Humana Festival Events

 

There are many events throughout the Festival that vary from panel conversations to receptions.

All events listed below are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

College Days Keynote Address – Idris Goodwin

Hungry Never Starving: Strategies on How to Maneuver and Sustain a Life in the Performing Arts

Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 a.m.Pamela Brown Auditorium

 

Join Playwright, Artistic Director, Break Beat Poet, Humana Alum and ATL friend of the family Idris Goodwin for a series of anecdotes and lessons learned from his 20 years in the trenches of Theatre, Hip Hop, and everywhere in between. This conversation is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office to reserve your ticket.

Panel Conversation

The Board: Supporting and Shaping American Theatre

Sunday, March 24 at 12 p.m.
Pamela Brown Auditorium

 

Artistic and Managing Directors at non-profit theatres report to a Board of Directors. But who are these folks behind curtain? And how do their decisions affect the theatre? Join us as members of Actors staff and Board of directors discuss the role of the Board in shaping the theatre. This conversation is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office to reserve your ticket.

Ovation Happy Hour

Friday, March 29 at 6:15 p.m.
Sara Shallenberger Brown Lobby

 

This welcome reception is a great time to meet your fellow Festival attendees while enjoying food, drink, and live music.

Rise Up: Creating Theatre for the Moment

Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m.
Pamela Brown Auditorium

 

How do we use theatre to inspire, provoke, and contribute to a social or political cause? Hear from a panel of activist theatremakers as they offer insight into what it means to make brave art in tumultuous times. This conversation is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office to reserve your ticket.

Ovation Celebration

Saturday, March 30 at 10 p.m.
Actors Theatre Lobbies

 

This post-show celebration is the perfect time to chat with friends, meet new colleagues, and toast the exciting lineup of new plays.

Encore Cocktail Mixer

Thursday, April 4 from 7 – 9:30 p.m.
Churchill Downs (700 Central Ave)

 

Join this year’s company of artists and creative teams to celebrate the Humana Festival and experience one of Louisville’s other cultural treasures – Churchill Downs. This event is for weekend package attendees and local guests. Registration for local guests is requested. Please email or call Matthew Brown at extension 3085. 

Share Your Spark

Friday, April 5 at 1 p.m.
Pamela Brown Auditorium

 

Join this thought-provoking new program where theatre professionals from around the country share their visions for the American theatre through fast-paced TED-style talks and conversations. This event is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office toreserve your ticket.

Encore Happy Hour

Friday, April 5 at 6:15 p.m.
Sara Shallenberger Brown Lobby

 

Meet your fellow Festival attendees while enjoying food, drink, and live music.

Steinberg/ATCA Awards and Closing Celebration

Saturday, April 6 at 9 p.m.
Pamela Brown Auditorium
$10 Tickets

 

Celebrate outstanding new plays with the New Play Awards from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA), recognizing new work that premiered professionally outside of New York City last year. The festivities continue with a lookback at this year’s Humana Festival and a toast to new works across the country! Please contact the Box Office to reserve your ticket.

Encore Bash

Saturday, April 6 at 10 p.m.
Actors Theatre Lobbies

 

Join us in our lobby spaces for an evening of food and drink as we celebrate the closing of the Festival and Actors Theatre’s Season. Come as you are or dressed to impress; either way, we are ecstatic to share this with our extended theatre family!