Satya Chavéz, Candrice Jones, and Jonathan Norton have all been tapped to write new plays for the Arkansas theatre.
The former executive director of Arkansas’s TheatreSquared has just taken the same job at Princeton’s McCarter Theatre Center, and he’s ready to open the gates.
Jones will succeed Martin Miller in the position.
With artistic director A.J. Allegra’s departure, Leslie Claverie and Pamela D. Roberts have been named associate artistic directors and Monica R. Harris interim managing director.
The ambitious program, slated to seed 22 new plays, has announced its first 4 commissioned writers: Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Robert Schenkkan, Mansa Ra, and Lauren Gunderson.
Candrice Jones’s new play about a Southern girls’ basketball team has come a long way, but it hasn’t been a layup.
Miller, who has been TheatreSquared’s executive director since 2009, will leave for his new job in September.
The leader, performer, and educator succeeds deputy artistic director and education director Greta Lambert (no relation) in the role.
Brewer is currently a producer at the theatre.
The theatre’s new building has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects and USITT.