The San Francisco theatre will present two contemporary plays at Potrero Stage in 2018.
Herron, a California native, will join the company this fall as managing director.
Cothran will step down from the position she held since 2007.
Next season, the San Francisco theatre will produce plays by Mia Chung and Christopher Chen.
Theatres looking for some creative counterprogramming for Donald Trump’s swearing-in can schedule a fee-free reading of her feminist farce.
The San Francisco theatre will program new plays by Dipika Guha, Jonas Hassen Khemiri, and Young Jean Lee.
The TCG conference closed with a panel of artistic leaders discussing artistic risk vs. institution-building, and feted two dedicated field veterans, Rhodessa Jones and Jim O’Quinn.
Morita, who plans to continue and amplify the theatre’s focus on new and diverse voices, will be among the few women of color at the helm of a Bay Area theatre.
Outgoing CFT artistic director Marissa Wolf’s final season includes plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Idris Goodwin and a world premiere by Geetha Reddy.
After six seasons at the helm, Wolf leaves the San Francisco-based company having doubled its budget and stepped up its new-play commitments.