From the monthly archives:

February 2015

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(Audience members delight in meeting actress Noelle Stanley from Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale. Photo: Charles T. Wicker. This post is a part of the Audience (R)Evolution grant program and blog salon.) Dallas Children’s Theater’s pilot year of making theater accessible for children with developmental disabilities is complete, but I am so thrilled to tell you that [...]

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Post image for Sustained Collaboration from St. Louis to NYC: Not Just a Moment

(Photo: Shakespeare in the Streets 2013: Old Hearts Fresh by Nancy Bell  photo by ©J. David Levy, 2013. 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.) [...]

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Staying Mindful Through the Practice

by Sean San José February 19, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It

At Youth Speaks, we are continuing to move forward and make new discoveries around our dynamic initiative to reignite our Performance program and form a new performance company. The beginning of this initiative was marked by an open call in December through our local and national networks for applicants to our 3-year paid Fellowship program. [...]

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The Country House

by TCG News February 13, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Donald Margulies’ The Country House. The play originally premiered at Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles with a subsequent Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club in New York in the fall of 2014. “One of the most disciplined and satisfying new American plays to reach Broadway in the [...]

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FACING RACE. STAGING TRUTH

by Jonathan Norton February 12, 2015 Diversity & Inclusion
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Dallas-based playwright Jonathan Norton sits down with vickie washington, the director of his new play, Mississippi Goddamn to discuss the challenges of black bodies and voices confronting white Supremacy onstage. — Jonathan: This might sound overly simplistic but it is just a way to get the conversation started. Looking at your bio in the playbill [...]

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Gender Parity in the American Theatre

by Martha De Silva February 9, 2015 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.) Diversity & Inclusion blog salon: Gender Parity in the American Theatre JACQUELINE LAWTON: Year after year, research shows [...]

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Theatre for Young Audiences

by Martha De Silva February 9, 2015 Diversity & Inclusion

This salon is led by TCG’s Diversity & Inclusion Online Curator Jacqueline E. Lawton, and features interviews with and essays from theatre people working within the Theatre for Young Audiences. To participate in this or any other TCG Circle salon, please email Gus Schulenburg.) JACQUELINE LAWTON: First, tell me about the work you do as a theatre [...]

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Putting Our Bodies On the Line– the Ugly Girl in Liverpool

by Terry Galloway February 6, 2015 Global Connections

I had the most interesting chat with Liz Carr, who uses a power chair and Christine Bruno who uses a scooter to get around but isn’t using it on stage in this performance–about the censoring of the disabled body on stage.  Liz who lives and works in London and Christine who lives and works in [...]

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Global Connections & New International Touring Initiative: ON the STAGE

by TCG News February 6, 2015 Global Connections
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We are pleased to announce the recipients for the latest round of Global Connections. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this grant program encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange through ON the ROAD grants to foster new relationships with international colleagues and IN the LAB grants to further pre-existing international collaborations. Now in its fourth [...]

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An Appetite for Engagement

by Kristen Jackson February 6, 2015 Audience (R)Evolution

We anticipated that adding a new position to Woolly’s Connectivity Department would enhance our ability to forge new partnerships and nurture relationships in order to represent the needs and interests of the community from the outside-in. At the same time, one of the most exciting developments of adding a Connectivity Associate has been the ability [...]

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TCG Publishes Stage Kiss

by TCG News February 5, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Stage Kiss, the sixth title from acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl to be published by TCG. The play originally premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 2011, with a subsequent production at Playwrights Horizons in New York in the spring of 2014. “A gift and a rarity: [...]

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Available from TCG Books: Five Plays by the TEAM

by TCG News February 5, 2015 TCG Books
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We are  pleased to announce the availability of Five Plays by the TEAM, published by Oberon Books (London). Once described as “Gertrude Stein meets MTV,” this collection of the TEAM’s first five collectively-created plays celebrates the 10th anniversary of this internationally-acclaimed ensemble based in New York City. A book launch featuring a performance and book [...]

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A Salvadoran Collaboration

by Eric Bass February 3, 2015 Global Connections
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A TCG Global Connections grant supported the second phase of development of a collaboration between Vermont’s Sandglass Theater and the Teatro Luis Poma (TLP) in El Salvador.  The collaboration was designed to find the common ground between the two companies through their joint interpretation of an 18th century German epic, G.E. Lessing’s Nathan the Wise [...]

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