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We are pleased to announce the publication of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses. The play received its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in the spring of 2012 in New Haven, Connecticut. It opened on Broadway in New York City in the spring of 2014, where it won a Drama Desk Award, was named USA Today’s “Best [...]

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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? DEB SIVIGNY: It sounds a little cliché because [...]

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Seeking Diverse Theater Designers and Technicians

by Megan Sandberg-Zakian June 23, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change.) This list emerged from a moment of exhaustion. We all know that our productions are at their best when we have an inventive and diverse group of collaborators who can inspire and challenge each other. As [...]

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Break the Addiction to the Familiar

by Mary Kathryn Nagle June 22, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”)     JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? MARY KATHRYN NAGLE:  Sliver of a [...]

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We Come After

by Isaac Butler June 22, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? ISAAC BUTLER: One production is hard. But I [...]

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Rooted in the Structure

by LaTeshia Ellerson June 22, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: Who was the most game-changing theatre leader/artist you’ve met, and what do you carry forward from their example? LATESHIA [...]

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This Storytelling Machine

by Deena Selenow June 22, 2015 National Conference
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(Photo of Deena Selenow at 2014 Fall Forum on Governance by Isaiah Tanenbaum. This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen [...]

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The Courage to Lead from an Authentic Place

by Nelson Eusebio III June 22, 2015 National Conference
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(Photo of Nelson Eusebio at the Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Institute Pre-Conference in Cleveland by Roger Mastroianni. This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most [...]

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Embrace the Useful Tension

by Shirley Serotsky June 22, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? SHIRLEY SEROTSKY: This question brings me back to [...]

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Empathy, The Core of What We Do

by Melissa Hillman June 17, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? MELISSA HILLMAN: That’s an interesting question. I think [...]

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The Constant Dance of Service

by Hannah Grannemann June 16, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? HANNAH GRANNEMANN: Seeing Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in [...]

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An Endeavor of Endurance

by Regan Linton June 16, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) Before I was an actor, I was an athlete.  As a kid, I played soccer, softball, and basically anything else I [...]

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Four Lessons for Changing the Game

by Lisa Portes June 16, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? LISA PORTES: The most game-changing production I’ve [...]

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Game-Changers Accumulate

by Rachel Grossman June 16, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why?  Rachel Grossman: “Most” questions paralyze me. That line [...]

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Emerging In a New Era

by Katie Christie June 16, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? Katie Christie: Recently, the most game-changing production I’ve seen [...]

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Getting Out of the Living Room

by Tom Quaintance June 15, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? TOM QUAINTANCE: I’m going to go with two [...]

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Expanding Audience Imagination

by Paula Cizmar June 15, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? PAULA CIZMAR: I couldn’t possibly narrow this [...]

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Observation to Interpretation to Action

by Suzanne M Cohen June 15, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? SUZANNE M. COHEN: Wow, it’s really challenging to [...]

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Healing Wars vs Inspiration Porn

by Kate Langsdorf June 15, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? KATE LANGSDORF: Last summer, I had the privilege [...]

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Art Creates Wealth

by Vickie Ramirez June 15, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? VICKIE RAMIREZ: For me, it was Dry [...]

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Beyond the Aristocratic Theater

by Holly L. Derr June 14, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? HOLLY L. DERR: The most game-changing production I [...]

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People Know What’s Good

by Monet Noelle Marshall June 14, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? MONET NOELLE MARSHALL: Fresh out of undergrad [...]

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Don’t Rest On Your Laurels

by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni June 13, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? FANSHEN COX DIGIOVANNI: The plays I participated in [...]

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Change In The Classroom

by Jules Odendahl-James June 12, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? JOJ: The Laramie Project. Since its premiere in [...]

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A Seat at The Table

by Nelson Eusebio III June 12, 2015 National Conference
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Providing the Platform: Politics, Authenticity, and Self-Determination

by Ralph Remington June 12, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? RALPH REMINGTON: The British site-specific company, Punchdrunk’s SLEEP [...]

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Off Limits, On Stage

by Madeline Sayet June 12, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? Madeline Sayet: When I saw Deborah Warner’s The [...]

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Identity Nation

by Jamil Khoury June 11, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) Jacqueline Lawton:  What is the most significant challenge—or opportunity—facing the world, and what difference can theatre make? Jamil Khoury:  I don’t think [...]

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Sustaining the Theater Workplace

by Devra Thomas June 11, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? DEVRA THOMAS: Most recently, watching a group of [...]

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See Around the Corner

by David Stewart June 11, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? DAVID STEWART: I had the privilege of being [...]

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Acting Matters

by Evelina Fernandez June 10, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Seamlessly Interweaving

by Talleri McRae June 9, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? TALLERI A. MCRAE: One of the most striking [...]

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Our Collective Passion and Providence

by Oliver Mayer June 9, 2015 National Conference
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(This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? OLIVER MAYER: ZOOT SUIT by Luis Valdez at [...]

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Diversity Will Move Us Forward

by Al Heartley June 9, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership:How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? AL HEARTLEY: Seeing the Kent Gash directed production of [...]

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Equity: A Game Changing Opportunity

by Larissa FastHorse June 8, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership:How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? LARISSA FASTHORSE:  I hate to be on a bandwagon, [...]

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We Can Astonish

by Ray Dooley June 8, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? RAY DOOLEY: Looking back over more than 45 [...]

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The Case for the Full Service Theatre

by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr June 8, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Direct the Light of Reason

by Diane Glancy June 3, 2015 National Conference
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 (This post is part of the blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change. The following questions will inform the final plenary session, “Artistic Leadership: How We Change the Game.”) JACQUELINE LAWTON: What was the most game-changing production you’ve seen or created, and why? DIANE GLANCY:  In January – February, [...]

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Untitled, Unfinished Un-abandoned Work

by Orlando Pabotoy June 2, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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On the Merits of Jumping First

by Lisa Portes June 1, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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TCG Publishes Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

by TCG News May 30, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3). The play premiered in the fall of 2014 at The Public Theater in New York with a subsequent co-production in the winter of 2015 with A.R.T. in Cambridge, MA. “The wonder of Ms. Parks’s [...]

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Expanding Our Toolbox

by Tanya Mote May 29, 2015 Audience (R)Evolution

Building New Audiences Some sixteen months ago, Su Teatro received an Audience (R)Evolution grant from TCG and thus, we set out to build organic leadership among our youngest and newest participants – youth and young adults, whose parents came to the U.S. from Mexico, and who have primarily been exposed to Su Teatro as students [...]

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Becoming Strangers to Ourselves (or Activating the Staff)

by Danielle Amato May 29, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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One of the major steps The Old Globe has undertaken in its AHA process so far is to engage and activate the staff of the theatre as important participants in the Think-It process. For many years, the staff and board of the theatre have felt that something should be done to activate our large outdoor [...]

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Planting Seeds and Learning Patience

by Amy Harris May 28, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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Manhattan Theatre Club’s Education Department has been working to remedy a lack of diversity within our internship program for several years.  At the onset of the A-Ha! grant, the department assessed the efforts we’d previously undertaken, as well as strategies we’d considered but couldn’t execute because of lack of time and/or money, and outlined our [...]

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Power in the Margins

by Victor Maog May 28, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Mixed Blood Theatre’s DISABILITY VISIBILITY project

by Jack Reuler & Aditi Brennan Kapil May 27, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(Disability Visibility is made possible by the MetLife/TCG A-Ha! Program.) The Mixed Blood Theatre seeks an improvement in the relationship between the American theatre and disability. There is a canon of top-of-the-field theatrical literature that is under-produced, a talent pool that is underutilized and underemployed, and potential audiences in large numbers in every market in the [...]

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PREVIOUSLY BLUE: devising the salvage of beauty

by Ruth Margraff May 27, 2015 Global Connections
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“I look for something to chase away the fire, storms, to lose the scent of danger… I stay with the fear a long time.  To keep it from following you…” One night in Belgrade, Faye told me a deer once looked into her eyes to thank her for distracting wild dogs in the woods behind [...]

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Overcoming Expectation and Providing Support

by Cindy Im May 26, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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See Change

by Snehal Desai May 22, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Emphasis on ‘Making’

by Jennifer kidwell May 21, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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