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Monday, June 30, 2014

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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) In February of this year, I attended a discussion on the praxis of the triangular relationship between audience, artist and institution led by Theatre Development Fund and Theatre Bay Area which convened at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. This lively dialogue [...]

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(This post is part of the Canadian theatre salon curated by Chantal Bilodeau for the World Theatre Day 2014/Crossing Borders salon series.) Part 1: Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road? “Mais les mots SONT l’action.” Sébastien Harrisson and I are deep in discussion, in a room, in the Rockies, in Alberta, in Canada, in over our heads. [...]

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To The Mountaintop: Sarah Bellamy

by Sarah Bellamy June 30, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Photo by Michal Daniel. Pictured: Sarah Bellamy delivering her “To The Mountaintop” remarks at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego.) Opening: To the mountaintop. With this title, we pay tribute to the vision and courage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The speech he gave in Memphis to the sanitation workers is one of his [...]

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The Top Ten Reasons Why Theatre is Still Important in the Twenty-First Century

by Kevin Brown June 30, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Survive| Thrive} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) In a keynote speech addressed to the Association of Theatre in Higher Education in 1992, performance studies scholar Richard Schechner (in)famously declared: “Theatre as we have known and practiced it – the staging of written dramas – will be [...]

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The theatre under the sand

by Caridad Svich June 30, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is a reflection of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders and the two blog salons curated by Caridad Svich,  {Art | People} and {Survive|Thrive}.) Lorca said it first: a theatre of blood and sand. Perhaps Euripides said it before him in documents we may never surface. I am thinking about Lorca and sand and [...]

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Cycle B Recipients of Third Round of Global Connections Program

by TCG News June 30, 2014 Global Connections
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We are pleased to announce the Cycle B recipients for the third round of Global Connections. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this grant program encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange throughout the world through ON the ROAD grants to foster new relationships with international colleagues and IN the LAB grants to further pre-existing international [...]

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Fighting on the border of authenticity and fiction

by Tommy Lexen June 30, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) On the 2nd July I will be traveling from London to Kiev and Lviv with a small team, to undertake first-hand research into the events that took place in Ukraine in January-February 2014, which later became known as [...]

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