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Actors Theatre of Louisville

Home website for the Actors Theatre of Louisville. Offers information about the organization, its history, and vision. Also provides information on the newest Humana Festival.

Decade of new comedy: plays from the Humana Festival

Dixon, Michael Bigelow; Volansky, Michele (eds.). (Heinemann, c1996)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 627 .C65 D43 1996

Contents: v. 1. Astronauts , by Claudia Reilly -- Some things you need to know before the world ends (A final evening with the Illuminati) , by Larry Larson and Levi Lee -- The road to Nirvana , by Arthur Kopit -- Zara Spook and other lures , by Joan Ackermann -- The eye of the hurricane , by Eduardo Machado. dmmc v. 2. The death of Zukasky, by Richard Strand -- Cementville, by Jane Martin -- Watermelon rinds, by Regina Taylor -- Below the belt, by Richard Dresser -- Trudy Blue, by Marsha Norman.

Humana Festival '93: the complete plays

Smith, Marisa (ed.). (Smith and Kraus, c1993)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 1993

Contents: Stanton's garage / Joan Ackermann -- Deadly virtues / Brian Jucha -- Shooting Simone / Lynne Kaufman -- The ice-fishing play / Kevin Kling -- What we do with it / Bruce MacDonald -- Keely and Du / Jane Martin -- Poof! / Lynn Nottage -- Tape / José Rivera -- Watermelon rinds / Regina Taylor.

Humana Festival '94: the complete plays

Smith, Marisa (eds.). (Smith and Kraus, 1994)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 1994

Contents: The last time we saw her / Jane Anderson -- Julie Johnson / Wendy Hammond -- Betty the Yeti / Jon Klein -- Slavs! Thinking about the longstanding problems of virtue and happiness / Tony Kushner -- 1969 / Tina Landau -- Shotgun / Romulus Linney -- The survivor: a Cambodian odyssey / Jon Lipsky -- Stones and bones / Marion McClinton -- My left breast / Susan Miller -- Trip's cinch / Phyllis Nagy.

Humana Festival '95: the complete plays

Smith, Marisa (ed.). (Smith and Kraus, 1995)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 1995

Contents: Tough choices for the new century / by Jane Anderson -- Your obituary is a dance / by Benard Cummings -- Head on / by Elizabeth Dewberry -- Below the belt / by Richard Dresser -- Beast on the moon / by Richard Kalinoski -- July 7, 1994 / by Donald Margulies -- Middle-aged white guys / by Jane Martin -- Trudy Blue / by Marsha Norman -- Cloud tectonics / by José Rivera -- Between the lines / by Regina Taylor -- Helen at risk / by Dana Yeaton.

Humana Festival '96: the complete plays

Dixon, Michael Bigelow; Engelman, Liz (eds.). (Smith and Kraus, 1996)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 1996

Contents: The batting cage / Joan Ackermann -- Going, going, gone: an article / Anne Bogart -- Contract with Jackie / Jimmy Breslin -- Flesh and blood / Elizabeth Dewberry -- Trying to find Chinatown / David Henry Hwang -- Reverse transcription / Tony Kushner -- What I meant was / Craig Lucas -- Jack and Jill / Jane Martin -- Chilean holiday / Guillermo Reyes -- Missing Marisa and kissing Christine / John Patrick Shanley -- One flea spare / Naomi Wallace -- Humana Festival history / Joel A. Smith.

Humana Festival '97: the complete plays

Dixon, Michael Bigelow; Engelman, Liz (eds.). (Smith and Kraus, c1997)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 1997

Contents: Lighting up the two-year old / Benjie Arenson -- Misreadings / Neena Beber -- Private eyes / Steven Dietz -- Gun-shy / Richard Dresser -- Polaroid stories / Naomi Iizuka -- Waterbabies / Adam LeFevre -- Stars / Romulus Linney -- In Her sight / Carol Mack -- Icarus / Edwin Sanchez.

Humana Festival '98 : the complete plays

Dixon, Michael Bigelow; Wegener, Amy (eds.). (Smith and Kraus, c1998)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 1998

Contents: Ti Jean blues : adapted from the works of Jack Kerouac / JoAnne Akalaitis -- Acorn / David Graziano -- Dinner with friends / Donald Margulies -- Mr. Bundy / Jane Martin -- Like totally weird / William Mastrosimone -- Meow / Val Smith -- Resident alien / Stuart Spencer -- The trestle at Pope Lick Creek / Naomi Wallace -- Let the big dog eat / Elizabeth Wong.

Humana Festival '99: the complete plays

Dixon, Michael Bigelow; Wegener, Amy (eds.). (Smith and Kraus, c1999)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 1999

Contents: Cabin pressure / by Anne Bogart -- Aloha, say the pretty girls / by Naomi Iizuka -- Y2K / by Arthur Kopit -- The cockfighter / by Frank Manley, adapted by Vincent Murphy -- God's man in Texas / by David Rambo -- Slop-culture / by Robb Badlam -- The blue room / by Courtney Baron -- Dancing with a devil / by Brooke Berman -- Forty minute finish / by Jerome Hairston -- Mpls., St. Paul / by Julia Jordan -- Drive angry / by Matt Pelfrey -- Just be frank / by Caroline Williams -- Labor Day / by Sheri Wilner -- Merchandising / by David Henry Hwang -- And the torso even more so / by Tony Kushner -- Stuffed shirts / by Jane Martin -- Manifesto / by Naomi Wallace -- To T or not to T / by Wendy Wasserstein -- The fez / by Mac Wellman -- What are you afraid of? / by Richard Dresser -- Will you accept the charges? / by Neal Bell -- Speech therapy / by Rebecca Gilman -- Them / by David Greenspan -- Visitation / by Rebecca Reynolds -- Happy birthday Jack / by Diana Son.

Humana Festival 2000: the complete plays

Dixon, Michael Bigelow; Wegener, Amy (eds.). (Smith and Kraus, c2000)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 2000

Contents: Foreword / Jon Jory -- Editor's note / Michael Bigelow Dixon, Amy Wegener -- Tape / Stephen Belber -- No. 11 (blue and white) / Alexandra Cunningham -- The divine fallacy / Tina Howe -- War of the worlds / conceived by Anne Bogart ; written by Naomi Iizuka ; created by The SITI Company -- Arabian nights / David Ives -- Anton in show business / Jane Martin -- Big love / Charles L. Mee -- Touch / Toni Press-Coffman -- Standard time / Naomi Wallace -- Back story / based on characters by Joan Ackermann ; a dramatic anthology by Joan Ackermann, Courtney Baron, Neena Beber, Constance Congdon, Jon Klein, Shirley Lauro, Craig Lucas, Eduardo Machado, Donald Margulies, Jane Martin, Susan Miller, John Olive, Tanya Palmer, David Rambo, Edwin Sanchez, Adele Edling Shank, Mayo Simon, Val Smith -- Phone plays. The reprimand / Jane Anderson -- Show business / Jeffrey Hatcher -- Trespassion / Mark O'Donnell -- Lovers of long red hair / José Rivera -- Beside every good man / Regina Taylor.

Humana Festival 2001: the complete plays

Palmer, Tanya; Wegener, Amy (eds.). (Smith and Kraus, c2001)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 2001

Contents: Wonderful world / Richard Dresser -- Chad Curtiss, lost again / Arthur Kopit -- When the sea drowns in sand / Eduardo Machado -- Quake / Melanie Marnich -- Flaming guns of the purple sage / Jane Martin -- Bobrauschenbergamerica / Charles L. Mee -- Description beggared, or, The allegory of whiteness / Mac Wellman ; music by Michael Roth -- Heaven and Hell (on Earth) : a divine comedy / a comic anthology by Robert Alexander, Jenny Lyn Bader, Elizabeth Dewberry, Deobrah Lynn Frockt, Rebecca Gilman, Keith Glover, Hilly Hicks, Jr., Karen Hines, Michael Kassin, Melanie Marnich, Jane Martin, WIlliam Mastrosimone, Guillermo Reyes, Sarah Schulman, Richard Strand, Alice Tuan, Elizabeth Wong -- Phone plays. t Subliminable / Greg Allen -- Hype-R-connectivity / Andy Bayiates -- Call waiting / Rachel Claff -- Message sent / Sterling Houston -- Owls / Erin Courtney -- Somebody call 911 / Jennifer L. Nelson -- Click / Brighde Mullins.

Humana festival 2002: the complete plays

Palmer, Tanya; Wegener, Amy (eds.). (PS 634 .H86 2002)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 2002

Contents: Score / conceived by Anne Bogart, adapted by Jocelyn Clarke, and created by SITI Company -- A.M. Sunday / Jerome Hairston -- Rembrandt's gift / Tina Howe -- Classyass / Caleen Sinnette Jennings -- Nightswim / Julia Jordan -- Limonade tous les jours / Charles L. Mee -- The mystery of attraction / Marlane Meyer -- Finer noble gases / Adam Rapp -- Bake off / Sheri Wilner -- Snapshot : a dramatic anthology / Tanya Barfield, Lee Blessing, Michael Bigelow Dixon, Julie Jensen, Honour Kane, Sunil Kuruvilla, David Lindsay-Abaire, Victor Lodato, Quincy Long, Deb Margolin, Allison Moore, Lynn Nottage, Dan O'Brien, Val Smith, Annie Weisman, Craig Wright, and Chay Yew -- The technology project: Voice properties / John Belluso -- Virtual meditation #1 / Sarah Ruhl -- F.E.T.C.H. / Alice Tuan.

Humana festival 2003: the complete plays

Palmer, Tanya; Wegener, Amy (eds.). (Smith and Kraus, c2004)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 2003

Contents: The roads that lead here / Lee Blessing -- The faculty room / Bridget Carpenter -- Slide glide the slippery slope / Kia Corthron -- The second death of Priscilla / Russell Davis -- Trash anthem / Dan Dietz -- Orange lemon egg canary / Rinne Groff -- Fit for feet / Jordan Harrison -- The lively lad / Quincy Long -- Omnium gatherum / Theresa Rebeck and Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros -- Trepidation nation : a phobic anthology / Keith Josef Adkins, Stephen Belber, Hilary Bell, Glen Berger, Sheila Callaghan, Bridget Carpenter, Cusi Cram, Richard Dresser, Erik Ehn, Gina Gionfriddo, Kirsten Greenidge, Michael Hollinger, Warren Leight, Julie Marie Myatt, Victoria Stewart, and James Still -- Rhythmicity / curated by Mildred Ruiz and Steven Sapp ; created by Regie Cabico, Gamal A. Chasten, reg. e. gaines, Rha Goddess, Willie Perdomo, Mildred Ruiz, and Steven Sapp.

Humana Festival 2004: the complete plays

Palmer, Tanya; Hansel, Adrien-Alice Lawson (eds.). (Smith and Kraus, c2005)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 2004

Contents: Kuwait / by Vincent Delaney -- A bone close to my brain / by Dan Dietz -- The spot / by Steven Dietz -- After Ashley / by Gina Gionfriddo -- Sans-culottes in the promised land / by Kirsten Greenidge -- The ruby sunrise / by Rinne Groff -- Kid-simple, a radio play in the flesh / by Jordan Harrison -- At the vanishing point / by Naomi Iizuka -- Tallgrass gothic / by Melanie Marnich -- Foul territory / by Craig Wright -- Fast and loose : an ethical collaboration by José Cruz González, Kirsten Greenidge, Julie Marie Myatt and John Walch.

Humana Festival 2006: the complete plays

Hansel, Adrien-Alice Lawson; Dubiner, Julie Felise (eds.). (Playscripts, Inc., c2007)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 2006

Contents: Three guys and a Brenda / by Adam Bock -- Natural selection / by Eric Coble -- Low / by Rha Goddess -- Act a lady / by Jordan Harrison -- Sovereignty / by Rolin Jones -- Listeners / by Jane Martin -- Hotel Cassiopeia / by Charles L. Mee -- The Scene / by Theresa Rebeck -- Six years / by Sharr White -- Neon mirage / by Liz Duffy Adams, Dan Duetz, Rick Hip-Flores, Julie Jensen, Lisa Kron, Tracey Scott Wilson, Chay Yew.

Humana Festival 2007: the complete plays

Hansel, Adrien-Alice Lawson; Dubiner, Julie Felise (eds.). (Playscripts, Inc., 2008)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 2007

Contents: Foreword / by Marc Masterson -- Editors' note / by Adrien-Alice Hansel and Julie Felise Dubiner -- Strike-slip / by Naomi Iizuka -- When something wonderful ends / by Sherry Kramer -- Clarisse and Larmon / by Deb Margolin -- Batch : an American bachelor/ette party spectacle in six sexes / conceived by Whit McLaughlin and Alice Tuan ; text by Alice Tuan ; created and performed by New Paradise Laboratories -- dark play or stories for boys / by Carlos Murillo -- Mr. and Mrs. / by Julie Marie Myatt -- I am not Batman / by Marco Ramirez -- The as if body loop / by Ken Weitzman -- The unseen / by Craig Wright -- The open road anthology / by Constance Congdon, Kia Corthron, Michael John Garcés, Rolin Jones, A. Rey Pamatmat, and Kathryn Walat ; with music by GrooveLily -- 365 days/365 plays, panel discussion.

Humana Festival 2008: the complete plays

Hansel, Adrien-Alice Lawson; Wegener, Amy (eds.). (Playscripts, Inc., c2009)
McNichols Campus Library
PS 634 .H86 2008

Contents: Great falls / Lee Blessing -- Tongue, tied / M. Thomas Cooper -- This beautiful city / Steven Cosson and Jim Lewis with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman -- Becky Shaw / Gina Gionfriddo -- Neighborhood 3: requisition of doom / Jennifer Haley -- Dead right / Elaine Jarvik -- the break/s / Marc Bamuthi Joseph -- In Paris you will find many baguettes but only one true love / Michael Lew -- All hail Hurricane Gordo / Carly Mensch -- One short sleepe / Naomi Wallace -- Game on / Zakiyyah Alexander, Rolin Jones, Jon Spurney, Alice Tuan, Daryl Watson, Marisa Wegrzyn, and Ken Weitzman. Summary: This collection contains eleven scripts from the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the thirty-second annual cycle of world-premiere productions staged at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. The seven full-length plays and four ten-minute plays represent an exceptional array of work by some of the most exciting new voices in American theater.

Humana Festival 2009: the complete plays

Hansel, Adrien-Alice Lawson; Wegener, Amy (eds.).
Playscripts, Inc., 2010

Contents: Foreword by Marc Masterson -- Editors' note /Adrien-Alice Hansel and Amy Wegener -- On the porch one crisp spring morning, by Alex ,Dremann -- Absalom, by Zoe Kazan -- Roanoke, by Michael Lew, music/lyrics by Matt Schatz -- Wild blessings: a celebration of Wendell Berry, adapted by Marc Masterson and Adrien-Alice Hansel -- Under construction, by Charles L. Mee -- Slasher, by Allison Moore -- 3:59 am: a drag race for two actors, by Marco Ramirez -- Ameriville, by Universes -- Hard weather boating party, by Naomi Wallace -- Brink!, by Lydia Diamon, Kristoffer Diaz, Greg Kotis, Deborah Zoe Laufer, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb and Deborah Stein.

Humana Festival: the history of new plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville

Ullom, Jeffrey. (Southern Illinois University Press, c2008)
McNichols Campus Library
PN 2277 .L62 A38 2008

Contents: The founding of a divided theatre -- The education of Jon Jory -- The luck years, 1976-79 -- Becoming an institution, 1980-82 -- From product to process, 1983-86 -- The exploratory years, 1987-93 -- Falling into a rut, 1994-98 -- The last hurrah, 1999-2000 -- The education of Marc Masterson, 2001-6.

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