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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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Humana Festival 2013 is just days away

The Humana Festival of New American Plays will open the last week of February with five new plays and a high-flying show featuring the theater’s Acting Apprentice Company. It will be the first festival under the direction of Les Waters, … Continue reading

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Kentucky playwright’s classic set to debut in Paris, France

Prospect native Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare will make its debut at the Comédie-Française, the national theater of France, April 28 to June 12. In 2009, the play was accepted into the repertoire of the the 332-year-old theater, making Wallace and … Continue reading

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Notebook: Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls at Transylvania University Theatre

The first show I saw at the Humana Festival of New American Plays was Aloha, Say the Pretty Girls in 1999. It was the second Humana show from Naomi Iizuka, a playwright who made a big Humana splash two years … 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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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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Woodford County: Theater hotbed

Woodford County may be a bedroom community of Lexington, but this weekend it is a hotbed of local theater. Continuing in Versailles is The Woodford Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, which got high marks from the H-L’s … Continue reading

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Lynn Nottage wins Pulitzer Prize for drama, beating 2008 Humana premier

Lynn Nottage’s Ruined has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, besting the Broadway hit In the Heights, by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudes; and Gina Gionfriddo’s Becky Shaw, which had its world premier at the 2008 Humana Festival of … Continue reading

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