Humana Festival Events


There are many events throughout the Festival that vary from panel conversations to receptions.

All events listed below are FREE and open to the public unless otherwise noted. 

Encore Cocktail Mixer

Thursday, April 4 from 7 – 9:30 p.m.
KMAC Museum (715 West Main St.)

Join this year’s company of artists and creative teams to celebrate the Humana Festival. This event is for weekend package attendees and local guests. Registration for local guests is requested. Please email or call Matthew Brown at extension 3085. 

Share Your Spark

Friday, April 5 at 1 p.m.
Pamela Brown Auditorium


Join this thought-provoking new program where theatre professionals from around the country share their visions for the American theatre through fast-paced TED-style talks and conversations. This event is free, but ticketed. Please contact the Box Office toreserve your ticket.

Encore Happy Hour

Friday, April 5 at 6:15 p.m.
Sara Shallenberger Brown Lobby


Meet your fellow Festival attendees while enjoying food, drink, and live music.

Steinberg/ATCA Awards and Closing Celebration

Saturday, April 6 at 9 p.m.
Pamela Brown Auditorium
$10 Tickets


Celebrate outstanding new plays with the New Play Awards from the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust and the American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA), recognizing new work that premiered professionally outside of New York City last year. The festivities continue with a lookback at this year’s Humana Festival and a toast to new works across the country! Please contact the Box Office to reserve your ticket.

Encore Bash

Saturday, April 6 at 10 p.m.
Actors Theatre Lobbies


Join us in our lobby spaces for an evening of food and drink as we celebrate the closing of the Festival and Actors Theatre’s Season. Come as you are or dressed to impress; either way, we are ecstatic to share this with our extended theatre family!