LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (April 6, 2022) – A renowned Chicago theater company’s administrator with multiple Kentucky ties will become managing director of Commonwealth Theatre Center (CTC) in Louisville.   CTC’s board of directors appointed Ian Frank managing director of the performing arts-education organization that engages 55,000 youth and adults in a typical year with the magic…

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Come Join Us! Commonwealth Theatre Company (CTC) is a regional non-profit arts organization based in Louisville, Kentucky. Our mission is to develop youth in our community through excellence in  comprehensive theatre education and performance.  And we think the over 55,000 individuals we reach each year, would say we are pretty good at it. Our staff…

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It’s safe to say, we’re all in need of a little sunshine… Summer Camp at CTC enrollment is now open! There are options for actors starting as young as 6 years old – and those who are young at heart! We’re bringing back our favorites like Summer Academy and Shakespeare- but this year we’ll also…

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Conservatory Enrollment If you can believe it, enrollment for spring semester has officially opened! Keep an eye on our website to see the updated offerings for next semester. Check out www.commonwealththeatre.org/conservatory to sign up for Walden Theatre Conservatory’s world class training now!

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Outreach: No Turning Back Next up in Blue Apple Outreach News: we look forward to bringing Keith McGill’s No Turning Back to your classrooms. This production is a two-actor performance highlighting the obstacles and triumphs of Black people using personal perspectives of Kentucky history from the 1860s to the 1970s. Every character places Black voices…

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Fall Festival 2021 Thank you to everyone who came out and celebrated the return of our Definitely-Not-a-Chili-Supper Fall Festival. We had a spooktacular time with our Haunted Stories Tour, were wowed by our talented board, staff, and students, and we culminated the evening with a pie in the face to Artistic Director Charlie Sexton! (We…

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CTC proudly announces our 46th season of plays. Our much anticipated return to the Nancy Niles Sexton stage includes comedy, farce, adventure,a unique look into social inequities through drama , new works and of course Shakespeare.  Our season kicks off with The Children’s Hour, a wonderful Lillian Hellman play that has relevance that spans the…

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As we head into the final stretch of our ArtsMatch campaign, we decided this would be a great opportunity for us to introduce you to the magical team behind the music of “Zaynab’s Night of Destiny”! Meet: Kaila Flexer – composer & musician Gari Hegedus – musician Chris Krotky – audio engineer Together, these wonderful…

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Zeina Salame has deep roots in educational theatre, theatre for young audiences, and community based/applied theatre work. She is also a director, actor, and scholar with a PhD in Theatre Arts from the University of Oregon. Her dissertation, “Carried In One Woman—Reflections on Arab American Female Solo Performance” centers on themes of “home” and the…

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One word: HAMLET. 💀 This week we’re going behind the scenes of the making of one of Shakespeare’s most notorious plays! Tickets for the 2021 Young American Shakespeare Festival are on sale now: https://secure.qgiv.com/for/yastic/​

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