From the monthly archives:

January 2012

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The Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF) has asked TCG to spread the word about their latest short survey on the current state of the nonprofit sector. The Nonprofit Finance Fund is conducting its fourth annual nationwide survey examining the current state of the nonprofit sector, and we hope that you will add your voice. The survey, [...]

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“I cut off my ponytail, grabbed a script, and jumped onstage. It was terrifying.” – Michael John Garcés, I AM THEATRE It’s not the most poetic thing Michael says in that video; its not the most connected to Cornerstone’s mission, to the decades of community engaged work that has had a profound impact on our national [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Remembering Jiri Edition

by Teresa Eyring January 30, 2012 Weekly Update
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“We shed as we pick up, like travellers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind. The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march. But there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to [...]

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Accepting Applications for MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It

by TCG News January 25, 2012 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It

TCG Now Accepting Applications for MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It A program for TCG member theatres that supports creative thinking and action in two ways: Think It grants ($25,000) give theatre professionals the time and space for research and development; Do It grants ($50,000) support the implementation and testing of new ideas. Online [...]

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Call and Response: Olympia Dukakis

by Sandra Delgado January 24, 2012 I AM THEATRE
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“Even I had to see that if I was to stay an actress I had to stop trying to win. I had to start playing again. I had lost that, which is of course a great pleasure. Never mind that the best work comes from it.” – Olympia Dukakis, I AM THEATRE The issue of [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Model the Movement Edition

by Teresa Eyring January 23, 2012 Weekly Update
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Believe it or not, the 22nd TCG National Conference in Boston is only 149 days away! It feels as if the 50th Anniversary kick-off Conference in Los Angeles was only last week instead of last June. If you were among the1,100 theatre-makers (a Conference record!) who joined us to ask What If…?, I hope the [...]

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Group Intelligence

by Ariel Fristoe January 20, 2012 Global Connections
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Group Intelligence will play the International Festival of Arts and Ideas in June! After premiering in Atlanta last spring, we played the Oerol Festival, an enormous site-specific theater festival in The Netherlands, and this spring we’ll tour the U.S. One interesting development is, we’re playing science festivals, not just arts venues, including the Philadelphia Science [...]

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Why is the Sequel Never the Equal?

by Harrison Hill January 20, 2012 American Theatre magazine
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(Laila Robins, J. Smith-Cameron, and Maryann Plunkett. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus.) The holidays herald one thing for theatre journalism (aside from the expected swipes at A Christmas Carol, that is): Annual “Best Of” lists. 2011’s winners are largely unsurprising (those Mormons!), but one small, unassuming entry has unexpectedly burrowed its way onto several high-profile, critical [...]

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Arts Reach National Arts Marketing & Development Conference in NYC—TCG Member Discount

by TCG News January 17, 2012 Events

TCG members are entitled to a $150 registration discount to the 2012 Arts Reach National Arts Marketing & Development Conference, scheduled for March 16-18, 2011 at the Kimmel Center on the campus of New York University in New York City. The theme of the event is “Strengthening Your Patron Relationships.” In addition to your member [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Addition Edition

by Teresa Eyring January 17, 2012 Weekly Update
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The holiday season is the calm before the storm for the performing arts in New York. In early January, the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) holds its annual conference, with thousands of presenters, agents and performers descending upon the Big Apple. This year, APAP welcomed its new CEO, Mario Garcia Durham, formerly of the [...]

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Guerra: A Clown Play

by Seth Bockley and Devon de Mayo January 11, 2012 Global Connections
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(Pictured: Fernando Córdova Hernández, Seth Bockley) Post written by Devon de Mayo  Our time working in Mexico with the On the Road program was so fruitful. It was full of laughter and explorations of clown, improv and language. We are working towards a finished one-act, now titled Guerra: A Clown Play. Our three amazing Mexican [...]

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2012 Spring Theatre Professionals Teleconference Series

by TCG News January 10, 2012 Events
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In these ever-evolving times, the daily challenges facing theatre professionals can seem insurmountable. To better equip theatre staff and trustees to respond to these challenges, TCG is pleased to offer four separate teleconferences beginning in February. There are no set expectations for the outcome of the teleconferences; we offer them only to provide an opportunity [...]

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Congo Project: The Play in Nyanga

by Kate Sutton-Johnson January 9, 2012 Global Connections
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(Photo by Kate Sutton-Johnson | Elder Villager of Nyanga) We piled in the van-taxi the next day and continued on our journey to Nyanga.  In this village, where we would ultimately create a more elaborate version of the play, we had a much more complex group to work with and this added many challenges but [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Boot Camp Edition

by Teresa Eyring January 9, 2012 Weekly Update
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“The Leadership Boot Camp has fundamentally changed how I interact with colleagues, how I perceive challenges and how I form strategies to solve problems.” ─Past participant in the TCG/American Express Leadership Boot Camp With the season of resolutions upon us, I would like to turn your attention to the rapidly approaching deadline for the TCG/American [...]

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This Road is Forbidden. Let’s Go!

by Karen Malpede January 5, 2012 Global Connections
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(Poster by Luba Lukova) I’ve written a play that speaks truths no one wants to hear.  Truths we are not supposed to acknowledge.  Truths we are supposed to forget. Why, then, does this play, “Another Life” seem, after just one staged reading at the National Theater of Kosovo last June, funded by a TCG On [...]

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The DNA of Process

by Suli Holum January 5, 2012 Fox Fellowships
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My art springs from the desire to crack a code I haven’t cracked yet, to learn something, to get better at something, to fail and then get even better. I always hope to grow intellectually through any creative process, and I am drawn to projects that involve research whether it be scientific, historical, or research [...]

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No Pleasure, No Clown

by Fernando Cordova Hernandez January 4, 2012 Global Connections
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(Photo: By Seth Bockley. Pictured: Madeleine Sierra Carrascal, Artús Chávez, Fernando Córdova Hernández) Since I was a child I remember doing shows for my family in the December vacation with all my brothers and my cousins. I remember the pleasure, the fantasy, the characters, the family laughing about our funny mistakes and accidents. And here I [...]

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Casting Our Nets

by Denise Maroney January 3, 2012 Global Connections
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(Old Christian Harbor in Tyre, Lebanon. Photo: Denise Maroney). Our 4-month research, development and workshop period has come to a close. It’s been a series of challenging, exciting journeys where we explored our central themes of the polluted Lebanese coastline and the Lebanese fishing culture. We’ve traveled along the Mediterranean coast, exploring Tyre, Saida, Beirut, [...]

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