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Local community groups, charities invited to apply for Actors Theatre’s community ticket grant


Actors Theatre of Louisville has announced the return of its successful Community Ticket Grant program for the 2018-19 season, sponsored in part by Brown-Forman and Hogan Lovells.

This city-wide initiative extends the opportunity to experience Actors Theatre’s vibrant programming to any members of Louisville and Southern Indiana’s community groups and 501(c)(3) charities, which for various reasons may not have the resources to attend a performance on their own.

In its third season, the Community Ticket Grant program served 60 area charities, which granted the opportunity for a theatrical experience to 1,400 local residents. “We are thrilled to provide this opportunity once again for our Louisville and Southern Indiana community to enjoy our upcoming season,” said Carrie Syberg, director of community partnerships. “We’re building on the positive response from the past few years and continuously seeking ways to anticipate and remove barriers to artistic programing, especially for our local neighbors. We’ll keep striving to welcome an audience that is reflective of our dynamic and diverse community.”

Qualifying community groups and 501(c)(3) charities serving individuals in the greater Louisville and Southern Indiana area are welcome to apply to receive complimentary tickets to a performance of Actors Theatre’s 2018-19 season Brown-Forman Series, holiday shows, and 43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays productions. Each group may apply for up to three productions a year with ticket quantities ranging from a minimum of 10 tickets up to a maximum of 75 tickets.

The selected groups will be awarded tickets to one of their three production choices for the 2018-19 season. Groups will work with the Actors Theatre marketing department and box office to coordinate attendance details and seating selection for their group members.

As part of their grant applications, groups may request tickets to the following productions in Actors Theatre’s 2018-19 season:

Fifth Third Bank’s Dracula
originally dramatized by John L. Balderston and Hamilton Deane
from Bram Stoker’s world-famous novel Dracula
adapted by William McNulty
directed by Drew Fracher
Sept. 7—Oct. 31, 2018

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
a play by Simon Stephens
based on the novel by Mark Haddon
directed by Meredith McDonough
Sept. 18—Oct. 10, 2018

Fifth Third Bank’s A Christmas Carol
based on the book by Charles Dickens
adapted by Barbara Field
directed by Drew Fracher
Nov. 20—Dec. 23, 2018

Pipeline
by Dominique Morisseau
directed by Steve H. Broadnax III
Jan. 8—Feb. 2, 2019

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin
lyrics and music by Irving Berlin
book by Hershey Felder
directed by Trevor Hay
Jan. 29—Feb. 17, 2019

The 43rd Humana Festival of New American Plays
March 1—April 7, 2019

Applications for Community Tickets will be available in November 2018.

Deadline to submit applications for the 2018-19 season is Aug. 3, 2018. Additional season information, program rules and restrictions, and the online application form can be found at actorstheatre.org/community-ticket-grant. Specific questions may be directed to Melissa Hines,Marketing Manager, at mhines@actorstheatre.org or (502) 584-1265, ext. 3140.

Listing Information

Actors Theatre of Louisville Community Ticket Grant Program

Actors Theatre welcomes community groups and charities to enjoy the 2018-19 season. Through this program, sponsored in part by Brown-Forman, we invite groups who may not otherwise be able to attend on their own to join us for an evening of world-class theatre – created in Louisville — at a can’t-miss performance.

Community groups and charities are granted tickets based on the organization’s mission, the individuals they serve and their ability to fully utilize any donated tickets.

Who Can Apply: 501(c)(3) charities and community groups that serve individuals in the greater Louisville and Southern Indiana area that for various reasons do not have the resources to attend a performance on their own.

Online Application available at actorstheatre.org

Application Deadlin is Aug. 3.

From Actors Theatre of Louisville


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