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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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(Photo of Blue Star Family Children at Home for the Holidays. Learn more about TCG’s Blue Star Theatres program.) “There’s Daddy” I overheard the little girl shout as the images of soldiers, airmen, and marines projected on the screen filling the stage during the finale of A Christmas Carol.  I knew at that moment that this was [...]

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Blue Star Theatres in San Diego: A City’s Evolving Legacy

by Hannah Fenlon May 1, 2014 Advocacy
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Moving around San Diego, especially in the midst of a brutal East Coast Winter, it’s easy to rejoice in the palm trees, beaches and sandaled tourists strolling along the water (locals don’t wear flip flops in March). Upon closer look, however, you’ll notice the strong and thriving military identity that permeates this Southern California paradise. [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: D.C. Blue Star Edition

by Teresa Eyring April 23, 2013 Arts and the Armed Forces
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Last week, I was powerfully reminded of theatre’s ability to heal. We gathered at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Washington, D.C. for a press event celebrating the now 90 participating Blue Star Theatres. Across 35 states, these theatres have dedicated programming towards recognizing the profound contributions of service families, seeking [...]

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Blue Star Theatres Reaches 85 Participating Theatres in 33 States

by TCG News April 16, 2013 Arts and the Armed Forces
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Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, and Blue Star Families, a national non-profit for military families, are pleased to announce that 85 theatres in 33 states have now joined the Blue Star Theatres program. In partnership between TCG and Blue Star Families, with support from MetLife Foundation, the Blue Star Theatres program [...]

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Blue Star Theatres Official Kick-Off

by Laurie Baskin October 2, 2012 Arts and the Armed Forces
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(Photo credit: Alissa Moore. Pictured:Mark Smith, executive director, Blue Star Families; Teresa Eyring, executive director, TCG.) On Friday, September 28, a press conference was held at Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, RI, to launch the Blue Star Theatres program which recognizes the profound contributions of service families and seeks to build stronger connections between theatres, [...]

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Blue Star Theatres

by TCG News September 27, 2012 Advocacy
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TCG is pleased to announce the launch of the Blue Star Theatres program. In partnership with Blue Star Families and with support from MetLife Foundation, the Blue Star Theatres program will connect a variety of theatre offerings to military personnel and their families across the United States.  This initiative recognizes the profound contributions of service [...]

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A Real Turkey

by Harrison Hill November 24, 2011 Arts and the Armed Forces
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(The 2011/12 Season Opening Celebration dinner catered by Ridgewells at Arena Stage. Photo by Cameron Whitman.) Washington D.C.’s Arena Stage and the Pentagon are practically neighbors, but for all the interactions the institutions have shared they may as well be a world apart. All that changes on Friday, November 25 when Arena hosts 260 servicemen [...]

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Interview with Douglas B. Wilson

by August Schulenburg November 12, 2010 Arts and the Armed Forces
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The Fall Forum kicks off tonight with a keynote address from Douglas B. Wilson, the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs. We had a chance to talk with Asst. Secretary Wilson before his address about veterans, military families, and how theatre organizations can better serve those who serve our country. 1.  How can theatres [...]

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