Humana Plays Look at the End of Life, and What Happens if There Isn’t One

With just over a week left in the Humana Festival of New American Plays, WFPL’s Erin Keane is still interviewing playwrights and giving us her take on the new work premiering at Actors Theatre. She joined us on Friday’s State of the News to review Lucas Hnath’s “Death Tax,” a psychological thriller about end-of-life issues […]

Actors Theatre Apprentice Showcase Celebrates Food

There’s just over a week left in the Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville. While most of the parts in the festival’s ten world premieres are played by professional actors, every year Actors Theatre commissions playwrights to create a showcase production for the theater’s acting apprentices to perform. This year’s […]

Humana Festival Continues With Maple and Vine

“Maple and Vine is about a modern couple feeling somehow dissatisfied and unhappy with their 21st century lives and they meet a man from a fully-contained kind of gated community where everyone goes about their lives pretending that it’s 1955,” says playwright Jordan Harrison.

In Depth: At Humana Festival, the Play’s the Thing

When you go to the theatre to see a production of a classic, think Shakespeare or even A Christmas Carol, your focus is probably on the actors. Or the director. Or the costumes and set design.

That’s because those stories are well known and part of the reason people see familiar plays is to see how an old story is being retold.  But that’s not how it works at the Humana Festival of New American Plays.

Humana Foundation Increases Support for Humana Festival

It costs Actors Theatre about $1.5 million to put on the festival, and the Humana Foundation will be contributing almost half of that. The foundation will contribute $700,000 toward the festival each year for the next three years. That’s a $25,000 annual increase over the previous award.