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The Theatre Professionals Grant

Actors Theatre welcomes practitioners working in small budget theatres or as freelance artists to a complimentary weekend of new works and spirited conversation at the 44th Humana Festival of New American Plays.

The Theatre Professionals Grant invites four selected artists to attend the Humana Festival this spring and connect with audience members, visiting artists and Actors Theatre staff. Recipients will be granted a complimentary ticket package to a Humana Festival weekend, which includes up to five world premiere plays, transportation to and from Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport on key weekends, invitations to events and panel discussions and a Humana Festival gift.

Who should apply?

Someone who...
...has demonstrated an interest in or worked with new plays and/or playwrights. employed in any area of theatre by a 501c3 with a budget of under $1,000,000 or is self-employed. available to attend a Festival weekend at the 2020 Humana Festival (March 20-22, March 27-29, April 3-5 or April 10-12).

What are the rules?

You must complete all parts of the application. Applications must be received by Monday, February 3, 2020.
Applicants must be able to provide transportation to Louisville and housing for their selected Festival weekend.
Once a Festival package has been awarded, they cannot be exchanged for a different weekend or performance.
Tickets awarded through the grant program cannot be resold or transferred. Individuals that sell any donated tickets will be permanently disqualified from the program.
Grants will be awarded to one applicant per Festival Weekend. Previous Theatre Professionals Grant recipients are not be eligible.

How will I know if I'm a grant recipient?

Applications will be reviewed by a cross-departmental committee of Actors Theatre staff.
You will receive an email from Elizabeth Greenfield, PR & Communications Manager, with the confirmed weekend dates for which you have been awarded.
You will receive a second email from a member of the Box Office staff at Actors Theatre when your tickets are seated and confirmed with further information for your time at the Festival.

Questions? Email Elizabeth Greenfield, PR & Communications Manager.         

Applications are due Monday, February 3.

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