Ian Frank, himself a former member of the apprentice company, returns to Actors Theatre of Louisville this year to direct “Remix 38,” the apprentice anthology showcase. This year’s playwrights - Jackie Sibblies Drury, Idris Goodwin, Basil Kreimendahl, Justin Kuritzkes and Amelia Roper – were charged with an homage assignment. Each playwright received snippets of dialog and image from nine previous Humana Festival world premiere plays to jumpstart their work. The result is nine individual short plays that are united by the festival itself, not by theme.
WFPL’s Erin Keane spoke with Frank about the writing and directing process and what it’s like to come home to the apprentice company.