Actors Theatre of Louisville is delighted to announce the return of their successful Community Ticket Grant program for the 2018-2019 Season, sponsored in part by Brown-Forman and Hogan Lovells. This city-wide initiative extends the opportunity to experience Actors Theatre’s vibrant programming to any members of Louisville and Southern Indiana’s community groups and 501(c)(3) charities, who for various reasons, may not have the resources to attend a performance on their own.
In its third season, the Community Ticket Grant program served 60 area charities, which granted the opportunity for a theatrical experience to 1,400 local residents. “We are thrilled to provide this opportunity once again for our Louisville and Southern Indiana community to enjoy our upcoming season” said Carrie Syberg, Director of Community Partnerships. “We’re building on the positive response from the past few years and continuously seeking ways to anticipate and remove barriers to artistic programming, especially for our local neighbors. We’ll keep striving to welcome an audience that is reflective of our dynamic and diverse community.”
Qualifying community groups and 501(c)(3) charities serving individuals in the greater Louisville and Southern Indiana area are welcome to apply to receive complimentary tickets to a performance of Actors Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season Brown-Forman Series, holiday shows, and 43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays productions. Each group may apply for up to three productions a year with ticket quantities ranging from a minimum of 10 tickets up to a maximum of 75 tickets.
The selected groups will be awarded tickets to one of their three production choices for the 201-2019 Season. Groups will work with the Actors Theatre Marketing Department and Box Office to coordinate attendance details and seating selection for their group members.
Can’t you imagine sitting in on of these seats?
As part of their grant applications, groups may request tickets to the following productions in Actors Theatre’s 2018-2019 Season:
Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula
originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane
from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel Dracula
adapted by William McNulty
directed by Drew Fracher
September 7—October 31, 2018
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
a play by Simon Stephens
based on the novel by Mark Haddon
directed by Meredith McDonough
September 18—October 10, 2018
Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol
based on the book by Charles Dickens
adapted by Barbara Field
directed by Drew Fracher
November 20—December 23, 2018
by Dominique Morisseau
directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
January 8—February 2, 2019
Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
lyrics and music by Irving Berlin
book by Hershey Felder
directed by Trevor Hay
January 29—February 17, 2019
The 43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays
March 1—April 7, 2019
Applications for Community Tickets will be available in November 2018.
Deadline to submit applications for the 2018-2019 Season is August 3, 2018. Additional season information, program rules and restrictions, and the online application form can be found at actorstheatre.org/community-ticket-grant. Specific questions may be directed to Melissa Hines, Marketing Manager, at email@example.com or 502.584.1265 x3140.
Actors Theatre of Louisville Community Ticket Grant Program
Actors Theatre welcomes community groups and charities to enjoy the 2018-2019 Season! Through this program, sponsored in part by Brown-Forman, we invite groups who may not otherwise be able to attend on their own to join us for an evening of world-class theatre – created in Louisville – at a can’t-miss performance.
Community groups and charities are granted tickets based on the organization’s mission, the individuals they serve and their ability to fully utilize any donated tickets.
Who Can Apply: 501(c)(3) charities and community groups that serve individuals in the greater Louisville and Southern Indiana area that for various reasons do not have the resources to attend a performance on their own.
Online Application: https://actorstheatre.org/community-ticket-grant/
Application Deadline: August 3, 2018
Questions? Contact Melissa Hines, Marketing Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502.584.1265 x3140.
About Actors Theatre of Louisville
Kevin E. Moore, Managing Director
Now in its 55th Season, Actors Theatre of Louisville, the State Theatre of Kentucky, is the flagship arts organization in the Louisville community. Actors Theatre serves to unlock human potential, build community, and enrich the quality of life by engaging people in theatre that reflects the wonder and complexity of our time.
Actors Theatre presents almost 350 performances annually and delivers a broad range of programming, including classics and contemporary work through the Brown-Forman Series, holiday plays, a series of theatrical events produced by the Professional Training Company, and the Humana Festival of New American Plays—the premier new play festival in the nation, which has introduced more than 450 plays into the American theatre repertoire over the past 41 years. In addition, Actors Theatre provides over 15,000 arts experiences each year to students across the region through its Education Department and boasts one of the nation’s most prestigious continuing pre-professional resident training companies, now in its 47th year.
Over the past half-century, Actors Theatre has also emerged as one of America’s most consistently innovative professional theatre companies, with an annual attendance of 140,000. Actors Theatre has been the recipient of some of the most prestigious awards bestowed on a regional theatre, including a Tony Award for Distinguished Achievement, the James N. Vaughan Memorial Award for Exceptional Achievement and Contribution to the Development of Professional Theatre, and the Margo Jones Award for the Encouragement of New Plays. Actors Theatre has toured to 29 cities and 15 countries worldwide, totaling more than 1,400 appearances internationally.
Currently, there are more than 50 published books of plays and criticism from Actors Theatre in circulation—including anthologies of Humana Festival plays, volumes of ten-minute plays, monologues, essays, scripts, and lectures from the Brown-Forman Classics in Context Festival. Numerous plays first produced at Actors Theatre have also been published as individual acting editions, and have been printed in many other anthologies, magazines and journals—making an enduring contribution to American dramatic literature.