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Please save the date for: Climate Action and Environmental Justice - A TCG Summit.  Our inaugural summit is held in partnership with Groundwater Arts and Broadway Green Alliance as a step toward bringing conversations on climate into theatre’s mainstream. Who : Theatre and arts leaders interested in a working session & taking action on climate change When : Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021, 1-4pm ET / 10am-1pm PT Registration Fee : $25 Where : Zoom, link to be provided to registered attendees Notify Me When Registration Opens! Registration for this event will open on March 1st. "Action on behalf of life transforms. ...
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WEBINARS: Accessing PPP for Freelance Theatremakers  At capacity REGISTER for Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3-4pm ET Newly added! REGISTER for Monday, March 8, 2021, 4-5pm ET Both sessions will be recorded and made available afterwards.  Are you a theatremaker who is self-employed, a freelancer, and/or working as a 1099 contractor? If so, you should be able to access federal relief from the Payroll Protection Program (PPP). We’re pleased to invite you to technical assistance sessions on Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3-4pm ET and Monday, March 8, 2021, 4-5pm ET t o help you navigate this important relief opportunity. This technical ...
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"Role Call: People to Watch" is where American Theatre magazine profiles theatre workers that more people should know about. These people have included playwrights, directors, designers, administrative personnel, trustees, and front of house. The deadline for nominations is Friday March 5th at 11:59pm EST.  For this issue, we are specifically spotlighting theatre practitioners who self-identify as Disabled. Please submit your recommendations here.   Nominees may be early on in their career with a bright future ahead, be unsung veterans, or be in the midst of a humming but under-appreciated career. We’re looking for folx in all kinds of theatrical ...
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SBA has updated their website regarding the priority periods, and it appears to be good news: (I've added the underline): www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/... First Priority 1st 14 days of grant awards Entities that suffered a 90% or greater   earned revenue loss between April 2020 through December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Second Priority Next 14 days of grant awards Entities that suffered a 70% or greater   earned revenue loss between April 2020 through December 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Third Priority Beginning 28 days after First & Second Priority Awards are made ...
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It’s Black History Month, and here at TCG, we’re reflecting on a year of profound change in our field and broader culture. Last year, the largest protest movement in our country’s history rose up to defend and celebrate Black life in what organizers have called Freedom Summer.  Building on that momentum, the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL) is inviting people to consider this February’s Black History Month as Black Futures Month. Check out their website for a short film they made, and their Instagram for further information. In the spirit of Black Histories and Black Futures, we wanted to share some additional resources with you:  Charles ...
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House Leadership is advancing provisions through committee consideration in the coming days before the various elements of relief are combined into a single package for House and Senate consideration in response to the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal by the Biden-Harris Administration. Here is an overview of the current state of key components under discussion, which may change as the measures move through Congress:  Shuttered Venue Operators Grants:  An additional $1.25 billion in funding would be made available to support the Small Business Administration’s emerging COVID-19 relief program, also known as Save our Stages and currently funded at $15 ...
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Moment of solidarity at the #TCG17 opening night party at Portland Center Stage at The Armory. Photo by Kate Szrom What does Valentine’s Day mean to the theatre-maker and theatre-lover in 2021? On this Valentine’s Day, let our love burn like a ghostlight, keeping our stages lit. On this Valentine’s Day, let our love be visionary, honoring Black History and imagining Black Futures. On this Valentine’s Day, let our love seek right relationship with Native Lands and   Native Futures . On this Valentine’s Day, let accountability be our love language, and the #WeSeeYouWAT and other BIPOC demands a gifts of deepest love, guiding us forward. ...
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From our friends at the Wallace Foundation! Learn more and download the report here .  How can arts organizations use survey data to cultivate new audiences and strengthen bonds with current attendees? This PowerPoint presentation uses data from three organizations in Wallace’s   Building Audiences for Sustainability   initiative, which ended in 2019—The Goodman Theatre in Chicago, The Lyric Opera in Chicago and The Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle—to explain whether and how key survey metrics can effectively predict ticket sales and offers takeaways and considerations for other arts organizations. The data from all three organizations focuses ...
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Theatres actively advocated to urge support for the creative sector in the multiple 2020 COVID-19 relief packages. Please keep communicating with your elected officials! TCG has an active COVID-19 advocacy campaign that includes background, talking points, and access information for your elected officials as we continue to partner with the broader nonprofit and arts sectors to advance support throughout the duration of the coronavirus crisis. As Congress and the White House begin negotiations this week, we are urging Congress to swiftly enact full coverage of self-insured unemployment liability, expanded pandemic unemployment benefits, enhanced charitable ...
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Guidance on the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants Emerges as PPP Fully Opens The Small Business Administration (SBA) issued a Shuttered Venue Operators Grants FAQ clarifying that entities that file an application to the PPP program in 2021 will be ineligible to apply to SVOG, unless the PPP application has been rejected. The SBA will post further guidance in the coming days and weeks, and all is subject to change as the agency continues to respond to stakeholder feedback before opening the grant application portal. In the meantime, potential applicants are urged to ensure they are registered for the Grants.gov system , which requires advanced preparation ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 8, 2021 | CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 New from PAJ Publications : Conversations with Meredith Monk (Expanded Edition) by Bonnie Marranca NEW YORK, NY – PAJ Publications, one of TCG’s partner publishers, is pleased to announce the publication of Conversations with Meredith Monk (Expanded Edition) by Bonnie Marranca . This new, expanded edition of Conversations with Meredith Monk offers a fascinating portrait of the internationally renowned composer, performer, director, and filmmaker, from her early years to the present. First published in 2014, it now ...
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FEBRUARY 15-22, 2021 ALL EVENTS ARE ONLINE AT 1:00PM, EST (U.S.) Register on Eventbrite to attend the 2020 Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award Program: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/league-of-professional-theatre-women-32300412167 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15,   2021 – LPTW’s YouTube Channel 24hr   Countdown A journey around the world in 24hrs to meet some of the G/C International Theatre Award 2020 Nominees and G/C Award past Winners.  Performances, panels, and conversations from different countries will be streamed in their original language with an introduction in English for each artist and country. The presentations speak to ...
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Timing for opening the application process is uncertain, and SBA is posting preliminary information, subject to change in response to stakeholder feedback, on their Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG) web page. SBA will not write a rulemaking on the program and will instead opt for less formal guidance for applicants. While complete guidance on implementation of the program is not available, SBA will provide further web updates and video guides about the grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and additional details regarding eligibility and applications. Important Links:   SBA webpage on Shuttered Venue Operators Grant ...
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On January 19, TCG held a webinar focused on the relief opportunities found in the recently passed federal legislation: Webinar & Slides: Accessing PPP, Save Our Stages and More . TCG is offering dedicated support in navigating these opportunities to Black Theatres, Indigenous Theatres, and Theatres of Color (BITOC). We define BITOC as theatres founded by, for, about, with and near BIPOC communities. Join us for one of our Info Sessions on Federal Relief for Black Theatres, Indigenous Theatres, and Theatres of Color (BITOC) : Thursday, January 28th, 2021 2pm - 3:30pm EST RSVP to Attend Friday, January 29th, 2021 2pm - 3:30pm ...
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Honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, starring Oscar-nominated actor David Strathairn SPECIAL REMEMBRANCE READING JANUARY 27TH 2021 AT 5:30 PM EST HOSTED BY NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Register Now  The National Jewish Theater Foundation (NJTF) - Holocaust Theater International Initiative (HTII) "Remembrance Readings," in association with the New York Library for the Performing Arts is honoring International Holocaust Remembrance Day 1/27/2021 by showcasing the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics' original production of Remember this: The Lesson of ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 20, 2021 | CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 New from TCG Books : What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck . The play received its Off-Broadway premiere at New York Theatre Workshop in the fall of 2018. This production transferred to Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater in the spring of 2019. A filmed version of the Broadway production, directed by Marielle Heller, was released on Amazon Prime Video in October 2019. ...
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Last week, while the certification of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as next President and Vice-President of the United States was in process, we witnessed a disgraceful and deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. Capitol. Even though this egregious act of white supremacy may not have been surprising given the current administration’s four-year assault on our democracy, it was still shocking. To see the sacred seat of our democracy desecrated by Nazi symbols, and calculated violence was disturbing and violating--and we know it could have been even worse. Capitol Hill was constructed on the unceded lands of the Nacotchtank (Anacostan) and Piscataway, and built by ...
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Tuesday, January 19 – TCG to Host Webinar for Theatres Tuesday, 1/19/21, 3:00-4:30pm ET With the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) issuing new guidance for the “second draw” of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), and guidelines for the Save Our Stages (SOS) grant program coming soon, theatres need support in accessing these major relief and recovery funds. On Tuesday, January 19, from 3:00-4:30pm ET , TCG will host a webinar for all theatres with a cross-sector group of arts leaders. Focusing on the current PPP and SOS opportunities, as well as newly expanded Employee Retention Tax Credits (ERTC), we will also look ahead to additional advocacy ...
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Statement on Americans for the Arts and National Arts Action Summit From: Board of Directors, Performing Arts Alliance Thank you to everyone who has advocated for support of the arts this year. The latest legislation passed to offer additional Covid-19 relief is the result of collaboration among the Performing Arts Alliance Board, constituents, community members, and colleagues in the arts and nonprofit sectors. We are grateful to all who joined us in these efforts over many months.   The Performing Arts Alliance (PAA) represents a broad spectrum of the performing arts field across the country, from individual artists to large presenting organizations. ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 11, 2021 |  CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 New from TCG Books : Linda Vista by Tracy Letts NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Linda Vista by Tracy Letts . The play received its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in the spring of 2017. Linda Vista opened on Broadway at the Helen Hayes Theater in the fall of 2019, produced by Second Stage in association with Center Theatre Group. “Letts is a master of pitch-dark comedies that measure the grisliest depths of human behavior… ...
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