Actors Theater casts Antonio

Will serve as director of new-play development

Mervin P. Antonio has been named director of new-play development at Actors Theater of Louisville in Kentucky.

Antonio most recently was director of new-project development at Seattle Rep. From 1996 to 2001 he was literary manager at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Joseph Papp Public Theater.

As head of one of the country’s most prestigious and busiest theatrical literary departments, Antonio will work closely with artistic director Marc Masterson on planning Actors Theatre’s annual Humana Festival of New American Plays, a 29-year-old internationally acclaimed showcase of stage premieres.

The 2005 Humana fest runs through April 9.

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