She will succeed founding leaders Chip Walton and Dee Covington, who will serve in transitional roles during the 2022-23 season.
This year’s winners will be honored at an in-person ceremony on May 26.
Beryl Briane Ford and Michelan Le’Monier will co-lead the Brooklyn-based organization.
A Chicago-bred director, producer, and teacher, Berry will join Penobscot executive director Jen Shepard to lead the company’s 49th season.
Amy Freed, Julia Izumi, and Benjamin Benne have received commissions in the theatre’s 20×30: Reimagining the Anthropocene project.
The Actors’ Career Stability Initiative will grant relief to actors who join the company and have a minimum of $10,000 in student debt.
A joint program of In Other People’s Shoes Productions and Camp Bob Waldorf, the pilot will center on a new play by José Cruz González.
Bunafoor will work with City Theatre, Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh Glass Center, and Pittsburgh Public Theater f theatres seeks to advance better practices around human and personnel management.
Bethany Brinton, Crystal Manich, and Celeste Moreno are this year’s recipients.
Ramirez joins CMU after heading the performance program at the University of Texas at Austin.