Actors Theater of Louisville
Actors Theatre has become the cornerstone of the revitalization of Louisville’s Main Street. As the centerpiece of the city’s urban cultural district, Actors Theatre has significant economic impact on a vital downtown life.
The theatre offers an apprentice/intern training program designed to help recent college graduates make the transition from academic to professional theatre. This competitive program results in excellent employment placement for its talented participants.
Four active volunteer support groups assist the theatre—Actors Associates, a service-oriented organization founded in 1966; the Generation One Board, a league of young professionals, established in 1991, which works primarily to build a new generation of audiences; the Teacher Advisory Council, a group of active and retired teachers; and a large usher corps, that assists with patron services at performances. In all, over 900 individuals provide volunteer service for the theatre.
After 30 years and 1,300 productions, producing director Jon Jory retired from Actors Theatre in September 2000 to assume a teaching position in the School of Drama at the University of Washington in Seattle.