Actors Theatre of Louisville
Founded in 1964, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the State Theatre of Kentucky, is the flagship arts organization in the Louisville community. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein, Actors Theatre serves to unlock human potential, build community, and enrich quality of life by engaging people in theatre that reflects the wonder and complexity of our time.
Actors Theatre presents more than 350 performances annually and delivers a broad range of programming, including classics and contemporary work through the Brown-Forman Series, holiday plays, a series of free theatrical events produced by the Apprentice/Intern Company, and the Humana Festival of New American Plays—the premier new play festival in the nation, which has introduced nearly 450 plays into the American theatre repertoire over the past 37 years. In addition, Actors Theatre provides arts experiences to more than 17,000 students across the region each year through its Education Department, and boasts one of the nation’s most prestigious continuing pre-professional resident training companies, now in its 43rd year.
For Shakespeare in American Communities, Actors Theatre of Louisville will present student matinees of Love's Labour's Lost directed by Dominique Serrand. The company will provide related educational activities, including workshops and a play guide. They anticipate reaching 20 schools from Kentucky and Indiana.