Actors Theatre names Les Waters artistic director

Actors Theatre names Les Waters artistic director

Les Waters has been named as the new Artistic Director of Actors Theatre of Louisville, and will begin transitioning into the position in January and assuming full-time duties later in March. He replaces Marc Masterson, who stepped down in May after 11 years to become artistic director of South Coast Repertory Theatre.

Waters has served as associate artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre for the past eight years, and has directed numerous productions there, including Sarah Ruhl’s In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), which he subsequently directed on Broadway.

Berkeley’s loss is American theater’s gain.