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Dramatic Comedy

Humana Festival 2009: The Complete Plays brings together all ten scripts from the 2009 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 33rd annual cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The seven full-length plays and three ten-minute plays represent an exceptional array of work by some of the most exciting new voices in American theater, from a mother-daughter comedy with a lethal twist On The Porch One Crisp Spring Morning, to a family drama about a bullying patriarch on the verge of unveiling his biography , to a gripping drama about three strangers confined to a hotel room The Hard Weather Boating Party. This unique compilation is a must-have for any theater aficionado's bookshelf.
Kristoffer Diaz

Kristoffer Diaz

Kristoffer Diaz is a playwright and educator living and working in Brooklyn. His full-length titles include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (published by Samuel French), Welcome to Arroyo’s, Guernica, Fucking Vigwan (or Swag), and #therevolution. Awards include 2011 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award; finalist for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Drama; winner, 2011 Lucille Lortel Award ... view full profile

Deborah Zoe  Laufer

Deborah Zoe Laufer

Deborah Zoe Laufer’s plays have been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Cleveland Playhouse, Geva Theatre Center, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Portland Stage, and eighty other theaters around the country, in Germany, Russia and Canada. End Days was awarded The ATCA Steinberg citation and appeared at Ensemble Studio Theatre through an Alfred P. Sloan ... view full profile

Allison Moore

Allison Moore

Allison Moore is a displaced Texan based in Minneapolis. Her play, Slasher, premiered at the 2009 Humana Festival and has been produced at theaters around the country. Other plays include: My Antonia (2010 Illusion Theater), End Times (Kitchen Dog Theater), American Klepto (2006 Illusion Theater), Hazard County (2005 Humana Festival), Split (2005 Guthrie Theater commission), Urgent Fury (2003 ... view full profile

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Michael Lew

Michael Lew

Mike Lew’s plays include Bike America (Alliance, Atlanta; Ma-Yi, NYC; Juilliard and Lark workshops, NYC; Kennedy Center/NNPN workshop, DC; Playwrights Foundation workshop, SF); microcrisis (Ma-Yi, NYC; InterAct, Philly; Next Act, Milwaukee); Stockton (AracaWorks and EST workshops, NYC); and People’s Park (Victory Gardens Ignition Festival, Chicago). His shorts include Tenure (24 Hour Plays on ... view full profile

Lydia R. Diamond

Lydia R. Diamond

LYDIA R. DIAMOND Award winning Plays include: Smart People, Stick Fly, Voyeurs de Venus, The Bluest Eye, The Gift Horse, Harriet Jacobs, The Inside, and Stage Black. Theatres include: Arena Stage, Cort Theatre (Broadway), Chicago Dramatists, Company One, Congo Square, Goodman, Hartford Stage, Huntington, Jubilee, Kansas City Rep, Long Wharf, Lorraine Hansberry, McCarter, Mo’Olelo, MPAACT, New ... view full profile

Naomi Wallace

Naomi Wallace's work has been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Her major plays include One Flea Spare, In the Heart of America, Slaughter City, The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek, Things of Dry Hours and The Fever Chart: Three Short Visions of the Middle East. Her work has received the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama ... view full profile

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

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Greg Kotis

Greg Kotis

Greg Kotis is the author of many plays and musicals including Yeast Nation (Book/Lyrics), The Truth About Santa, Pig Farm, Eat the Taste, Urinetown (Book/Lyrics, for which he won an Obie Award and two Tony Awards), and Jobey and Katherine. His work has been produced and developed in theaters across the country and around the world, including Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Conservatory ... view full profile

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb

Peter Sinn Nachtrieb is a San Francisco-based playwright whose works include boom (TCG's most-produced play 2009-10), T.I.C. (Trenchcoat In Common), Hunter Gatherers (2007 ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, 2007 Will Glickman Prize), Colorado, and Multiplex. His work has been seen Off-Broadway and at theaters across the country including at Ars Nova, SPF, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Seattle Repertory, ... view full profile

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Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry was born in Henry County, Kentucky, in 1934. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Kentucky. Mr. Berry has taught at Georgetown College, Stanford University, New York University and his alma mater. The author of over 40 books of poetry, essays and fiction, Mr. Berry has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, Rockefeller ... view full profile

Gamal Abdel Chasten

Let Bygones Be represents Gamal Abdel Chasten's fourth collaboration with Actors Theatre. Mr. Chasten first came to Actors Theatre as a member of Rhythmicity, then as a cast member of UNIVERSES' Slanguage, and in 2009 as a playwright and performer of UNIVERSES' Ameriville. Mr. Chasten's writing credits include The Last Word at PS 122 and God Took Away His Poem at the Abrons Arts Center. Mr. ... view full profile

Alex Dremann

Alex Dremann studied playwriting at the University of Southern California and NYU. His full length plays include Split Pea Pod, Postcoital Variations, Henchpeople, The :nv:s:ble Play, and Demon Pigs Squealing at the Moon. His short plays include Hypothermia, Emma of Sandusky, Cannibals Gone Bad, Dead Wong, The Cheever Tapes, and Sally Sock. He got his start with Wet Paper Bag at Theatre Neo in Los ... view full profile

Marc Masterson

Marc Masterson is the Artistic Director of Actors Theatre of Louisville. In ten seasons of leadership at Actors Theatre, Mr. Masterson has produced more than 200 plays in Louisville, expanded and deepened arts education programs, and spearheaded community-based projects, including commissions and site-specific productions of regional stories and artists. He is an award-winning director, with more ... 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

Marco Ramirez

MARCO RAMIREZ has had plays produced at Lincoln Center (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle nominations), The Kennedy Center (Helen Hayes nomination), The Humana Festival, The Old Globe (San Diego), The Bush Theatre (London), and Center Theatre Group. Honors include Juilliard’s Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellowship, Lincoln Center’s Le Comte du Nouy Award, and nominations for WGA and Emmy ... view full profile

Deborah Stein

Deborah Stein's plays have been produced/developed at Seattle Repertory Theatre, Guthrie Theater, Women's Project & Productions, The Wilma Theater, The Playwrights' Center, Red Eye Theater, Live Girls Theater, Dance Theater Workshop and Project Artaud Theater; and internationally in Poland, Ireland, Edinburgh (Traverse Theatre) and Prague. She collaborated with Pig Iron Theatre Company on six ... view full profile

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