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Dafina McMillan

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(Photo by Michal Daniel of the Intergenerational Leaders of Color Meeting at the 2013 TCG National Conference: Learn Do Teach in Dallas.)  As we move closer to the National Conference in San Diego (four week countdown!), we’ve been working on ways to expand our framework of how groups come together based on similar interests outside of our [...]

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(Photo by Dafina McMillan of U.S.-Mexico border at Playas de Tijuana. Learn more about the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders. Submit a Conference session/speaker proposal here.) … the part or edge of a surface or area that forms its outer boundary. … something that indicates bounds or limits; a limiting or bounding line. What do we [...]

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Diversity & Inclusion Institute Field Reports

by Dafina McMillan October 24, 2013 Diversity & Inclusion
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(Photo by Alissa Moore from the 2012 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Leading the Charge.) It’s been four months since 20 theatre organizations descended upon Fort Worth for the creation and launch of our Diversity & Inclusion Institute. Twenty theatres are a part of a national peer learning community dedicated to creating & implementing action plans, [...]

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Leading the Charge — Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship!

by Dafina McMillan September 12, 2013 Diversity & Inclusion
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At TCG we’ve been moving full steam ahead on our Diversity & Inclusion efforts as part of our strategic plan. From last year’s Fall Forum: Leading the Charge, to the launch of our national peer learning cohort, the Diversity & Inclusion Institute, and our rigorous and honest work at the 2013 National Conference in Dallas—and [...]

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YouTheatre: David Henry Hwang’s YELLOWFACE Comes To YouTube

by Dafina McMillan April 29, 2013 Artistry & Artistic Innovation
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As I wrote in my post, Uniting the 1,000 Conferences, TCG’s annual gathering of theatre people is simultaneously a single event and a multiplicity of diverse experiences. That is especially true for surrounding events, festivals and special presentations that are not directly part of TCG’s programming but become central to some of those experiences. I’m [...]

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Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Institute

by Dafina McMillan March 21, 2013 Diversity & Inclusion
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Coming out of the Fall Forum on Governance: Leading the Charge, we were indeed charged up and rejuvenated—excited about the progress we had made and the work that lies ahead. We saw demographic numbers from Angela Glover Blackwell – illustrating a majority people of color nation by 2042. Anthony Carter reminded us that “no one [...]

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The Happy Return of Carmen Morgan & Lisa Mount

by Dafina McMillan March 21, 2013 Audience & Community Engagement
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We’re knee-deep in planning for the 2013 TCG National Conference: Learn Do Teach, and wanted to share some exciting news: Carmen Morgan and Lisa Mount will be joining us again, this time as co-curators and facilitators of our Diversity & Inclusion and Audience Engagement programmatic arcs in Dallas! Carmen Morgan was a key planning partner and [...]

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Uniting the 1,200 Conferences

by Dafina McMillan January 3, 2013 National Conference
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A conference of 1,200 attendees is not just a single event: in many ways, it is 1,200 entirely unique conferences—1,200 different experiences that overlap, collide or pass each other by. This was one big take away from the very different responses to our 2012 National Conference: Model the Movement in Boston. We also learned from [...]

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Manuel Pastor to Speak at Fall Forum

by Dafina McMillan October 10, 2012 Diversity & Inclusion
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The list of speakers on our growing Fall Forum agenda now includes Manuel Pastor, Professor of American Studies & Ethnicity at the University of Southern California. Pastor will provide an expert look at the shifting demographic and cultural currents in our country in the session, “The Changing Landscape and What It Means for Theatre.” An [...]

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Kwei-Armah, Morgan and Nicholson Join Hall as Fall Forum Speakers

by Dafina McMillan September 27, 2012 Diversity & Inclusion

We are excited to announce some new additions to the speakers list for our 2012 Fall Forum on Governance: Leading the Charge. Kwame Kwei-Armah, the artistic director of CENTERSTAGE, and Paul Nicholson, executive director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, we’ll be speaking at the plenary session, “Diversity Models in Theatre.” What blueprints for action are out [...]

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Katori Hall To Give Keynote Address At 2012 Fall Forum

by Dafina McMillan September 13, 2012 Fall Forum
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We are thrilled to announce that the keynote speaker for the 2012 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Leading the Charge will be Katori Hall! Not only an award-winning playwright of plays like The Mountaintop and Hurt Village, Hall is also a noted journalist, publishing articles in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek and [...]

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Interview: David Henry Hwang

by Dafina McMillan November 8, 2011 Fall Forum
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(Editor’s Note: David Henry Hwang will be the Friday Night Keynote Speaker at our 2011 Fall Forum on Governance: Capitalizing an Art Form. He was kind enough to sit down with Dafina McMillan and answer some Forum – and Chinglish – inspired questions). 1. You are one of the few playwrights moving fluidly between the [...]

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Call and Response: Mallory D. Pierce

by Dafina McMillan August 16, 2011 I AM THEATRE

“I had a pretty rude awakening when I realized that I was not going to make it as a dancer. I wasn’t very happy because I didn’t quite know what I was going to do with my life… It takes a whole lot of people to make art happen and I decided that what I [...]

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Do You Know Where They’re At?

by Dafina McMillan May 9, 2011 Interviews

This is the second installment of our interview series with Robbin Walker, featured in our May 12th Leadership Teleconference, “Do You Know Where They’re At?: Tips for Assessing Your Staff.” Robbin was the esteemed trainer of our Expanding the Theatre Manager’s Repertoire program, and you can learn more about the teleconference, including how to participate, by [...]

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Leading Through Tough Times

by Dafina McMillan April 19, 2011 Interviews

We’re really looking forward to the final Leadership Teleconferences in our 2011 winter/spring cycle, featuring Robbin Walker, the esteemed trainer of our Expanding the Theatre Manager’s Repertoire program. In fact, we’re so excited we couldn’t wait until April 26th, and decided to ask Robbin a few questions about Leadership for the Circle.  You can learn [...]

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