From the monthly archives:

October 2014

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Jez Butterworth’s The River, which officially opens on Broadway this November starring Hugh Jackman. The play originally premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in London, October 2012. “Lyrical and tricksy, occasionally droll and ultimately desolating, this intimate three-hander unfolds like a tantalising cross between a piece of [...]

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Not-for-profit theatres contributed over $2 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 34.9 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2013, released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG). Based on the annual TCG Fiscal Survey, Theatre Facts is the only in-depth report that examines the attendance, performance and overall fiscal state of the not-for-profit professional theatre industry. [...]

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TCG Announces New Appointments to Board of Directors

by TCG News October 27, 2014 Uncategorized

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes new officers and nine new members to its board of directors. Sarah Bellamy, co-artistic director of Penumbra Theatre Company, and Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of Dallas Theater Center, succeed Robert Hupp and Lydia R. Diamond as joint vice presidents. Jonathan Moscone, artistic director of California [...]

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TCG Publishes Belleville by Amy Herzog

by TCG News October 24, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Amy Herzog’s Belleville, the third title by acclaimed playwright Amy Herzog to be published by TCG. Belleville received its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in 2011, its New York City premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in winter 2013 and its Chicago premiere at the Steppenwolf [...]

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How is We Americans?

by Margaret Kemp October 21, 2014 Audience & Community Engagement

(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art| People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) If there is democracy in you, that is where it will be shown.
this is the only way we is americans. this is the only truth that can be told.
otherwise there is no future between us but war. and we [...]

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The Rapture of an Idea

by Hallie Gordon October 17, 2014 Audience (R)Evolution
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 (Civic arts leader and The Compass playwright Michael Rohd introduces a speaker for a Project Compass event, Paul Fagen, a clinical social worker, and explains the format for the afternoon’s conversation around decision-making, All photos by Lauren Sivak) (This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) As our team dives deeper into [...]

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Including Alterity

by Emily Mendelsohn October 15, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion

(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.) In writing about the word “inclusion”, I wonder if it implies a defined and binary territory. [...]

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Maintaining the Momentum

by Jesus A. Reyes October 15, 2014 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(All pictures by Center Theatre Group.) We knew early on that the pilot phase of The Shop initiative would be exciting and full of challenges, but we couldn’t have predicted all the little surprises. But, we sure were happy to embrace them. Working with community is very easy; getting to know our neighbors is very [...]

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TCG to Distribute Chance Magazine

by TCG News October 15, 2014 TCG Books
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Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce that it is now the distributor of Chance Magazine, a photography magazine that looks at the world through the lens of theatre and design. The team at Chance produces an original photo shoot of nearly every production they cover, and believe that a more thorough glimpse into [...]

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Why Should We Support Grassroots Theater

by Lenka Belkova October 8, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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Art can serve as a poignant example of crossing cultural boundaries, as an offering space for personal transformation. It is a moment of deeper recognition of the other, an insight into different cultural expressions and mutual emotional connections. Let’s say that art has the power to build bridges across communities and facilitate dialogue across cultures. [...]

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Emotional Bandwidth

by Ian Rowlands October 6, 2014 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art| People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) These few observations come about following my experience working upon two productions of texts translated into Welsh; Dynas Ddela Leenane – an adaptation of The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Martin McDonagh) which I directed whilst at the helm of [...]

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Storefront Church

by TCG News October 6, 2014 TCG Books
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TCG is pleased to announce the publication of John Patrick Shanley’s Storefront Church, the third and final installment of his “Church and State” trilogy beginning with Doubt and Defiance. The play premiered at Atlantic Theater Company in New York, NY in June 2012 with a subsequent hit production at the San Francisco Playhouse in the [...]

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Spirits Of Another Sort Workshop Journal #4 – An Assumption Of Competence

by Jan Valle October 3, 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.) After a week off, this past Monday we began rehearsals with the entire ensemble of “Spirits of Another Sort.” If you missed our last post about the casting of this project, you can check it [...]

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