Actors Theatre of Louisville
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.
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