After 9 years at the helm, he’ll leave to take an arts consulting job, also in Portland, and allow for further artistic changes at Artists Rep.
The new awards highlight those who helped keep the Seattle theatre community active and flourishing during the pandemic.
The program aims to connect emerging playwrights with established voices, fostering a new generation of artists.
Previously a producing director with the theatre, Keen-Louie will assume a newly created role overseeing all productions in the theatre’s subscription season.
She’ll serve as both the head of the University of Connecticut’s Dramatic Arts program and as artistic director of Connecticut Repertory Theatre.
The program, a collaboration between Broadway Across America and the Black Theatre Coalition, will give hands-on training in marketing and administration.
Daniels will join the Folger in October, after leading the Public Theater’s Mobile Unit.
The residency program, now in its third year, aims to amplify the voices and artistic impact of international artists while aspiring to foster greater connection among them.
Enhanced COVID safety protocols are a focus, as are strengthening avenues of redress against workplace harassment and discrimination.
An alliance of Black theatre workers and leaders has struck a deal with Broadway’s predominantly white leadership to further greater diversity and inclusion.