Remix 38

Remix 38

Sponsored by:
  • The Humana Foundation

March 21 - April 6, 2014

Run Time: 1 hour, 25 minutes
There will be no intermission.

by Jackie Sibblies Drury, Idris Goodwin, Basil Kreimendahl, Justin Kuritzkes, and Amelia Roper
directed by Ian Frank
performed by the 2013-2014 Acting Apprentice Company
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville

Five adventurous writers pay playful homage to iconic plays from past Humana Festivals. 

In honor of Actors Theatre’s 50th Anniversary Season, we’ve commissioned five adventurous writers to craft a fresh and diverse evening of short pieces, inspired by iconic plays from throughout the Humana Festival’s 38-year history. Created for the Acting Apprentice Company, this playful experiment pays homage to the groundbreaking work of Festivals past, while celebrating singular voices blazing new trails of their own.

 

Jackie Sibblies Drury’s play We Are Proud to Present a Presentation… received its world premiere at Victory Gardens Theater, and had its New York premiere at Soho Rep. Other productions of the play include: The Matrix Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre, Undermain Theatre, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Company One and Arts Emerson, Available Light, and the Bush Theatre. Drury’s play Social Creatures was commissioned by Trinity Repertory Company, premiering in March 2013. Her work has been developed at The Sundance Institute Theatre Lab, Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Ground Floor, New York Theatre Workshop, The Lark Play Development Center, Prelude.11, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The IGNITION Festival, Soho Rep.’s Writer/Director Lab, and The Civilians’ R&D Group. Drury is a New York Theatre Workshop Usual Suspect. She was a Van Lier Fellow at New Dramatists, and is the inaugural recipient of the 2012-2014 Jerome New York Fellowship at The Lark.

Basil Kreimendahl’s play Sidewinders had its world premiere at Cutting Ball Theater in October 2013, and Orange Julius was developed at the 2012 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference. Kreimendahl’s plays have also been developed by New York Theatre Workshop, La Jolla Playhouse, About Face Theatre, The Lark Play Development Center, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Kreimendahl is currently a Jerome Fellow at The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis, a Visiting Writer at the University of Iowa, and a past recipient of an Art Meets Activism grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women for theatre work with the transgender community in Louisville. Kreimendahl’s work has been published by Dramatic Publishing and awarded a National Science Award from KCACTF. Sidewinders won the 2013 Rella Lossy Playwright Award. Kreimendahl holds a M.F.A. from the University of Iowa.

Idris Goodwin is a playwright, spoken word performer and essayist. His play How We Got On, developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, premiered at Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 2012 Humana Festival and is being produced in theatres across the country. Goodwin is currently developing new stage works with Denver Center Theatre Company and StageOne Family Theatre. This is Modern Art (co-written with Kevin Coval for Steppenwolf Theatre Company) was selected for the 2014 New Visions/New Voices program at The Kennedy Center. Goodwin is a Core Writer with The Playwrights’ Center and has enjoyed writing residencies with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and The New Harmony Project. These Are The Breaks (Write Bloody, 2011), his debut collection of essays and poetry, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He’s performed on HBO, The Discovery Channel, Sesame Street and National Public Radio. Goodwin teaches performance writing and Hip Hop aesthetics at Colorado College.

Justin Kuritzkes is a Brooklyn-based writer whose plays have been produced and developed at venues including New York Theatre Workshop, the Brecht Forum, Colt Coeur, Dixon Place, and the New York International Fringe Festival. He has been awarded residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Edward F. Albee Foundation, and SPACE on Ryder Farm, where he is a member of the inaugural Working Farm writers’ group. Kuritzkes has won the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival One-Act Play Contest, and his play An Autobiography About My Brother was published in the University of New Orleans’ Bayou Magazine. He is a 2012 graduate of Brown University and a native of Los Angeles.

Amelia Roper is currently writing for Yale Repertory Theatre, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Soho Rep.’s Writer/ Director Lab and The Rose. She has been produced in Australia by the Melbourne Arts Centre, St Martins Youth Arts Centre, and Forty Forty Home. Roper’s work has been developed by the Melbourne Theatre Company, Old Vic Theatre in London, Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Ground Floor, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, American Theater Company in Chicago, the National New Play Network at the Kennedy Center, and the Moscow Playwright and Director Center in Russia. She is a MacDowell Fellow and a recent graduate of the Yale School of Drama.

Actors Theatre’s Apprentice/Intern Company

Now in its 42nd year and currently under the direction of Michael Legg, Actors Theatre’s Apprentice/Intern Company is one of the nation’s oldest continuing pre-professional resident training companies. Acting Apprentices and Professional Interns undertake a nine-month program that provides practical training and real-world experience, designed to help young theatre artists and administrators in transition from undergraduate study to a professional career in theatre.

 

  • Audience Advisory: Strong adult language, nudity and graphic sexual content
  • Age Recommendation: Ages 17+ (Grades 12+)
Remix 38 was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville. This show is the culmination of the Laboratory Series—a season comprised entirely of new work developed with the Apprentice/Intern Company.

*Age appropriateness and advisories subject to change due to artistic development

 

What the critics are saying about Remix 38

“If you are looking for a place to find a group of young actors ripe with talent and eager to make an impression, you need look no further than Remix 38.” – Keith Waits, arts-louisville.com

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