Flying In Your ‘Sleep’ [VIDEO]

A preview of ‘Sleep Rock Thy Brain’ from director Amy Attaway.

Review: ‘O Guru Guru Guru’ an emotional onstage pilgrimage

“Avidon makes some courageous explorations in juggling several worlds that are part of our current culture. What idols can we turn to when we feel unsure about our lives?”

Review: ‘Sleep Rock Thy Brain’ combines inventive one-acts

“For director Amy Attaway, ‘Sleep Rock Thy Brain’ proves an ambitious undertaking. She was able to wrangle a good deal of order into the evening, which included nearly 25 actors in essentially three productions fused together.”

The unconventional upbringing of ‘O Guru’ playwright Mallory Avidon

“To prepare for life as a playwright, she bought a portable orange record player that was delivered to her just last week. ‘It’s something that will make any hotel room feel like home immediately,’ she said.”

In ‘Sleep Rock Thy Brain’ three one-acts delve into the science of sleep

The actors really fly in “Sleep Rock Thy Brain,” which “features airborne actors trained by ZFX Flying Effects, the Louisville company that handles flying effects for Broadway shows and tours.”

Review: ‘Gnit’ journey is fun, difficult

“The transformation [Peter Gnit] seeks on his journey ‘to discover, to uncover, the authentic self’ never gives him the dramatic return he seeks.”

Review: ‘Cry Old Kingdom’ looks at freedom in Haiti

“‘Cry Old Kingdom,’ a new play by Jeff Augustin that opened Sunday in its world premiere in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays, goes beyond the present-day Haiti to put his audience smack inside three lives wrenched by a chaotic chapter in the country’s political troubles.”

Will Eno explores identity in ‘Gnit’

“It’s not necessarily identity in a political sense. It’s more about phrasing it as a question: ‘Do I exist?’ That isn’t meant to be too philosophical, but just the way a kid might say it or think it.”

Discovering Haiti: Immigrants’ son explores time of oppression

“In middle school I started reading about Duvalier and the Tonton Macoutes (the paramilitary force). It was a time of tyranny, and I became fascinated with it, especially considering the way my mom and grandma romanticized Haiti.”

‘The Delling Shore’ revels in awkward character roles

“It’s a game that allows the players to match their wits and conduct some of their own crude psychological analysis. The game can suck audience members into these characters, further prompting them to make guesses based on the moves each player makes.”

‘Appropriate’ examines racism

“With the expert direction of Gary Griffin, that premise of how racial issues are ignored or easily obscured in American society is never heavy-handed. It is ubiquitous and disturbing as it is in real life.”