From the monthly archives:

May 2015

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We are pleased to announce the publication of Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3). The play premiered in the fall of 2014 at The Public Theater in New York with a subsequent co-production in the winter of 2015 with A.R.T. in Cambridge, MA. “The wonder of Ms. Parks’s [...]

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Building New Audiences Some sixteen months ago, Su Teatro received an Audience (R)Evolution grant from TCG and thus, we set out to build organic leadership among our youngest and newest participants – youth and young adults, whose parents came to the U.S. from Mexico, and who have primarily been exposed to Su Teatro as students [...]

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Becoming Strangers to Ourselves (or Activating the Staff)

by Danielle Amato May 29, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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One of the major steps The Old Globe has undertaken in its AHA process so far is to engage and activate the staff of the theatre as important participants in the Think-It process. For many years, the staff and board of the theatre have felt that something should be done to activate our large outdoor [...]

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Planting Seeds and Learning Patience

by Amy Harris May 28, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(MTC Assistant Education Director Amy Harris in a mock interview with Bowie State University student. Photo: Professor Renee Charlow.) Manhattan Theatre Club’s Education Department has been working to remedy a lack of diversity within our internship program for several years.  At the onset of the A-Ha! grant, the department assessed the efforts we’d previously undertaken, as [...]

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Power in the Margins

by Victor Maog May 28, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Mixed Blood Theatre’s DISABILITY VISIBILITY project

by Jack Reuler & Aditi Brennan Kapil May 27, 2015 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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(Disability Visibility is made possible by the MetLife/TCG A-Ha! Program.) The Mixed Blood Theatre seeks an improvement in the relationship between the American theatre and disability. There is a canon of top-of-the-field theatrical literature that is under-produced, a talent pool that is underutilized and underemployed, and potential audiences in large numbers in every market in the [...]

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PREVIOUSLY BLUE: devising the salvage of beauty

by Ruth Margraff May 27, 2015 Global Connections
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“I look for something to chase away the fire, storms, to lose the scent of danger… I stay with the fear a long time.  To keep it from following you…” One night in Belgrade, Faye told me a deer once looked into her eyes to thank her for distracting wild dogs in the woods behind [...]

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Overcoming Expectation and Providing Support

by Cindy Im May 26, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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See Change

by Snehal Desai May 22, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Emphasis on ‘Making’

by Jennifer kidwell May 21, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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What are We Leaving Behind?

by Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll May 20, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Protect Wireless Microphones in Theatre!

by Laurie Baskin May 19, 2015 Advocacy
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Energy & Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives Individual Members – We Need Your Activism Now! The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) may soon rule on several proceedings that will impact the use of wireless microphones. In the short-term, wireless microphones could suffer interference. In the longer-term, theatres may be faced with the need to replace [...]

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A Trip to Finland – Paupers, Paintings, and Puppets

by Park Cofield May 19, 2015 Global Connections
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Newspaper article about SISU is in the Heart project (Finland, 2014) Perhaps the easiest way to summarize my TCG Global Connections On the Road project is to quote the title of the Finnish newspaper article written about my recent visit: “Laukussa isovanhempien päitä”, which loosely translates to “grandparents’ heads in a bag.” Yes, I know, [...]

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It’s Time for Transformation

by Jacob G. Padrón May 18, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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TCG Publishes An Actor’s Companion by Seth Barrish

by TCG News May 16, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Seth Barrish’s An Actor’s Companion. Barrish, a prominent director with almost forty years of experience in the field has created a new guide and useful resource for actors and theatre professionals. Anne Hathaway, prolific film actress and former student of Barrish’s, provides the foreword for the book. [...]

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Pulling Up My Wagon

by David Greenspan May 13, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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The Arts Lift Us Up

by LaTeshia Ellerson May 11, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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On Fleeting Success and the Constant Struggle

by Daniel Robert Sullivan May 8, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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New from TCG Books: Ballyturk by Enda Walsh

by TCG News May 8, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Ballyturk, from Enda Walsh, the award-winning playwright whose credits include The Walworth Farce, Disco Pigs and the acclaimed musical Once. Ballyturk was first staged at the Galway International Arts Festival in the summer of 2014 and later at the National Theatre in London in the fall of [...]

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Reflecting the Reality of a New American Theater

by Deena Selenow May 5, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Changing the Game

by Kelvin Dinkins Jr. May 5, 2015 SpotlightOn
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For the 25th National Conference in Cleveland, TCG is highlighting the current recipients of the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowship and the SPARK Leadership Programs. These programs are unique to the field, and provide critical support and mentorship for the future leaders of our art form. In honor of our longstanding commitment to professional development [...]

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Activating Audience: Theater of Radical Inclusion

by Applied Mechanics May 1, 2015 Audience & Community Engagement
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(This post is part of the Audience (R)Evolution online salon curated by Caridad Svich for the TCG Audience (R)Evolution Convening in Kansas City, MO in 2015.) People talk a lot about how to reach new audiences.  They talk about what makes an engaged audience, and how to make audiences feel like they’re a part of the work.  But we [...]

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Welcome to SPOTLIGHT ON!

by TCG News May 1, 2015 SpotlightOn
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Being selected as a Young Leader of Color by TCG was an important turning point in my life and career. I was introduced to a cohort of tremendously talented young leaders from across the country who shared similar experiences and passions, which was invigorating and reassuring. The carefully curated experiences led by TCG staff which [...]

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