One of the works is co-winner of the theatre's National Ten-Minute Play Contest. The festival's four ten-minute plays are Kuwait by Vincent Delaney (of Minneapolis, co-winner of the contest), A Bone Close to My Brain by Dan Dietz (Austin, TX), The Spot by Steven Dietz (Seattle) and Foul Territory by Craig Wright (Los Angeles).
Delaney shares the Heideman Award from the National Ten-Minute Play Contest play contest with Los Angeles writer Yehuda Hyman for his play, Swan Lake Calhoun.
The quartet of short plays will have two performances April 3 at 9 PM and April 4 at 7:30 PM in the 637-seat Pamela Brown Auditorium.
Hyman's play, Swan Lake Calhoun, "is about White Castle worker Cig and his buddy Benny, whose day of ice fishing on frigid Lake Calhoun turns dangerous, then miraculous, when Cig finds love in the arms of a beautiful and mysterious creature," according to Actors Theatre of Louisville, which produces the Humana Festival as an internationally-known part of is fall-to spring season. Swan Lake Calhoun will be produced in the upcoming Actors Theatre apprentice showcase, Short and Sweets, Feb. 4 and 5.
Actors Theatre of Louisville's National Ten-Minute Play Contest "is designed to discover outstanding ten-minute plays by unknown or established playwrights. The award, given annually since 1979, is made possible by a sustaining grant given by the late Ted Heideman of Louisville." For more information, visit www.ActorsTheatre.org.