The Connecticut company’s staff will also be pared to 21 employees as the theatre turns its attention to virtual programming.
The season will feature five world premieres, including works from Theresa Rebeck, Craig Lucas, Mike Daisey, and more.
The Texas-born, Oregon-based playwright imagines a Steinbeck sequel with timely resonance.
Rider will co-lead the company with incoming artistic director Melia Bensussen.
The new Broadway version, and its legal battles, are just the latest chapter in a complicated 50-year history of the popular novel’s theatrical life.
The acclaimed director will succeed Darko Tresnjak to become the theatre’s sixth artistic director.
Moving from Baltimore’s Center Stage to the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Sharif gives impressions of both cities and the work ahead.
Matthew Lopez’s two-part epic uses E.M. Forster as a template and is playing in London, but this sweeping, imperfect play is unmistakably American.
The grants will enable extra development and rehearsal time for 9 productions of new works.
Udofia will be in residence at Connecticut’s Hartford Stage for the fellowship.