Keith Waits is a native of Louisville who works at Louisville Visual Art during the days, including being one of the hosts of PUBLIC on ARTxFM, but spends most of his evenings indulging his taste for theatre, music and visual arts. His work has appeared in Pure Uncut Candy, TheatreLouisville, and Louisville Mojo. He is now Managing Editor for Arts-Louisville.com.
'Collaboration' has been a watchword for Louisville Ballet Producing and Artistic Director Robert Curran from long before he came to Louisville. Jack Productions, a company Curran co-founded in Melbourne, was grounded in partnerships and collaborations, including with choreographer Lucas Jervies who created the first iteration of Human Abstract with that company.BWW Review: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at Broadway In Louisville - Down Where Its Wetter February 20, 2017
For the 3rd year, Arts-Louisville.com and Vault 1031 presented the Arts-Louisville.com/Broadway World Theatre Awards honoring excellence in local theatre. In a ceremony attended by over 100 people, competitive awards in 4 divisions were given out to local theatre companies and individual theatre artists after a public vote administered through the Broadway World website. The period of qualification for these categories was November 1, 2015 and October 31, 2016.BWW Review: CRIME AND PUNISHMENT at Savage Rose Classical Theatre - The Folly of the Extraordinary January 31, 2017
On a rainy January 19, at 5:30 p.m. on the steps in front of Actors Theatre of Louisville, members of the Louisville theatre community took part in launching a nation-wide initiative entitled The Ghost Light Project. Besides Actors Theatre, there were representatives from other local companies such as Kentucky Shakespeare, Looking for Lilith, The Liminal Playhouse, Theatre , the University of Louisville's African American Theatre Program, among others.BWW Review: Las Mujeres Verdaderas Tienen Curvas (REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES) from Teatro Tercera Llamada January 18, 2017
Watching the current production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead from Kentucky Shakespeare was like seeing it for the first time, it's that fresh and smart. Tom Stoppard's post-modern masterpiece is absurdist and existential; catnip for academics in search of thesis projects concerning mid-Twentieth Century theatre, and director Amy Attaway's production is all of that, but also a deeply satisfying entertainment. You'll laugh a lot while you're in the theatre, and be thinking about the play long after you have left.BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES - The Trouble With Being An Elf December 13, 2016
If there is a seamy underbelly to Christmas, it is surely the retail hell that is crucial to the profound commercialization of the holiday. And the most ignominious part of that experience must certainly be the rank and file, temporary, seasonal hires in the department stores that rely on the windfall of Christmas to survive. The daily experience was long hours, demanding parents, incontinent children, and distinctly forced and phony jollity.BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour - A Need To Find A Meaning December 5, 2016
Playwright Terrance McNally has written some of the best plays and musicals of the last few decades, including Love, Valour, Compassion!and Ragtime. Most of his works have a piece of his life as a member of the LBGTQ community tied within the story. His Mothers and Sons, derived from his 10-minute play Andre's Mother, is firmly planted in themes that still haunt the community to this very day: the AIDS epidemic, equality, sorrow, acceptance, and happiness.BWW Review: KING LEAR at University Of Louisville - Budding Among The Ruins November 14, 2016
As a character, King Lear is the great aging lion, one of what Charlton Heston called the 'man killers' of Shakespeare, and a play that examines the hubris and arrogance in power held too long. In an unusual collaboration, Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) and University of Louisville Theatre Arts are co-producing this production, which mixes faculty and students from both institutions among its cast and crew.