Kirya Traber and Estefanía Fadul will receive financial and administrative support to development new works as part of the residency program.
The Chicago company welcomes Selemon to the leadership team.
The 10-minute plays are written and directed by Black women.
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.
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.