Whether you go all-in for every party or you consider it a badge of honor to ignore the big race, if you live in Louisville, you have opinions about the Kentucky Derby. Le Petomane Theatre Ensemble celebrates Louisville’s season of pageantry and parties with “A Derby Carol,” a rousing send-up of the most exciting two… Continue reading Le Petomane Ensemble Goes Gonzo for Derby
Tom Sawyer is one of literature’s most celebrated children; a character who has inspired adaptation for more than a century. The first U.S. film version appeared in 1907. The first Soviet Tom Sawyer film debuted in 1936. There are musical, cartoon, theme park and video game incarnations of Tom, and thousands or even millions of… Continue reading Tom Sawyer, “A History of a Boy,” Comes to Actors Theatre
Maybe you remember the story of Sense and Sensibility from English Lit, or your own reading, or one of its many TV and film incarnations. If not, playwright and director Jon Jory has a primer: “This is a story that pits passion against rationality.” Jory’s words appear in the program for the new Actors Theatre… Continue reading Sense and Sensibility Opens at Actors Theatre of Louisville
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 Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein says the board will soon hire a search firm to find a new artistic director who meets the right criteria.
“A skillset in new play production and development because that is our core strength and what attracts people to us nationally and from around the world. And someone who will be a good person at developing relationships and being a goodspokesperson for the arts and for Actors Theatre in this community,” she says.
This story looks at one of the reasons people go to see live theatre – especially at the holidays. A lot of theatres try to make a sizable portion of their annual budgets from holiday ticket sales. So they mount big eye-catching productions of old favorites. Like A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker and A Christmas Story.
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