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 […]

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 […]

The Rise of Political Theater in Louisville

As this year’s political season goes into full swing, so does the beginning of the theater season. In recent years, political theatre — even in Louisville — has more widespread. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. Over the past decades, theater season in Louisville has come with a slate of plays with political content. Actors Theatre of Louisville has […]

Actors Theatre Aims to Buck Trend in Declining Audiences

Actors Theater of Louisville launched a strategy today to help develop new audiences, in a time when the number of theater patrons is in decline. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer reports. This season Actors Theater of Louisville is offering tickets priced below its $40 average ticket price to grow its audience. Theater executives announced an initiative offering […]