Humana Festival 2013: The Complete Plays brings together all nine scripts from the 2013 Humana Festival of New American Plays, the 37th cycle of world premiere productions staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville. This unique compilation features an exceptional array of work by some of the most exciting new voices in the American theatre, from a young woman's questioning of the spiritual identity she forged growing up in an ashram ( O Guru Guru Guru ), to a contemporary reimagining of Ibsen's cautionary tale, Peer Gynt ( Gnit ), to a group of estranged siblings who uncover disturbing family history while cleaning out their dead father's Arkansas plantation ( Appropriate ). This inventive and diverse collection of plays is a must-have for anyone seeking original, vibrant, and engaging theater.
Includes: Cry Old Kingdom by Jeff Augustin; O Guru Guru Guru, or why I don't want to go to yoga class with you by Mallery Avidon; Gnit by Will Eno; Appropriate by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins; 27 Ways I Didn't Say "Hi" to Laurence Fishburne by Jonathan Josephson; The Delling Shore by Sam Marks; Two Conversations Overheard on Airplanes by Sarah Ruhl; Halfway by Emily Schwend; and Sleep Rock Thy Brain by Rinne Groff, Lucas Hnath, and Anne Washburn.
"How exactly do we become the people we are? That knotty question hovered in the air at the Humana Festival of New American Plays... The most intriguing works in the festival, now under the direction of Les Waters, take the audience on engrossing journeys through the thick underbrush of the human psyche as it is shaped by family, society and the divided impulses of the self." - New York Times