The pandemic brought deep-seated disparities to light, but has the theatre field really reckoned with them?
He’s grateful to be back in front of audiences, and also hopeful that a year-plus of down time has shown the field the true value of artists’ work.
Daniels will join the Folger in October, after leading the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit.
Kennedy will receive the award at the Guild’s annual awards ceremony.
Victoria Detres, Lawryn LaCroix, Bryan Joseph Lee, Sammy Lopez, and Danny Marin make up the first cohort.
The Storytelling Festival will be curated by PigPen Theatre Co., while the Dance Festival will be curated by Adoyele Casel and Torya Beard.
Together, Children’s Theatre Company, Latino Theater Company, Ma-Yi Theater Company, Native Voices at the Autry, and Penumbra Theatre will commission 16 new works for multigenerational audiences.
The new cohort of fellows will work in the areas of communications, development, artistic programs, and theatre management.
The award will support a playwright or theatre artist each year to develop a new work.
The awards will allow 28 productions more time for rehearsal and development with the entire creative team.