Topics – Humana Festival

April 10, 2012

"Oh, Gastronomy!": The Apprentices

It has been a week since I was at the Actors Theatre of Louisville for the Humana Festival and the presentation of our own show, Oh, Gastronomy! This has given me time to process the experience, carefully study the pictures I took of all the food I ate while I was there, and reflect on how the show came together.  Read More

March 22, 2012

Treasures among the trash in "Death Tax"

Before sitting down to work, playwright Lucas Hnath often prepares by taking on The New York Times’ crossword puzzle. Hnath said he particularly depended on this strategy when writing “Death Tax,” which begins its premiere run tonight in Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Humana Festival of New American Plays.  Read More

March 21, 2012

"Oh, Gastronomy!": The Process

FOOD: The word connotes so many things. Personally, it’s one of my favorite words — the two “o”s in the middle look like a pair of binoculars staring out at everything that makes my stomach happy. I think of donuts, ribeye steaks, grilled cheese sandwiches, sushi, prime rib; I think of Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, of the awesome gay frozen yogurt shop in West Hollywood (“Pump it yourself!”), of McDonald’s french fries. I think of gluttony, I think of Thanksgiving, I think of joy; a billion things come to mind.  Read More


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