From the monthly archives:

November 2014

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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: Where do you live? [...]

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Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is excited to announce its most ambitious publication to date: an elaborately illustrated hardbound monograph honoring theatrical design legend Ming Cho Lee, entitled Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design, written by Arnold Aronson. Declared “the dean of American set designers” by the New York Times, Ming Cho Lee is considered [...]

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What we learned from surveying playwrights

by Hannah Joyce-Hoven November 29, 2014 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(Photo: Working on the information architecture for the new website. Through funding from the MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program, the Playwrights’ Center is developing and implementing a re-imagined online and mobile resource hub for playwrights. The project includes enhancing functionality of the popular opportunities listings and making it easier for member playwrights to connect locally and globally.) In [...]

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Cornerstone Theater Company: Cultivating community with Creative Seeds

by Daniel Penilla November 29, 2014 Audience (R)Evolution
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(Creative Seeds Community Connectors pictured with members of Urban Latin Dance Theater, Contra-Tiempo, during a performance of Full Still Hungry @ Nate Holden Performing Arts Center. Photo by Keith Alvarez. This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) Maria Cano and I finished packing up the car after a Creative Seeds Art Break led by [...]

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Collidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America

by Leigh Wilson Smiley November 28, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Photo of Collidescope by Dan Singleton. This post is part of Jacqueline E. Lawton’s Diversity & Inclusion blog salon.) In response to the seemingly perpetual killings of young black men in America, internationally acclaimed auteur Ping Chong and noted director and dramaturg Talvin Wilks created Collidescope: Adventures in Pre- and Post-Racial America in collaboration with [...]

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Allegory, Imagination, and Theater

by Ben Yalom November 28, 2014 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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Faultlines Susannah (Joan Howard), Chatsworth (Gustavo Alonso) and Fernando (Paul Collins)  begin arguing. SUSANNA Damn 1971. 6am Fernando quakes. Sewers bubble, the dam almost breaks, I got happy and I couldn’t help it. There I was, first aftershock….I shook for so many years afterwards. CHATSWORTH Let it go. SUSANNA And these beautiful streets. I made [...]

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Home for the Holidays

by Kevin Sweeney November 28, 2014 Arts and the Armed Forces
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(Photo of Blue Star Family Children at Home for the Holidays. Learn more about TCG’s Blue Star Theatres program.) “There’s Daddy” I overheard the little girl shout as the images of soldiers, airmen, and marines projected on the screen filling the stage during the finale of A Christmas Carol.  I knew at that moment that this was [...]

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Diversity & Inclusion Institute at the 2014 Fall Forum

by Jacqueline E. Lawton November 27, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Photo by Dafina McMillan.) On Friday, before the start of TCG’s 2014 Fall Forum, members of TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Institute convened for a fourth time. At the start of each convening, we review our group discussion guidelines and agreements. We’re a large, diverse, and passionate group. We’re committed to this work and we have a [...]

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Voices From the Homefront Project Update

by Tom Quaintance November 26, 2014 Audience (R)Evolution
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(This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) Cape Fear Regional Theatre’s Audience (R)Evolution (RE)Modeling program aims to change the way we do outreach to Fayetteville’s vast underserved military population at Fort Bragg by putting the military at the center of the artmaking experience. The first phase of our [...]

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Sensory-Friendly Performances Thrill Dallas Audiences

by Nancy Schaeffer November 26, 2014 Audience (R)Evolution
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(Photo by Karen Almond. This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) The Dallas Children’s Theater’s first-year venture into making  theater accessible for  children with developmental disabilities is nearing a wonderfully successful close. While the movement for sensory-friendly theater environments continues to grow nationally and internationally, children with developmental [...]

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Let’s Talk: #Ferguson at Penumbra Theatre

by Jacqueline E. Lawton November 26, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Photo courtesy of KARE. This post is a part of the Diversity & Inclusion blog salon curated by Jacqueline E. Lawton.) On September 10, 2014, Penumbra Theatre invited the community for “Let’s Talk: Ferguson”, a discussion about the events in Ferguson, Missouri and the resurgence of activism around racial equity fifty years after Freedom Summer. The [...]

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Always the Process… and then the Product

by Tanya Mote November 22, 2014 Audience (R)Evolution
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(Cohort members-Miguel Martimen Jozer Guerrero and Archie Villeda.  Photo by Arnold King. This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) Failure. Su Teatro’s biggest organizational lesson of the last fifteen years is to embrace failure. Our best learning and true organizational breakthroughs have hinged on failure…Cultural organizing is not for the weak [...]

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PROJECT ALO? – Simple Tools, Grand Ideals

by Torange Yeghiazarian November 22, 2014 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(Photo by Rami Sameh. This post is a part of the MetLife/A-Ha!: Think It, Do It program.) It is easy to feel both hopeless and helpless when watching the daily news cycle about the Middle East. I don’t recognize the people I see on the news. The news never shows the people I recognize. I despise [...]

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TCG Announces Partnership with BiddingForGood

by TCG News November 19, 2014 Tools & Research

Partnership reflects the rise of individual donors and fundraising events We are pleased to announce a partnership with BiddingForGood, the leader in online charity auctions and the industry’s first cause-related e-commerce company. This partnership will make available BiddingForGood’s charitable commerce platform at a special discounted rate to our almost 500 TCG Member Theatres, taking advantage [...]

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TCG Publishes Title and Deed/Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions

by TCG News November 14, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Will Eno’s Title and Deed/Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions. Title and Deed originally premiered in Ireland in 2011 before its first American production in 2012 at Signature Theatre Company in New York. Oh, the Humanity and Other Good Intentions, a collection of five short plays, [...]

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The 2014 Top 25 Best-Selling Books Published by TCG

by TCG News November 13, 2014 TCG Books

We are excited to introduce the inaugural list of the year’s Top 25 Best-Selling Books published by the TCG Books program. Much in the same vein as the widely-anticipated American Theatre’s Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and the new American Theatre’s Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights lists released annually in October, TCG is now happy to present [...]

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Discovering the origins of Ecuadorian Theatre and its relevance in modern audiences: An interview with Victor Hugo Gallegos.

by Salomé Egas November 12, 2014 Global Citizenship
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(Teatro Ensayo del Ecuador. Actor: Víctor Hugo Gallegos. 1987. Photo by Teatro Ensayo del Ecuador.) A rainbow of outrageous and worn-out costumes, bodies swinging across the streets with acrobatic movements, and, the uproar of music created by the combination of voices laughing, chanting and even reproducing animal sounds are just some of the vivid memories [...]

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