Rise, Shine, Repeat: A Day in the Life of an Acting Apprentice

Sarah Grace Welbourn needs sleep. It’s 5 o’clock on the final Friday of Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays. The acting apprentice is curled up in an office chair off a quiet stretch of Market Street. Her eyelids are half lowered and she blinks languidly, like a housecat. She’s been up […]

Learning to Fly

March Madness has double meaning. Sure, Kentucky is basketball country, but it’s also home to one of the best regional theatres in the country. Right now, trucks are tearing through the city honking in celebration of the Cards going to the Final Four, and the Humana Festival is throwing its wrap party. Toss up on […]

We Can Get Down: Artist and Critic Talk Hip Hop and Theatre

Humana is down with hip hop. In 2008, Marc Bamuthi Joseph’s solo piece the break/s: a mixtape for the stage had its co-premiere in Louisville. Joseph dances through stories he collected as a “hip-hop educator,” and in my review, I compared him to a rapper. Last year, Idris Goodwin’s How We Got On, an homage […]