Humana Festival Premieres works by Ma-Yi Labbies

Actors Theatre of Louisville presents The 42nd Humana Festival of New American Plays, Feb. 28-April 8, 2018, and will include three works by Ma-Yi Writers Lab Members. The Festival premieres works by Leah Nanako Winkler, Susan Soon He Stanton, and Dipika Guha. Ma-Yi offers congratulations and kudos to these ground-breaking playwrights:

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Leah Nanako Winkler

God Said This by Leah Nanako Winkler (Feb. 28-April 8, 2018), directed by Morgan Gould is about a New Yorker who returns to her hometown in Lexington, Kentucky. as her mom is undergoing chemotherapy.

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Susan Soon He Stanton

Susan Soon He Stanton

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.

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Dipika Guha

You Across From Me by Jaclyn Backhaus, Dipika Guha, Brian Otaño, and Jason Gray Platt (March 23-April 8, 2018). These series of short plays, to be performed by Actors Theatre’s training company, explore the themes of connection, confrontation, and compromise. Jessica Fisch will direct.

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The Humana Festival has premiered more than 450 new plays in its 42-year history.

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