44TH HUMANA FESTIVAL OF NEW AMERICAN PLAYS MARCH 1 – APRIL 12, 2020

Join us for this year’s Humana Festival

The future of American Theatre is here.

 

Weekend Packages

First Look Weekend

MARCH 20–22, 2020

Sample three world premiere plays and enjoy a leisurely weekend in Louisville.

Discover Weekend

MARCH 27–29, 2020

Join future theatre makers from across the country while seeing five world premiere plays.

Ovation Weekend

APRIL 3–5, 2020

Dig into exciting new works with a five play package, plus special conversation by leaders in American theatre and more.

Encore Weekend

APRIL 10–12, 2020

The Humana Festival’s culminating weekend brings the nation’s top producers, staff, artists, agents and more under one roof for a thrilling toast to the newest in American theatre.

Sparkling Conversation. Exceptional Southern Hospitality.

All events listed below are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Keynote Address: Pirronne Yousefzadeh

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 AT 10:30 A.M.
PAMELA BROWN AUDITORIUM

 

Join us for a keynote address with director, writer, and educator Pirronne Yousefzadeh, the Associate Artistic Director and Director of Engagement at Geva Theatre Center, a founding member of Maia Directors, and a frequent Actors Theatre collaborator.

This event is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office to reserve your ticket.

The Dramatist LIVE

SATURDAY, MARCH 28 | 4–5 P.M.
315 W. MARKET ST. | HUMANA REHEARSAL HALL

 

Joey Stocks, editor of The Dramatist magazine, will be talking with Robert Barry Fleming and Morgan Gould.

Free but RSVP required.

Panel Conversation: Who Gets to Tell the Story?

SUNDAY, MARCH 29 AT 12 P.M.
PAMELA BROWN AUDITORIUM

 

As theatre makers, we have a responsibility to tell powerful and relevant stories to our audiences. But who gets to tell these stories? Who are the gatekeepers? Which voices would we like to hear more of, and how do we tell those stories ethically? Join us as our panelists discuss how we cultivate diverse stories responsibly in the world of theatre.

This event is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office to reserve your ticket.

Ovation Happy Hour

FRIDAY, APRIL 3 AT 6:15 P.M.
SARA SHALLENBERGER BROWN LOBBY

 

Meet your fellow Festival attendees while enjoying food, drink and live music.

Panel Conversation: Sharing Space

SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AT 10 A.M.
PAMELA BROWN AUDITORIUM

 

How can a gathering space like the theatre not only extend a warm invitation to everyone, but also instill a sense of real belonging, of knowing that this is your house too? This conversation explores the power of radical hospitality and how cultural organizations can engage and partner with a diverse range of participants, building community by removing barriers to authentic connection.

This event is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office to reserve your ticket.

Encore Happy Hour

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 AT 6:15 P.M.
SARA SHALLENBERGER BROWN LOBBY

 

Meet your fellow Festival attendees while enjoying food, drink and live music.

Keynote Address: Robert Barry Fleming

FRIDAY, APRIL 10 AT 1 P.M.
PAMELA BROWN AUDITORIUM

 

Join us for a lively address by Actors
Theatre’s Executive Artistic Director,
Robert Barry Fleming.

This event is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office to reserve your ticket.

Humana Festival Closing Celebration

SATURDAY, APRIL 11 AT 9 P.M.

 

Join us for an evening of food and drink as we celebrate the closing to the Festival. Come as you are or dressed to impress; either way, we are ecstatic to share this with our extended theatre family!

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