Humana Festival Premieres works by Ma-Yi Labbies
Actors Theatre of Louisville presents The 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays, Feb. 28-April 8, 2018, and will include three works by Ma-Yi Writers Lab Members. The Festival premieres works by Leah Nanako Winkler, Susan Soon He Stanton, and Dipika Guha. Ma-Yi offers congratulations and kudos to these ground-breaking playwrights:
God Said This by Leah Nanako Winkler (Feb. 28-April 8, 2018), directed by Morgan Gould is about a New Yorker who returns to her hometown in Lexington, Kentucky. as her mom is undergoing chemotherapy.
we, the invisibles by Susan Soon He Stanton (March 23-April 8, 2018), directed by Dámaso Rodríguez. The play follows a playwright, working a survival job at a luxury hotel, who begins interviewing her fellow employees.
You Across From Me by Jaclyn Backhaus, Dipika Guha, Brian Otaño, and Jason Gray Platt (March 23-April 8, 2018). These series of short plays, to be performed by Actors Theatre’s training company, explore the themes of connection, confrontation, and compromise. Jessica Fisch will direct.
The Humana Festival has premiered more than 450 new plays in its 42-year history.