Humana Festival of New American Plays



Save the Date for this year’s Humana Festival

February 28 – April 8, 2018

Weekend Packages will be available for the following dates: 

First Look: March 16-18, 2018

Discover: March 23-25, 2018*
*Includes College Days Packages

Ovation:  March 30 – April 1, 2018

Encore: April 5-9, 2018



41st Humana Festival of New American Plays

Read about the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays here

Read the 41st Humana Festival of New American Plays program here

The Humana Festival of New American Plays

The Humana Festival is an internationally acclaimed event that has introduced nearly 450 plays into the American and international theatre’s general repertoire, including three Pulitzer Prize winners—The Gin Game by D. L. Coburn, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley, and Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies—as well as Marsha Norman’s Getting Out, John Pielmeier’s Agnes of God, Charles Mee’s Big Love and The Glory of the World, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories and At the Vanishing Point, Jane Martin’s Anton in Show Business, Rinne Groff’s The Ruby Sunrise, Theresa Rebeck’s The Scene, Gina Gionfriddo’s After Ashley and Becky Shaw, UNIVERSES’ Ameriville, Rude Mechs’ The Method Gun, Jordan Harrison’s Maple and Vine, Will Eno’s Gnit, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Appropriate, and Lucas Hnath’s Death Tax and The Christians. More than 380 Humana Festival plays have been published in anthologies and individual acting editions, making Actors Theatre a visible and vital force in the development of new plays.

The Humana Festival is the premier event of its kind in the nation, drawing theatre lovers, journalists, and film and stage producers from around the world. About 36,000 patrons attend the five weeks of plays and associated events, including students from more than 50 colleges and universities. The Festival culminates by bringing together a collection of amazing new plays with one-of- a-kind panels, cocktail parties, discussions and networking events. It is the perfect opportunity to see new work, make new connections, and support the creation of new American theatre.

Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
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