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LOUISVILLE, KY – Actors Theatre of Louisville and Executive Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming are excited to announce the 16th Annual New Voices Young Playwrights Festival streaming on Actors Theatre of Louisville’s YouTube and Facebook pages on Thursday, September 16 at 7 p.m. EST A cornerstone of our Learning and Creative Engagement programming, the New Voices Festival offers student playwrights the chance to hear their work brought to life by a team of professional theatre-makers. This year’s festival will feature readings of six wildly creative plays, written by young artists from across Louisville. Erica Denise, Learning and Creative Engagement Director, shares, “The New Voices Festival is in its second year as a virtual production. The playwrights chosen this year were given instructions to make their plays 'zoomable,' so you are in for a treat! This year we know what to expect, are better prepared, and have learned what works well online. Delivering productions virtually has turned into a form of expression that allows artists to perform despite the pandemic. For that, we are grateful!” This event is underwritten by the LG&E and KU Foundation.

New Voices Young Playwrights Festival directed by Alonzo Ramont and Morgan Younge The lineup includes:

  • The Righter of Wrongs by Ethan Goldberg (Walden School)

  • Trendsetter by Elizabeth Tabugbo (Louisville Male High School)

  • 10 Minutes to Mid-Blight by Ethan Trent (Walden School)

  • The Bases Are Loaded by Hunter Broyles (duPont Manual/YPAS)

  • I’m Not Like Other Girls (Because I'm Actually a T-Rex) by Liv Butterman (Atherton High School)

  • Spooky Science by Aisha Alsabi (Atherton High School)

Age Recommendation: 11+ Run Time: approximately 75 minutes The ensemble includes Lois Abdelmalek, Erica Dilworth, Joseph Glaser, Jason Maina, Tai Rosenblatt, Stephanie Solis and Sophie Wertz.

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