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SVOG Report A total of $14.57 billion  in COVID-19 economic relief has been awarded to 13,011 performing arts venues and organizations, movie theaters, talent representatives, producers, and museums. The Small Business Administration (SBA) reports that it has officially completed grant decisions on all outstanding appeals and reconsiderations. To see the full list of 13,011 grantees and their award amount, please download the Excel data document from the SBA’s site. SBA has officially concluded its SVOG Audit Webinar series with the most recent webinar Audit Requirements for For-Profit Entities. Please see new resources included under the Audit requirements ...
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CDC Posts Information as Monkeypox Spreads As this newest virus spreads across the globe and in the U.S., TCG would like to share some information and resources so we can all be prepared. The Monkeypox virus seems to be spreading through the LGBTQ community and so we want the field to be proactively informed. Here are some helpful guides from the CDC: Disinfecting Home and Other Non-Healthcare Settings Monkeypox FAQs We also share these additional important resources around reducing stigma: https://www.cdc.gov/poxvirus/monkeypox/reducing-stigma.html https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/pressreleaseandstatementarchive/2022/may/20220522_PR_Monkeypox ...
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U.S. Mayors Champion Federal Arts Relief The U.S. Conference of Mayors, the official non-partisan organization of 1,400 cities with populations of 30,000 or more, unanimously passed  a resolution in support of ongoing federal relief for the arts and culture sector led by San Francisco Mayor London N. Breed and Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot, among additional resolutions advancing the arts . The call for additional COVID-19 relief has now been echoed in a June 30 letter to top Congressional leadership endorsed by 25 U.S. Mayors, which includes requests for reinstating the Employee Retention Tax Credit for the 4th quarter of 2021 and speeding up the delivery ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 8, 2022 || CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 Theatre Communications Group Announces RESPOND Grantees for THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color Theatres Receive $10,000 in Rapid Response Support New York, NY –   Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the recipients of $10,000 RESPOND grants as part of the THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color program . With $1,635,000 in support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation , TCG is working in partnership with an Advisory Circle of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC*) to provide ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 5, 2022 || CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg, cschulenburg@tcg.org, 212-609-5941 New from TCG Books : Staging Story Five Fundamentals for the Beginning Stage Director by Robert Moss and Wendy Dann   NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Staging Story: Five Fundamentals for the Beginning Stage Director by Robert Moss and Wendy Dann . “With a no-nonsense and blessedly candid approach, Bob Moss and Wendy Dann have written not only an indispensable practicum for the young director, but also a delightful refresher course for the working ...
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Last Friday, news broke that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade, “ eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years .” Theatres and theatre artists have increasingly been making work about reproductive rights , yet even though this outcome was expected, it is still shocking. Here are some immediate resources to respond. We’re also holding a responsive virtual gathering for processing, for planning, for resource-sharing, and for community on  Thursday, 6/30, from 3 to 4:30pm ET/12-1:30pm PT.  RSVP HERE.  We'll send the Zoom link only to those who RSVP.  This is an open space, and you ...
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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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