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Guide to the Actors Theatre of Louisville - Humana Play Festival Scripts Collection, 1981-1995
 

Accession Number: HC 57
Actors Theatre of Louisville - Humana Play Festival Scripts Collection
Dates: 1981-1995
2.5 linear ft.; 5 letter-size manuscript boxes
Online Catalog Record (BANC) Not Available

Access and Use
Materials are subject to copyright as held by the authors.

Provenance:
This collection of over 40 original play scripts was turned over to the Special Collections & Archives Department of Hutchins Library in May of 1999 by Director of the Theatre Laboratory, Alycia Vince-Howard. According to Dr. Vince-Howard, the Actors Theatre of Louisville donated the scripts to the Berea College Theatre Laboratory a few years earlier.

Preferred Citation:
HC 57 Actors Theatre of Louisville - Humana Play Festival Scripts Collection, Special Collections & Archives, Berea College, Berea, KY

Overview - Scope and Content
The scripts included represent submissions and final revisions of works performed or considered by the Actors Theatre between 1981 and 1995. The plays are organized chronologically and housed in 5 letter-sized manuscript boxes. As of November 2010, additional information and a history of the Humana Play Festival could be found at the following web link: http://actorstheatre.org/humana-festival/history/.

Significant names/playwrights:
Lee Blessing
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Romulus Linney
Donald Margulies
JosŤ Rivera

 
Scripts - Box List
Box 1-5

Box 1 - Play Scripts, 1981-1986

  • McClure, James - Thanksgiving (1981)
  • Hill, Gary Leon - Food from Trash (1983)
  • Blessing, Lee - Independence (1983)
  • Mastrosimone, William - Fathers and Daughters Play 1 of 2: A Tantalizing (1983)
  • Sweet, Jeffery - Fathers and Daughters Play 2 of 2: The Value of Names (1983)
  • William Mastrosimone - The Undoing (1983)
  • Shanley, John Patrick - Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (1983)
  • Mann, Emily - Execution of Justice (1984)
  • Foster, Andrew - Chemical Reactions [1986]
  • Korder, Howard - Fun (1986)

Box 2 - Play Scripts, 1987-1988

  • Bolt, Jonathan - Glimmer Glass: The Romance of Natty Bumppo (1987)
  • Damashek, Barbara - Whereabouts Unknown: A Vaudeville Requiem (1987)
  • Kling, Kevin - Lloyds Prayer (1987)
  • McLaughlin, Ellen - Infinity's House (1988)
  • Buckley, Jr., William F. - Stained Glass (1988)
  • Congdon, Constance - Tales of the Lost Formicans (1988)
  • Kopit, Arthur - Bone the Fish (1988)
  • Redick, Charlene - Autumn Elegy (1988)

Box 3 - Play Scripts, 1989-1990

  • Ackerman-Blount, Joan - Zara Spook and Other Lures (1989)
  • Anderson, Jane - The Pink Studio (1989)
  • Crews, Harry - Blood Issue (1989)
  • Dietz, Steven - God's Country (1989)
  • Egloff, Elizabeth - Swan Play (1989)
  • Lauro, Shirley - A Piece of My Heart (1989)
  • Linney, Romulus - "2" (1989)
  • Strand, Richard - The Bug (1989)
  • Unknown - Vital Signs: A Collection of Monologues (1989)
  • Blessing, Lee - Down the Road (1990)
  • Machado, Eduardo - In the Eye of the Hurricane (1990)

Box 4 - Play Scripts, 1991-1994

  • Anderson, Jane - Lynette at 3am (1991)
  • MacLean, Ross - Hyaena (1991)
  • Rivera, Jose - Marisol (1991)
  • Wilson, Lanford - Eukiah: A 10 Minute Play (1991)
  • Walker, Paul - A Passenger Train of Sixty-One Coaches (1991)
  • Unknown - The Conklin Project (1991)
  • Anonymous - Cementville (1991)
  • Simon, Mayo - The Old Lady's Guide to Suvival (1992)
  • Hwang, David Henry - Bondage (1992)
  • Olive, John - Evelyn and the Polka King (1992)
  • Anderson, Jane - Tough Choices for the New Century (old draft) (1994)
  • Kalinoski, Richard - A Beast on the Moon (1994)
  • Margulies, Donald - "July 7, 1994" (1994)

Box 5 - Play Scripts, 1994-1995, n.d.

  • Rivera, JosŤ - Cloud Techtonics (1994)
  • Unknown - Middle-Aged White Guys [1994]
  • Taylor, Regina - Between to Lines (1995)
  • Pielmeier, John - Courage (n.d.)

  • Newspaper Clippings - Reviews of "Bone the Fish" and "Blood Issue" (1989)

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