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Actors Theatre of Louisville will offer three live, in-theater productions in the Fall of 2022. Memberships provide first access to tickets and a free digital library of audio and video content, and start at zero cost to join. Tickets for the Fall in-theater productions will go on sale to Members on July 12, 2022. Please see full Membership details and additional benefits here: Memberships | Actors Theatre. 


a feminist revenge fantasy, really
based loosely on the novel by Bram Stroker
by Kate Hamill
directed by Jennifer Pennington

In the Bingham Theater
September 7-18, 2022
Member Tickets on sale July 12, 2022
Public Tickets on sale August 2, 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.The cast will feature top-tier Kentucky talent including LaShondra Hood as Doctor Van Helsing, Justin Jackson as Jonathan Harker, Abigail Bailey Maupin as Renfield, Mark Mozingo as Doctor George Seward, Brittany “Beebee” Patillo as Lucy Westenra, and Dara Jade Tiller as Marilla/Maid. They are joined by Alanna Darby as Drusilla/Merchant/Miller, Nick Jordan as Dracula, and Lipica Shah as Mina Harker. The creative team includes Fight Choreography by David Anzuelo, Voice & Dialect Coaching by Joy Lanceta Coronel, and Dramaturgy by Miss Hazel Jade.

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
Member Tickets on sale July 12, 2022
Public Tickets on sale September 6, 2022

Inspired by the life and indomitable courage of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, this powerful performance interweaves story and song to lift up a legendary voice in the struggle for voting rights. Filled with music, FANNIE is a hopeful rallying cry that celebrates the spirit of a true revolutionary. "The songs take us beyond the facts of Hamer’s life into something deeper about what steeled her,” noted the Chicago Sun-Times. Hamer, who was born into a family of Mississippi sharecroppers, went on to serve as a leader in the Civil Rights Movement and to co-found the Freedom Democratic Party, fighting for justice with the conviction that "Until I am free, you are not free either." Atlanta-based artist Joy Vandervort-Cobb directs this acclaimed celebration of Hamer's life and leadership, which braids together her history with spirituals and protest songs, inviting the audience to raise their voices for justice.

FANNIE was commissioned by Goodman Theatre and Seattle Rep With additional development by Oregon Shakespeare Festival And the Rolling World Premiere was produced by Goodman Theatre, Seattle Rep, and Asolo Repertory Theatre, 2021. FANNIE is produced by special arrangement with Kate Bussert, BRET ADAMS, LTD., 448 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036. www.bretadamsltd.net

A Christmas Carol: Ghost Story

by Charles Dickens  
adapted and directed by Robert Barry Fleming  
in collaboration with Agile Lens and Heavenue 

In the Bingham Theater 
December 14–23, 2022 
Member Tickets on sale July 12, 2022
Public Tickets on sale November 1, 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 consciousness to Dickens’s classic tale of greedy indifference transformed into grace.   

Actors Theatre of Louisville’s storytelling (r)evolution continues online through the Member Library (free to all Members), premium streaming productions, explorations in virtual reality, and through broadcast community conversations. The most recent addition to the Member Library collection is the innovative puppet film The Other America: An Anne Braden Story by Squallis Puppeteers. The film tells the 1954 story of the Wades and the Bradens, two families who challenged Louisville’s segregated housing market. The Member Library also hosts ongoing series including Louisville Sessions, which celebrates the vast sound, feel, and artistry of Kentucky’s dynamic music scene. Upcoming new exclusive releases include sessions with Cicily Bullard and the Trip J Band.  

Beyond the stage and screen, Actors Theatre of Louisville’s commitment to unlock human potential, build community, and enrich quality of life extends into classrooms, healthcare facilities, and more. Learning and Creative Engagement classroom residencies based on the virtual reality experience Ali Summit will resume in the fall semester. Actors Theatre of Louisville’s partnership grows with nurse and choreographer Tara Rynders of The Clinic, combining art, music, movement, and caring science to create immersive experiences and resiliency workshops for healthcare professionals. After sharing a virtual workshop presentation in the Fall of 2021, Actors Theatre and Tara Rynders offered an in-person workshop at the 2022 MindFest and will continue to develop this work at the intersection of arts and wellness. 

Spring 2023 live theatre productions will be announced at a later date. Join our Memberships to receive all upcoming programming and event announcements throughout the year.   

Actors Theatre of Louisville programming is made possible in partnership with our Major Annual Institutional Funders: Brown-Forman Corporation, Fund for the Arts, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Shubert Foundation. With special thanks to our members, donors, and volunteers.