2022-2023 In-Person Productions

Upcoming Productions

Actors Theatre of Louisville and piece by piece productions present 
created and performed by The Bengsons  
directed by Anne Kauffman and Caitlin Sullivan  
an Actors Theatre of Louisville Storytelling (R)evolution Lab Production   
in the Victor Jory Theater  
January 18-28, 2023  

Indie-folk duo Abigail and Shaun Bengson (The Keep Going Song, Where the Mountain Meets the Sea) return to Actors Theatre to develop this story about losing and finding faith, movingly told through song. Ohio traces Shaun’s journey growing up in the church, discovering his voice through music, and experiencing the hearing loss passed down through generations in his family. This intimate concert is an invitation to join The Bengsons in celebrating the choice to live joyfully in the face of so many unanswerable questions. Learn More

La Egoista  
by Erlina Ortiz  
directed by Amelia Acosta Powell  
world premiere production  
in the Bingham Theater  
February 8-19, 2023  

Josefina is a rising stand-up comic, an irreverent spirit who takes nothing seriously. Her religious younger sister Betsaida, on the other hand, takes everything seriously. When an illness upends Betsaida’s life and Josefina becomes her caregiver, they’re thrown together to rediscover all the history and humor, friction and affection that still fuel their relationship. La Egoista explores the bond between sisters, the cost of caregiving, and the hilariously fine line between selfish and selfless. Learn More

Party People  
(Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz, aka Ninja)  
directed by Steven Sapp  
choreographed by Millicent Johnnie  
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium  
April 5-16, 2023  

Actors Theatre welcomes back the award-winning ensemble UNIVERSES (Ameriville, Slanguage, Rhythmicity) for a kinetic mix of poetry, jazz, blues, hip-hop, boleros, salsa, and storytelling based on interviews with members of the Black Panther Party and Young Lords Organization. Party People is a dynamic musical that illuminates the complex legacy of these revolutionary movements, and the potential for cross-cultural coalitions to bring power to the people. Get Tickets

Additional Upcoming Events

Outlaw Poet: The Legend of Ron Whitehead  
a documentary by Nick Storm and Clayton L. Luce  
presented by Storm Generation Films and Darkstar TV  
February 22, 2023
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium

Filmed for over 10 years, this documentary follows the life and times of Ron Whitehead, the National Beat Poet Laureate, and the people he met along the way, including Hunter S. Thompson, the Dalai Lama, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, and Johnny Depp. It is the story of a coal miner's son who grew up on a rural farm in western Kentucky and his struggles with identity, success, and his own addictions. Outlaw Poet premiered in Louisville to a sold-out crowd last spring, and Actors Theatre is proud to host this special one-night-only film screening.

Tickets are on sale now to Members and go on sale to the public on January 10, 2023. Get Tickets

Convergence Ball
February 25, 2023
Main Street theater complex

This live, in-person fundraiser event will feature an immersive space for food, fun, and artistic exploration. Pop-up live performances will take place throughout our spaces, offering guests something new to discover around every corner. From experiencing Actors Theatre’s virtual/extended reality (VR/XR) programming to screenings of our animated shorts like the award-winning The Breasts of Tiresias, the Convergence Ball also offers a thrilling deep dive into our multi-platform work. The festivities will also showcase local culinary talent and a variety of vendors. Tickets range from $25 to $200. A cash bar will be available. The evening will culminate in exciting live performances, followed by one incredible dance party!

Tickets are on sale now to Members and go on sale to the public on January 10, 2023. Learn More

Past Productions

a feminist revenge fantasy
by Kate Hamill 

based loosely on the novel by Bram Stroker 
directed by Jennifer Pennington 
in the Bingham Theater 
September 7-18, 2022 

In this thrilling new adaptation that bounces between humor and horror, playwright Kate Hamill reimagines Bram Stoker’s vampire classic as a full-throated battle cry against toxic masculinity. No damsels in distress, no romanticized villains—just a gleeful stake through the heart of the patriarchy. Learn More

FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer 
by Cheryl L. West 
directed by Joy Vandervort-Cobb  
Co-produced with Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company (Atlanta, GA) and with the August Wilson African American Cultural Center, City Theatre Company, and DEMASKUS Theater Collective (Pittsburgh, PA)   
in the Pamela Brown Auditorium 
October 12–23, 2022   

This powerful performance celebrates the indomitable courage of civil rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer—a leader in the struggle for voting rights whose activism was infused with spirituals, protest songs, and the conviction that nobody’s free until everybody’s free. Inspired by her life story and filled with her music, FANNIE is a hopeful rallying cry that honors the spirit of a true revolutionary. Learn More

A Christmas Carol: Ghost Story 
adapted and directed by Robert Barry Fleming
based on the novel by Charles Dickens
in collaboration with Agile Lens and Heavenue
in the Bingham Theater  
December 14–23, 2022  

Journey into Ebenezer Scrooge’s haunted dreamscape as ghostly apparitions and ominous specters endeavor to redeem a broken man before it’s too late. This innovative mixed reality adaptation combines Gregory Maupin’s dynamic live performance as Scrooge with a spirit world realized through motion-capture technology, bringing a contemporary lens to Dickens’s classic tale of awakening and transformation from greed to grace. Learn More