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Tim Sanford on the Playwrights

At our annual season launch party, where the playwrights and our board come together to celebrate the upcoming season, Tim perfectly sums up why we do what we do.

Trailer

Scene from The Qualms

Deb meets Chris, who seems to be a little “nervous” about what's to happen next in at his first swinger party.

Playwrights' Perspective

Playwright's Perspective: The Christians

When I was younger, I was supposed to be a preacher, but I decided it would be too much responsibility. I didn't want to worry about other peoples’ souls. I switched to pre-med. I didn't want to worry about other peoples’ bodies. And so, I switched to playwriting.

Essay

Tim Sanford on The Christians

Lucas Hnath has described ‘The Christians’ as his “big little play about faith in America.” When I first encountered it in its premiere production at the Humana Festival in Louisville, it seemed unequivocally big to me. I saw mainly the broad, timely thematic conflict that ensues when the pastor of an evangelical, Bible-literalist church preaches a game-changing sermon.

Essay

The American Voice: The Known World

Three summers ago, Lucas Hnath sent me an email at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where I used to be the literary manager, with a Word document attached. “Well gosh,” his message began, “this was kind of fun. I went through my list of notes and organized it and turned my shorthand into complete sentences. So here are 17 ideas for plays.” (“There were even more that I didn’t include,” he added.)

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