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(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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(Ed. note: The following are two discount opportunities for TCG Member Theatres. Please follow up with the organizations directly for more information.) 2013 ArtsReach Conference October 24-26, 2013 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 [...]

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2013 Gala Evening

by TCG News April 8, 2013 Events
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On Monday, May 13, 2013, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will honor Ruth and Stephen Hendel and Ming Cho Lee with a Gala Evening at the Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York City. The Gala co-chairs are playwright Lydia R. Diamond and interior designer Jasmine M. Keller. The Gala honorary chairs [...]

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TCG/American Express Leadership Boot Camp Round-Up

by Chris Shuff October 15, 2012 Events
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Follow-Up Workshop: The TCG/American Express Leadership Boot Camp culminated at the National Conference with a final morning workshop held on June 21. Of the original 15 pairs of Emerging and Established Theatre Leaders, 23 leaders traveled to Boston to continue their leadership learning. Richard Walsh, Senior Faculty and Executive Coach from the Center for Creative [...]

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Leveraging Federal Policy: Successful Case Studies from the Field

by TCG News May 3, 2012 Advocacy
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Registration for TCG’s Leadership Teleconference on federal level advocacy is now open! We hope you will join us! Leveraging Federal Policy: Successful Case Studies from the Field Teresa Eyring, executive director, TCG, Moderator Theatre leaders around the country have successfully navigated federal policy and appropriations opportunities to the benefit of their theatres. TCG’s executive director, [...]

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TCG’s 50th Anniversary Gala

by TCG News April 30, 2012 Events

On Monday, April 23, TCG celebrated its 50th Anniversary with a Gala Evening at Espace in New York City. Emceed by Sally Struthers and Jennifer Cody, the event honored luminaries from the field and featured some of the newest shows from across the country. The evening marked a half century of TCG’s mission to strengthen, [...]

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Sustainability in Theater Conference

by Leah Cooper April 20, 2012 Activism
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Sustainability in Theater conference April 30-May 1, 2012 – why you should care about sustainable practices in your theatre. Earth Day seems an auspicious time to reflect on the common inspiration between making theatre and the sustainability movement. Theatre connects individuals and communities around our shared experience as humans. As nonprofit institutions entrusted with community [...]

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Spring Training for Theatre Leaders

by Chris Shuff April 9, 2012 Events
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Fifteen Emerging and Established Leader pairs from TCG Member Theatres across the country were competitively chosen to participate in the two-day TCG/American Express Leadership Boot Camp. This leadership development program took place on March 13 and 14 at the Greensboro, North Carolina campus of the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). David Horth and Shera Clark, [...]

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John Malkovich’s World Theatre Day International Message

by TCG News March 9, 2012 Events
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“And may the best of you – for it will only be the best of you, and even then only in the rarest and briefest moments – succeed in framing that most basic of questions, ‘how do we live?’” – John Malkovich TCG and the International Theatre Institute (ITI) are pleased to release John Malkovich’s [...]

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SHINSAI at Cooper Union

by August Schulenburg March 6, 2012 Events
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Participation in SHINSAI: Theaters for Japan has now grown to almost 70 organizations, with over twenty states represented! As we celebrate this now international fundraising event for the Japanese theatre community affected by the March 11 disaster, I want to focus for a moment on the theatres that started it all, and their event at the Cooper [...]

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World Theatre Day Message To Be Delivered By John Malkovich

by TCG News February 21, 2012 Events
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Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre and home of the U.S. Centerof the International Theatre Institute (ITI-US), invites all theatres, individual artists, institutions and audiences to celebrate the 50th annual World Theatre Day on March 27, 2012. Each year, a renowned theatre artist of world stature is invited by ITI Worldwide in [...]

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Spring 2012 Leadership Teleconferences

by TCG News February 8, 2012 Events
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TCG Leadership Teleconferences are offered throughout the year featuring presentations and moderated panel conversations by experts in and outside of the field who give their unique perspective on a topic. Participants have an opportunity to hear challenges, strategies and solutions that affect the field, and to engage in question and answer sessions. We hope you [...]

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Arts Reach National Arts Marketing & Development Conference in NYC—TCG Member Discount

by TCG News January 17, 2012 Events

TCG members are entitled to a $150 registration discount to the 2012 Arts Reach National Arts Marketing & Development Conference, scheduled for March 16-18, 2011 at the Kimmel Center on the campus of New York University in New York City. The theme of the event is “Strengthening Your Patron Relationships.” In addition to your member [...]

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2012 Spring Theatre Professionals Teleconference Series

by TCG News January 10, 2012 Events
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In these ever-evolving times, the daily challenges facing theatre professionals can seem insurmountable. To better equip theatre staff and trustees to respond to these challenges, TCG is pleased to offer four separate teleconferences beginning in February. There are no set expectations for the outcome of the teleconferences; we offer them only to provide an opportunity [...]

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TCG/American Express Leadership Boot Camp

by Chris Shuff December 16, 2011 Events
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We are thrilled to announce the TCG/American Express Leadership Boot Camp. This workshop, developed and led by the Center for Creative Leadership, will take place on March 13-14 at CCL’s Greensboro, NC campus. Fifteen pairs of an established and emerging leader from TCG member theatres will be selected to participate in this workshop, which will [...]

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Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from the Field

by TCG News December 14, 2011 Events
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Floods, earthquakes, tornadoes – what should your theatre do when disaster strikes? How do you manage the initial crisis? How do you balance your theatre’s recovery with the wider needs of your community? How can you mitigate damage before the unthinkable happens? In Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from the Field, we’ll hear from an expert in post-crisis [...]

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New Voices in the American Theatre

by Julie Haverkate October 14, 2011 Events
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In celebration of its 50th anniversary TCG has partnered with The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space to present TCG Playwrights in Conversation – a series of readings and discussions – that will occur over the course of this anniversary year. To date, TCG Books has published over 235 playwrights, and as a publisher of new [...]

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An Evening with David Lindsay-Abaire

by Julie Haverkate September 21, 2011 Events

Does it matter if a protagonist is a man or woman? If not, David Lindsay-Abaire will undoubtedly make his a woman. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Rabbit Hole half-jokingly admits this is partially due to his mom, a “titanic personality” and “incredible storyteller,” who ends up, in some form or other, in each of his [...]

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State of the Artists Survey

by August Schulenburg February 17, 2011 Events

Last night, HERE Arts Center hosted a town hall (and live streamed it!) as part of our Town Hall series, joining theatres like Jobsite Theater, New Georges, Playwrights Horizons and Westport Country Playhouse in advancing the conversation surrounding the Artist-Institution relationship. Now we’re taking the next step of our Field Conversations by soliciting the opinions of [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Mightier Pens Edition

by Teresa Eyring January 24, 2011 Advocacy
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Here’s a quick reminder that registration is open for theatres that are willing and able to host Town Hall meetings—the third component of our recent Field Conversations. These meetings are a great opportunity for you to participate in fostering dialogue about the relationship between artists and theatre organizations. While the term “Town Hall” may imply [...]

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Service for Ellen Stewart

by August Schulenburg January 14, 2011 Events
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We joined with the rest of the theatre community yesterday in mourning the passing of Ellen Stewart, the legendary founder of La MaMa E.T.C. Our condolences go to Ellen’s entire family and the La MaMa community, even as we celebrate her life and profound impact on the field. The New York Times obituary lists many [...]

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Town Hall Discussions: The Artist-Theatre Relationship

by August Schulenburg January 12, 2011 Events

How can we breakdown the boundaries between artists and administrators? How can organizations grow without losing flexibility? How do artists balance finding an artistic home with keeping creative independence? These were just some of the questions raised in our recent Round Table Discussions held in the fall of 2010 as part of our Field Conversations.  [...]

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Arts Advocacy Day 2011 Video

by August Schulenburg December 22, 2010 Events
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(Photo from Arts Advocacy Day 2010. Pictured: Representative Louise M. Slaughter) Americans for the Arts has prepared a short video to help promote the 2011 Arts Advocacy Day. TCG has long served as a National Co-Sponsor of Arts Advocacy Day and brings a small delegation of Board and National Council members to D.C. each year. If [...]

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This Is Your Brain On Theatre

by August Schulenburg October 18, 2010 Events
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(Photo: Michael Daniel. TCG’s 2010 National Conference) Last week on TCG’s Facebook page, Megan Sandberg-Zakian asked if we could post the text of Jonah Lehrer’s keynote address: I’m still craving the full (or even partial) text of Jonah Lehrer’s wonderful keynote at the conference in Chicago… is this out there anywhere? It would be great [...]

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Biking to the Theatre Keeps on Rolling

by TCG News August 9, 2010 Events
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Sometimes trends should be avoided at all costs (remember shoulder pads, bell-bottoms, and Uggs?), but this is one that we hope is here to stay! Eliza Bent introduced us to Bike to the Theatre night at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre in the May/June 2010 issue of American Theatre. We then got wind that Arden [...]

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Watch & Listen: Cuban Theater Troupe ( Teatro Buendia ) Makes U.S. Debut

by TCG News July 16, 2010 Events
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(Length: 5min 19sec) Although there are efforts in Congress to ease the nearly half-century travel ban to and from Cuba, only occasionally does the U.S. open its doors to Cuban performers. Teatro Buendia, Cuba’s premier theater company, is among the few — and is now performing at the Goodman Theatre’s Latino Theatre Festival in Chicago. [...]

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Coming Full Cycle (All Over Again)

by Eliza Bent July 8, 2010 Events
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It is a rare and nice occasion when we learn that something we’ve published in American Theatre magazine is having positive effects on what theatres are doing. It’s also not often that we have a chance to do a followup to an article, but the Arden Theatre Company of Philadelphia’s recent Bike to the Theatre [...]

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This Was the Conference That Was

by Rob Weinert-Kendt June 24, 2010 Critics & Reviews
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TCG’s National Conference in Chicago last week was a record-breaker, with upwards of 900 attendees crowding more than 50 breakout sessions, 17 affinity groups, four plenaries and 16 “manifestos.” One of America’s most vibrant theatre cities proved an ideal host, not only for its theatre-friendliness—epitomized by Mayor Daley’s Saturday morning speech on the value of [...]

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Twitter Me This, Twitter Me That: Ovation’s Favorite #BWayPlot Entries

by Ovation TV June 24, 2010 Events
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In celebration of Music of the Night, Ovation’s tribute to all things Broadway, we called upon our Twitter followers to join us for the first ever #Bwayplot Twitter contest! Although the request seemed easy — summarize the plot of any Broadway production in 140 characters or less – we realized how daunting the task at [...]

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Grassroots Movement ’50/50 in 2020′ Marches Forward

by Tara Bracco June 11, 2010 Events
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A group of women theatre artists gathered last week at the Julia Miles Theater, home of the Women’s Project, to hear an update on 50/50 in 2020. Launched last year, 50/50 in 2020 is a grassroots movement dedicated to achieving parity for women in theatre.  August Schulenburg’s previous blog post offers a good summary of [...]

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Watch & Listen: Molière à la Richard Wilbur — A Live Conversation and Lively Performance

by Kate Walat May 26, 2010 Events
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Poet Richard Wilbur discussed his passion for translating Molière with Dana Gioia before a live studio audience at WNYC’s The Greene Space on May 3.
The evening, which was attended by over 100 people, included performances by Richard Easton, Emily Bergl, and Hamish Linklater of selections from Molière’s classic farces.
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Theatre Coming to a Movie Theater Near You (?)

by Katie Barry May 21, 2010 Events
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Theatre in the multiplex After my first article about theatre streaming on your computer screen, it was probably inevitable that I’d write about theatre streaming on a much, much larger screen. Live theatre is being beamed into movie screens around the world. This isn’t an entirely new idea – Met Opera in HD has been [...]

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The Regional Tony

by Rob Weinert-Kendt May 5, 2010 American Theatre magazine
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The Tony Awards are famously circumscribed in their purview: Only productions that played in the past year in theatres of a certain size within about a dozen city blocks on the island of Manhattan are eligible (but there are no guarantees even then). What could be more provincial than that? Actually, of course, theatre may [...]

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Lynn Redgrave Remembered

by Rob Weinert-Kendt May 4, 2010 American Theatre magazine
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Lynn Redgrave touched many lives in the intersecting worlds of theater, film, and television, and on two sides of the ocean, from the film Georgy Girl to her recent Manhattan Theatre Club show Nightingale. And though she came from acting royalty, she wore her status with a common touch and democratic aplomb. Her death over [...]

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The Medium Is the Message

by Eliza Bent April 28, 2010 American Theatre magazine
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Last night I dreamt of my Colorado hosts and today I am wearing the sweatshirt (photographed left) they gifted me upon visiting them a few weeks ago. I was in Colorado Springs over Good Friday to see The Thorn, a passion play of an acrobatic order. The Thorn has been performed since the mid ‘90s [...]

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Krumping to the Future of the Koltès Project in Atlanta

by Randy Gener April 26, 2010 Events

Hey what, fellas and ladys! Pictured in our Koltès Krump cartoonz above is Isma’il ibn Conner, the creator of 7 Stages of Atlanta’s resident KRUMP ensemble, a dance-king of NegusWorld KRUMP Atlanta, and the actor portraying King Claudius in 7 Stages’ lyrical-mayhem, black-box production of [...]

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TCG at Arts Advocacy Day 2010

by Alissa Moore April 22, 2010 Events
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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! No! It’s a…Congresswoman? How would you describe the garb of your ideal super hero? My personal answer to this question has changed quite drastically after TCG’s participation in Arts Advocacy Day (AAD) 2010. I would now say, without batting an eyelash, that my idea of a true super hero‘s [...]

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Meet the Members: Barclay Goldsmith – Borderlands Theater, Tucson, AZ

by Ashley Faison April 12, 2010 Events
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This past Tuesday (4/6), Barclay Goldsmith, Founding Artistic Director from Borderlands Theater stopped by for a visit with Teresa Eyring and TCG staffers. We always enjoy meeting our members and thought you might enjoy getting to know Borderlands Theater as well. So here’s the scoop. Borderlands was founded in 1986 focusing on US Latino playwrights [...]

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Watch & Listen: In Oregon, A Theatre Thrives Despite The Downturn

by TCG News April 6, 2010 Events
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The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Celebrates it’s 75th Year

NPR looks at the iconic festival that started as an outdoor summer theatre in 1935 and continues to thrive in the Pacific NW.

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How To Move Past Not There Yet

by August Schulenburg March 24, 2010 Critics & Reviews
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“Back in 1918 before women had the right to vote, the percentage of new plays in New York, written by women, was higher. It was higher before we had the vote.”

-Theresa Rebeck

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In Humana

by Eliza Bent March 24, 2010 American Theatre magazine
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Just returned from the 34th annual Humana Festival at the Actors Theatre of Louisville and am reminded of how important it is to meet colleagues from different areas of our vast nation. It’s invigorating! As one of the oldest new play festivals in the United States, Humana attracts a VIP crowd plus loads of local [...]

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World Theatre Day — A Special Video Message from Lynn Nottage

by TCG News March 23, 2010 Events

In celebration of World Theatre Day, 2010, Theatre Communications Group, home to the US Center of the International Theatre Institute, invited Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage to issue this special message for the occasion. Visit the website for more information about this landmark event.

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What is a Black Play?

by August Schulenburg March 1, 2010 Events
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What is a black play? What are the expectations placed on black playwrights? Should black playwrights make their homes at culturally specific institutions? And has black writing and life changed with the election of Obama? These were just a few of the questions posed at the 2nd convening of the American Voices New Play Institute [...]

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