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Monday, April 29, 2013

Our sense of what is real begins with and depends crucially upon our bodies, especially our sensorimotor apparatus, which enables us to perceive, move, and manipulate, and the detailed structures of the brains, which have been shaped by both evolution and experience. (Lakoff and Johnson, 1999: 17) The themes of this year’s TCG conference suggest [...]


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As I wrote in my post, Uniting the 1,000 Conferences, TCG’s annual gathering of theatre people is simultaneously a single event and a multiplicity of diverse experiences. That is especially true for surrounding events, festivals and special presentations that are not directly part of TCG’s programming but become central to some of those experiences. I’m [...]


Finer Points of Distinction: Communities of Crossover

by J.J. El-Far April 29, 2013 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton for the 2013 TCG National Conference: Learn Do Teach in Dallas. This post was originally shared on Jacqueline’s blog, and we’re re-purposing it here as a part of the Conference conversation.) TCG’s 2012 Young Leader of Color, J.J. El-Far, responds to Drew Barker’s question [...]

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The Commonweal Artist/Administrator Model

by Harold N. Cropp April 29, 2013 Artistry & Artistic Innovation

As I prepare to assemble my thoughts for the session I’m leading on the Commonweal Theatre Company, I’m led to think about the whole genesis of our model that we call “the artist/administrator”. Serendipitously, Thomas Cott recently reposted Todd London’s “one for all and all for one and every man for himself”, which summarized nicely [...]

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In Support of Play: Productions, Lipstick and Growth

by Amina Henry April 29, 2013 Artistry & Artistic Innovation

 I want to approach the question of artists’ needs from the point of view of one who has spent the greater part of several years navigating play development and what it actually means. There is too much play development and not enough production opportunities. Endless readings and workshops can turn what was once a play [...]

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