Blew into the Humana festival of the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Kentucky yesterday and caught two shows thus far, with three more today and two tomorrow yet to come.
I attended Humana in 2012 just for kicks, and then in ’13 as a member of the Engine 31 journalism gang, but took last year off, partly because the American Theatre Critics Association was holding their annual convention, and that’s just way too many critics in one place at one time. (you’re welfore.)
Now here it is and here I am again. I prepped easily for Humana this year since there have been so many new works on Connecticut lately–including Brownsville Song (b-side for tray), which premiered at Humana last year and is now at Long Wharf. Then, en route to Kentucky I stayed with my pal Lou Harry in Indianapolis (once CT governor Molloy and the band Wilco had declared the Indiana ban over) and saw the in-development Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea by Nathan Alan Davis at the Phoenix Theatre there.
There is much to say about what new play development has become, but Humana is where it is like nowhere else. Dispatches to follow.