This year’s grants support the production and touring of emerging work from artists of diverse backgrounds.
Clare Drobot and Monteze Freeland will join artistic director Marc Masterson in a tripartite leadership model.
The U.S. poet laureate joins the TheatreSquared team to create a new musical about the Native influence on American jazz.
Schultz will join the theatre in November with the aim of expanding its artistic offerings and scope as it reopens.
The award, given to distinguished female directors, this year honors a new-play champion.
Hernandez’s commission comes courtesy of four separate theatres, and will involve workshops with kids in each theatre’s community.
Falls, who has led the company for 35 years, will plan the 2022-23 season before departing Chicago’s oldest nonprofit theatre.
In December he’ll leave the influential new-play festival he founded and has run since 1991.
November Christine, Carmel Dean, and Madeline Myers share a prize aimed at assisting up-and-coming artists with a grant and mentorship.
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.