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Fall Forum

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(Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum. Pictured: Teresa Eyring.) At TCG’s 2014 Fall Forum on Governance: Cash & Culture, participants engaged in seminars and interactive work sessions that taught how to strengthen and empower our board culture, but also how to navigate financial difficulties, determine when to grow or pay down debt, and also when to begin [...]

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(Photo by Isaiah Tanenbaum.) It’s been several months since the 2013 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Investing in Vitality took place, but I’m still charged, motivated, inspired, and encouraged by the experience. The enthusiasm for this year’s topics were palpable as close to 200 theatre administrators, trustees and funders gathered from across the nation. Over the course [...]

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Teresa’s Closing Fall Forum Remarks

by Teresa Eyring November 15, 2013 Fall Forum
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(Photo by Sean Harris of Maverick Sean Photography. Pictured: Teresa Eyring at the 2013 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Investing in Vitality) We’ve covered a lot of ground in our three days together, and I want to leave you with three short thoughts. First, after this Forum, I am ever more convinced that capitalization and diversity & inclusion [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Vision Edition

by Teresa Eyring September 23, 2013 Diversity & Inclusion
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Our six-point Diversity & Inclusion Initiative took a big step forward this week with the launch of our Leading the Charge Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship. This two-year Fellowship is equal parts leadership position—working to advance our Initiative—and professional development opportunity. Please share the Fellowship description far and wide before the application deadline of 10/7, and [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Centered Edition

by Teresa Eyring September 19, 2013 Audience & Community Engagement
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As I walked into the lobby of TCG’s office building last week, I was greeted by the wonderful surprise of a three-piece jazz band playing. This pop-up event was part of The September Concert, an annual celebration around September 11th of peace and humanity through free music events in unlikely locales. People eating nearby looked [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Our Changing World Edition

by Teresa Eyring November 19, 2012 Fall Forum
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This season of giving is also a season of change. The election gave us our first Hindu Representative in Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii); our first Asian-American Senator, Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii); Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) became the first openly LGBT woman elected to the Senate; Mark Takano (D-CA) became the first openly LGBT person of color elected as [...]

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Katori Hall’s Fall Forum Keynote Address

by August Schulenburg November 19, 2012 Fall Forum

The 2012 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Leading the Charge may be over, but our work has just begun. All of us–staff as well as attendees–left the Forum feeling charged with the responsibility of advancing diversity and inclusion in our own work and communities. To that end, we’ll be sharing videos and resources from the [...]

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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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Teresa’s Weekly Update: The Difference Words Make

by Teresa Eyring September 17, 2012 Fall Forum
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We must love one another or die. W.H. Auden, “September 1, 1939″ (1940) We must love one another and die. W.H. Auden, “September 1, 1939″ (1955) What a difference a word makes. Last week I took in Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Robert Schenkkan’s play about Lyndon Baines Johnson, All The Way, and thought about [...]

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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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Fall Forum Closing Remarks

by Teresa Eyring November 17, 2011 Fall Forum
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(Photo: Becky Friedenberg. Pictured: Kevin E. Moore, Teresa Eyring, David Henry Hwang) (Editor’s note: Teresa Eyring’s closing remarks were given on Sunday, November 13th at our 2011 Fall Forum on Governance – Capitalizing an Art Form) A day and a half ago we gathered at the Bryant Park Grill to reimagine how we capitalize on [...]

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Vanquishing Nonprofit Deficits: Notes on Success from the Field

by Kim Cook November 17, 2011 Fall Forum
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(Photo above by Becky Friedenberg. Cross-posted on Nonprofit Finance Fund’s Social Currency) Attendance at the TCG Fall Forum on Governance is comprised of primarily executive directors and board members, with a sprinkling of representation from artists and staff members from the nonprofit theater world.  So, after a day of terrific conversations, it was with great pleasure that [...]

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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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Let It Ripple, or The Arts As A Public Good

by August Schulenburg November 4, 2011 Fall Forum
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Heading into our 2011 Fall Forum on Governance: Capitalizing an Art Form, we wanted to provide a more in depth look at some of our speakers. We’re thrilled that our closing speaker, Margy Waller, took a moment out of her busy schedule to answer a few of our questions. Margy Waller is a Senior Fellow [...]

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Call and Response: Judy Rubin

by Kevin E. Moore October 11, 2011 Fall Forum
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“I’ve been a theatre groupie since day one… Being on the board of Playwrights Horizons has never ceased to be the most satisfying thing I’ve done.” – Judith O. Rubin, I AM THEATRE During my years at Arizona Theatre Company, I remember a particularly difficult time when management was asking the board to be a [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Columbus Day Edition

by Teresa Eyring October 10, 2011 Fall Forum
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As I mentioned previously, I was in China for the ITI World Congress in September. TCG is the U.S. Center for the International Theatre Institute, and several of our member theatres and affiliates were able to travel to China for that gathering. Rick Dildine, executive director of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis, was one of the [...]

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Smokers’ Theatre

by August Schulenburg November 22, 2010 Fall Forum
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No, not the sort where the characters, true to their author’s intention, communicate through the cigarette’s singularly expressive  mix of smoke and gesture (though our work on protecting that right continues.) Rather, the kind of smokers’ theatre called for by Bertolt Brecht and referenced in Virginia Heffernan’s New York Times essay, The Attention-Span Myth. Given [...]

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On The Road From Me To We

by August Schulenburg November 18, 2010 Fall Forum
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(Pictured: Douglas B Wilson, Kevin Moore, Teresa Eyring. Photo: Kitty Suen) Our Fall Forum on Governance this past weekend focused on Changing Lives: both the startling cultural shifts of our Viral Age, and theatre’s continued capacity to impact lives and communities. In the panel Changing Lives On A Global Scale, Brown Paper Studios founder’ Judyie [...]

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Teresa’s Weekly Update: Prince Of Denmark Edition

by Teresa Eyring November 15, 2010 Fall Forum
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I’d like to call your attention to a resource now posted on the TCG website. One of the very popular sessions at our National Conference in June was a series of “Manifestos,” which were delivered by artists, administrators, researchers and politicians. These brief speeches, based on the four topic areas of the Conference: Race and [...]

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On Ukuleles and Joy

by August Schulenburg November 4, 2010 Fall Forum
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Our upcoming Fall Forum is focused on change: not just the shocks of the Great Recession and the shifts of the Viral Age, but the positive change the arts continue to make possible.  One of our speakers, Robbie Blinkoff, is an ideal candidate to frame this change through a wider cultural angle. As an ethnographer [...]

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