New Work from Regional Theater

Regional Theater

Nonprofit regional theater is America's prime source of new plays and playwrights. Actors Theatre of Louisville alone receives thousands of new plays each year. Short plays allow regional theaters to introduce the work of new writers in the spirit of cost-effective innovation. Casts are small, and production expenses can be kept low.

Actors Theatre of Louisville is the source for both plays in the American Shorts series. Founded in 1964, ATL has been a major force in revitalizing American playwriting and re-imagining the classics. The theater offers a broad range of contemporary and classical work with over 600 performances during a year-round season. In 1976 then Artistic Director Jon Jory started the internationally celebrated Humana Festival of New American Plays, the annual showcase of new theatrical work that draws theater-lovers, critics, producers, and playwrights from around the world.

For more information about American regional theater as well as a list of regional theaters across the country, check out these resources: