the fact that the fund more heavily supports performing arts should be widely known

Calls for Fund for the Arts Leadership Changes Continue

The protest is meant to encourage the fund’s board to fire CEO Allan Cowen. Cowen threatened the job of the director of the Louisville Visual Art Association in a voicemail last month after the director and others criticized the fund for giving little or no money to visual arts groups.

Artists, Advocates to Protest Fund for the Arts

Artists and arts advocates, who have been outspoken about his frustrations with the Fund for the Arts CEO Allan Cowen, will demonstrate outside the fund’s offices later this week.

Complaints about Cowen have increased after a message he left the unsatisfied director of the Louisville Visual Art Association became public.