PTC: Six

October 16 - October 17, 2017

by Idris Goodwin
directed by Jelani Cornick


Monday, October 16, 2017 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.

The Green Building, 732 East Market Street
Standing room only. 

Performances are FREE, but ticketed. Limit 4 per patron. Available in-person at the Box Office, online or by phone. Limited Extra Seat Passes available on site. There will be NO late seating. 

About the Play
Sex worker and soldier. Internet B-lister and housekeeper. Computer programmer and philanthropist. In a circular chain of encounters, six different pairs of strangers, lovers, and friends struggle with barriers of money, sex, and technology that isolate them from each other. When “connection” seems as simple as pressing a button, is it possible to dig for something deeper? What if we’re all more alike than we’d like to think?

About the Playwright
Idris Goodwin is an award-winning playwright, director, poet/performer and essayist. His play How We Got On, developed at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, premiered in the 2012 Humana Festival of New American Plays and is being produced at theatres across the country. It is the first in his “break beat play” series, which includes The REALNESS and Hype Man, winner of the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Award. His play And in This Corner: Cassius Clay received the 2017 Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance of Theater and Education. Other widely produced plays include Blackademics, This Is Modern Art (co-written with Kevin Coval), and Bars and Measures. Goodwin is one of seven playwrights featured in the widely presented HANDS UP!, an anthology commissioned by The New Black Fest and published by Samuel French. His one-act Black Flag was produced Off- Broadway. The Way The Mountain Moved, commissioned as part of Oregon Shakespeare’s groundbreaking American Revolutions Series, will make its world premiere in 2018. He has work commissioned by or in development with The Public Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Seattle Children’s Theatre, The Ground Floor at Berkeley Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, The Lark , The Playwrights’ Center and The New Harmony Project. He’s received support from the National Endowment for the Arts and Ford Foundation, and is the recipient of InterAct Theatre’s 20/20 Prize. These Are The Breaks (Write Bloody, 2011), his debut collection of essays and poetry, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Goodwin’s poetry has been featured on HBO, Discovery, Sesame Street and National Public Radio.  Goodwin is an assistant professor in The Department of Theatre and Dance at Colorado College. Find him at idrisgoodwin.com.


About the New Play Project
Aligning with Actors Theatre’s dedication to producing new work, the New Play Project is a series of one-act plays developed in the spirit of fostering relationships with emerging playwrights while giving members of the Professional Training Company space to interact with new work. This season, Actors Theatre has commissioned three playwrights to write three one-act plays for the series. Throughout the development of each new play, the playwright works closely with a cast of acting apprentices to create a story in collaboration with directing and literary apprentices. These plays are then performed in unique performance spaces at Actors Theatre or throughout the community.

About the Professional Training Company
Now in its 46th year, the Professional Training Company (formerly Apprentice/Intern Company) is the cornerstone of Actors Theatre’s commitment to education. The PTC is a one-of-a-kind immersive program designed to transition recent college graduates into careers by teaching both the business and the art of being a theatre professional. Members of the Company work directly with Actors Theatre artistic and administrative leaders, as well as visiting guest artists, to receive hands-on training in their respective fields. As one of the oldest pre-professional programs of its kind, the PTC is comprised of 42 diverse individuals who are the next generation of theatre artists and administrators.

For Accessibility information, call the Box Office at 502-584-1205 or email boxoffice@actorstheatre.org

Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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