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(Click here to watch the videos above) TCG has administered an Internship Program for many years, and this year it falls under our Education Department. We’ve worked to educate and involve interns in every aspect of the work here at TCG. Staff continues to benefit from the energy, ideas and fresh perspective our interns bring [...]

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As September begins, college students across the country are returning to their classes. But for those who recently graduated with degrees in theatre, many are wondering, “How do I begin my career?” To help answer this daunting question, TCG talks with theatre director Sarah Cameron Sunde to learn how she got her start. Ten years [...]

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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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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: Les Enfants Terribles Perform at the 2010 TCG National Conference

by TCG News June 21, 2010 Watch & Listen
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Les Enfants Terribles perform at the 2010 TCG Conference in Pop Up performances presented by the League of Chicago Theatres. [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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Watch & Listen: Hephaestus 7-Person High-Wire Pyramid

by TCG News June 1, 2010 Watch & Listen
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Think your job is tough? Check out the famous Wallenda 7-person high-wire pyramid, performed as part of Hephaestus: A Greek Mythology Circus Tale, presented by Lookingglass Theatre and Silverguy Productions. Now playing at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. [Click through to full story for video]

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Watch & Listen: American Idiot (Berkeley Rep) Cast Sings ’21 Guns’ w/ Green Day

by TCG News May 27, 2010 Watch & Listen
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Just after American Idiot cast members took their final bows on the stage of the Roda Theatre, the work continued. A few days following the final performance on Nov. 15, the cast assembled at Green Day’s Jingletown recording studio. With Green Day producing, playing, and singing, they recorded a newly orchestrated (by Tom Kitt) version [...]

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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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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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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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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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Watch & Listen: Writing for Change

by TCG News April 14, 2010 Watch & Listen
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(Length: 1 hour, 30 mins) TCG author and former staff member Young Jean Lee, Kristoffer Diaz, Tarrell Alvin McCraney (soon to be TCG author) and Tanya Saracho discuss their perspectives as members of a new generation of playwrights—all are under 30—who write about identity and politics and whose works make us aware of clichés, distortions, [...]

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More American History Musicals, Please!

by Rob Weinert-Kendt April 8, 2010 Critics & Reviews
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The ecstatic reception for the musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at New York’s Public Theatre, which depicts our 7th president as a tight-jean-wearing “emo” rock star, made me realize that it represents a vastly under-explored genre: the American history musical. Apart from the Founding Fathers tuner 1776, the field is pretty clear of shows that [...]

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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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Watch & Listen: Steppenwolf ‘Endgame’ Podcast

by TCG News March 30, 2010 Watch & Listen
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(Length: 13:34) Steppenwolf Podcast: Ensemble Member Ian Barford discusses Endgame with Artistic Director (and TCG Board President) Martha Lavey. About Endgame: Beckett’s absurd comic masterpiece follows Hamm, a blind man unable to stand, and his servant Clov, who is unable to sit. Pestered by his parents, Hamm directs this unusual family through their daily rituals, [...]

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Netflixing Theatre

by Katie Barry March 29, 2010 Tech & the Arts
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A few months ago, I first heard of On The Boards.tv, which bills itself as a Netflix for live performing arts (there’s a New York Times article here). In practice, it’s more like a Netflix on Demand for the performing arts – for a fee, you can watch a taped theatre or dance performance stream [...]

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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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