How a cohort of artistic directors of color, recently hired at major U.S. theatres, have confronted unforeseen upheavals.
Lear deBessonet, Nataki Garrett, and Clyde Valentin will lead the public works project, which will culminate with site-specific arts projects in July 2024.
This year’s convening will feature a partnership with Swarthmore College and a keynote address from Nataki Garrett.
The artistic director’s departure caps a 4-year period of extraordinary promise, crisis, and controversy, while the festival seeks help with its next steps.
Managing director David Schmitz will depart, with artistic director Nataki Garrett taking the role of interim executive artistic director and Anyania Muse chief operating officer.
After a year as director of the theatre’s director of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA), she will move up to both oversee a wider variety of operations and to infuse IDEA values throughout the organization.
DeLanna Studi, Machine Dazzle, Marga Gomez, Nataki Garrett, and Lars America Jan make up the theatre and performance fellows.
This week we talk to the leader of the West Coast powerhouse about the tough years just page and what lies ahead.
Two new associate artistic directors, Scarlett Kim and Mei Ann Teo, join Evren Odcikin in three-person team that will help reimagine the theatre’s repertory, media, and new-works offerings.
Artists of color have been placed in leadership positions across the U.S., but are they actually getting the respect and support they deserve?