The commission, named after the grandparents of artist Jeremy O. Harris, awards $50,000 to each recipient.
After running the influential Off-Broadway powerhouse since 1988, he will depart next summer; a search for his successor is underway.
NYTW’s education program provided an artistic oasis, and a sense of belonging, for U.S. high school students hungry for change.
The collaboration, named in honor of Harris’ grandparents, will offer two $50,000 commissions for new theatrical work.
Chapman is leaving the organization after 25 years.
While the pandemic has theatres reevaluating their programming, some are also making shifts toward a more humane working environment.
25 artists have been engaged to come up with a slate of new work, with forms and delivery methods to be determined.
The pandemic shutdown is a crushing blow for theatres, but it is individual artists who are absorbing the brunt of the pain.
Theatre folks mourn closed shows and unseen work, and worry over the impact on emerging artists.
Theatres across the country are turning to video-capture as a way to share canceled shows.