March 2013

A Merry Christmas, Indeed!

In this post, Literary Intern Sam Weiner has a look at how this year’s production of A Christmas Carol gets its audience–and actors!–into the Christmas spirit.

The Gallery at Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces the 20th Annual African American Art Exhibition

Celebrating African American history and culture through the arts, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Gallery presents the 20th Annual African American Art Exhibition on display from January 7 – February 16, 2014.

Actors Theatre Announces its 50th Anniversary Season Lineup

Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces its 50th Anniversary Season!

2013-2014 Student Matinee Online Reservations NOW Available!

CLICK HERE to fill our your Online Reservation Form TODAY for the 2013-2014 Student Matinee Season! For additional reservation information, contact the Group Sales Department 502-585-1210 GroupSales@actorstheatre.org

On The Mountaintop and Civil Rights in Louisville, with Louisville NAACP President Raoul Cunningham

Raoul Cunningham, President of the Louisville NAACP, joined the creative team of The Mountaintop for our first rehearsal to help provide historical context about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in Louisville. The Mountaintop is playwright Katori Hall’s vision of an imagined conversation between Dr. King and Camae, a maid at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis. The conversation, which ranges from Dr. King’s family life to his concerns about Vietnam and the Civil Rights Movement, occurs the evening of April 3, 1968—the evening before an assassin shot King on the motel balcony. Naturally, we were excited to bring one of Louisville’s greatest civil rights campaigners on board to inform our production. I sat down with Mr. Cunningham for an interview a couple of weeks later to get some of the same information for our audience.

Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces The Tens

Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces The Tens Lineup

Dracula: a harrowing tale of blood and middle school

Actors Theatre is in the midst of its 19th annual production of Dracula. You love it; we love it. This post explores why Dracula — and horror in general — is so successful on the stage.

Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces the 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville announces the 38th Humana Festival of New American Plays Lineup

Actors Theatre and University of Louisville announce a high flying program of events inspired by Sleep Rock Thy Brain, slated to premiere during the 37th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays

Actors Theatre and University of Louisville announce a high flying program of events inspired by Sleep Rock Thy Brain, slated to premiere during the 37th Annual Humana Festival of New American Plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are thrilled to join President Dr. James R. Ramsey and Provost Dr. Shirley Willihnganz of the University of Louisville to announce a cultural program of events in conjunction with the world premiere of Sleep Rock Thy Brain by Rinne Groff, Lucas Hnath and Anne Washburn during the 37th Humana Festival of New American Plays, February 27-April 7, 2013.

Meet the Actors Theatre Intern Company: Working on Jeff Augustin’s play Cry Old Kingdom

Meet the Actors Theatre Intern Company: Working on Jeff Augustin’s play Cry Old Kingdom

All of the interns are hard at work on the Humana Festival of New American Plays. This week, Michael Whatley (Directing Assistant) and Kathryn Zukaitis (Assistant Dramaturg) tell us about their work on Jeff Augustin’s play Cry Old Kingdom (dir. Tom Dugdale).

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