Ellen Weinstein
Humana Festival Poster

The Humana Festival of New American Plays, hosted by the Actors Theatre of Louisville, is the largest and most well established new play festival in America. The productions draw producers, journalists, critics, playwrights and theatre professionals and fans from around the world.
Each year, an artist is commissioned to create the identity for the festival; I am honored to be this year’s artist. Chip Kidd, Brian Cronin, Tomer Hanuka, Josh Cochran and Heads of State created some of the previous seasons’ posters.
The images created for the poster generally reflect the writer, the writer’s mind and the stage rather than the specific productions. Since there has been a disproportionate number of a male playwright depicted previously, we agreed to make the writer female. The art is now on the recently launched site and will be used for the posters, cover for the program guides, and local and national print advertising, among others. A big thanks to Andy Perez, Art Director and the team at Actors Theatre for the great gig.

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