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New Speakers Announced & Important Deadline Reminders

By Hannah Fenlon posted 03-15-2019 16:49


New Plenary Speaker and Master Class at #TCG19 Miami!  

We're looking forward to seeing you at our 2019 National Conference: Miami (June 5-7, 2019). Don't miss out on your chance to register at the Early Bird rate ($400 for Individual Members / $460 for Member Theatres). It's available until April 15th, or until sold out. Please click here for complete fee information! Finally, if you're interested in seeing which of your colleagues will be joining you in Miami, you can check out our growing attendee list here

#TCG19 Plenary Speaker: Quiara Alegría Hudes
TCG is delighted to introduce Pulitzer Prize winning playwrightQuiara Alegría Hudes as a plenary speaker for our 2019 Conference in Miami. Her work includes Water By the Spoonful , winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama; In the Heights, which she co-wrote with Lin Manuel Miranda and is adapting for the big screen for Warner Brothers, won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Pulitzer finalist; and Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue, another Pulitzer finalist. Her most recent musical, Miss You Like Hell, appeared Off-Broadway at New York's Public Theater and received an extended awards-nominated run in New York. Hudes recently made waves in the field with her speech-turned-essay "High Tide of Heartbreak" (published in American Theatre magazine in 2018) discussing her complicated and sometimes painful relationship with making a career in the theatre as a Latinx woman. Read more about Quiara here.

Enhance your Playwriting Skills in Miami with Nilo Cruz 
It would not be a trip to Miami without a chance to spend time with Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright, Nilo Cruz, who has spent much of his career in (and writing about) our host city. Cruz is a TCG author whose plays include Anna in the TropicsDancing on her KneesNight Train to BolinaA Park in Our HouseTwo Sisters and a PianoBeauty of the FatherLorca in a Green Dress, among others. He has taught playwriting at Brown, NYU Gallatin School, Yale School of Drama, and the University of Iowa. Cruz will lead a longform master class, on Thursday, June 6th, incorporating some of the methods by which he regularly teaches and writes. This session will have limited availability, so please be on the lookout for more details in our agenda--when it is released online in late March! 

Don't Miss Our First Scholarship Deadline on March 25

Scholarships and Subsidies are available to Member Theatre staff members and Individual Members, respectively and the first deadline is coming up
  (March 25th). Our  second deadline is April 26, but please note that the earlier you apply, the more likely you are to receive registration support.  Full information can be found  here
In addition, please note that thanks to a generous sponsorship from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation,  we are offering a pool of exclusive registration scholarships to theatre makers in the communities where Knight invests!  Find a list of the eight Knight resident communities  here
For all scholarships and subsidies, we have one easy form, which is located  here.

Want To Support the Conference? Are you an undergraduate student or early career theatre person interested in supporting the TCG team in making the Conference a success? Apply to be a volunteer at this year's National Conference in Miami. The volunteer application is open through March 25, 2019. While Miami-area volunteers will be prioritized, we always have volunteers from across the country in our ranks!

Check out our latest press release regarding #TCG2019 programming here to find out more about what's in store at the 2019 National Conference.