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Humana Festival 2012: The Complete Plays - Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy

Humana Festival 2012: The Complete Plays

Lisa Kron, Michael Golamco, Courtney Baron, Steve Moulds, Greg Kotis, Lucas Hnath, Carson Kreitzer, Idris Goodwin, Laura Jacqmin, Sarah Lunnie, Mona Mansour, Nicholas C. Pappas, Tanya Saracho, Matt Schatz, Kyle John Schmidt, Amy Wegener

Collection / Anthology, Dramatic Comedy

ISBN: 9781623840006

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Collection / Anthology

Dramatic Comedy

Humana Festival 2012: The Complete Plays brings together all ten scripts from the 2012 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 36th annual cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. This unique compilation features an exceptional array of work by some of the most exciting new voices in the American theatre, from a group of suburban kids in the late 80s who forge a cultural identity through hip hop , to a rich, dying woman who suspects her nurse is being paid off to expedite her death , to a 500-year-old Austrian vampire struggling with the existential grind of modern living Michael von Siebenburg Melts Through the Floorboards. This original and diverse collection of plays is a must-have for anyone seeking fresh, daring, and compelling theater.
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

Michael Golamco

Michael Golamco

Michael Golamco is an LA-based playwright and TV/Film writer. His play Year Zero received acclaimed runs at Second Stage in New York City, Victory Gardens Theatre in Chicago, and at The Colony Theatre in Los Angeles; his latest play Build is set for a world premiere in Fall 2012 at the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles.His play Cowboy Versus Samurai has had several productions since its premiere in ... view full profile

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Courtney Baron

Courtney Baron

COURTNEY BARON Plays include: Consumption, commissioned by and produced at the Guthrie Theatre, Minneapolis; Not Our Last Hurrah, produced as part of the Australia Project at the Kraine Theatre, NYC; These Three Here, produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville and as part of the 24-Hour Plays, NYC; Earlstreetman as part of the Larson Project at New York Theatre Workshop and at the 2003 O'Neill ... view full profile

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Steve Moulds

Steve Moulds

Steve Moulds is a writer living in Louisville, Kentucky. Productions of his plays include an adaptation of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author for The Hypocrites (Chicago), which received a Jeff nomination for Best New Adaptation and is published by Playscripts, Inc; Emergency Prom (University of Texas at Austin), also published by Playscripts; Oh, Gastronomy!, a group-written ... view full profile

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

Lucas Hnath

A resident playwright at New Dramatists since 2011, Lucas Hnath's work has been produced at Actors Theatre of Louisville, University of Miami, The Culture Project, Target Margin and Ontological-Hysteric Theater. Additionally, his plays have been developed at Ensemble Studio Theatre, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, and Cleveland Public Theatre. He has enjoyed playwriting residencies with The Royal ... view full profile

Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer

Carson Kreitzer's The Love Song of J. Robert Oppenheimer won the Lois and Richard Rosenthal New Play Prize, the American Theatre Critics' Steinberg New Play Citation, the Barrie Stavis Award, and is published in Smith and Kraus' New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2004 and by Dramatic Publishing. Self Defense, or death of some salesmen has been produced in Providence, Minneapolis, New York, Chicago, ... view full profile

Idris Goodwin

Idris Goodwin

Idris Goodwin is a playwright, Hip Hop artist, spoken word performer and essayist. He is the author of the award winning and widely produced play How We Got On (Playscripts, 2013) and the pushcart nominated essay collection These Are The Breaks (Write Bloody, 2011). He’s performed on HBO and Sesame Street. His two latest plays And in this corner….Cassius Clay (for StageOne Family Theater) and ... view full profile

Laura Jacqmin

Laura Jacqmin

Laura Jacqmin was the recipient of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize for an emerging female playwright. Her plays include Look, We Are Breathing (Sundance Institute Theatre Lab), Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (originally produced by At Play/Chicago Dramatists in 2010 and subsequently remounted at 16th Street Theater and Theater on the Lake in 2011) and Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre Company's First ... view full profile

Mona Mansour

Mona Mansour

Mona Mansour’s play The Way West had its world premiere in spring of 2014 at Steppenwolf, directed by Amy Morton. The play received the 2013 Sky Cooper New American Play Prize from Marin Theatre Company, where it will get its West Coast premiere in April 2015. The play received a BareBones workshop at the Lark Play Development Center (directed by Linsay Firman), where Mona was a Fellow in 2012. ... view full profile

Tanya Saracho

Tanya Saracho is a native of Sinaloa, Mexico. Named "Best New Playwright" by Chicago magazine, she is a new Ensemble Member at Victory Gardens Theater, a resident playwright emerita at Chicago Dramatists, a Goodman Theatre Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago, founder and co-director of ALTA and co-founder and ... view full profile

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Matt Schatz

Matt Schatz won the 2012 Kleban Prize for Most Promising Musical Theatre Librettist for Love Trapezoid (workshop production with the Astoria Performing Arts Center, 2012). Also a playwright, lyricist, composer and screenwriter, Schatz's other works include the musical Georama with West Hyler and Jack Herrick (workshop with the Great River Shakespeare Festival, 2012), and the play The Tallest ... view full profile

Kyle John Schmidt

Kyle John Schmidt. His short plays include The Last Hat (Actors Theatre of Louisville, Heideman Award), Sword Play (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Fernando and the Killer Queen (Theatre Masters), and St. Matilde's Malady (Frontera Short Fringe, Best of Fest). He received his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas-Austin. Full-length plays: Blue Point, Fernando and the ... view full profile

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