Winners of both the Actors Theatre of Louisville's Ten Minute Play Contest and their in-house Small Starving Artists Competition will be featured in the theatre's Winter Showcase, Change Of Heart. Performers in the showcase are twenty-two young actors from around the country who work as an ensemble for one season at ATL.
Jennifer Hubbard directs the program, which was created by the Apprentice/Intern training company at ATL. Tickets are free for the showcase, which goes up Dec. 9, 10 and 13 only.
This year's roster includes:
The Gray Angle by Danny Seckel, dir. By Shannon Mayers; w/Anne Marie Nest, Miriam Brown, Jared Randolph and Todd Wilson.
187 by Jose Rivera, dir. By Jennifer Hubbard with Danny Seckel & Monica Bueno. The Sin Eater by Don Nigro; dir. By Simon Ha; w/Tommy Schrider, Caitlin Miller & Missy Thomas.
Gave Her The Eye by John Sheehy, dir. By Jeanine DeFalco; w/Bayne Gibby, Eric Keith, Anne Marie Nest.
Courting Prometheus by Charles Forbes; dir. By Scott Anthony Robinson; w/Rachel Mattison, & Christopher R.C. Bosen.
If Susan Smith Could Talk by Elaine Romero; dir. By Shannon Mayers; w/Kathleen Early, Bayne Gibby, Kimberly Gainer & Emily Vail.
Unintended Video by Dale Stamos; Dir. By Allyn Chandler; w/Rick Galiher & Christine Carroll.
Keeper by Frederick Bailey, dir. By Jonathan Summey; w/Kimberley Gainer, James Edward Quinn & Malik Sooch.
Semi Super Heroes by Val Smith & Michael Bigelow Dixon, dir. by Dixon; w/Emily Vail, Scott Parriss, Briton Green, Jared Randolph, Miriam Brown & David L. Ray.
Masha's Dream, composed & directed by Jennifer Hubbard; w/the Apprentice Acting Company.
Sets for the festival are by Tom Burch, costumes by Kevin McLeod, Justyn Jaymes & Rebecca Trout; lighting by Laura Rickman & Chadd Schaefer; and sound by Elizabeth Rhodes & Josh Wirtz.
For information on Change Of Heart call (502) 584-1265 -- but be advised, tickets are not available by phone. You need to get them at the box office (316 West Main St., Louisville) or by mail.
-- By David Lefkowitz