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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre Releases Famous festival lineup

FEATURING WORLD PREMIERES BY Kara Lee Corthron Emily Feldman Dave Harris Lucas Hnath Ismail Khalidi Matthew Paul Olmos Lily Padilla Naomi Wallace Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville proudly announces the lineup for the 43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays.  A cultural highlight for theatre lovers, artists and producers across the country, the Humana Festival runs March 1 through April 7, 2019 in Louisville. This year’s Festival program will feature five world premieres, listed in order of first performance: We’ve Come to Believe by Kara Lee Corthron, Emily Feldman and Matthew Paul Olmos The Corpse Washer adapted by Ismail Khalidi and Naomi Wallace, from the novel of the same name by Sinan…

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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces 2018-2019 Professional Training Company

Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville is proud to introduce the 2018-2019 Professional Training Company. Each year, Actors Theatre of Louisville invites talented and motivated early-career theatre professionals to undertake a nine-month long training program that combines hands-on practical experience with professional development opportunities. Entering its 47th Season, the Professional Training Company is one of the oldest pre-professional training programs in the nation, and has built a legacy of supporting the long-term vitality of American theatre through the mentorship and fostering rising talent in the field. Managing Director Kevin E. Moore shares, “on behalf of the whole Actors Theatre team, we’re thrilled to greet this new crop of…

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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces this season’s lineup

Louisville, KY: Actors Theatre of Louisville is proud to announce the 2018—2019 Season, beginning in September. Artistic Director Les Waters introduces the lineup, “In the coming season, we examine identity and ask ‘Who are we and how did we get here?’ We are delighted to welcome back Lucas Hnathwith his witty and electrifying A Doll’s House, Part 2 and Dominique Morisseau with Pipeline, her incisive and heartfelt look at education and the responsibilities of being a parent. We are proud to produce the Broadway hit The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, both a thrilling ‘whodunnit’ and ‘who am I?.’ In the acclaimed Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, Mr….

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LouisvilleKY’s Actors Theatre announces departure of Les Waters

  Louisville, KY – Les Waters and the Board of Directors announced today that Mr. Waters will step down as Artistic Director after six seasons at the helm of the Tony Award-winning Actors Theatre of Louisville. Waters will depart in the summer of 2018, following the close of the 2017-2018 season, to pursue personal projects. Les Waters said today, “It has been a privilege to lead, along with Jennifer Bielstein and lately Kevin E. Moore, one of America’s great artistic institutions. I am deeply grateful to the Board, staff, artists, volunteers and audiences for all their support. Together we have had considerable success…

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LouisvilleKY’s Famous festival of plays kicks off today

FEATURING WORLD PREMIERES BY Jeff Augustin, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Sarah DeLappe, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, Claire Kiechel, Basil Kreimendahl, Chelsea Marcantel, Molly Smith Metzler, Ramiz Monsef Louisville, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are very proud to announce the lineup for the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays. A cultural highlight for theatregoers, artists and industry professionals across the country, the Humana Festival runs March 1 through April 9, 2017. This year’s Festival program will feature six world premieres, including (in order of opening): o I Now Pronounce by Tasha Gordon-Solmon o We’re…

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Mayor Fischer urges LouisvilleKY to explore the arts this summer

  Louisville — Mayor Greg Fischer today encouraged citizens to attend the upcoming Arts & Culture Day event and to pick up a Cultural Pass for youngsters. Arts & Culture Day will be from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 on the Brown-Forman Lawn at Waterfront Park. “The arts make our city a vibrant place to live and an attractive destination for visitors,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “We take pride in our capacity for creativity and lifelong learning, and I encourage citizens to attend Arts & Culture Day and to learn more about the many arts institutions…