From the monthly archives:

April 2012

On Monday, April 23, TCG celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a Gala Evening at Espace in New York City. Emceed by Sally Struthers and Jennifer Cody, the event honored luminaries from the field and featured some of the newest shows from across the country. The evening marked a half century of TCG’s mission to strengthen, [...]

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TCG held its first ever GALA last Monday to celebrate our 50th anniversary. It was an opportunity to bring together friends, both old and new, and to honor the following organization and two individuals for their profound impact on the theatre community: the Shubert Foundation, which funds many, many theatres and dance companies around the [...]

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TCG to Publish the 2012 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

by TCG News April 27, 2012 TCG Books
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We are  pleased to announce the upcoming publication of Quiara Alegría Hudes’s Water by the Spoonful, the 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play will be available from TCG Books on August 1, and will be quickly followed up with the release of Hudes’s Elliot, A Soldier’s Fugue on August 15. These [...]

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Generation Without Gatekeepers

by Cory Tamler April 24, 2012 Generation Without Borders
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(Generation Without Borders is an essay series created by TCG for the 50th Anniversary of World Theatre Day. Submit your own essay for consideration to Gus Schulenburg.) There is geography. There are borders between nations and borders between states and there is the border that separates my yard from your yard. These borders are symbols that [...]

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Preserving the Ephemeral

by Sara Zettervall April 24, 2012 Tools & Research
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Where are the education guides from your last 5 plays? Can you find your old programs without calling your mother? What happened to that set model? Can you still access digital photos from 2002? Yes? No? Not sure? Take our survey! http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/theater-archives-2012 Imagine your theater company twenty years from now.  The new artistic director wants [...]

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Getting In On The Act: Alan Brown’s Webinar

by August Schulenburg April 23, 2012 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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On Wednesday, May 2, Alan Brown will lead the A-ha! Leadership Webinar, Getting In On the Act: How Arts Groups are Creating Opportunities for Active Participation. This webinar is free for Member Theatres and will feature Alan’s  insights into present trends in audience engagement and the future of arts participation within our field. The deadline [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Space Shuttle Edition

by Teresa Eyring April 23, 2012 Weekly Update
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“To see the earth as it truly is, small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold.” -Archibald MacLeish, New York Times, December 25, 1968 There we were, gathered together for Arts Advocacy [...]

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Sustainability in Theater Conference

by Leah Cooper April 20, 2012 Activism
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Sustainability in Theater conference April 30-May 1, 2012 – why you should care about sustainable practices in your theatre. Earth Day seems an auspicious time to reflect on the common inspiration between making theatre and the sustainability movement. Theatre connects individuals and communities around our shared experience as humans. As nonprofit institutions entrusted with community [...]

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Keep Your Pantheon (and School) by David Mamet

by TCG News April 20, 2012 TCG Books
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We’re pleased to announce the publication of David Mamet’s Keep Your Pantheon (and School), a pairing of two unrelated, short plays by one of our most compelling writers. Keep Your Pantheon received its world premiere at Center Theater Group in Los Angeles, while the two comic plays received their New York City premiere as a [...]

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Nominate A Young Leader Of Color

by Emilya Cachapero April 19, 2012 Diversity & Inclusion
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NOMINATE A YOUNG LEADER OF COLOR TO ATTEND TCG’S NATIONAL CONFERENCE IN BOSTON! DEADLINE: TUESDAY MAY 1, 2012 Since 2006, we have gathered groups of young theatre professionals of color from around the US at TCG’s National Conferences to engage in a dialogue about the new generation of leadership. TCG is interested in learning more [...]

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Arts Advocacy Day in Washington – April 16 & 17 – A Recap

by Laurie Baskin April 19, 2012 Advocacy
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Arts Advocacy Day 2012 was a great day for the arts on Capitol Hill. TCG participated as a National Co-Sponsor as we have for many years. Joining TCG staff for Hill visits was a seasoned and robust group of advocates including Mark Cuddy, Artistic Director, Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, NY (TCG Board Member); Heather Randall, [...]

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An Evening with David Henry Hwang

by August Schulenburg April 18, 2012 TCG Books
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Lovers of conversatin’ playwrights, gather round for happy news! We’re thrilled to announce that the next installment of our TCG Playwrights in Conversation series on Monday, May 7th at 7pm EST will feature David Henry Hwang. As you no-doubt know, he is the author of the Tony Award–winning M. Butterfly, a finalist for the 1988 [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: West of the Hudson Edition

by Teresa Eyring April 16, 2012 Weekly Update
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“I had occasion to do some public-speaking and we picked topics out of a hat…It said ‘Nothing of any significance exists west of the Hudson River,’ and I breathed a big sigh of relief. I’m a New Yorker, piece of cake!” – Gordon Davidson, I AM THEATRE Of course, we all know what happened next: [...]

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Artist, Immigrant: Teresa Yenque

by Marcy Arlin April 12, 2012 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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(To learn more about Marcy Arlin’s Artist, Immigrant blog series, click here.) I know Teresa from television and films, and a reading she did at the Tenement Theatre years ago. In many of her appearances on television, film and theatre, she is the paradigm of tragic motherhood, or the long suffering domestic, or the stoic [...]

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Spring Training for Theatre Leaders

by Chris Shuff April 9, 2012 Events
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Fifteen Emerging and Established Leader pairs from TCG Member Theatres across the country were competitively chosen to participate in the two-day TCG/American Express Leadership Boot Camp. This leadership development program took place on March 13 and 14 at the Greensboro, North Carolina campus of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). David Horth and Shera Clark, [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Rebellion of Consciousness Edition

by Teresa Eyring April 9, 2012 Weekly Update
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“Until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious.” George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 7 I’ve just returned from a week in Bogotá and my third visit to the Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá, one of the largest and most respected theatre festivals in the [...]

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Arts Education Status Report Released: Equity Gaps Remain

by Laurie Baskin April 4, 2012 Education
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On Monday, the U.S. Department of Education released the results of the Fast Response Statistical Survey’s (FRSS) Report on Arts Education, based on data gathered in the 2009-2010 school year. The arts education community has long called for federal data collection to be more comprehensive in scope and depth and that data be collected more [...]

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Artist, Immigrant: Mahmood Karimi-Hakak

by Marcy Arlin April 2, 2012 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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(To learn more about Marcy Arlin’s Artist, Immigrant blog series, click here.) Mahmood Karimi-Hakak is a colleague of mine in Theatre Without Borders and I’ve heard great things about an amazing project he did; where he, Motti Lerner, Roberta Levitow and Torange Yeghiazarian told each other stories. Motti then wrote a play from the group [...]

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