Nolan Williams Selected For Humana Festival

Congratulations to DC’s own Nolan Williams, Jr. whose musical production “Grace” was selected as one of six new works to be fully mounted for the prestigious Humana Festival of New American Plays.  The show will open at the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, KY on March 27, 2020 and run through April 12, 2020.

“Grace” is the first full musical project to be selected in the 44-year history of the Humana Festival, an internationally recognized platform for launching new American works and emerging playwrights and creatives.  In addition, Nolan’s theatrical concert production “Stirring The Waters Across America” will tour beginning in February 2020.

Nolan Williams is a musicologist, theologian, American songwriter, and producer whose professional career defies conventional boundaries.  Best known for his work as Chief Music Editor of the bestselling African American Heritage Hymnal—a critically acclaimed compendium of music, with sales now surpassing 300,000 books worldwide.  Nolan Williams studied at Howard University and Oberlin College and is C.E.O. of NEWorks Productions and co-chair of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Community Advisory Board.  Visit for more information.