March 18-20, 2016

Galt House Hotel
140 North 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202



Louisville, KY


Actors Theatre of Louisville


Galt House Hotel

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Please click here to get a complete program outline. 

Registrants will be able to attend a Humana Festival play each night of the conference for a total of three full productions.  Each play will be a World Premier, and registrants will attend Opening Night of the Sunday World Premier.  All plays will be staged at Actors Theatre of Louisville.

Provided below is a general overview of the program at this time.  Because Humana Festival plays will not be announced until November of 2015, personnel and schedules (casting, rehearsals, set load-in, set turnarounds, artist schedules, etc.) will not be in place until January of 2016. The program at the time of the conference may look a  bit different from what you see below in order to take advantage of programming opportunities that may arise in relation to the 2016 Humana Festival, its plays and personnel.  We provide this overview to give you an idea of the general design of the conference program, but we ask that you understand there may be changes before the actual conference. 

Friday, March 18, 2016

Bus tour to Churchill Downs and Jim Beam Distillery – advanced reservation required

Independent Sightseeing Opportunities throughout the morning and afternoon

Several attractions are within easy walking distance of The Galt House including the Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum (fun even if you’re not a baseball fan), Evan Williams Bourbon Experience, The Kentucky Art & Craft Museum, The Kentucky Show (well worth viewing), The Muhammad Ali Center, Frasier Historical Museum, and more. Visit the CAVORT Concierge Table in The Galt House Lobby for information and suggestions.  

4:00 - CAVORT Board Meeting – Galt House East: Hospitality Suite

5:30 - CAVORT Opening Reception - cash bar @ Actors Theatre of Louisville: Victor Jory Lobby

7:30 - Humana Festival Play - Residence by Laura Jacqmin @ the Bingham Theatre @ Actors Theatre of Louisville

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Breakfast on your own (Try Thelma’s or Café Magnolia, both in The Galt House)

8:30AM - Organizational Session @ Galt House West (Rivue Tower) Daisy Room

9:00 AM - Guided Tours of Actors Theatre of Louisville - Guided Tours leave from the Galt House Daisy Room

10:15 AM - Nuts & Bolts Volunteer Roundtables @ Galt House West (Rivue Tower) Daisy Room

Noon - Luncheon @ Galt House West (Rivue Tower) Fountain Room

          Program:  The Humana Festival 101

2:15 & 3:15 -  Volunteer Sessions @ The Galt House

       Volunteers Are the Best Arts Advocates - Jasmine Room

        Creature Feature or Learning Excitement? - Azalea Room

        It’s All About the Money . . . or Is It? - Violet/Lily Room

4:30  - Bourbon Happy Hour @ The Galt House Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar

Dinner on your own

7:30 - Humana Festival Play - This Random World by Steven Dietz @ the Bingham Theatre @ Actors Theatre of Louisville

 Sunday, March 20, 2016

Breakfast on your own (Try Thelma’s or Café Magnolia, both in The Galt House)

8:00 AM - Rehearsal & Panel with Q & A

Sit in on a rehearsal of “Wondrous Strange” and learn about its development from a panel of participants. There will be an opportunity for Q & A

Noon - Luncheon @ Kentucky Center for the Arts

Program: Humana Festival Play Insights – Learn background from Actors Theatre’s Literary Staff about the three Humana Festival plays that participants will see as part of their registration. There will be an opportunity for Q & A.

2:00 - Accessibility Demonstration @ Kentucky Center for the Arts East Room

3:30 - Engaging Millenials - @ The Galt House Violet/Lily Room

4:30 - CAVORT General Meeting @ The Galt House Violet/Lily Room

5:30 - CAVORT Board Meeting @ The Galt House Violet/Lily Room

7:30 - Humana Festival Opening Night of Wellesley Girl by Brendan Pelsue @ 7:30 in the Pamela Brown Theatre @ Actors Theatre of Louisville

Opening Night Celebration immediately following the performance Sarah Shallenberger Lobby

CAVORT Closing Reception - cash bar @ Milkwood Restaurant in Actors Theatre of Louisville

Volunteer Sessions that will be offered during the conference:

  • Nuts-And-Bolts Volunteer Roundtables
  • Volunteers Are Arts Advocates (Panel)
  • Creature Feature or Learning Excitement? (Panel)
  • It’s Not About the Money . . . Or Is It? (Panel)
  • Accessibility (Demonstration)
  • Engaging Millennials (Panel)