The Thin Place

Sponsored by:
  • The Humana Foundation

March 5 - April 7, 2019

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by Lucas Hnath
directed by Les Waters
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville

March 5 – April 7, 2019

in the Victor Jory Theatre

Everyone who ever died is here, just in a different part of here. And if you listen, really listen, you can hear them—in the thin places—the places where the line between our world and some other world is very thin. It’s like if you were to imagine an octopus in an aquarium, pressed up against glass…except that there’s no glass, and no octopus. An eerie new play by the Tony-nominated author of The Christians, Death Tax and A Doll’s House, Part 2.

Audience advisory: Contains strong language and discussion of violence and suicide.
Age recommendation: 16+

The Thin Place is a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. The Thin Place was developed at the Colorado New Play Festival, June 2018. The Thin Place benefited from a week-long residency at New Dramatists with support through the Jerry A. Tishman Playwrights Creativity Fund.

The playwright wishes to thank Linda Powell, Mia Katigbak, Keith Reddin and Sue Jean Kim.

About the Playwright

Lucas Hnath’s plays include A Doll’s House, Part 2 (8 Tony Award nominations, including Best Play); Hillary and Clinton; Red Speedo; The Christians; A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney; Isaac’s Eye and Death Tax. He has been produced on Broadway at the John Golden Theatre and Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, Playwrights Horizons, Soho Rep, and Ensemble Studio Theatre. His plays have been produced nationally and internationally, with premieres at the Humana Festival of New American Plays, Victory Gardens Theater and South Coast Repertory. He has been a resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011. Awards: Steinberg Playwright Award, Guggenheim Fellowship, Whiting Award, two Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award Citations, Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New Play, an Obie Award and the Windham-Campbell Prize.

Made possible by a generous grant from



Lucas Hnath’s commission for The Thin Place has been generously underwritten by Ms. Elizabeth Rounsavall as part of the Les Waters New Works Fund.


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