43RD HUMANA FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN PLAYS

MARCH 1 – APRIL 7, 2019

Opening on the Republic Bank First Friday Hop the Humana Festival of New American Plays starts this Friday. The Humana Festival is a world-renowned event that has introduced more than 450 plays into the American and international theatre repertoire. Three Humana Festival plays have won the Pulitzer Prize.

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 38,000 patrons attend the six weeks of plays and associated events, including students from more than 50 colleges and universities. The Festival culminates in two industry weekends, which bring 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.

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The Corpse Washer
adapted for the stage by Ismail Khalidi and Naomi Wallace
from the novel of the same name by Sinan Antoon
directed by Mark Brokaw
commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville
A haunting portrait of an artist’s fight to survive in war-torn Iraq, where life and death are inextricably intertwined.

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