Actors Theatre Announces 2010 Humana Festival Plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for the 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Actors Theatre artistic director Marc Masterson says there are a variety of styles among the seven full-length plays. Most are by individual playwrights, including Ground by Lisa Dillman who’s worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.… Continue reading Actors Theatre Announces 2010 Humana Festival Plays

'Wild Blessings': Wendell Berry's Passions Reframed

LISTEN TO THE STORY Wendell Berry, the Kentucky-based agrarian philosopher, has been described as our era’s heir to Emerson and Thoreau — a writer concerned with the importance of community, and with the lessons we can learn from the natural world. Now, the Actors Theatre of Louisville is putting his ideas on stage. There were… Continue reading 'Wild Blessings': Wendell Berry's Passions Reframed

Actors Theatre Kicks Off 33rd Humana Festival

Actors Theatre of Louisville kicks off the 33rd Humana Festival of New American Plays this week amid concerns about the weak economy. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. This year’s Humana Festival will premiere eight new works over the next five weeks. While many arts groups are starting to scale back activities, Actors Theatre managing director… Continue reading Actors Theatre Kicks Off 33rd Humana Festival

Actors Theatre Announces Humana Festival Plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for next year’s Humana Festival of New American Plays. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. The 2009 festival has plays that have local appeal, including works based on Louisville’s Rubbertown and the writing of Kentucky author Wendell Berry. But Actors Theatre artistic director Marc Masterson says the festival includes… Continue reading Actors Theatre Announces Humana Festival Plays

Do Women Playwrights Get their Due in Louisville?

A group of women playwrights is calling tonight’s event a “town hall” meeting. But the town they are in is huge. Tonight, they are meeting at the New York home of New Dramatists, the non-profit center that provides resources to help develop new playwrights. Their reason is a complaint: that New York’s leading Off Broadway… Continue reading Do Women Playwrights Get their Due in Louisville?