By Brittany Campbell
March the 3rd is the first day that the Actors Theater of Louisville will be commencing their annual Humana Festival. This year’s festival will be held for five days, and is the 35th festival to be held at Actors. The festival is a way to introduce new American playwrights and their upcoming works. The Humana play festival is the equivalent of the Sundance film festival. It’s epic. Theater lovers come from all over the world just for this debut in Louisville, as this festival will either make or break the novice playwrights participating. The plays being presented to the public at this year’s Humana festival include works by upcoming writers such as Anne Washburn, Molly Smith Metzler, A. Rey Pamatmat, and Adam Rapp along with various others. The plays being presented will continue to show even after the festival is over, until April 3rd. One main attraction of the Humana festival is the 10 minute play contest. Anyone participating in the contest has submitted a play to be displayed and to be reviewed by selected judges. The plays performed will then be considered to win the Heidman Award from Actors, which was founded in 1979. The winner of the award will receive a $1,000 dollar cash reward and will be declared winners of the 10 minute play contest. Tickets for the Humana Festival can be purchased from the Actor’s Theater’s website, http://actorstheatre.org/humana-festival/ . We will be posting updated reviews as the Humana Festival returns again.