From the monthly archives:

September 2014

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(Community meeting on May 13, 2014. Community, arts and business leaders grapple with the question, “what do you really want?” Photo by Seema Sueko. This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) What do you really want? “We want to revitalize our town, and we feel art is key.” Andrea Moreno, [...]

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(All images from I And This Mystery Here We Stand by artist Natasha Pestich. Screen prints 2014. This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) The goings on: Our primary activities to date have been developing community engaged art installations and arts integrated curricula to both extend the theme of our mainstage productions into [...]

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Envisioning Change: An Introduction

by Mark Duncan September 30, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(On Day 3 of the 2014 National Conference, TCG hosted a powerful, charged, and inspiring session, “All Hands on Deck: A Progress Report on Field-wide Equity,” which brought together six national theatre service organizations and unions to share actions steps, learnings and discoveries from the past year. Michael John Garcés, Artistic Director of Cornerstone Theater [...]

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On Gender Parity in Theatre and What Might Be Broken, Part II: Fighting for a Female Sentence

by Rita Anderson September 30, 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 This is the second of two [...]

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Seventh Round Recipients of the A-ha! Program

by TCG News September 30, 2014 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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MetLife Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announce the seventh round recipients of the MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It, which empowers TCG Member Theatres to take groundbreaking approaches to artistic, managerial, production and/or technological challenges and opportunities.  Six theatres were awarded grants totaling $200,000 to either research and develop new ideas, or experiment [...]

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Gender Parity in the American Theatre

by Rachel Bykowski September 24, 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.) JACQUELINE LAWTON: Year after year, research shows that approximately 17% of all plays produced in the United [...]

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On Gender Parity in Theater and What May Be Broken

by Rita Anderson September 23, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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This year I bought an anthology of Contemporary Plays by Women: Outstanding Winners and Runners up (1978-1990) for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (prize deadline was September 15th). In its preface, Editor Emilie S. Gilgore wrote what is now a damning statistic: “We got in touch with Lillian Hellman and asked her to join us [...]

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Local Resources: Diversity and Inclusion in Cleveland

by Al Heartley September 23, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion

When I left the TCG National Conference in Dallas in 2013, I left with many different ideas and thoughts to mull over on my trip back to Ohio.  However, one idea in particular stuck with me.  One incessant thing was becoming very clear to me.   After spending three days seeped in conversations around diversity and [...]

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Spirits Of Another Sort Workshop Journal #3 – Where Are All The Actors?

by Gregg Mozgala September 16, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Editor’s Note: This series originally appeared on The Apothetae website http://www.theapothetae.org/ and  is being reposted with permission of Artistic Director, Gregg Mozgala.) We finished up an incredible three weeks of workshops and rehearsals with the Rude Mechanicals this past week. Our full ensemble joins us for our first rehearsal on August 4th. If you missed our [...]

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9th Round of Recipients of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

by TCG News September 15, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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The William & Eva Fox Foundation and  Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, are pleased to announce the ninth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients. The program is designed to support actors’ professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to [...]

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#Ferguson, 1 Week in St. Louis, Part 2

by Danny Bryck September 11, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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 (Telling our stories, then telling them back to each other, at the #FergusonMoment Artists Gathering, Regional Arts Commission St. Louis, August 24) (Ed. Note: The following blog salon series will focus on how theatre artists are responding to Michael Brown’s death and the oppression, violence, and resistance happening in Ferguson, MO. This series grew out of a [...]

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#Ferguson: 1 Week in St. Louis, Part 1

by Danny Bryck September 11, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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 (Memorial for Michael Brown on Canfield Drive, August 20) (Ed. Note: The following blog salon series will focus on how theatre artists are responding to Michael Brown’s death and the oppression, violence, and resistance happening in Ferguson, MO. This series grew out of a series of discussions between Oregon based theatre-makers Claudia Alick, Mica Cole and Massachusetts based theatre-maker Megan Sandberg-Zakian, and [...]

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TCG Publishes the 2014 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

by TCG News September 10, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Annie Baker’s The Flick, the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play, which will be available in paperback and hardcover, premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York, NY in 2013 and is slated to receive a commercial run in the near future. “Hilarious and [...]

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#Ferguson: Ferguson Streetpoem

by Claudia Alick September 9, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Ed. Note: The following blog salon series will focus on how theatre artists are responding to Michael Brown’s death and the oppression, violence, and resistance happening in Ferguson, MO. This series grew out of a series of discussions between Oregon based theatre-makers Claudia Alick, Mica Cole and Massachusetts based theatre-maker Megan Sandberg-Zakian, and myself. If you would like to participate in this series, [...]

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The Comedic Thread: A “Misanthrope”

by Bruce Turk September 9, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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(From The Misanthrope, Photo by Brigitte Enguerand) “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. I arrive in Paris at 6 in the morning and spend most of the day getting lost in the neighborhoods around the Republique, in the [...]

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TCG Announces Participants in the SPARK Leadership Program

by TCG News September 8, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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We are pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG’s Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or [...]

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#Ferguson: Rebuild and Unite

by Jacqueline Thompson September 8, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Ed. Note: The following blog salon series will focus on how theatre artists are responding to Michael Brown’s death and the oppression, violence, and resistance happening in Ferguson, MO. This series grew out of a series of discussions between Oregon based theatre-makers Claudia Alick, Mica Cole and Massachusetts based theatre-maker Megan Sandberg-Zakian, and myself. If you would like to participate in this series, [...]

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New From TCG Books: The Whale/A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter

by TCG News September 5, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale/A Bright New Boise. This is the first book by Hunter from TCG. Winner of Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards, The Whale has had several notable productions, including its world premiere at the Denver Theatre Company in January 2012 and an off-Broadway [...]

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Spirits of Another Sort Workshop Journal #2.5 – “How Now…”

by Gregg Mozgala September 4, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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In our last post we discussed the auditions for the Rude Mechanicals and gave some insight into that rehearsal process with teaching artists, Sara Buffamanti and Becky Leifman. If you missed it, feel free to check it out here- Spirits Of Another Sort Workshop Journal #2- Same/Different In this follow up post, Becky Leifman recently sat [...]

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#Ferguson: A St. Louis School’s Response

by Jennifer Wintzer September 4, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Production photos by J David Levy from last 2013’s Streets production titled Old Hearts Fresh, based on The Winter’s Tale, and 2012’s Streets production The New World, based on The Tempest) (Ed. Note: The following blog salon series will focus on how theatre artists are responding to Michael Brown’s death and the oppression, violence, and resistance happening in Ferguson, [...]

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“Each Meeting is a ‘New Birth’”

by Park Krausen September 4, 2014 Global Connections
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(Beleck Georges and Park Krausen) (This post is part of the Global Connections grant program and blog salon) “Chaque rencontre est une nouvelle naissance”. Translated, but somehow with a lot less poetry – “Each meeting is a ‘new birth’”. This is how Beleck Georges talks. It’s what he writes. This is his motto and “façon d’être”. In a way, [...]

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Culture Track 2014

by Hil Moss September 3, 2014 Audience & Community Engagement
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(Culture Track 2014 was created by LaPlaca Cohen, the only strategy, design, and full-service advertising firm in the US that exclusively serves the creative and cultural sector) Summer in New York has come to an end, and that means one thing for theatre-lovers: these are the final days to catch Shakespeare in the Park at [...]

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Space, Scale, Relationship: Writing for the Physical Theatre

by Joan Schirle September 2, 2014 Global Connections
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(Laura Muñoz, Ruxandra Cantir, and Joan Schirle in “Elisabeth’s Book”, Photo by Anthony Arnista) (This post is part of the Global Connections grant program and blog salon.) Without getting into trying to sort out the many definitions of physical theatre itself, let’s just say that what I’ve been working on for the past months is the writing of a [...]

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