Every April for decades, producers, theatre mavens, and critics would gather to binge new plays at the Festival of New American Plays. But not this April.
Actors Theatre of Louisville has cancelled this year’s new-play fest to pivot to other means of supporting and lifting playwrights’ work.
The 45th annual festival will feature virtual projects and experiences on a rolling basis over the coming months.
Through the fear and uncertainty of an open-ended pandemic, it’s crucial to take time to reconnect with yourself and your surroundings.
Our job now as theatremakers is to adapt to whatever mechanism we have to tell stories.
New artistic director Robert Barry Fleming’s first festival program will feature five world premiere plays.
The shows in this year’s new-play fest at Actors Theatre of Louisville were in dialogue with past offerings, no doubt, but also with our current moment.
A conversation with the playwright of ‘Cry it Out,’ a comedy/drama about bonds and conflicts among neighbors with young children.
Actors Theatre is looking for guest speakers and will also be awarding festival passes to theatre professionals and artists.
The annual festival will feature five world premieres, including a new play by Lucas Hnath.