Humana Festival to Present Innovative Memory Piece Fissures (lost and found)

News   Humana Festival to Present Innovative Memory Piece Fissures (lost and found) The 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays, which will kick off Feb. 21 with Sirens, a quirky romantic comedy by Deborah Zoe Laufer, will also offer Fissures (lost and found), which opens Feb. 26 and runs through March 28 at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Fissures (lost and found), according to press notes, is a "piece that playfully embodies the ever-shifting landscape of memory” and takes an audience “through the fanciful, mysterious territories between recollection and imagination, loss and rediscovery.”

The play was written by Steve Epp, Cory Hinkle, Dominic Orlando, Dominique Serrand, Deborah Stein and Victoria Stewart. The playwrights came together based on their associations with Theatre de la Jeune Lune and the Workhaus Collective.

Serrand will direct and appear opposite Casey Grieg, Nathan Keepers, Megan Hill and Emily Gunyou Hulaas.

Epp worked as an actor, writer and director at Theatre de la Jeune Lune, for which he was co-artistic director from 1983-2008. Writing credits include Outer Critics Circle Award winner Children of Paradise, and the one-person show The House Can’t Stand, in which he also performed as a middle-aged woman coping with her husband’s death.

Hinkle is a member playwright of Workhaus Collective and a core member of the Playwrights’ Center. He penned Kidney Island, a fanciful tale of a factory worker who is inspired by a spirit to unravel the past and rebel against the present system controlling him. Orlando is also a Core Writer and co-producer with the Workhaus Collective. He wrote Juan Gelion Dances for the Sun, about the violent crusade of American Christians against a South American who may be the next Messiah.

Serrand was one of Theatre de la Jeune Lune’s co-founders and its artistic director from 1978-2008. His plays include The Deception, an adaptation of Marivaux’s The False Servant, a comedy of mistaken identities and romantic complications across classes.

Stein is co-producing director of the Workhaus Collective and collaborated on Brink! at last year’s Humana Festival. Additional play credits include God Save Gertrude, which transforms Hamlet’s mother into a punk rocker singing about her past, as well as Bone Portraits and The Aerodynamics of Accident.

Stewart is a core member of The Playwrights’ Center and Workhaus Collective. Her plays include Leitmotif, about a daughter’s search for her poetess mother’s letters to an unusual relative, LIVE GIRLS and Hardball.

Actors Theatre is located at 316 W. Main St., Louisville. For tickets, call (502) 584-1265 or visit actorstheatre.org.

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The additional full-length plays in the Humana Festival are Ground by Lisa Dillman (March 2-28), Phoenix by Scott Organ (March 5-27), The Method Gun by Kirk Lynn (March 16-28), and The Cherry Sisters Revisited by Dan O'Brien (March 18-April 11).

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