Humana Festival '96: The Complete Plays

Humana Festival '96: The Complete Plays

by Michael Bigelow Dixon
     
 
Including a chronological history of the festival.

20th Annual Humana Festival of New American plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville February 27 - April 6, 1996

Overview

Including a chronological history of the festival.

20th Annual Humana Festival of New American plays

Actors Theatre of Louisville February 27 - April 6, 1996

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The Midwest Book Review
Humana Festival '96: The Complete Plays is the compilation of the 20th annual Humana Festival of new America plays and includes a chronological history of the festival by Joel. A. Smith as well. An informative foreword by Jon Jory sets the stagefor the reader. Humana Festival '96 features Joan Ackermann's The Batting Cage; Elizabeth Dewberry's Flesh and Blood; David Henry Hwang's Trying to Find Chinatown; Tony Kushner's Reverse Transcription; Craig Lucas' What I Meant Was; Jane Martin's Jack and Jill; Guilermo Reyes' Chilean Holiday; John Patrick Shanley's Missing Marissa and Kissing Christine; Naomi Wallace's One Flea Spare; Anne Bogart's Going, Going, Gone. The Humana Festival '96 showcases "the best of the best" among contemporary American playwrights.

Playbill Magazine
New to the world of play publishing-and already knee-deep in it-is Smith and Kraus, a New Hampshire concern, which has aggressively corralled for publication the collected works of Christopher Durang, Eric Overmyer, John Guard, Jane Martin, Romulus Linney, and William Mastrosimone; Ibsen, Isreal Horovits, Chekhov, Terrence McNally, Lanford Wilson, A.R. Gurney, and Horton Foote all rate two volumes. The plays are down-to-wire current too, from Wilson's translation of Three Sisters which just got a starry staging at Roundabout, to a couple of Humana Festival' 96 entries, which went into New York Production (Naomi Wallace's One Flee Spare at The Public and John Patrick Shanley's Missing Marisa/Kissing Christine at Primary Stages).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781575250335
Publisher:
Smith & Kraus, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/1996
Series:
Contemporary American Playwrights Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.73(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Bigelow Dixon has served as literary manager at Actors Theatre of Louisville throughout the second decade of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. He's also held positions as literary manager at the Alley Theatre and literary associate at South Coast Repertory. He has been a Theatre Management Fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts, and has taught at North Carolina Central University, UC-Riverside, Rice University, and Action Theatre in Singapore. He has co-edited ten volumes of plays and criticism, and co-written more than twenty plays, fifteen of which are published. He is now the associate artistic director at the Actors Theatre of Louisville.

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