Humana Festival of New American Plays - Louisville Article
The Humana Festival is the premiere event of its kind in the nation, drawing theatre lovers, journalists, and film and stage producers from around the world. With such international acclaim, the Festival culminates in two industry weekends, which bring together a collection of amazing new plays with one-of-a-kind panels, cocktail
parties, discussions and networking events. It is the perfect opportunity to see new work, make new connections, and support the creation of new American theatre.
The Humana Festival has introduced nearly 450 plays into the American and International theatre’s general repertoire, including three Pulitzer Prize winners—The Gin Game by D. L. Coburn, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, and Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies—as well as Marsha Norman’s Getting Out, John
Pielmeier’s Agnes of God, Charles Mee’s Big Love and The Glory of the World, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories and At the Vanishing Point, Jane Martin’s Anton in Show Business, Rinne Groff’s The Ruby Sunrise, Theresa Rebeck’s The Scene, Gina Gionfriddo’s After Ashley and Becky Shaw, UNIVERSES’ Ameriville, Rude Mechs’ The Method Gun, Jordan Harrison’s Maple and Vine, Will Eno’s Gnit, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, and Lucas Hnath’s Death Tax and The Christians. More than 380 Humana Festival plays have been published in anthologies and individual acting editions, making Actors Theatre a visible and vital force in the
development of new plays.