The Chicago company will elevate ensemble member Kamille Dawkins to interim artistic director.
Davis will join the leadership team alongside current AD Nina Meehan, who will become the company’s CEO.
A series of new-play festivals are rolling out this week, as are a murder mystery musical, some online book clubs, and BD Wong in ‘Songs From an Unmade Bed.’
The Chicago company has also announced a new online Industry Training Institute.
The inaugural fellowship will support 10 Black, female-identifying artist activists over the course of 6 months.
The virtual workshops will pair the selected playwrights with directors, dramaturgs, and professional actors.
The company’s two-year exploration of Paula Vogel, Lynn Nottage, and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins will be presented as audio plays and podcasts.
The Connecticut company’s staff will also be pared to 21 employees as the theatre turns its attention to virtual programming.
Adam M. Kassim, Kholoud Sawaf, Blayze Teicher, and Sharifa Yasmin are this year’s virtual fellows.
In response to demands for change, the company will pay playwrights during rehearsal, eliminate punishing ’10 out of 12′ tech weeks, and strive for greater pay equity.