Actors Theatre of Louisville

  • KY


316 West Main Street
United States

About Us

Actors Theatre of Louisville, the State Theatre of Kentucky, is internationally acclaimed as one of America’s most consistently innovative non-profit professional theatre companies. Founded in 1964, it has won a host of coveted awards and worldwide recognition for excellence. For over 30 years it has been a major force in revitalizing American playwriting, with over 300 Actors-debuted scripts now in publication, and as home to the Humana Festival of New American Plays.

Actors Theatre premieres include three Pulitzer Prize winners — The Gin Game by D. L. Coburn, Crimes of the Heart by Beth Henley and Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies — as well as Pultizer Prize nominees Keely and Du by Jane Martin, Becky Shaw by Gina Gionfriddo and Omnium-Gatherum by Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros and Theresa Rebeck. Among the many awards Actors Theatre has received are the prestigious Margo Jones Award, Shubert Foundation's James N. Vaughan Memorial Award, and a 1980 Tony Award for distinguished achievement.

Actors Theatre unlocks human potential, builds community, and enriches quality of life by engaging people in theatre that reflects the wonder and complexity of our time.