The Humana Festival of New American Plays has been a leading home for extraordinary playwrights and their imaginations for more than four decades, making Actors Theatre of Louisville one of the nation's preeminent powerhouses for new play development. For six weeks every spring, Louisville exerts a gravitational pull on producers and theatre lovers from around the country, who travel from far and wide for the adventure of seeing a diverse slate of fully-produced new plays. Many Humana Festival plays have gone on to garner awards and subsequent productions, making a sustained impact on the international dramatic repertoire. Humana Festival 2018: The Complete Plays brings together all six scripts from the 42nd annual cycle of world premieres, featuring a remarkable array of work by some of the most exciting voices in the American theatre. This anthology makes the Humana Festival plays available to an even wider audience, allowing readers to experience the collision of perspectives, styles and stories that makes the festival such an invigorating celebration of the art form. This compilation features the full-length plays Do You Feel Anger? by Mara Nelson-Greenberg, Evocation to Visible Appearance by Mark Schultz, we, the invisibles by Susan Soon He Stanton, Marginal Loss by Deborah Stein, and God Said This by Leah Nanako Winkler, as well as You Across from Me, a collaboratively-written play by four writers--Jaclyn Backhaus, Dipika Guha, Brian Ota o, and Jason Gray Platt.
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Actors Theatre of Louisville, the State Theatre of Kentucky, is the flagship arts organization in the Louisville community. For over four decades, Actors Theatre has been the home of the internationally acclaimed Humana Festival of New American Plays, which has introduced more than 450 plays into the American theatre repertoire and has showcased the work of more than 400 playwrights and ensembles. The Humana Festival is recognized as a crucial incubator for new work and a launchpad for myriad subsequent productions around the country and the world.