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2014 Humana Festival of New American Plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for the 38th annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, the event that put Louisville on the international theatrical map. The festival comes in the midst of Actors Theatre’s 50th anniversary season … Continue reading

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Actors Theatre of Louisville appoints new associate artistic director

Actors Theatre of Louisville has named Meredith McDonough, currently director of new works at TheatreWorks in Palo Alto, Calif., as its new associate artistic director. McDonough’s appointment follows Les Waters’ appointment as artistic director of the iconic theater late last year. … Continue reading

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Transylvania University hires former Actors Theatre of Louisville official

Transylvania University has hired former Actors Theatre of Louisville literary manager Michael Bigelow Dixon as an assistant professor of theater beginning with this year’s fall semester. Dixon was the literary manager of Actors Theatre of Louisville from 1986 to 2001 … Continue reading

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Actors Theatre of Louisville holding auditions

Do you think you have the acting chops to play on the stage of Kentucky’s top professional theater? Actors Theatre of Louisville will have auditions for children and actors who are not members of Actors Equity, the stage actors union, … Continue reading

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Actors Theatre of Louisville’s new artistic director

Actors Theatre of Louisville named well-traveled director and administrator Les Waters as its new artistic director this week. Waters, who comes to the theater from a an eight-year stint as associate artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre in Berkeley, Calif., … Continue reading

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SummerFest’s monsters

Kentucky Conservatory Theatre’s SummerFest has its monsters lined up for the annual event July 6 to 24 in the Arboretum on Alumni Drive. The theme for the season is monsters, with trio of shows featuring monstrous characters in numerous forms. … Continue reading

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35th annual Humana Festival lineup

Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the lineup for the 35th edition of the Humana Festival of New American Plays, which will be at the theater Feb. 27 to April 17. As always, the festival will include six full-length productions … Continue reading

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34th Humana Festival of New American Plays

The past few years, Actors Theatre of Louisville‘s Humana Festival of New American Plays has been as much about bringing cutting-edge theater artists to the River City as it has been about premiering new plays. That continues this year with … Continue reading

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Basics were the subtext of WEKU series

I teamed up with the news reporters at WEKU-88.9 FM last week for a four-part radio series, “Building Arts ­Communities.” The series looked at ­recruiting ­talent, establishing arts ­districts, our theater infra­structure and the success of Louisville’s cultural scene. It … Continue reading

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@WEKU: Building Arts Communities, Part 4 – Louisville

The fourth and final part of “Building Arts Communities,” the series the Herald-Leader has partnered with WEKU-FM 88.9 to present, aired this morning with WEKU’s Ron Smith looking at Louisville as an arts success story. A very community-based report, Smith … Continue reading

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