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Meet the Members

Whether they’re bringing some heat to St. Louis, or the Bard to Upstate, or blurring the boundaries of media from BAM to Bogota; we’re thrilled to welcome three new Member Theatres to TCG! The Builders Association 453 Broome St, #4C New York, NY 10013 Marianne Weems, Artistic Director Erica Laird, Managing Director Sharon Connelly, Board [...]

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As part of our regular series, Meet the Members, TCG’s staff will be sitting down with South Coast Repertory’s David Emmes and Paula Tomei to talk about their work. We will be live tweeting this conversation @tcg using the hashtag #meetmems, so if you’re on Twitter, please join us at 3PM, EST. Here are the [...]

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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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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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Meet the Members: TCG Welcomes our Latest Member Theatres

by TCG News July 21, 2010 Meet the Members
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Apparently the reports of the demise of the theatre have been greatly exaggerated. TCG now has 491 member theatres and counting! 11 theatres have joined since our conference last month! We would like to take a moment to thank all of our members and send out a special welcome to the newbies. TCG welcomes our [...]

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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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Meet the Members: NPR Spotlights The Contemporary American Theater Festival

by TCG News June 30, 2010 Interviews
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(Length: 7min 22sec) This story originally appeared on NPR — written by Elizabeth Blair. For 20 years, brand new plays have found a home — and a loyal audience — in West Virginia’s oldest town. The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown is a dream for the writers of those plays. Over [...]

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Watch & Listen: Pop Up Performance of ‘Streetcar’

by TCG News June 22, 2010 Meet the Members
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From the 2010 TCG National Conference — Pop Up performance from Writers’ Theatre’s currently running production of A Streetcar Named Desire, featuring Matt Hawkins as Stanley, and Stacy Stoltz as Stella. [Click for full video]

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Watch & Listen: The Art of Casting with Steppenwolf Casting Director Erica Daniels

by TCG News June 15, 2010 Interviews
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(Length: 15:44 mins)

Casting Director Erica Daniels discusses the casting of the 2010-2011 Season with Literary Manager Joy Meads.
Visit the Steppenwolf website for more information.

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Haiku You: Great Plains Theatre Conference

by Eliza Bent June 10, 2010 American Theatre magazine
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I recently returned from the Great Plains Theatre Conference in lovely Omaha, Nebraska and for me it was a half-week filled with readings, workshops, full productions and meeting new people. Part of what was so nice about the experience was the lack of posturing or posing among participants. Perhaps that had to do with the [...]

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Watch & Listen: The Denver Center a la the Village People

by TCG News May 20, 2010 Meet the Members
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Join Artistic Director Kent Thompson, Associate Artistic Director Bruce Sevy, and members of The Denver Centers acting company and staff for this not-to-be-missed hilarious music video. [Click through to full story for video...]

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The Perils and Opportunities of Theatre Regime Change

by Paul Hodgins May 18, 2010 In the Trenches
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How Should SCR Choose a New Leader? By Paul Hodgins THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER [pictured:  Martin Benson, left, and David Emmes founded South Coast Repertory in 1964 and have shared its leadership since then.] It’s been almost 50 years since a couple of young guys with a station wagon and a dream set out to [...]

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In The Trenches with Maria Goyanes

by Jason Tseng May 11, 2010 In the Trenches
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Up close and personal with Maria Goyanes, the director of special projects at the Public Theater in New York City. [Click through to full story for video...]

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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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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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