From the monthly archives:

May 2012

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American Theatre has an active and engaged Facebook community, and they’re not just using the shared wall to scribble and joke. Yes, there are some wits among our more than 12,000 fans, but there’s a large amount of wisdom among them, as well. So when we ask a substantive question, either about a nuts-and-bolts theatrical [...]

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(To learn more about Marcy Arlin’s Artist, Immigrant blog series, click here.) Henry Ong cares very much about the subjects of his play and writes beautifully about tough topics: Cambodian holocaust survivors, Thai garment workers, torture survivors. When we worked on a show together in New York a couple of years ago, I found him [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Persistent Grit Edition

by Teresa Eyring May 29, 2012 National Conference
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If you plan to attend the Conference and haven’t yet booked your hotel, it is URGENT that you read this. The Park Plaza Hotel has extended their discount offer one more time for TCG attendees until Friday, June 1, 5pm (EST). After that time, the price increases dramatically and we can’t guarantee room availability. Visit [...]

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A Good Voice

by Miriam Silverman May 25, 2012 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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(Learn more about the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships here, and apply before the June 27, 2012 deadline!) What is that difference between a good voice, and a voice that reaches into you and stirs your guts around? In April I visited a place that is some kind of heaven.  The Centre Artistique International Roy [...]

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Grand Re-Opening: Artists from Abroad Relaunches Today!

by Laurie Baskin May 23, 2012 Global Citizenship

The League of American Orchestras and Association of Performing Arts Presenters announce the relaunch of Artists from Abroad — the most complete and up-to-date online resource for engaging foreign guest artists, providing essential guidance, forms, and useful links. The newly redesigned and relaunched website makes it even easier to find the information performing arts organizations and artist [...]

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Artist, Immigrant: Gloria Zelaya

by Marcy Arlin May 22, 2012 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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(To learn more about Marcy Arlin’s Artist, Immigrant blog series, click here.) In 1983 I went to a theatre festival, El Segundo Encuentro de Teatro Latinoamericano, held in Nicaragua. There I met director Gloria Zelaya, who also lived in NY. We meet every few years, most recently at a FELT workshop. Her theatrical work based [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Sunshine State Edition

by Teresa Eyring May 21, 2012 National Conference
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I spent a few days recently in Florida, beginning in Sarasota where I was treated to an embarrassment of theatrical riches. In less than 24 hours at Florida Studio Theatre, I saw Reel Music, a cabaret based on music from films through the decades; attended two mini festivals of plays written by children from kindergarten [...]

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Navigating the Visa & Taxation Process for Artists from Abroad

by Kevin Bitterman May 17, 2012 Interviews
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On Tuesday, June 5,  Jonathan Ginsburg, artist immigration attorney and author of the visa section of artistsfromabroad.org, along with his fellow artist immigration and entertainment attorneys Brian Taylor Goldstein, Andi Floyd and Robyn Guilliams, will host the Leadership Teleconference Navigating the Visa and Taxation Process for Artists from Abroad. This teleconference is $35 for Member Theatres and University [...]

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A Preoccupation with Vermont

by Julie Haverkate May 16, 2012 Interviews
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At TCG, we’re absolutely thrilled to have just published the first collection of plays by Obie Award-winning playwright Annie Baker. Circle Mirror Transformation, The Aliens, Nocturama and Body Awareness have been gathered in her debut volume, The Vermont Plays. If you happened to be at St. Mark’s Bookshop in NYC last night, you would have [...]

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Prometheus|Unbound

by Wilfredo Hernandez May 14, 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.) A generation without borders is an inspiring concept. Although I believe it is possible and well on its way, I do not believe we are it or “there” yet. [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: ¡Todos somos teatro!

by Teresa Eyring May 14, 2012 Weekly Update
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How much activity can two days hold? On Monday of last week, the extraordinary artists and theatre people who make up our board met in New York City for our spring meeting. After a fertile discussion about our unfolding strategic plan, many of us journeyed to the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space for our 4th [...]

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TCG Publishes Chinglish by David Henry Hwang

by TCG News May 11, 2012 TCG Books
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We’re pleased to announce the publication of Chinglish, an uproarious new comedy by two-time Pulitzer finalist David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly, Yellow Face). Chinglish received its world premiere at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre in 2011 before transferring to Broadway later that year. Declared the “Best American Play of 2011” by Time magazine, Chinglish will be adapted [...]

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Acting Harold Pinter

by Frank Corrado May 11, 2012 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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For the past three years—about half of that time supported by a William and Eva Fox Foundation fellowship—I’ve been immersed in a comprehensive exploration of the plays of Harold Pinter. Within days of Pinter’s death on December 24, 2008, I proposed a reading series to the artistic leadership at A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) in Seattle [...]

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An Intern’s Perspective on Arts Advocacy Day

by Ian Boley May 9, 2012 Activism
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L to R: Ian Boley-Theatre Communications Group, David Wolber-Performance Network Theatre, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), Kim Dabbs-Michigan Youth Arts Association, Jackie Parker-Deputy Legislative & Senior Policy Director for Sen. Levin In the week and a half since attending Arts Advocacy Day in Washington, DC, and for the first time ever trying my hand at congressional [...]

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“Proud” To Be Canadian

by Rob Weinert-Kendt May 9, 2012 American Theatre magazine
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In early February, Canadian theatres felt a chill quite apart from the nip in the winter air: It was then that Michael Healey, a leading Canuck playwright best known for his three-hander The Drawer Boy, resigned from his residency at Toronto’s Tarragon Theatre, taking with him a play called Proud, which Tarragon had refused to [...]

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When Sports and Theatre Mix

by Lauren Smart May 8, 2012 American Theatre magazine
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Photo from the Broadway production of Magic/Bird. Earlier this year, I found myself in an argument with my Dad. He was coming to visit me at Syracuse University and had purchased two seats to the basketball game. The catch? They weren’t next to one another. “Why would I want to sit by myself at a [...]

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e-Keeping up with the Times

by Zach Chotzen-Freund May 8, 2012 TCG Books
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The next time you want to curl up with a new TCG title or revisit a favorite published play, you may not need to visit the bookshelf. Every week more TCG titles are finding their way into eBook form, as we work to keep up with an ever-evolving book world. TCG eBooks aren’t exactly new [...]

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An Environment for Change?

by Caridad Svich May 8, 2012 Activism
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(Photo from Univ of Pretoria, South Africa reading of THE WAY OF WATER. Courtesy of Univ of Pretoria.) “Oh, environmental plays,” a UK playwright-colleague said to me during a Winter Writers Retreat at the Lark Play Development Centre this past, mild December in NYC, “they’re bloody hard to write.” A few weeks later another UK [...]

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Start Something From Nothing

by Katy Rubin May 7, 2012 Activism
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(Katy Rubin, Global Connections: On the Road, NYCEDC and NYFA Video/Blog, April 20, 2012) Today I am the Artistic Director of a small but quickly growing nonprofit arts organization, Theatre of the Oppressed NYC. Two years ago I was an individual artist and freelancer, using Theatre of the Oppressed (which I learned in Brazil, working [...]

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NEA Announces New Director of Arts Education

by Laurie Baskin May 7, 2012 Education

Three new stories from the world of Arts Education: NEA Announces New Director of Arts Education Beginning on July 2, the Arts Education Program at the NEA will be guided by Ayanna Hudson. Hudson joins the NEA from the Los Angeles County Arts Commission where she led the commission’s lauded Arts for All regional collaborative [...]

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LaMaMa Umbria

by Lauren Saunders May 7, 2012 Global Citizenship
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Founded in 1990 by the late Ellen Stewart, La Mama herself, La MaMa Umbria is an exciting and enriching retreat located in Spoleto, Italy, that offers symposiums and master workshops dedicated to the artist’s growth. In light of TCG’s core values of Global Citizenship and Artistry, Stewart’s legacy and her dedication to cultural exchange and [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Innovation, Preservation Edition

by Teresa Eyring May 7, 2012 Weekly Update
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On Monday of last week, TCG was presented with a Distinguished Service to the Theatre Award at the 2012 Theatre Museum Awards for Excellence. Playwright Tina Howe presented the award, and spoke of the impact the publication of her plays by TCG Books continues to have on her work. Humbled by the award and moved [...]

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Artist, Immigrant: Andreas Robertz

by Marcy Arlin May 4, 2012 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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(To learn more about Marcy Arlin’s Artist, Immigrant blog series, click here.) To practice theatre, as director and teacher, Andreas Robertz crosses boundaries, cultures, genres, and venues. His generosity and good spirits make working or collaborating with Andreas (as I did in Germany) a pleasure and a joy. What do you love about theatre in [...]

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International Music Theatre Now

by Jessica Lewis May 4, 2012 Global Citizenship
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(“Unsichtbare Land” by composer Helmut Oehring. Produced byTheater Basel. Photo copyright Sebastian Hoppe.) It’s always nice to have an e-mail conversation with an inspiring female theatre leader thousands of miles away in Germany to gain insight on an excellent, incredible, fantastic opportunity for music theatre artists.  The International Music Theatre Committee (MTC), one of 12 [...]

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NEA Announces Second Round of FY12 Art Works and Arts in Media Grants and Funding to State Arts Agencies

by Laurie Baskin May 4, 2012 Advocacy
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The NEA has announced the second round of funding for FY12 totaling $77.17 million to support 928 grants to not-for-profit organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in arts education, dance, design, folk and traditional arts, literature, local arts agencies, media arts, museums, music, opera, presenting, theater, musical theater, and visual arts, and provide support [...]

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Leveraging Federal Policy: Successful Case Studies from the Field

by TCG News May 3, 2012 Advocacy
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Registration for TCG’s Leadership Teleconference on federal level advocacy is now open! We hope you will join us! Leveraging Federal Policy: Successful Case Studies from the Field Teresa Eyring, executive director, TCG, Moderator Theatre leaders around the country have successfully navigated federal policy and appropriations opportunities to the benefit of their theatres. TCG’s executive director, [...]

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Seth Godin Joins Model the Movement

by TCG News May 3, 2012 National Conference
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“America’s Greatest Marketer” – American Way magazine “The Prime Minister of Permission Marketing.” – Promo magazine “The marketing expert is a demigod on the Web, a best-selling author, highly sought after lecturer, successful entrepreneur, respected pundit and high-profile blogger.” – Forbes.com We’re thrilled to announce that Seth Godin will be speaking at our 2012 TCG [...]

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Going Beyond Borders with Young Theatre-Makers

by Emily Goulding May 2, 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.) Blame it on the Internet. Due to the way millenials share ideas, the work of international theater makers under 30 now has a common look and feel. Indeed, [...]

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