Inspired by the company’s efforts to address systemic inequalities in the field, the move opens the door for dynamic new leadership.
The Detroit native, a founding board member of the company, has joined the leadership team.
The previous executive artistic director, Robyn Flatt, will continue on with the company as executive director/founder.
Chapman is leaving the organization after 25 years.
Peter J. Kuo and Danyon Davis will step in for Smith, who has led the conservatory for 25 years.
Etemad will work alongside artistic director Jasson Minadakis and contribute to the rebuilding of MTC.
Knight will serve as associate artistic director, while Rifai will work as artistic development coordinator.
Selover, the company’s longest-serving artistic director, will retire in December.
Education department co-directors Courtney J. Boddie and Lindsey Buller Maliekel have been promoted.
After a dozen years leading the Boston theatre, the AD is stepping down as complaints over inequity have surfaced.