Woods recently served as co-artistic director at Seattle’s Sound Theatre Company.
Working alongside 3 artistic directors over 3 decades, she expanded the theatre’s new-works department and emphasized mentorship and education.
Lisa Fredrickson, Jen Reiter, and Tatiana Godfrey will be charged with clarifying the company’s mission and building new systems and protocols.
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This year’s recipients are Kenan Arun, Nathaniel J. Bice, Chibueze Crouch, Mitchell Jakubka, Gabriel Nuñez de Arco, and Grisel (GG) Torres.
The Cygnet Theatre commission awards the playwright $10,000 and an unrestricted time limit to create a new play.
The festival also introduced the new GROW Light designation to shine a light on additional artists and projects.
Following 15 years with the company, Santora will step down in June 2022.
Inaugural grants will go to Carla Ching, Josh Wilder, and Carolyn Ratteray.
Wareham departs the company after 11 years at the helm.