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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 16, 2022 ||  CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941         Theatre Communications Group Announces Seema Sueko to Receive Alan Schneider Director Award New York, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, proudly announces that Seema Sueko has been awarded the Alan Schneider Director Award . The Award was established in honor of Alan Schneider's significant contribution to theatre in the U.S. and his lifelong commitment to the development of career opportunities for freelance directors. It is designed to identify and assist exceptionally ...
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Over the past month, mass shootings in Uvalde and Buffalo have refocused media coverage of gun violence, though the sheer volume of mass shootings means that many barely attract national attention. Over the past weekend alone, at least seven mass shootings occurred, resulting in 11 deaths and 54 injuries.    As leaders in the performing arts field, we have a responsibility for the safety of the people we gather: artists, audiences, stage crew, volunteers, and students and teachers in our school-based education programs. As story-tellers, we have the power to change narratives of violence that are deeply rooted in our country. Our elected officials need to ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 13, 2022   ||    PRESS CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 Theatre Communications Group Announces Recipients of 2022 Rising Leaders of Color Program Cohort includes Pittsburgh-based BIPOC leaders in all theatre disciplines New York, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the participants in the seventh round of its Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) Program . The participants will form a cohort of six highly talented early-career BIPOC leaders based in Pittsburgh, PA who are in the U.S. not-for-profit ...
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After three long years, TCG is thrilled to be back in-person in Pittsburgh, our home for our first ever hybrid National Conference. As part of our continuing commitment to creating a just and thriving theatre ecology for all, and in recognition that the volatility of our times has had drastic impacts on our collective mental and physical health and safety, we’re pleased to share the accessibility and wellness components TCG is implementing for those of you who will be joining us in the Steel City. Below, please find information regarding our WellSpace , Lactation Space , COVID Protocols , Accessibility , Anti-Harassment Policy , and All-Gender Restrooms ...
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Dear Colleagues, I’m writing to share that I’ve decided to resign as deputy director and chief operating officer of TCG. I believe that it’s time for me to take stock, seek out a fresh perspective, and pursue other opportunities. As of June 30, 2022, I will conclude my full-time leadership role and move into a limited-capacity advisory role over the summer. I’m working with Teresa Eyring and TCG’s board and staff to ensure a smooth transition, and we’ll have more to share soon.  It’s been such a joy to get to know many of you over my past six years at TCG and I’m proud of what we’ve accomplished together. I’ve appreciated the opportunity and ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 3, 2022 ||   CONTACTS:  Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941             The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group Present Story/Teller Arts: Aleshea Harris with Nissy Aya Event co-presented with The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, NY on June 8 New York, NY – The Center for Fiction , a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that has created an immersive home for readers and writers in downtown Brooklyn, and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will co-present Story/Teller Arts: Aleshea Harris with Nissy Aya ...
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On May 18, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced its second round of major awards for fiscal year 2022 in the category of Grants for Arts Projects, including support for  theatre   and musical theatre . Applicants interested in FY23 awards should take note that the next deadline is July 7 for Grants for Arts Projects Part 2. Prospective applicants should be sure to tune into  webinars hosted by the NEA . The NEA has recently released the agency’s Equity Action Plan for Fiscal Years 2022-2026 and earlier this year provided an NEA webinar regarding Federal Civil Rights and Your Grant Application . On June 1 at 2pm Eastern, the Endowment will ...
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The Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted Audit webinar updates to Manage your SVOG grant (sba.gov) . You may need to clear your cache or open in a private browser to view the updates if your browser is opening a cached version without the updates. There are now descriptions under the Final Budget and Expense Report sections, as well as a new section for Audit Requirements including a link to the May 12 webinar Shuttered Venue Operators Grant: Audit Webinar - YouTube
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Yesterday, at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, TX, we witnessed another horrific mass shooting with 21 dead, including 19 elementary school kids. This mass shooting occurs only 9 days after the shooting at the Taiwanese congregation in Laguna Woods, CA; 10 days after the white supremacist terrorism in Buffalo, NY; 11 days after more than a dozen were wounded by gunfire in Milwaukee, WI; and nearly 10 years after the deadliest school shooting in our country’s history at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT.  Our hearts go out to the grieving families, and we wanted to share tangible ways to support them , because we’re long past the time where “thoughts ...
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Are you a  BIPOC/POC/PGM theatre leader  who joined a PWI in the last 2 years? Are you the first or only BIPOC/POC/PGM on staff? Are you desiring space for renewal and intentional community building? Join us on  Wednesday, June 1  (4pm ET/3pm CT/2pm MT/1pm PT/12pm Alaska/10am Hawaii) to strategize how we dig our roots deeper for future BIPOC leaders and begin to further understand how our larger BIPOC theatre community can best provide support. Special guest  Rebecca Kelly G , healing sound artist and facilitator, will open with a grounding soundscape. RSVP: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIlc-qvrTkjHtGznsyuQiaJT1oWitZULuxQ If you ...
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The following message was sent to Buffalo-area theare-makers on 5/16/22. Dear colleague, I’m writing to you today filled with grief and anger over the act of white supremacist terrorism at the Tops Friendly Markets in Buffalo. We’re writing to all of our members in the Buffalo region to say that we are with you as you mourn. To our Black colleagues, in particular, you are seen, we know you’re exhausted, and our theatre field must play a crucial role in ending anti-Blackness and all forms of racism.  This act of white supremacist terrorism was catalyzed by “the great replacement” conspiracy theory that has a long history in this country, and which ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 13, 2022 || PRESS CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212.609.5941 Terry Nemeth, Publisher of TCG, to Retire "Nobody has done more to keep play publishing alive in America than Terry Nemeth. He has ensured that our plays can be read around the world and by future generations, and that we would be paid for our work. I'm sad to see Terry go, but I am grateful for his legacy, which brings me joy." —David Henry Hwang "Terry has been such a nurturing, supportive, passionate and important caretaker of the work of playwrights. Over the years, he has championed our plays and ensured that ...
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TCG Books is proud to announce that the 2022 Tony Award nomination count for our titles is a record 46 nominations for 9 plays! *Congratulations to our authors and to all involved in these incredible productions* BEST NEW PLAY: Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau (published in The Detroit Project ); and forthcoming from TCG Books: Clyde’s by Lynn Nottage and The Minutes by Tracy Letts BEST NEW MUSICAL: A Strange Loop by Michael R. Jackson; Girl from the North Country by Conor McPherson, music and lyrics by Bob Dylan BEST PLAY REVIVAL: How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel; ...
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May is ​​ Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month and we wanted to share some of the ways we’re honoring AAPI history and celebrating AAPI peoples, especially AAPI theatre people: Donate to the Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists and follow them on Twitter, Facebook , and Instagram. CAATA has also launched registration for its National Asian American Theater Festival & Conference (ConFest) Virtual Showcase scheduled for May 20-29, 2022 .  Register now at www.caata.net or at https://caata.swoogo.com/ConFest2022 .  Support the AAPI Transportation Fund to keep AAPI theatre workers ...
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TCG is one of the inaugural endorsers of the bill, and I hope you’ll share the announcement of the bill within your theatres and on social media to build some momentum behind it! ----- WASHINGTON, D.C. ? – Today, Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced the  Advancing Equity Through the Arts and Humanities Act  to acknowledge the role that arts and humanities play in dismantling systemic racism in the United States. Specifically, this legislation would create a program under the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide grants to increase engagement with public and nonprofit entities, including faith-based and community-based ...
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The Covid-19 catastrophe has stopped life as we so freely knew it and being amidst this tragedy makes us rethink the meaning of “dance” and “dancers” In the distant past, dance was a primal means of expression and communication through gestures; becoming performance art that moved the soul and inspired the audience. It is a momentary art that is difficult to restore to its original form once completed because it`s created with the entire body and soul. Dance is made of ephemeral moments, which destines dancers to be on the move forever. Yet, Covid-19 has restricted and even blocked the art of dance in its original form. Even though the situation is improving, ...
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At heart, Julian Brave NoiseCat is a writer, son, brother, nephew, cousin, godfather, friend and community member. Julian’s work cuts across the fields of journalism, policy, research, art, activism and advocacy, often engaging multiple disciplines at once. Raised in a single-mother household in Oakland, California, Julian is a proud member of the Canim Lake Band Tsq’escen and a descendant of the Lil’Wat Nation of Mount Currie. He is the Vice President of Policy & Strategy with Data for Progress, a think tank, the Narrative Change Director of The Natural History Museum, an artist and activist collective, and a fellow at the Type Media Center, NDN Collective ...
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Please check out this information on The Gathering 2022 from our Global Theater Initiative partners, The Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics! ---------------------------- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    Media Contact: Kendra Rubinfeld, Kendra@KendraRubinfeldPR.com   The Laboratory for Global Performance & Politics Announces: The Gathering 2022 A 4-day theater festival will bring together artists, thought-leaders, policymakers, activists, scholars, and the next generation of change-makers from around the globe to address critical global issues. Wednesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 7, 2022 Georgetown University ...
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Congress is at the start of a two week recess when Members are at home in the district. Before they left, Congress tried to pass a COVID relief package which provides $10B in funds for vaccines, tests and therapeutic drug treatment which would be offset in part by unobligated SVOG funds (the current draft language would rescind $1.93B from SVOG).  The bill did not make it through the Senate prior to the two week April recess.   SBA has notified us that, with this development, SBA is moving forward with reviewing eligibility for supplemental grants to awardees who have not yet qualified for an award but demonstrate the required sustained revenue loss in quarters ...
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We're pleased to share this news from our colleagues at the The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation!  ---  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2022 || Media Contact: Geri Auriemma, 206-535-7543, geri@billerfamilyfoundation.org The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation Announces Ten Recipients of Its Annual Social Impact Theatre Grant Program   Seattle – The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation announced today ten new recipients of its annual Social Impact Theatre Grant Program , which provides production support for theatres in Western states igniting positive changes in their communities through the programming they ...
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