Inspired by the company’s efforts to address systemic inequalities in the field, the move opens the door for dynamic new leadership.
The inaugural fellowship cohort consists of 10 Black women whose work addresses systemic racism and criminal justice reform.
The actors’ and stage manager’s union intends to begin publishing a diversity report annually.
The guidelines, established to last the duration of the pandemic, were unanimously agreed upon.
The previous executive artistic director, Robyn Flatt, will continue on with the company as executive director/founder.
MTC will look to bring ‘Lackawanna Blues’ and ‘How I Learned to Drive’ to the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre during the season.
The season, opening in August 2021, will include Tony-winning productions and a pre-Broadway stop for ‘1776.’
Plays exploring the Jewish experience receive the first Trish Vradenburg Jewish Play Prize and the Patty Abramson Jewish Play Prize.
Chapman is leaving the organization after 25 years.
Peter J. Kuo and Danyon Davis will step in for Smith, who has led the conservatory for 25 years.