API Writers at HUMANA Festival; Dipika Guha, Leah Nanako WInkler and Susan Soon He Stanton Premiere New Plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville has set the lineup for its 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays (Feb. 28-April 8, 2018). It will include six world Leah Nanako Winkler Humana Festivalpremieres. Of particular interest to Asian American audiences are

  • God Said This by Leah Nanako Winkler (Feb. 28-April 8, 2018), directed by Morgan Gould. It is about a New Yorker who returns to her hometown in Lexington, Ky. as her mom is undergoing chemotherapy.
  • we, the invisibles by Susan Soon He Stanton (March 23-April 8, 2018), directed by Dámaso Rodríguez. The play follows a playwright, working a survival job at a luxury hotel, who begins interviewing her fellow employees.
  • You Across from Me (March 23 – April 8)
    by Jaclyn Backhaus, Dipika Guha, Brian Otaño and Jason Gray Platt, directed by Jessica Fisch We gather at tables on good days and bad, for ordinary rituals and once-in-a-lifetime encounters. But in polarizing times, what does it really mean to come to the table? Does it bring us together, or reveal just how far apart we truly are? With electric wit and fierce imagination, four writers explore this surprisingly complicated act, and the many ways we connect, confront and compromise.



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