The 31st annual Humana Festival of New American Plays at Actors Theatre of Louisville will feature ten premieres by emerging and established playwrights.
Playwrights in the 2007 festival include a diverse array of writers in the American theatre. Full-length plays are Strike-Slip by Naomi Iizuka (Los Angeles, California), When Something Wonderful Ends by Sherry Kramer (Springfield, Missouri), dark play or stories for boys by Carlos Murillo (Chicago, Illinois), Batch: An American Bachelor/ette Party Spectacle by Alice Tuan (Los Angeles, California), The As If Body Loop by Ken Weitzman (Atlanta, Georgia) and The Unseen by Craig Wright (Los Angeles, California).
The Open Road Anthology playwrights are Constance Congdon (Amherst, Massachusetts), Kia Corthron (New York City), Michael John Garcés (Los Angeles, California), Rolin Jones (Los Angeles, California), A. Rey Pamatmat (Jackson Heights, New York) and Kathryn Walat (New York City) with music by GrooveLily.
In addition, there is a bill of three 10-minute plays featuring the work of Deb Margolin, Julie Marie Myatt, and Marco Ramirez.
Presented in rotating repertory, festival plays, with the exception of Batch: An American Bachelor/ette Party, will be staged in Actors Theatre's 637-seat Pamela Brown Auditorium, the 318-seat Bingham Theatre and the 159-seat Victor Jory Theatre. Batch will be presented at The Connection, a nightclub at 130 South Floyd St. with a seating capacity of 160.