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Last week, the Trump administration released its budget proposal for FY21, and, once again, it proposes shutting down the National Endowment for the Arts. This is the fourth year in a row that the administration has proposed eliminating the NEA and other cultural agencies. It's also the fourth year in a row that a bipartisan Congress has demonstrated its support for the NEA by increasing its budget. The recently passed federal budget gave the NEA and the National Endowment for the Humanities a $7.25 million increase each for FY20, bringing the funding of both to $162.25 million. These increases would not be possible without the impact of collective ...
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TCG & The Vilcek Foundation present 'Exquisite Agony': A reading and discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz On Wednesday, February 19th, 2020, the Vilcek Foundation , in collaboration with TCG, hosted Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and director Nilo Cruz, in a reading and discussion of his latest work, Exquisite Agony . The event celebrated the release of Exquisite Agony , published by TCG with support from the Vilcek Foundation and the New York State Council on the Arts. The play was commissioned by and had its world premiere at Repertorio Español in New York City in 2018 and is also currently being produced in ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 14, 2020 | CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 New From TCG Books Exquisite Agony by Nilo Cruz NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of Exquisite Agony by Nilo Cruz . The play received its world premiere at Repertorio Español in New York in the summer of 2018. “A play about the human heart: its fumblings and yearnings, its bruises and scars, its generosity and viciousness.” — New York Times After Millie’s husband, Lorenzo, dies in a car crash, his heart is used to save a young man’s life. Unable to ...
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New from TCG Books : Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Slave Play by Jeremy O. Harris . Slave Play received its world premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in New York in the fall of 2018. The play opened on Broadway at the Golden Theatre in October 2019. “The single most daring thing I’ve seen in a theater in a long time.” — Wesley Morris, New York Times The Old South lives on at the MacGregor Plantation—in the breeze, in the cotton fields…and in the crack of the whip. Nothing is as it seems, and yet everything is as it ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  February 7, 2020         CONTACTS:  Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 TCG Appoints Erica Lauren Ortiz as New Director of Marketing New York, NY - Theatre Communications Group (TCG) , the national organization for theatre, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Erica Lauren Ortiz as its new director of marketing. Ortiz will be responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing plan that advances TCG’s mission to strengthen, nurture, and promote professional theatre in the U.S. and globally. Working with a portfolio that includes ...
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Theatre Communications Group Announces Entertainment for 2020 Gala: Our Stories   To Include Performances from A Strange Loop and Soft Power    Gala to Honor National Black Theatre Festival and David Henry Hwang New York, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to share the entertainment and performer list for the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories, which will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The Gala will honor North Carolina Black Repertory Company’s National Black Theatre Festival , based in Winston-Salem; ...
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NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the public ation of Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn . The play received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York in the spring of 2016. “Ms. Washburn is a writer of questing imagination and convention-bending technique.” —Ben Brantley, New York Times In Anne Washburn’s captivating new drama, a group of old friends—who, now in middle age, have mostly lost touch over the years—reunite at a remote Texas estate for the funeral of one of their own. As the former friends confront the memories of their shared past, the walls quickly dissolve (literally ...
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New from TCG Books :  How to transcend a happy marriage  by Sarah Ruhl NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of How to transcend a happy marriage by Sarah Ruhl . The play received its world premiere at Lincoln Center Theater in New York in the spring of 2017. “This new play is a subversive enchantment. It is part absurd domestic seriocomedy, part erotic magic realism, unflinching about taboos and about questioning that, just maybe, monogamy isn’t enough.” —Linda Winer, Newsday Over dinner with another married couple, George and her husband grow fascinated by stories of their ...
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It's my pleasure to welcome the Classic Theatre of San Antonio as a new TCG Member Theatre! Classic Theatre joins their neighbors at the Public Theater of San Antonio who also joined TCG last year and we couldn't be happier to have such representation in the South Texas region. The Classic Theatre of San Antonio was founded in 2008 and is currently led by executive and artistic director Kelly Roush. As a small AEA theatre located in the heart of San Antonio's Deco District, Classic Theatre produces four mainstage shows a year plus a series of smaller productions that partner with local and national artists. You can follow them on Facebook  and Instagram ...
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 Gala Co-Chairs Include Theatre Luminaries Stephen C. Byrd, Oskar Eustis,  Alia Jones-Harvey, Rick Miramontez New York, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to share the co-chair and host committee list of the 2020 TCG Gala: Our Stories, which will be held on Monday, February 3, 2020 at The Edison Ballroom, 240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036. The Gala will honor the National Black Theatre Festival , David Henry Hwang , and TCG’s arts advocacy at the federal level. The list of co-chairs and host committee members, most of whom will be in attendance, includes: ...
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Greetings! I'm pleased to welcome Duke City Repertory Theatre from Albuquerque, NM as a new TCG Member Theatre! Duke City Rep was founded in 2009 and is currently led by artistic director Amelia Ampuero. Their mission is "to serve the audience by creating accessible, professional theatre to inspire, empower, and enrich the community." A few more fun facts about DCR: they have a Resident Acting Company and host " Pay What It’s Worth" performances, offering patrons the chance to decide what their individual experience was worth to them by accepting payment after the performance. You can follow their work on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram , and ...
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We're thrilled to welcome another new TCG Member Theatre, ​ Dallas Summer Musicals  from Dallas, Texas!  DSM was founded in 1941 and is currently led by President, Kenneth T Novice. Their mission is: "DSM presents and promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through community outreach and education and enriching the cultural landscape of Dallas/Fort Worth, North Texas and the Southwest Region." You can follow them on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram and be sure to check them out if you're ever in Dallas! Welcome again, DSM, we're ...
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TCG Staff at the 2019 National Conference: Miami; photo by Jenny Graham TCG's Conferences and Fieldwide Learning team is growing! At least until July. We're seeing a lot of changes at the top of this year (decade?), starting with our new Conference Manager Anne Ciarlone, and soon to be joined by our spring intern Emilia Smart-Denson -- and now we're searching for a new Conference Coordinator to join us!  This person will work with us full time from the beginning of February to the end of June, putting together all the programming and logistical pieces of the National Conference, this year in Phoenix from June 4-6 (though our team will be there for ...
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We hope you and your organization will continue or add your participation to our 2020 6th annual Holocaust Remembrance Readings - commemorating International Holocaust Memorial Day (1/27), Yom Ha Shoah - Holocaust Remembrance Day (4/20 & 4/21) and Kristallnacht - Night of Broken Glass (11/9 & 11/10). Launched in 2015 by NJTF HTII, Remembrance Play Readings is an annual event that occurs on various Holocaust commemorative days using readings or full performances of plays to honor the victims of the Holocaust, its remembrance and contemporary lessons. Participants select their own play from the NJTF HTII Holocaust Theater Catalog ( htc.miami.edu ...
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Happy New Year! I'm excited to welcome KC Melting Pot Theatre Productions  from Kansas City, Missouri as a new TCG Member Theatre!  Founded in 2013, KC Melting Pot is led by founder and executive director Harvey Williams and artistic director Nicole Hodges Persley. Here is there mission statement: "As the premier African American theater company in Kansas City, our primary goal is to explore theatrical works, old and new, that feature complex stories of African American life as a lens through which we realize our shared humanity. We seek to build coalitions and partnerships across the diversity spectrum that can create bridges that facilitate opportunities ...
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TCG is seeking new collaborators for several exciting roles in a variety of different areas. Click the links below for more information on all the available opportunities -- and please feel free to  spread the word! Conference Coordinator (Seasonal) The Conference Coordinator will support the logistical coordination of TCG’s 2020 National Conference in Phoenix, AZ, in an hourly, seasonal contract with a full-time schedule starting in January of 2020, through June. In close collaboration with the department Director and Conference Manager, the Conference Coordinator will play a key role in the NYC-based production process of this ...
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Greetings! I'm pleased to welcome one of our newest TCG Member Theatres: Alleyway Theatre in Buffalo, NY! Alleyway is led by executive director Neal Radice and associate artistic director Chris Handley. Neil founded Alleyway in 1980 and the company has since grown to offer  a full season of plays or musicals each September to May plus the annual holiday production of A Christmas Carol.  Alleyway also the area’s oldest Pay-What-You-Can program and conducts the annual Maxim Mazumdar New Play Competition. Not too bad for a 40-year history! Be sure to follow them on Facebook  and  Instagram , and check them out next time you're in upstate NY! Welcome again, ...
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December 19, 2019 Two important policy priorities that were advanced by Theatre Communications Group will directly increase theatres’ capacity to serve their communities. Measures that will remove a tax on nonprofit parking and commuting benefits and increased resources in support of the arts are included in a package of year-end spending and tax provisions expected to be signed into law by the end of this week.   Repeal of Tax on Parking and Commuting Benefits The 21%  Unrelated Business Income Tax  (UBIT) on parking and commuting benefits that was created by comprehensive tax reform signed into law in December 2017 would be   retroactively ...
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From Jen Cleary and Kevin Bitterman Building on the success of the inaugural Single Ticket Collective earlier this year, we at TCG are so pleased to be partnering with TRG again on a second exclusive program for a limited number of theatres: The Loyalty Collective .   A cohort of mid-size TCG Member Theatres (with annual expenses of $1M-$4M)  will be selected for a deep-dive into loyalty building, subscription growing, and tactical support counsel from TRG. Patron loyalty should be a cornerstone of any arts and cultural organization’s strategy to fulfill its mission and meet the bottom line. To support this work,  The Loyalty Collective ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 4, 2019 |  CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 New from TCG Books : Fleabag: The Special Edition By Phoebe Waller-Bridge NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Fleabag: The Special Edition by Phoebe Waller-Bridge . Celebrate the incredible journey of the outrageously funny, blazingly forthright Fleabag , from fringe theatre hit to international cultural phenomenon, in this special edition — featuring the original playscript, never-before-seen color photos, and exclusive bonus content by Phoebe, director ...
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