43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays

March 1-April 7, 2019


Join us for this year's Humana Festival

The future of American Theatre is here.

Festival Lineup

The Corpse Washer

March 1 — April 7

The Thin Place

March 5 — April 7

How to Defend Yourself

March 13 — April 7

Everybody Black

March 19 — April 7

We've Come to Believe

February 24 — March 7

Weekend Packages

First Look Weekend

March 15—17, 2019

Sample three world premiere plays and enjoy a leisurely weekend in Louisville.


Explore Package

Discover Weekend

March 22—24, 2019

Join future theatre makers from across the country while seeing five world premiere plays, plus a Keynote Address with Idris Goodwin and a panel conversation.

Theatre professors and students should check out special College Days Packages.


Explore Package

Ovation Weekend

March 29—31, 2019

Dig into exciting new works with a five play package, plus a special conversation by leaders in American theatre and more.


Explore Package

Encore Weekend

April 4—7, 2019

The Humana Festival’s culminating weekend brings the nation’s top producers, staff, artists, agents and more under one roof for a thrilling toast to the newest in American Theatre.


Explore Package


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