Since Humana began supporting the festival in 1979, the company and its foundation have given Actors Theatre more than $21 million, most of it dedicated to supporting the Humana Festival.
“We read seven or eight hundred scripts a year and we talk about them, we debate them and we choose seven full-length works and what I try to do in that mix of plays is to provide a spectrum of different kinds of writers and different kinds of work,” says Actors Theatre Artistic Director Marc Masterson.
The festival is one of the most important events of the year in American theatre. Hundreds of theatre professionals from the U.S. and abroad come to see the plays that debut at Actors Theatre during the festival.
Actors Theatre Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein says Masterson’s work on the Humana Festival has led to numerous plays—and playwrights—getting additional opportunities.
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… Continue reading Actors Theatre Kicks Off 34th Humana Festival
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