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Actors Theatre of Louisville Chooses 10-Minute Plays for 36th Humana Festival of New American Plays


Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein today announced the three ten-minute plays chosen to premiere during the 36th Humana Festival of New American Plays (February 26 - April 15, 2012). This year's ten-minute plays are:The Ballad of 423 and 424 by Nicholas C. Pappas, Hero Dad by Laura Jacqmin and The Dungeons and the Dragons by Kyle John Schmidt.

The plays were selected from entries to the National Ten-Minute Play Contest, and will be staged on Saturday, March 31 at 9 p.m. and Sunday, April 1 at 4:30 p.m., 2012, during the final weekend of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling The Actors Theatre Box Office at 502-584-1205 or online at

Playwright Nicholas C. Pappas was also named the winner of the 2011 Heideman Award. Chosen from more than 1,300 National Ten-Minute Play Contest submissions from around the country, Pappas' play The Ballad of 423 and 424 was originally produced by Actors Theatre's Apprentice/Intern Company inThe Tens,an evening of ten-minute plays which ran at Actors Theatre in January 2012.

In other literary news, Actors Theatre has awarded the Vaughn McBride Scholarship to Molly Clasen and Dominic Finocchiaro. The award is given in honor of Vaughn McBride, a former Actors Theatre Resident Company Member and founder of Actors Theatre's Apprentice/Intern Company. It is presented annually to a Literary Intern, Playwright or Dramaturg. Clasen and Finocchiaro are currently Dramaturgy/Literary Management Interns at Actors Theatre.

For more information on the National Ten-Minute Play Contest, visit

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