Actors Theater of Louisville has announced a return to live theatrical performances and the continuation of virtual events as its 2021-22 season begins.
Executive artistic director Robert Barry Fleming and Louisville Actors Theater staff are working to reincorporate live productions in person as early as December 2021, while closely monitoring the effects of COVID-19 on the community and the health care system. according to a press release.
Here’s what to expect so far from the 58th season at the Louisville Actors Theater:
2021-22 Actors Theater of Louisville face-to-face productions
An exploratory laboratory production of “A Christmas Carol”
WHAT: This lab production of “A Christmas Carol” will be the first opportunity to welcome the audience to the theater and mix old and new media. This exploratory version experiments with motion capture technology to immerse the audience in the ghostly story that animates Ebenezer Scrooge’s imaginative and haunted inner journey.
This play is part of the ongoing research of Actors Theater classics, both in form and content, through the use of emerging technologies such as virtual and augmented reality that intersect with in-person performance.
WHEN: Dec. 16-19, at the Bingham Theater at Actors, 316 W. Main St.
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WHAT: Duncan Macmillan’s warm, fun and exciting game shows how to practice endurance and find reasons to live everywhere.
WHEN: Principles of 2022
WHAT: Created and performed by Christina Acosta Robinson and Ken Robinson, Still Ready shares the creative collaboration between these versatile artists. Blending Ken’s magnificent musical compositions and Christina’s stunning artwork and poetry, this live production celebrates the family, faith, identity and love and joy of black art art without apology.
WHEN: Spring / summer 2022
MORE INFORMATION: The virtual production of the Robinsons ’original work that was released in the spring of 2021 remains available for transmission.
2021-22 Actors Theater of Louisville virtual productions
For more information and tickets for these productions, visit ActorsTheatre.org.
“Dracula: A Radio Game”
WHAT: Join the world’s most famous vampire hunt! Inspired by the innovative show by Orson Welles, master of suspense, this electrifying listening experience comes to life with the talent of the creative team of Actors Theater, in collaboration with award-winning radio professionals. Tune in to a chilling trip to Transylvania that you won’t soon forget.
WHEN: Live now until November 7th
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“In the lab: a look inside the Dracula process”
WHAT: This virtual event provides an insight into the ongoing work as we build toward a new in-person production of Dracula for the 2022 Halloween season. This upcoming show will also feature Louisville in the Kate Hamill adaptation and the audience will learn about creative team and will listen to excerpts from Hamill’s screenplay, which reimagines the classic as “a bit of feminist revenge fantasy”.
WHEN: October 1, 19:00, with recording available from October 2 to 5
“Collective Attention: Finding Freedom and Joy Through Movement and the Arts”
WHAT: This virtual presentation is curated by a workshop led by nurse, artist and creative caregiver Tara Rynders. Rynders is the founder of The Clinic, which combines art, music, movement and solidarity science to create immersive experiences and resilience workshops for health professionals.
The Louisville Actors Theater is partnering with Rynders and the Kentucky Nurses Association to bring this play to Kentucky, to support the health and well-being of our nursing communities.
WHEN: November 4, 7 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: This program is funded, in part, by a grant from South Arts in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Kentucky Arts Council.
“A Christmas carol: a radio play”
WHAT: Sound adaptation of the Louisville Actors Theater story by Charles Dickens, created in collaboration with expert radio producers and sound designers, returns this winter.
WHEN: Issued from November 16 to December 31
How: Your complete guide to fall 2021 shows, concerts and music events in Louisville
Ongoing virtual theater experiences
WHAT: Actors Theater of Louisville continues to offer premium content through its streaming catalog. Projects include the “Where did we sit on the bus?” Award, “Ali Summit,” nominated for the Drama League Award, inspired by the summit of black athletes and politicians who supported Muhammad’s conscientious objection Ali in military service, and the “COVID-Classics” collection. , “which includes” The Breasts of Tiresies “(Official Selection of the Black Film Fest ATL 2021, Atlanta).
MORE INFORMATION: Projects available for broadcast can be found at actorstheatre.org/calendar
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