From the monthly archives:

December 2012

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(This post was originally posted on Think It, Do It, Blog It as part of  The MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program. We’re cross-posting on the Circle to better highlight the work of our grantees.) Nick Luckenbaugh here from Atlantic Theater Company in NYC! This year – with the help of the MetLife/TCG A-Ha! Program alongside other amazing supporters – we’ve [...]


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I write to you now from Poland, where I’ve been a guest of the Divine Comedy International Theatre Festival in Krakow. I’ve attended 12 shows and engaged in conversation with Polish theatre-makers about aesthetics, funding, national histories, local context and more. I will depart with much food for thought, especially concerning TCG’s strategic plan’s focus [...]


Revision as Inspiration

by Sydney Arndt December 14, 2012 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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(Photo: Julieta Cervantes. Pictured: Lauren Blumenfeld, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Phillip James Brannon, Grantham Coleman) How going back to the drawing board with a tough playwriting challenge gave Jackie Sibblies Drury the shape of her form-breaking play, “We Are Proud To Present a Presentation…” A giddily nervous Jackie Sibblies Drury dodges from the rain into the [...]

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Revving Up the Audience (R)Evolution

by August Schulenburg December 12, 2012 Audience & Community Engagement
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This Friday is the application deadline for our Audience (R)Evolution Learning Convening from February 20-22, 2013, in Philadelphia. Convening 150 theatre, arts and cultural professionals at the Chemical Heritage Foundation, attendees will engage with the latest research, hear from dynamic speakers and connect with practitioners on the cutting edge of audience engagement. Ideas will collide, [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Home Is Where Edition

by Teresa Eyring December 10, 2012 Weekly Update
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But there’s always this kind of nostalgia for a place, a place where you can reckon with yourself. Now I’ve found that what’s most valuable about that place is not the place itself but the other people; that through other people you can find a recognition of each other. I think that’s where the real [...]

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Taking Your Fiscal Pulse 2012

by TCG News December 10, 2012 Tools & Research

According to the Taking Your Fiscal Pulse 2012 snapshot survey, 90% of surveyed theatres believe their situation is holding steady or on the upswing. Released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG) and conducted in collaboration with the Association of Performing Arts Service Organizations (APASO), the Taking Your Fiscal Pulse survey captures the most recent state of [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Thanksgiving Edition

by Teresa Eyring December 5, 2012 Weekly Update
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I wanted to call your attention to some important resources now posted on our website. If you missed the Fall Forum on Governance—or attended and would like to refresh your memory—we now have video recordings of the main sessions and the Forum resources that we hope will be instrumental in your own communities. This year’s [...]

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TCG Publishes Tony Kushner’s Lincoln

by TCG News December 3, 2012 TCG Books
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TCG is pleased to announce the publication of Tony Kushner’s critically acclaimed screenplay for Lincoln, now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. Inspired by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin’s book, Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, the published screenplay of Lincoln will contain eight pages of color photos from [...]

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