LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre presents apprentice’s new play

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Louisville, KY – Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are proud to announce the first in a trio of new plays written for the 2016-17 Professional Training Company, every every minute by Emily Feldman. every every minute kicks off the second annual New Play Project, a series of three one-act plays commissioned by Actors Theatre to feature this season’s Acting Apprentices. Directed by Michael Legg, every every minute will be performed on September 26 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. andSeptember 27 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. in the Victor Jory Theatre as part of the Professional Training Company Season.

every every minute is about a theatre company preparing to open a play called Hiding in America. At the end of a long day, they try to manage their feelings about today and their worries about tomorrow. This witty play explores the sticky interpersonal relationships among a group of people thrown together to pursue what they love…or what they hope they still love.

every every minute is the first installment of the New Play Project. Currently in its second year, this triptych of one-act plays was conceived in the spirit of fostering relationships with emerging playwrights while giving members of the Professional Training Company the opportunity to interact with new work. This season, Actors Theatre has commission three playwrights—Emily Feldman, A. Rey Pamatmat, and Cory Hinkle—to each write a piece for the series. Apprentices worked closely with these artists throughout the creative process, giving them the opportunity to develop new work alongside a playwright. These plays are performed in unique spaces at Actors Theatre and throughout the community. The New Play Project highlights Actors Theatre’s commitment to developing new work while simultaneously providing apprentices with exceptional educational and artistic experiences.

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Playwright Emily Feldman is herself a former Literary Intern at Actors Theatre, and her plays Important People, Estate Planning, and The Diamond Trade have been performed by the Professional Training Company. Other plays include Three Women in Four Chairs, The Mango Farmer of Vermont and Go. Please. Go. Her work has been developed by The Playwrights’ Center, Colt Coeur and THE TRIP. She’s been an artist-in-residence at SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Atlantic Center for the Arts, and a Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers conference. Feldman had a Kilroy’s List honorable mention, been a three-time Heideman award finalist and a Core Apprentice at the Playwrights’ Center. She is currently a Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center, recently completed her M.F.A. in playwriting at University of California, San Diego, and holds a B.A. from Middlebury College.

The cast of every every minute will feature Professional Training Company Acting Apprentices Carter Caldwell, Andres Chaves, Abby Huffstetler, Grace Palmer, Jake Sabinsky, Sam Wisenden,and Alice Wu.

Now in its 45th year, the Professional Training Company (formerly the Apprentice/Intern Company) is one of the cornerstones of Actors Theatre’s commitment to education. The Professional Training Company is a one-of-a-kind immersive program designed to transition recent college graduates into careers by teaching both the business and the art of being a theatre professional. Members of the Company work directly with Actors Theatre artistic and administrative leaders, as well as visiting guest artists, to receive hands-on training in their respective fields. As one of the oldest pre-professional programs of its kind, the Professional Training Company is comprised of 39 diverse individuals who are the next generation of theatre artists and administrators.

Actors Theatre’s Professional Training Company receives funding from The Roy Cockrum Foundation. Founded by Roy Cockrum, the Foundation supports world-class performing arts projects in not-for-profit professional theatres throughout the United States. The Foundation considers grants by invitation only and is dedicated to helping nonprofit theaters reach beyond their normal scope of activities and undertake ambitious and creative productions.

All performances of every every minute are FREE and open to the public, although tickets are required. For more information, contact Actors Theatre’s Box Office at 502.584.1205 or visit ActorsTheatre.org.

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