PTC: Playwrights Happy Hour

Before you see the show, meet the playwrights!

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Tuesday, January 10 at 5 p.m.

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Before you see the show, meet the playwrights! Grab a snack and a drink and join us for a moderated panel discussion featuring some of the nation’s brightest emerging playwrights (Carrie Barrett, Iris Dauterman, Lexy Leuszler and Eric Pfeffinger) for an exciting (and FREE) sneak peek into The Tens.

About The Tens
An evening of world-premiere ten-minute plays from seven emerging playwrights! Featuring plays selected from hundreds of submissions to Actors Theatre’s National Ten-Minute Play Contest.

About the Playwrights

Carrie Barrett’s plays have been produced or developed at the National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, PLAY LA Workshop, Skylight Theatre Company, Sideshow Theatre, Kitchen Dog Theater and Gotham Stage Company, among others.  Her improv and sketch comedy has been produced all over the world and Internet, most notably at iO Theaters, The Second City Unhinged, Hollywood Improv, SketchMelt by Nerdist, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Piccolo Spoleto Festival and Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival.  She currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and laptop. For more information, please visit

Iris Dauterman holds an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Indiana University, and a B.A. in Drama from Bennington College. Her plays Sing to Me Now and Trigger Warning have been seen as part of Indiana University’s At First Sight Festival of New Plays. Sing to Me Now also received a reading by Animus Theatre Company in Central Park. Her plays The Waypoint and You Can Have Me were both selected to receive staged readings at the Berkshire Fringe Festival. The Waypoint was produced by Bazaar Productions at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art. Dauterman is an adjunct instructor in Playwriting at Earlham College and lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Lexy Leuszler is a director, teaching artist, native Kansan and the Education Associate at Actors Theatre. She serves as the literary manager for the New Voices Young Playwrights Contest as well as a teaching artist for the New Voices Young Playwrights Residency Program. Her plays have won the Grinnell Barbara Clark Playwriting Contest and have been recognized in Actors Theatre’s Small Starving Artist Contest and she is a recipient of the Ruby Barton Writing Fellowship. From 2013 to 2015, Leuszler served as Associate Director of Theatremakers, a new play training intensive at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She has directed and developed new work at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Curious Theatre, the Chicago and Minneapolis Fringe Festivals, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Upcoming projects include serving as dramaturg for Hansol Jung’s play, Still Murky. 

Eric Pfeffinger is making his sixth appearance at Actors Theatre of Louisville, his work having previously been presented as part of The Tens in 2006, 2008, 2010, 2014 and 2016. Pfeffinger’s work has also been produced by Geva Theatre Center, InterAct Theatre Company, the Phoenix Theatre and Imagination Stage. His other plays have been presented or developed at PlayPenn, The Lark’s Playwrights’ Week, Write Now, Chicago Dramatists and the Page 73 Summer Residency. In February, his play Human Error will be included as part of the Colorado New Play Summit.

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