With $1.635 million in support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the program aims to benefit U.S.-based theatres of color.
The season will feature two Shakespeare productions and a world premiere of a new work from a local playwright.
Love will receive a $5,000 cash award, developmental guidance, and dramaturgical support from Philadelphia Theatre Co. for his new play, ‘What Will Happen to All That Beauty?’
The theatre will return to in-person performances in July with a new play about activist Fannie Lou Hamer.
The Harrisburg company’s 36th season will feature 10 productions, including Jackie Sibblies Drury’s Pulitzer-winning ‘Fairview.’
The slate includes works by Joanna Murray-Smith, Michael Hollinger, Donja R. Love, Lynn Nottage, and Ken Ludwig.
The season will feature 5 productions, including Matthew Lopez’s two-part ‘The Inheritance.’
Need-based grants will be awarded to artists, administrators, and production staff to offset childcare costs.
The season will include a new touring production of Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ with the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training.
Wolpert will depart on June 30 as he looks to pursue change in the field from outside of an institution.