From the monthly archives:

March 2014

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(Pictured: Alejandra Enciso Guzmán. The following post is part of a series highlighting and celebrating the theatres and theatre people of San Diego as part of the 2014 TCG National Conference in San Diego. Email Gus Schulenburg if you’d like to participate.) Art has no barriers; whether they are language, race or culture. When the applause, discomfort, question or inspiration [...]

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(Pictured: Tim West. The following post is part of a series highlighting and celebrating the theatres and theatre people of San Diego as part of the 2014 TCG National Conference in San Diego. This also the first in a two-part series about festival opportunities for emerging theatre artists in the San Diego area. Email Gus Schulenburg if you’d like [...]

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Blue Star Theatres in Philadelphia

by TCG News March 28, 2014 Advocacy
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Where: The Wilma Theater 265 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA. When: 4/8/2014 at 7:30 PM Please RSVP by calling The Wilma Theater at 215-546-7824 or email tickets@wilmatheater.org. Don Juan Comes Home From Iraq was created by esteemed playwright and teacher Paula Vogal in collaboration with veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Nearly 40 [...]

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Permission

by Norm Reynolds March 27, 2014 Global Citizenship
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(Poster: by Natalia Reis; photography by Sandra Huh. This post is part of the Canadian theatre salon curated by Chantal Bilodeau for the World Theatre Day 2014/Crossing Borders salon series.) Two years ago, in June 2012, I contacted Canadian Actor’s Equity (Toronto) about a chance I had to perform my own work (from my play Put Up Your Hand) [...]

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Bo-Nita: The Life of a New Play

by Hannah Fenlon March 25, 2014 Edgerton New Plays
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(Pictured: Program Art from Portland Center Stage’s Production of Bo-Nita, Winter 2014) Stories need room to grow. Elizabeth Heffron’s Bo-Nita, a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, germinated at Portland Center Stage’s JAW, came of age at Seattle Rep in its first full production, and most recently matured back on the mainstage at PCS. [...]

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Hill Visits: Walk the Halls

by Laurie Baskin March 25, 2014 Advocacy
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(Photo credit below*. Leading up to Arts Advocacy Day on March 24-25, TCG is sharing reflections from our board and National Council for the American Theatre on our February visits to Capitol Hill.  Learn more about TCG’s advocacy efforts here, and how you can get involved with Arts Advocacy Day here and here.) Heather Randall, Actor, Producer, Theatre Activist, TCG Board Advocating for the arts, [...]

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Bag&Baggage is unique.

by Scott Palmer March 24, 2014 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(Photo of Main Street in Hillsboro, OR. The following post features work by a MetLife/TCG A-ha! grantee–to learn more about the program, click here.) We are the only professional theatre company in Hillsboro. We sit, literally, on the dividing line between urban/suburban Portland and the rural/agricultural west of Washington County, Oregon. Our Artistic Mission is to [...]

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Hill Visits: Your Voice Will Count

by Laurie Baskin March 24, 2014 Advocacy
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(Photo credit below*. Leading up to Arts Advocacy Day on March 24-25, TCG is sharing reflections from our board and National Council for the American Theatre on our February visits to Capitol Hill.  Learn more about TCG’s advocacy efforts here, and how you can get involved with Arts Advocacy Day here and here.) Sarah Bellamy, Co-Artistic Director, Penumbra Theatre Visiting the Capitol to advocate [...]

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Voices from the Homefront

by Tom Quaintance March 24, 2014 Audience (R)Evolution
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(This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) “I’m Tom, I’m the Artistic Director of Cape Fear Regional Theatre, and I feel terrified.” We are a few minutes in to our first workshop with Hidden Voices, the Chapel Hill based non-profit organization we are partnering with on our (Re)Modeling grant. On [...]

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BoucheWHACKED!

by Jack Paterson and France Perras March 24, 2014 Global Citizenship
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(Photo of La Liste by Moe Curtin. This post is part of the Canadian theatre salon curated by Chantal Bilodeau for the World Theatre Day 2014/Crossing Borders salon series.) CHANTAL: BoucheWHACKED! Theatre Collective is a Vancouver company dedicated to the development, production and presentation of multi-language works, cross-disciplinary arts and works in translation. With a specific focus on cross-pollination between francophone [...]

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Hill Visits: Our Stories Matter. Let Them be Heard.

by Laurie Baskin March 21, 2014 Advocacy
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(*Photo credit below. Leading up to Arts Advocacy Day on March 24-25, TCG is sharing reflections from our board and National Council for the American Theatre on our February visits to Capitol Hill.  Learn more about TCG’s advocacy efforts here, and how you can get involved with Arts Advocacy Day here and here.) Jonathan Moscone, Artistic Director, California Shakespeare Theater: Going to the Hill [...]

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52nd Annual World Theatre Day Messages

by TCG News March 20, 2014 Global Citizenship
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“Wherever there is human society, the irrepressible Spirit of Performance manifests.” –Brett Bailey, International Message “The power of seeing yourself on stage is like no other. Let’s give that experience to all who live in our cities, our states, our countries.” –Diane Rodriguez, U.S. Message We are pleased to release Brett Bailey and Diane Rodriguez’s [...]

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Hill Visits: Bring the Stories to the Hill

by Laurie Baskin March 19, 2014 Advocacy
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(Photo credit below. Leading up to Arts Advocacy Day on March 24-25, TCG is sharing reflections from our board and National Council for the American Theatre on our February visits to Capitol Hill.  Learn more about TCG’s advocacy efforts here, and how you can get involved with Arts Advocacy Day here and here.) Julie Morris, National [...]

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#SD Theatre: Paradise vs. the Polar Vortex

by Catherine Miller March 14, 2014 National Conference
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(Pictured: Catherine Miller. The following post is part of a series highlighting and celebrating the theatres and theatre people of San Diego as part of the 2014 TCG National Conference in San Diego. Email Gus Schulenburg if you’d like to participate.) “If you could say your name, your major, and where you’re originally from” “My name is Catherine Miller and [...]

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An Evolving Perspective

by Jessica Lewis March 13, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton. Check out further Diversity & Inclusion interviews on Jacqueline’s blog. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Circle blog salon, email Gus Schulenburg.) TCG Blog Salon Diversity and Inclusion Program Arc Mixed Race/Culture Theatre JACQUELINE LAWTON: In your [...]

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Embrace Work From Other Cultures

by Catherine Coray March 12, 2014 Global Citizenship
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(Photo of Nic Billon and Lisa Peterson. This post is part of the Canadian theatre salon curated by Chantal Bilodeau for the World Theatre Day 2014/Crossing Borders salon series.) CHANTAL BILODEAU: The hotINK Festival has had a long and varied life. Can you describe its various incarnations and explain where it is going next? CATHERINE [...]

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Todd London Dreams of An Ideal Theater

by Julie Haverkate March 12, 2014 Interviews
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In September, TCG published An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art, a wide-ranging documentary history of the American theatre movement as told by the visionaries who goaded it into being. This anthology collects over forty essays, manifestos, letters and speeches that are each introduced and placed in historical context by noted writer and [...]

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Ethical Ideas and Interactive Practice

by Jessica Cheetham & Simon Magnus March 12, 2014 Audience & Community Engagement
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(This post will be the first in a series from the collaborators of Root Experience about interactive theatre in the U.K. If you’d like to participate, please email Gus Schulenburg.) I remember the first piece of interactive theatre that I made: As you stepped onto the stage of the theatre, an actor grabbed you; forced [...]

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The Problem Still Exists

by Adrienne Mackey March 10, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton. Check out further Diversity & Inclusion interviews on Jacqueline’s blog. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Circle blog salon, email Gus Schulenburg.) Diversity & Inclusion blog salon: Gender Parity in the American Theatre JACQUELINE LAWTON: Year after year, research [...]

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A Quebec-Born Haitian Actor in New York

by Vincent D'Arbouze March 10, 2014 Global Citizenship
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(Photo by Frances Velasquez. This post is part of the Canadian theatre salon curated by Chantal Bilodeau for the World Theatre Day 2014/Crossing Borders salon series.) I knew I wanted to be an actor at a young age. My second-grade class elected me to be the Prince in a production of Snow White. I declined and [...]

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Equal Measures

by Dina Janis March 10, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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 (This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton. Check out further Diversity & Inclusion interviews on Jacqueline’s blog. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Circle blog salon, email Gus Schulenburg.) Diversity and Inclusion Blog Salon: Gender Parity in the American Theatre Year after year, research shows that [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: World Work Edition

by Teresa Eyring March 10, 2014 Weekly Update
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“Our art was to bring everything in, to include everything until we finally admitted that the world was our work.” -Charles Ludlam, from Ridiculous Theatre: Scourge of Human Folly, as quoted in An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art New Dramatists recently featured an event celebrating the publication of Todd London’s An [...]

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The World Theatre Day/Crossing Borders Salon: Canada

by Chantal Bilodeau March 7, 2014 Global Citizenship
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(This post is a part of the World Theatre Day 2014/Crossing Borders blog salon. Email Gus Schulenburg if you’d like to participate.) We cross borders all the time. When we take actions that are not in accordance with our values, we cross psychological borders. When we make ourselves vulnerable by opening up to someone we [...]

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When All Perspectives Are Illuminated

by Wendy Rosenfield March 7, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton. Check out further Diversity & Inclusion interviews on Jacqueline’s blog. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Circle blog salon, email Gus Schulenburg.) Diversity & Inclusion blog salon: Gender Parity in the American Theatre JACQUELINE LAWTON: Year after year, research [...]

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Opening the Circle

by Evan Hoffmann March 7, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Ben Lauer, Carolyn Kashner and Ethan Sinnott rehearse RICHARD III at NextStop Theatre. This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon led by Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton. Check out further Diversity & Inclusion interviews on Jacqueline’s blog. If you are interested in participating in this or any other Circle blog salon, email Gus Schulenburg.) Diversity & Inclusion [...]

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Thumped, Bumped, and Grappling for Position in the Court of Louis XIV

by Bruce Turk March 7, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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(Photo of Bruce Turk and his wife and fellow actor, Katie MacNichol. Editor’s note: The following posts are adapted from the Hartford Stage blog series by Bruce Turk about his experiences as a Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellow.) It takes a long time to get into Versailles. Long lines snake across the plaza. The great sun beats down. [...]

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TCG Fall Forum Blog: Capitalization and Diversity

by Jacqueline E. Lawton March 6, 2014 Fall Forum
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(Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum.) It’s been several months since the 2013 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Investing in Vitality took place, but I’m still charged, motivated, inspired, and encouraged by the experience. The enthusiasm for this year’s topics were palpable as close to 200 theatre administrators, trustees and funders gathered from across the nation. Over the course [...]

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Theatre for Dialogue in Ukraine

by Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn March 6, 2014 Global Citizenship
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(Roberta Levitow, Co-Founder of Theatre Without Borders, connected TCG with Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn, who is creating theatre work in the Ukraine amid the current political crisis. We sent Hjalmar a few questions about his work; for more details, visit the NITEnews report and Theatre for Dialogue’s Facebook page. Photo above by Joker Tsunami.) GS: Please share a little [...]

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San Diego Blue Star Theatres Event

by TCG News March 5, 2014 Advocacy
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Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country’s largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, are pleased to announce that 108 theatres in 35 states have now joined the Blue Star Theatres program. In partnership between TCG and Blue Star Families, with support from MetLife Foundation, Blue Star Theatres [...]

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The World Theatre Day/Crossing Borders Salon

by Kevin Bitterman March 5, 2014 Global Citizenship
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We are pleased to welcome Chantal Bilodeau and Andrea Thome as the online curators of TCG’s World Theatre Day 2014 salon! As the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute (ITI-US), TCG invites theatre people across the globe to celebrate the 52nd annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2014. World Theatre Day champions the [...]

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A Celebration for An Ideal Theater edited by Todd London

by TCG News March 5, 2014 TCG Books
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(Pictured: Daniel Alexander Jones, Dael Orlandersmith, Todd London, Karen Hartman, Philip Himberg) TCG held a celebration for An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art at New Dramatists on February 26, 2014, with remarks by Terry Nemeth, publisher, TCG; Caridad Svich, playwright and founder of NoPassport theatre alliance and press and Todd London, editor [...]

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After the Panel: Stop talking. Start doing.

by Erin Quill March 3, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Ed. note: The following interview series builds on Seema Sueko’s report on the Diversity: Through the Director’s Eye panel, “Jump into the Gaps.” Diversity & Inclusion online curator Jacqueline E. Lawton shared a series of questions with attendees of the panel to expand and continue the conversation.)  JACQUELINE LAWTON: First, tell me about the work you do as [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Fabulousness Edition

by Teresa Eyring March 3, 2014 Weekly Update
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“Fabulousness can come in many forms, and Taylor Mac seems intent on assuming each and every one of them.”- New York Times We are thrilled to announce that Taylor Mac will be joining the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego, June 19-21! Many of you know Taylor’s work from the epic The [...]

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