A Pennsylvania-based director with a busy season ahead, and a Seattle-based writer and performer with strong point of view and a solo mini-tour.
Box office isn’t the main revenue source for most nonprofit theatres, nor is pricing the biggest barrier for most patrons—but both sides of this exchange could benefit from more transparency.
Philadelphia Theatre Company and others have received project funding.
The theatre’s director of finance and operations will step into the leadership role on May 1.
New plays at East West Players and People’s Light illuminate the collisions, and occasional solidarity, among people of color in a white-dominated culture.
Following Zak Berkman’s transition to producing artistic director, the theatre has brought on an artistic cabinet including Steve H. Broadnax III, Lisa Portes, Mieke D, and Nikko Kimzin.
The 45-year-old Pennsylvania theatre will also initiate a national search to fill out its senior artistic leadership team.
The virtual lineup will include concerts, and episodic series, and a filmed play.
Broadnax will remain the head of Penn State’s MFA acting program while committing to direct one People’s Light production per year.
The theatre hopes to film productions for online viewing, with an eye on returning to the stage in March 2021.