From the monthly archives:

January 2015

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We are pleased to announce the publication of the revelatory new translation of Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country, by renowned playwright Richard Nelson and foremost Russian translators Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. The play marks the second of TCG’s Classic Russian Drama Series, which will publish classics over the next ten years. “Pevear [...]

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“There is difficult, there is dangerous, but there is not impossible.” I was at the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, searching for a dedicated rehearsal space, when I happened upon that pithy statement scrawled across a chalkboard. I have since used it as a daily mantra. I am forever grateful to its [...]

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TCG Publishes Theater for Beginners by Richard Maxwell

by TCG News January 25, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Richard Maxwell’s Theater for Beginners, a unique meditation on the art and practice of theatre, from one of its most original thinkers and practitioners. “One of the strongest directors out there—an artist committed to making us see the world for what it is.” —Hilton Als, New Yorker [...]

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Wows, Wonders and Lessons From The 524 Project

by Brigitte Pribnow Moore January 23, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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About a year ago, YPT teamed up with Detroit-based arts educator InsideOut Literary Arts Project (iO) and DC documentary film company Meridian Hill Pictures (MHP) to create The 524 Project, a cross-country collaboration that connected a class at Ballou Senior High School in Washington, DC with one at Western International High School in Detroit. Named after the 524 miles separating DC and Detroit, The 524 Project brought the two [...]

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The Launch of Youth Speaks’ New Model for Multidisciplinary Performance Work

by Sean San José January 22, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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At Youth Speaks, we have just begun a new and dynamic initiative to reignite our performance program and form a new performance company. Our goal is to create a new company led by younger artists working and collaborating with all types of folks, including extensive creation and collaboration with many of the experienced and regarded [...]

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TCG Publishes The Assembled Parties by Richard Greenberg

by TCG News January 22, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Richard Greenberg’s The Assembled Parties, his first title from TCG. The play originally premiered with the Manhattan Theatre Club in New York in the spring of 2013. “The Assembled Parties is Greenberg’s most richly emotional work in years, and the most beautifully detailed.” —Jesse Green, New York [...]

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A Call to Action: Wikiturgy Edit-a-Thon

by Jacqueline E. Lawton January 21, 2015 Diversity & Inclusion

This past July 4th, I wrote a Declaration for the American Theatre. I did so after a rather rigorous and wonderfully productive spring that found me in multiple conversations about the power, importance, and potential of the American Theatre. I found myself taking part in conversations about the role of Directors and Playwrights as artistic [...]

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Barrio Stories Project: Preserving a neighborhood’s identity and heritage

by Marc David Pinate January 15, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(Plaza Theatre in the 1950s, Tucson AZ, Photo Credit: Tucson Historical Society. This post is part of the MetLife/TCG A-Ha! Program.) How do we get more Latinos to come to the theatre? That is the question we started with. I can tell you it’s not simply a matter of producing “Latino plays.”  Borderlands Theater, located in Tucson, [...]

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