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…so don’t miss the worm! Join plenary speakers like celebrated theatre artist Taylor Mac and trail-blazing game designer Jane McGonigal at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego. We’re also starting to roll out some of the breakout sessions in each of our four programmatic arcs: {Survive | Thrive} Theatre Buildings, Capital [...]

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This post is part of the Canadian theatre salon curated by Chantal Bilodeau for the World Theatre Day 2014/Crossing Borders salon series.) A Canadian in New York On Monday, March 30, Canadian playwright and translator Daniel Libman (Cecil & CleopaYtra, O’Neill, Alma and Mrs. Woolf) arrived from Calgary, Alberta, Canada for a three-week stint in New York City. [...]

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Vision Bursts at the Conference

by TCG News April 17, 2014 National Conference
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“We found a better way of doing things. Found? We forged a better way, we scratched it out, hacked it, ripped it, tore it, yanked it, clawed it out of the resisting, unyielding nose-thumbing environment.” -Zelda Fichandler, as quoted in An Ideal Theater* As part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders, we’ll be [...]

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Wait… I Can Bring My Kid to the TCG Conference?

by Devon Berkshire April 16, 2014 National Conference
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Everyone, this is Diego. He’s about to be 12 weeks old, and he’ll be joining us in San Diego. (And while I love this year’s Conference town, no—I did not name him after it. Work-life balance, people.) Why is an infant coming to the TCG National Conference, you ask? Well, because he’s my son. And [...]

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2014 Round 2 Cycle B of Leadership U

by TCG News April 15, 2014 Leadership U
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We are pleased to announce the 2014 Round 2 Cycle B recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]—Continuing Ed program. Through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grants of up to $5,000 will support four mid-career and veteran theatre professionals at TCG Member Theatres for learning opportunities to advance their leadership skills. The goal of [...]

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#SDTheatre: Keeping Live Theatre Alive–A Call to Creative Theatre Education

by Cecelia Kouma April 11, 2014 National Conference
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(Pictured: Cecelia Kouma Executive Director of Playwrights Project with Cygnet Theatre’s President Judy Garrett, Artistic Director Sean Murray, and Managing Director Bill Schmidt at Playwrights in Process New Play Festival. The following post is part of a series highlighting and celebrating the theatres and theatre people of San Diego as part of the 2014 TCG National Conference in [...]

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Gathering a Community

by Cecilia Copeland April 11, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton. Check out further Diversity & Inclusion interviews on Jacqueline’s blog. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Circle blog salon, email Gus Schulenburg.) Diversity and Inclusion Program Arc–Mixed Race/Culture Theatre JACQUELINE LAWTON: In your work as a theatre [...]

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The Courage to Change

by Evan Tsitsias April 11, 2014 Global Citizenship
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(Photo: Interrupted, devised as part of the World Wide Lab, Tom Henning photographer. This post is part of the Canadian theatre salon curated by Chantal Bilodeau for the World Theatre Day 2014/Crossing Borders salon series.) I am a firm believer in serendipity.  This opportunity to share my thoughts about crossing borders could not have come at a more cosmically-charged time [...]

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Down Past Passyunk

by Maura Krause April 11, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton. Check out further Diversity & Inclusion interviews on Jacqueline’s blog. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Circle blog salon, email Gus Schulenburg.) Maura: Great, let’s get started. Introductions for posterity, please? Zell:  I’m A. Zell Williams, the writer of [...]

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The Great God Pan

by TCG News April 11, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of The Great God Pan by Amy Herzog, “one of the brightest new talents in the theatre” (New York Times). Known for delicately detailed character studies that subtly balance humor and insight, Amy Herzog is the Obie Award-winning author of 4000 Miles. Her newest published work, The Great [...]

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Extreme Immersion

by Jessica Cheetham & Simon Magnus April 10, 2014 Audience & Community Engagement
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(Photo from Dwelling at University of Kent. This post is part of a series from the collaborators of Root Experience about interactive and immersive theatre in the U.K. If you’d like to participate, please email Gus Schulenburg.) Badac Theatre’s Anna, Edinburgh Fringe 2013 – an intense, immersive portrayal of the assassination of the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya We [...]

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An International Video Play!

by Fatima Zahra El Filali April 10, 2014 Global Citizenship
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While creating and refining the protocol for Project Alo?, two questions have continued to occupy my mind: How can we keep Alo? in the framework of theater art, rather than video art?           How much of a divide is between the two forms of expression? My background is in visual art. While I find myself [...]

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Burq Off!

by AmeliaParenteau April 10, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(All photos of Nadio Parvez Manzoor.) To give credit where credit is due, I need to preface this piece by saying that earlier in the afternoon of March 28th, I read two excellent articles on Howlround on artist’s voice and privilege, and the notion of “speaking for” a community or culture, both of which framed my [...]

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Eric Bogosian: Let’s Talk About Sex

by Julie Haverkate April 9, 2014 Interviews
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Back in October, TCG published Sex Plays, a single volume of two new plays Eric Bogosian, one of America’s premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists. Skunkweed details the culture clash between a L.A. screenwriter and a working-class girl and her rural Florida clan in a hotel room. 1 + 1, which premiered at [...]

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Getting Our House in Order

by Jesus A. Reyes April 9, 2014 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(Local group, Elev8 for Life, a leadership and empowerment program that serves youth from Wyvernwood and Estrada Courts. The girls component of Elev8 for Life met in The Shop’s craft room and kitchen. Photos by Jesus A. Reyes. The following post features work by a MetLife/TCG A-ha! grantee–to learn more about the program, click here.) Turning Our [...]

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Who’s the Real Writer When the Play is Devised?

by Daniel Robert Sullivan April 9, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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(This post is part of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships and Fox Fellowship Circle salon.) We sit in a circle at Roundabout Theatre Company and I ask questions. “Why are you laughing so much? You’re quiet today; is something wrong? Here’s a news article; what’s your opinion on it?” That’s a baseline, but sometimes the questions have [...]

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Caution: Playwright Crossing

by Alicia Payne April 9, 2014 Global Citizenship
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(Photo: Garland Lee Thompson, Sr.; Garland Lee Thompson, Jr.; Alicia Payne; Donald Molnar – Readers’ Theatre of New Works at the National Black Theatre Festival. This post is part of the Canadian theatre salon curated by Chantal Bilodeau for the World Theatre Day 2014/Crossing Borders salon series.) When I was little my mother taught me how to cross the road.  [...]

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Who to Invite

by Deadria Harrington April 9, 2014 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(Photo Credit: Taylor Carter-Jones.) From August 4-7, 2014 in New York City, The National Black Theatre is hosting Catalyst: Moving the Black Theatre Legacy Forward, a 4-day intensive tackling the financial and structural crisis Black Theatres face nationwide. We’re now 5 months away from Catalyst and we’ve made a lot of progress; from gaining a hotel [...]

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The Shadow of the Hummingbird

by TCG News April 8, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of The Shadow of the Hummingbird, a new work by Athol Fugard, “the greatest living playwright in the English-speaking world” (Time magazine). The play is currently in the midst of its world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, CT, and will run through April 27, 2014. [...]

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#SDTheatre: Is San Diego Opera’s denouement a sign of changing times?

by Tim West April 4, 2014 National Conference
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(Pictured: Tim West. The following post is part of a series highlighting and celebrating the theatres and theatre people of San Diego as part of the 2014 TCG National Conference in San Diego. Email Gus Schulenburg if you’d like to participate.) San Diego, site of TCG’s 2014 National Conference, is abuzz of late with the news that one of the city’s [...]

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