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Dramatic Comedy

Humana 2006: The Complete Plays collects all ten plays produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville during the 30th anniversary season of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. The seven full-length plays and three ten-minute plays in this anthology encompass many of the most eclectic and exciting new voices in theater today -- from a technology-reliant man learning to listen to a planet on the verge of apocalypse Natural Selectionto a left-leaning American citizen's doomed chance to give the President an earful Listeners; to a group of Depression-era men who put on a fundraiser, and in the process find themselves transformed by more than just the ladies' costumes they donAct A Lady. Alternately painful, subversive, hysterically funny, and poignant, these plays ask you to engage with characters and worlds you think you know, and then look again with new eyes.
Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison was a 2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for Marjorie Prime. The play had its New York premiere at Playwrights Horizons and its Chicago premiere at Writers Theatre after premiering at the Mark Taper Forum/CTG in Los Angeles. His play Maple and Vine premiered in the 2011 Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville and went on to productions at American Conservatory Theatre and ... view full profile

Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeck

Theresa Rebeckis a widely produced playwright throughout the United States and abroad. New York productions of her work include Dead Accounts at the Music Box Theatre; Seminar at the Golden Theatre; Mauritius at the Biltmore Theatre in a Manhattan Theater Club Production; The Scene, The Water’s Edge, Loose Knit, The Family of Mann, and Spike Heels at Second Stage; Bad Dates, The Butterfly ... view full profile

Adam Bock

Adam Bock

Adam Bock’s plays include Phaedra (Shotgun Players), A Small Fire (Playwrights Horizons, Drama Desk nomination), book for We Have Always Lived in the Castle, with music by Todd Almond (Yale Rep), The Flowers (About Face Theatre), The Receptionist (MTC, 2008 Outer Critics nomination, Best Plays of 2007-2008, The Evidence Room with Megan Mullally), The Drunken City (Playwrights Horizons, 2008 Outer ... view full profile

Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron

Lisa Kron is a writer and performer whose work has been widely produced in New York, regionally, and internationally. Her plays include Well, 2.5 Minute Ride, and The Ver**zon Play. She wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Fun Home (with music by composer Jeanine Tesori), winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Lisa and Jeanine were the first all-woman team to ever receive a ... view full profile

Eric Coble

Eric Coble

People find this hard to believe, but Eric Coble was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and raised on the Navajo and Ute reservations in New Mexico and Colorado, playing with rocks, sticks, seeing 1940′s serials at the movie theatre thirty miles away, and wandering the desert with his friends trying to avoid cactus until he was 15 years old.Much of that time was spent writing/drawing comics and rigging ... view full profile

Jane Martin

Jane Martin, a Kentuckian, first came to national attention for Talking With, a collection of monologues premiering in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s 1982 Humana Festival of New American Plays. Since its New York premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in 1982, Talking With has been performed around the world, winning the Best Foreign Play of the Year Award in Germany from Theatre Heute magazine. Her ... view full profile

Rick Hip-Flores

Rick Hip-Flores has written music and lyrics to Neon Mirage (Humana Festival, 2006), My New York (Vital Theater), Dido and Aeneas (Prospect Theater), and the Columbia Varsity Show. He has also composed scores for Tartuffe and As You Like It (Worth Street Players). He is a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Workshop in New York. As a musical director, recent credits include Jacques Brel is Alive and ... view full profile

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Dan Dietz

Dan Dietz's plays include Dirigible, Blind Horses, Tilt Angel, and Americamisfit, and have been seen in New York, Los Angeles, and points in between. His play tempOdyssey received a rolling world premiere from the National New Play Network in 2006-07, premiering at Curious Theatre (Denver, CO), Studio Theatre (Washington, DC), Phoenix Theatre (Indianapolis, IN) and New Jersey Rep (Long Branch, NJ) ... view full profile

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Adrien-Alice Hansel

Adrien-Alice Hansel is the Director of New Play Development at Actors Theatre, where she heads the Literary Department. She has served as production dramaturg on roughly 45 plays at Actors, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, A Raisin in the Sun, Spunk, 9 Parts of Desire, The Crucible and Underneath the Lintel and the Humana Festival premieres of plays by Craig Wright, ... view full profile

Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen is the recipient of the Kennedy Center Award for New American Plays (White Money), the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work (The Lost Vegas Series), the LA Weekly Award for Best New Play (Two-Headed), and the McKnight National Playwriting Fellowship (Wait!). She has won the Mill Mountain Theatre Playwriting Competition three times (Tender Hooks, Last Lists of My Mad Mother, and ... view full profile

Liz Duffy Adams

Liz Duffy Adams is a New Dramatists alumna (2001-2008) and a recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship Award, a Will Glickman Playwright Award, a Frederick Loewe Award in Music Theatre, a Weston Playhouse Music Theater Award, and a commission from Children's Theater Company, Minneapolis. Her work has been written, produced, or developed at the Humana Festival, The Women's Project, ... view full profile

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Rolin Jones

Rolin Jones' play The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow was a finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. It received the 2006 Obie Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Productions of Jenny Chow include: South Coast Repertory, Old Globe Theatre, Yale Repertory, Studio Theatre (DC), Atlantic Theater Company (NYC), Portland Center Stage, San Jose Repertory, among others.His full-length play, The ... view full profile

Sharr White

Sharr White's plays include Six Years (30th Anniversary Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville); The Dream Canvas (downtown New York at Todo Con Nada); The Last Orange Dying (off-Broadway at the Ohio); Safe from the Future (off-Broadway at Raw Space); Heaven and All Things Lovely (far above Broadway in the Mariott Marquis, room 3806); Iris Fields (Lincoln Center ... view full profile

Tracey Scott Wilson

Tracey Scott Wilson's current work includes The Story, which was first produced at The Joseph Papp Public Theater/NYSF, and transferred to the Long Wharf Theatre. The Story has since been produced at thirty theatres nationwide. Additional productions include Order My Steps for Cornerstone Theater's Black Faith/AIDS project in Los Angeles; and Exhibit #9, produced in New York City by New ... view full profile

Rha Goddess

Rha Goddess

Rha Goddess is a performing artist and social/political activist. Her work has been internationally featured in several compilations, anthologies, forums and festivals. Ms. Goddess' debut project, Soulah Vibe, received rave industry reviews from Ms. Magazine, The Source, XXL, Interview, etc.. Time Magazine called it "...one of the year's coolest records." As Founder and CEO of Divine Dime ... view full profile

Charles L. Mee

Charles L. Mee has written Big Love and True Love and First Love, bobrauschenbergamerica and Limonade tous les Jours, Orestes 2.0 and Trojan Women A Love Story, and Summertime and Wintertime among other plays. Among other awards, he is the recipient of the lifetime achievement award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work is made possible by the support of Richard B. Fisher and ... view full profile

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Chay Yew

Yew's plays include Porcelain, A Language of Their Own, Red, Wonderland, As If He Hears, A Beautiful Country, Malaya, and Question 27, Question 28. He also adapted Lorca's The House of Bernarda Alba; his performance text includes Home: Places Between Asia and America. His work has been produced by the New York Shakespeare Festival's Public Theater, Royal Court Theatre (London), Long Wharf Theatre, ... view full profile

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