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Okolona Speaks

Es político. It’s political. Es esperanzador. It’s hopeful. Written by poet Marcos Morales, OKOLONA HABLA (okolona speaks) is a bilingual exploration of being a child of immigrants in Louisville, KY. 

15th Annual New Voices Young Playwrights Festival

Watch a virtual reading of award-winning 10-minute plays written by Kentuckiana students, performed by the 2020-2021 Professional Training Company acting apprentices.

Louisville Sessions

A new series from musicians throughout Kentucky, featuring artists responding to this moment through an original song and visual capture.

Be Real Black for Me

Actors Theatre Direct Artists-in-Residence Ken and Christina Acosta Robinson are celebrating their 10th anniversary with their own take on the timeless 50-year-young soul duet “Be Real Black for Me.”

Borrowed Wisdom

Theatre in the 21st century is an inherently interdisciplinary craft, and Robert Barry Fleming, Executive Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, finds inspiration everywhere. Each week, Robert talks with an unrivaled expert, full of ideas, strategies and challenges around their work, then investigates that which is consonant and connected to how they navigate their discipline and their worldno matter what the field. It’s a podcast about what we can learn from one another when such learning is approached with a spirit of openness.

Actors Theatre Unscripted

Join us every Wednesday for lively investigation and conversation with the Actors Theatre family.

Finding Black Boy Joy 

Written by poet Lance G. Newman II, this event is an exploration of the nature of existing in this nation as a Black man. Finding Black Boy Joy spans politics to love to introspections of race, class and masculinity; these selections were written at various stages of Newman's 16-year career writing and performing poetry.

Fix It, Black Girl

An original curation of spoken word poetry, essay and song by Hannah L. Drake and a group of black female Louisville artists. This will be a free, virtual event to celebrate resilience and the power generated by collective action.


Art. Technology. Social Transformation. Liberation.

Together, we will envision the future of American theatre through the transformative power of storytelling.

Frequently Asked Questions

We want to provide you with as much information as we can to help you feel confident and excited about our upcoming year. If you don't find the answer to your questions below, please email for additional support. Please allow 72 hours for a member of our team to respond to you.

What is a virtual season?

Instead of in-person performances, Actors Theatre will present virtual experiences through digital content.  These projects will be available for streaming on your preferred device.  With brilliant artists and reimagined design elements, we’ll be sharing wonderful stories through innovative technology. 

I'm new to streaming. How do i do it?

If you’re reading this message on a desktop computer, smart phone or tablet, you’re 99% of the way there! We are hard at work right now to provide you with the most fun, seamless experience possible. Specifics may vary from project to project, but we will be here to support you throughout the season to make sure you don’t miss out.

What will be part of the season?

We are excited to announce our Brown-Forman Series as well as holiday favorites.  In addition to this season’s projects there will be interactive events like shared watch parties, talkbacks and in-home activities. You can learn more about those projects by exploring the lineup.

Will I need tickets?

You will not receive physical tickets.  You will receive access information for each production as it becomes available.   This season will strongly rely on email communication.  In order to ensure that you are receiving, please consider adding and to your contact list.  If messages from Actors Theatre are being filtered as Spam, you can add them to your “safe sender” list.

What can I do for Actors Theatre?

Go on this ride with us, support us, let us know what you think, buy subscriptions for friends and family, spread the word, be our ambassadors and help us create a 21st Century Theatre. A sincere thank you for your continued support!