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Early-bird registration for the 2015 National Arts Marketing Project Conference ends Friday, August 28. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to save! The 2015 NAMP Conference brings together arts marketers from across the country to discuss the latest issues in marketing, earned income, audience development, social media, and new technologies. This event will provide the [...]

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October 22-24, 2015 in San Francisco, CA TCG Member Theatres are entitled to $130 off the registration price to the upcoming National Arts Marketing, Development and Ticketing Conference in San Francisco, October 22-24, 2015.  In addition, TCG Members can bring two colleagues for FREE (3-for-1) by registering before the advance registration deadline of August 15. Presented by [...]

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TCG Publishes Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses

by TCG News June 25, 2015 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses. The play received its world premiere at Yale Repertory Theatre in the spring of 2012 in New Haven, Connecticut. It opened on Broadway in New York City in the spring of 2014, where it won a Drama Desk Award, was named USA Today’s “Best [...]

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TCG Publishes Suzan-Lori Parks’ Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)

by TCG News May 30, 2015 TCG Books
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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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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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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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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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TCG Launches Blue Star Theatres Grant Program

by TCG News March 12, 2015 Arts and the Armed Forces
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Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, the country’s largest chapter-based military families non-profit organization, are pleased to announce the inaugural round of the Blue Star Theatres Grant Program. Through support from MetLife Foundation, the Grant Program will fund efforts that deepen the relationship between participating Blue Star Theatres [...]

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Models of Activist Theatre Webinar

by TCG News March 6, 2015 Activism

(Listen to the archived recording of the Models of Activist Theatre Webinar, and read the context of the Webinar below. The following text was sent to the Webinar participants.) Models of Activist Theatre Webinar Thursday, February 26th, 2015 for Actors, Teaching Artists, Education/Outreach Directors & Community Organizations The purpose of this Webinar is to learn [...]

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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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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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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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TCG Publishes Ivan Turgenev’s A Month in the Country

by TCG News January 30, 2015 TCG Books
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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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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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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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TCG Publishes Movie Tie-In Edition of Into the Woods

by TCG News December 29, 2014 TCG Books

We are pleased to announce the publication of the movie tie-in edition of Into the Woods, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The screen adaptation of the classic musical is being released by Disney Pictures on December 25, 2014. This new edition includes eight full-color pages of photos from the movie. [...]

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The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country

by TCG News December 15, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Richard Nelson’s The Apple Family: Scenes from Life in the Country, his triumphant American epic in the form of a four-play cycle. The plays premiered at The Public Theater in New York City over the course of 2010 through 2013 featuring the same cast in each production. [...]

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TCG Publishes The Quality of Mercy by Peter Brook

by TCG News December 11, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Peter Brook’s The Quality of Mercy: Reflections on Shakespeare, in which one of the world’s most revered theatre directors reflects on the world’s most revered playwright. “Exquisite… enthralling… This short, modest and brilliant book does more than many more grandiose tomes to renew the reader’s fascination with the [...]

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TCG Publishes The Happiest Song Plays Last

by TCG News December 5, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Quiara Alegría Hudes’s The Happiest Song Plays Last, the final play in Hudes’s award-winning Elliot trilogy. In 2013, The Happiest Song Plays Last premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, with a later Off-Broadway run at New York’s Second Stage Theatre in 2014. A 2015 production at [...]

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Conversations with Meredith Monk by Bonnie Marranca

by TCG News December 3, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the availability of Conversations with Meredith Monk, by Bonnie Marranca, published by PAJ Publications. This volume of conversations between Meredith Monk and arts writer Bonnie Marranca offers a richly detailed portrait of Monk, an internationally renowned composer, performer, director and filmmaker who has helped to shape the new vocabularies of [...]

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TCG Publishes Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design

by TCG News November 29, 2014 TCG Books
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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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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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TCG Publishes The River

by TCG News October 30, 2014 TCG Books
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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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TCG Releases Theatre Facts 2013

by TCG News October 27, 2014 Tools & Research

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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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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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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Seventh Round Recipients of the A-ha! Program

by TCG News September 30, 2014 MetLife/TCG A-ha! Think It Do It
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MetLife Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announce the seventh round recipients of the MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It, which empowers TCG Member Theatres to take groundbreaking approaches to artistic, managerial, production and/or technological challenges and opportunities.  Six theatres were awarded grants totaling $200,000 to either research and develop new ideas, or experiment [...]

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9th Round of Recipients of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

by TCG News September 15, 2014 Fox Fellowships
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The William & Eva Fox Foundation and  Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, are pleased to announce the ninth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients. The program is designed to support actors’ professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to [...]

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TCG Publishes the 2014 Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama

by TCG News September 10, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Annie Baker’s The Flick, the 2014 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play, which will be available in paperback and hardcover, premiered at Playwrights Horizons in New York, NY in 2013 and is slated to receive a commercial run in the near future. “Hilarious and [...]

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TCG Announces Participants in the SPARK Leadership Program

by TCG News September 8, 2014 Diversity & Inclusion
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We are pleased to announce the ten participants in the SPARK Leadership Program, one of the programs in TCG’s Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions in artistic, management or [...]

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New From TCG Books: The Whale/A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter

by TCG News September 5, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Samuel D. Hunter’s The Whale/A Bright New Boise. This is the first book by Hunter from TCG. Winner of Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel awards, The Whale has had several notable productions, including its world premiere at the Denver Theatre Company in January 2012 and an off-Broadway [...]

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ArtsReach and NAMP Discounts for TCG Member Theatres

by TCG News August 26, 2014 Events

(Ed. note: The following are two discount opportunities for TCG Member Theatres. Please follow up with the organizations directly for more information.) 2014 NAMP Conference Registration Discount for TCG Members – Early-bird Registration Deadline is August 29 Early-bird registration for the 2014 National Arts Marketing Project Conference ends Friday, August 29. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to [...]

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Announcing Round 2 Recipients of Leadership U[niversity] One-on-One Program

by TCG News August 4, 2014 Leadership U
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We’re pleased to announce the 2014 Round 2 recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]—One-on-One program. Through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grants of $75,000 have been awarded to six exceptionally talented early-career leaders from all areas of theatre for professional development via mentorships at a TCG Member Theatre, with an additional $5,000 honorarium [...]

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Only The Best About Romania

by TCG News July 10, 2014 National Conference
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(This post is part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders {Art | People} blog salon curated by Caridad Svich.) (Photo: “The Saint from Saint George” with Sebastian Marina; photo by Viorel Iordan.) Quite some years ago, I was staging in a small Romanian town a beautiful Swedish play about… well, death, love, fear of failure and all [...]

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TCG Publishes Henrik Ibsen’s A Master Builder

by TCG News July 1, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of A Master Builder by Henrik Ibsen, translated and adapted by Wallace Shawn. Shawn’s version of the play was used by legendary director (and Shawn’s frequent collaborator) André Gregory during 15 years of work on a theatrical production which, as of 2014, has not been produced in a [...]

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Cycle B Recipients of Third Round of Global Connections Program

by TCG News June 30, 2014 Global Connections
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We are pleased to announce the Cycle B recipients for the third round of Global Connections. Supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this grant program encourages reciprocity and cultural exchange throughout the world through ON the ROAD grants to foster new relationships with international colleagues and IN the LAB grants to further pre-existing international [...]

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TCG Publishes Will Eno’s Gnit

by TCG News June 27, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Gnit by Will Eno. A bold adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic Peer Gynt, Gnit enjoyed its world premiere at Actors Theatre of Louisville in 2013, as part of the Humana Festival of New American Plays. “The marvel of [Mr. Eno’s] new version is how closely it tracks [...]

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#SDTheatre: A Hotbed for New Work

by TCG News June 11, 2014 National Conference
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(The following post is part of a series highlighting and celebrating the theatres and theatre people of San Diego as part of the 2014 TCG National Conference in San Diego. Email Gus Schulenburg if you’d like to participate.) Earlier in this series, Tim West highlighted two of San Diego’s Tony Award-winning theatres, The Old Globe and La Jolla Playhouse, [...]

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Killer Joe

by TCG News June 9, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of Killer Joe by Tracy Letts. Letts, who earned a Pulitzer Prize and a Tony Award, among other honors, for August: Osage County, launched his playwriting career with this shocking and unforgettable work. Originally staged in 1993 at Next Theatre in Evanston, Illinois, Killer Joe quickly became a [...]

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Uncle Vanya

by TCG News May 27, 2014 TCG Books
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Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov A New Version by Annie Baker Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, in a new version by Annie Baker. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for The Flick, Baker earned rave reviews for her version of Chekhov’s classic drama, [...]

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The Inspector

by TCG News May 27, 2014 TCG Books
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The Inspector by Nikolai Gogol Translated from the Russian by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of The Inspector, a comedy in five acts by Nikolai Gogol, translated from the Russian by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky. This essential edition marks the [...]

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100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian

by TCG News May 18, 2014 TCG Books
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We are pleased to announce the publication of 100 (monologues) by Eric Bogosian. The book is a collection of Bogosian’s acclaimed monologues, which were originally performed as part of his six Off-Broadway solo shows that premiered between 1980 and 2000. “Mr. Bogosian has crossed the line that separates an exciting artist from a cultural hero. [...]

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Rolling Out More Conference Sessions

by TCG News April 24, 2014 National Conference
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This is your last chance to take advantage of the early bird discount for the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego. Register by this Friday, 4/25—there will be no more extensions! We’re also continuing to roll out breakout sessions in each of our programmatic arcs: {Survive | Thrive} Identifying New, Diverse Talent [...]

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Early Bird Discount EXTENDED To Friday, April 25…

by TCG News April 23, 2014 National Conference
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…so don’t miss the worm! Join plenary speakers like celebrated theatre artist Taylor Mac and trail-blazing game designer Jane McGonigal at the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego. We’re also starting to roll out some of the breakout sessions in each of our four programmatic arcs: {Survive | Thrive} Theatre Buildings, Capital [...]

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Vision Bursts at the Conference

by TCG News April 17, 2014 National Conference
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“We found a better way of doing things. Found? We forged a better way, we scratched it out, hacked it, ripped it, tore it, yanked it, clawed it out of the resisting, unyielding nose-thumbing environment.” -Zelda Fichandler, as quoted in An Ideal Theater* As part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders, we’ll be [...]

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