The new talent’s gotta come from somewhere. Among hundreds of visitors to this year’s HumanaFest is veteran New York talent agent Doug Kesten. He’s scouting the apprentice company, he says, “hopefully to help in getting their careers going.” We spoke on the trolley shuttle from Actors Theatre of Louisville to Lincoln Performing Arts School, the venue for the apprentice company showcase production Sleep Rock Thy Brain.
WHAT’S IN THE VIDEO: It’s my first visit in 25 years and it’s thrilling to see the festival thriving. There’s a hunger for talent out there, and I’m always looking. Humana has a spirit – when you walk into the place you feel it. They’re not afraid. They’re willing to take chances. There’s a real hunger for culture here and it’s nice to see that supported.