From a press launch

LOUISVILLE, KY—Actors Theatre of Louisville is proud to announce the return of the New Voices Younger Playwrights Pageant. This 12 months’s lineup will characteristic eight new performs by native highschool college students. The 15th annual pageant will likely be sponsored by the LG&E and KU Vitality Basis. The New Voices Pageant will run from April 27-29, 2020.

This 12 months, 833 college students submitted performs in consideration for the New Voices Pageant. This consists of college students from 31 colleges in 6 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. Chosen performs for the pageant have been chosen by a gaggle of 37 readers, made up of Actors Theatre employees and volunteers. The successful playwrights signify seven completely different excessive colleges.

This 12 months’s pageant marks the primary time a winner has been chosen from Central Excessive Faculty.

The pageant is produced by the Studying & Artistic Engagement staff at Actors Theatre. Every bit is assigned a director, dramaturg, design staff, and group of actors from the Skilled Coaching Firm (PTC), who work along with the playwrights to carry these items to life. Collectively, every staff participates in workshops, manufacturing conferences, and a full rehearsal course of earlier than the pageant in April. Every year, the performs produced within the pageant are additionally revealed within the New Voices Younger Playwrights Anthology.

To order tickets to overview, to request pictures or for another press inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Greenfield, Director of Communications, [email protected].

Actors Theatre’s Skilled Coaching Firm is generously supported by a major grant from The Roy Cockrum Basis. The $1.2 million award helps grants over a ten-year interval for every apprentice through the nine-month program, and allows year-round employment for this system’s management. Based by Roy Cockrum, the Basis helps world-class performing arts tasks in not-for-profit skilled theatres all through america. The Basis considers grants by invitation solely and is devoted to serving to non-profit theatres attain past their regular scope of actions and undertake bold and artistic productions. 

The picks for this 12 months’s 15th Annual New Voices Younger Playwrights Pageant

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As soon as Upon a Breakroom
by Alexandra Rapp (Mercy Excessive Faculty)

The Bow and Its Arrow
by Jocelynn Pry (Brown Excessive Faculty)

Posthumous Mishaps
by J.C. Hyde (Floyd Central Excessive Faculty)

His Lesson
by Lita Van (Atherton Excessive Faculty)

Sister Shook
by Skylar Wood (Central Excessive Faculty)

Waffle Angel
by Aiden Kash (St. Francis Excessive Faculty)

by Katie Dobson (Ballard Excessive Faculty)

Postmodern Dad
by Ethan Bower (Salem Excessive Faculty)

Honorable Mentions:
A Chew of Unusual Fruit
by Olivia Benford (Moore Excessive Faculty)

by Islan F (Brooklawn)    

Itemizing Data

15th New Voices Younger Playwrights Pageant
An Night of New Work
Written by native highschool college students
Sponsored by the LG&E and KU Vitality Basis.
Actors Theatre of Louisville
316 W. Major Road
Louisville, KY 40202
Bingham Theatre

Press Opening
Tuesday, April 27
7:00 p.m.
Bingham Theatre

April 27, 28, 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are $5.
Tickets will likely be accessible beginning in April.

Name the Field Workplace at 502.584.1205 or go to

To order tickets to overview, to request pictures or for another press inquiries, please contact Elizabeth Greenfield, Director of Communications, [email protected]About Studying & Artistic Engagement at Actors Theatre of Louisville
Erica Denise, Director of Studying & Artistic Engagement
Janelle Renee Dunn, Studying & Artistic Engagement Affiliate 
Abigail Miskowiec, Studying & Artistic Engagement Affiliate

As the house of the Humana Pageant of New American Performs, Actors Theatre of Louisville is world-renowned for creating new work by playwrights with various kinds, pursuits, opinions and revolutionary approaches to creating performs. Studying & Artistic Engagement shares this vitality and fervour for playmaking by venturing into lecture rooms and instructing the artwork and craft of playwriting in enjoyable, collaborative and differentiated methods.

By harnessing the wildly artistic sources beneath its roof, the Studying & Artistic Engagement division at Actors Theatre of Louisville goals to create excellent creative and studying experiences, the place younger folks of all backgrounds, from elementary college to varsity, are invited to see performs and make theatre occur.

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In regards to the New Voices Playwriting Residency

Since its inception in 2003, the New Voices Playwriting Residency has launched 1000’s of scholars from across the area to the fundamentals of playwriting. Over the course of 9 periods, character growth, battle, dramatic construction and stakes are explored, as each scholar completes a ten-minute play. The Residency has impressed an annual New Voices Play Contest, a New Voices Younger Playwrights Pageant—absolutely produced by Studying & Artistic Engagement and the Skilled Coaching Firm—and revealed New Voices anthologies of student-written work.

In regards to the Skilled Coaching Firm
Jonathan Ruiz, Skilled Coaching Firm Producer

Now in its 48thyear, the Skilled Coaching Firm (PTC) is the cornerstone of Actors Theatre of Louisville’s dedication to schooling. One of many nation’s oldest pre-professional coaching applications, the PTC is a one-of-a-kind immersive program designed to raise early-career practitioners within the American theatre trade by instructing the enterprise and artwork of being a theatre skilled. Members of the Firm work instantly with Actors Theatre creative, administrative and manufacturing employees leaders in addition to visiting visitor artists, to obtain hands-on coaching of their respective fields. The PTC is a various ensemble comprised of 39 proficient people who’re the subsequent technology of American theatre. 

About Actors Theatre of Louisville
Robert Barry Fleming, Inventive Director

Now in its 56th Season, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the State Theatre of Kentucky, is the flagship arts group within the Louisville group. Actors Theatre serves to unlock human potential, construct group, and enrich high quality of life by partaking folks in theatre that displays the marvel and complexity of our time.

Actors Theatre presents nearly 350 performances yearly and delivers a broad vary of programming, together with classics and up to date work via the Brown-Forman Collection, vacation performs, a sequence of theatrical occasions produced by the Skilled Coaching Firm, and the Humana Pageant of New American Performs—the premier new play pageant within the nation, which has launched greater than 450 performs into the American theatre repertoire over the previous 43 years. As well as, Actors Theatre gives over 15,000 arts experiences annually to college students throughout the area via its Studying & Artistic Engagement Division, and boasts one of many nation’s most prestigious persevering with pre-professional resident coaching firms, now in its 48th 12 months.

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Over the previous half-century, Actors Theatre has additionally emerged as certainly one of America’s most persistently revolutionary skilled theatre firms, with an annual attendance of 140,000. Actors Theatre has been the recipient of a number of the most prestigious awards bestowed on a regional theatre, together with a Tony Award for Distinguished Achievement, the James N. Vaughan Memorial Award for Distinctive Achievement and Contribution to the Improvement of Skilled Theatre, and the Margo Jones Award for the Encouragement of New Performs. Actors Theatre has toured to 29 cities and 15 nations worldwide, totaling greater than 1,400 appearances internationally.

At present, there are greater than 50 revealed books of performs and criticism from Actors Theatre in circulation—together with anthologies of Humana Pageant performs, volumes of ten-minute performs, monologues, essays, scripts, and lectures from the Brown-Forman Classics in Context Pageant. Quite a few performs first produced at Actors Theatre have additionally been revealed as particular person performing editions, and have been printed in lots of different anthologies, magazines, and journals—making a permanent contribution to American dramatic literature.

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