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We are excited to share our upcoming December virtual program, (Re)Filling Our Houses: A TCG Virtual LAB on Bringing Audiences Back . This virtual lab will take place on December 8 at 3pm ET, virtually on Zoom. TCG periodically hosts LAB spaces, or collaborative spaces, rooted in collective action around a pervasive fieldwide challenge. A recent example was the LAB at TCG’s 2022 Conference in Pittsburgh where we were led in exciting, emergent conversations of labor justice and workforce challenges. In recent polls of theatre leaders and artists, one pressing challenge is the slow and inconsistent return of audiences to traditional theatre spaces and performances. ...
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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: Martyna Majok on Cost of Living with Naveen Kumar and David Zayas on November 16 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream. Deemed “immensely haunting” by the New York Times and “perfection” by the New York Theatre Guide , Majok’s P ulitzer Prize-winning masterwork Cost of Living tackles the biases and perceptions of those living ...
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The Shubert Foundation announces its upcoming December 1 st deadline for Theatre applications. TSF funds have always been allocated as general operating support based on the belief that grantees know best how to prioritize their needs. To ensure support to the widest range of recipients, The Shubert Foundation maintains an open-door policy with no invitation required. Interested applicants should review the website ( www.shubertfoundation.org ) to ensure that basic requirements are met. A brief quiz (accessed via the Website ) is the first point of contact with the Foundation.   General Requirements Shubert Foundation grants are awarded exclusively ...
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The following opportunities and resources are available from Event Safety Alliance. ON SALE NOW: Weather Planning for Mass Gatherings Workshop From Woodstock to Indiana, from wind to lightning to extreme heat, severe weather is one of the most common and potentially dangerous hazards affecting outdoor events. Conscientious event professionals are expected to include comprehensive weather planning as part of their overall event management plan.  ESA’s   Weather Planning for Mass Gatherings Workshop   (formerly the “Severe Weather Summit”) is a practical workshop that joins meteorological science and event operations to help event and venue ...
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We have opened the application for The Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship! This is a valuable opportunity that we don’t want students to miss out on! We held an information session on November 1, 2022 at 4pm ET for interested individuals to ask any questions, hear more about the scholarship. Recipients will receive up to $7,500 to be used towards tuition, registration fees, supplies and/or travel expenses over a one-year period between January 30, 2023 - January 31, 2024. Scholarship applicants should be enrolled and in good standing at a college, university or professional training program at the beginning of the scholarship period on January ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 20, 2022 ||   CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 Theatre Communications Group Announces RECOGNIZE Grantees for THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color $900,000 in General Operating Support Awarded to 22 Theatres RECOGNIZE Grantees to join REBUILD: A Learning Cohort New York, NY –   Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the recipients of RECOGNIZE grants as part of the THRIVE! Uplifting Theatres of Color program . With $1,635,000 in support from Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF), TCG is working in partnership with an Advisory ...
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We’ve heard across the theatre field that systems of governance are at an inflection point and there's a growing desire to reimagine those systems together. Happening on November 11 both virtually and in New York City, Governance at the Crossroads: A Strategic Retreat will give us space to do that. We've put together a list of reasons you need to be in the room for this brand new, unique gathering! Register now! It’s an evolved take on TCG’s traditional Fall Forum on Governance. We’ve designed this new event in response to what we’ve heard from a lot of you. Keeping in mind both those who are experiencing challenges but also those ...
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Are you a BIPOC/POC/PGM theatre leader/practitioner who joined a PWI staff in March 2020 or later? Are you the first or only BIPOC/POC/PGM on staff? Are you desiring space for renewal and intentional community building? Are you looking for thought partners to help you find solutions for a work challenge? Join us on Monday, November 7, 2022 (5pm ET/4pm CT/3pm MT/2pm PT/1pm AT/11am HT) . These quarterly roundtables began in Summer 2020 as a way for BIPOC/POC/PGM theatre leaders/practitioners to give and receive support while widening their circle of peers.  Free RSVP: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUkf-msrDgvGddSLhWH-NWms6jrDui9gx5S ...
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We’ve heard across the theatre field that systems of governance are at an inflection point and there's a growing desire to reimagine those systems together. Happening on November 11 both virtually and in New York City, Governance at the Crossroads: A Strategic Retreat will give us space to do that. You may have questions about this event, what it will address, and why it’s important now. Watch this quick video to hear from a group of us at TCG and start getting pumped about what’s to come ! Register now for Governance at the Crossroads: A Strategic Retreat
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The Dramatists Guild, Shakespeare Theatre Association, and Theatre Communications Group are joining together to stand with Nataki Garrett and condemn in every possible way the unconscionable harassment and death threats that she has received as Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Nataki’s expertise and vision steered OSF, one of the most prominent regional theatres in the country, through the pandemic, surviving under unprecedented financial pressure caused by an industry in lock down. The theatre not only survived; it thrived as she presented a vibrant first season, which included productions of Shakespeare that employed diverse casts as ...
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This Sunday, October 2nd, TCG Books returns to the Brooklyn Book Festival for a day of author signings, special discounts, and more! Stop by Booth #318 to say hello, pick up copies of our latest titles, and meet some of the most exciting playwrights working today! We start off the day with Erin Courtney and Sarah Ruhl at 10:30 AM. Erin Courtney will be signing copies of her books Ann, Fran, and Mary Ann and A Map of Virtue and Black Cat Lost . Sarah Ruhl will be signing copies of her many TCG titles including Eurydice and How to Transcend a Happy Marriage , as well as her memoir  Smile: The Story of a Face . Did you know both Erin and Sarah were both members ...
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Held virtually and in-person in New York City on November 11, Governance at the Crossroads: A Strategic Retreat will be a think tank for a deep, generative envisioning process. Through facilitated conversations around foundational questions of governance, we can collectively reimagine boards for a truly just and thriving theatre field. One of the most popular sessions at our 2022 TCG National Conference: Pittsburgh was “It’s Broken, So Let’s Fix It: A Collective and Radical Reimagining of Theatre Boards.” You can view that session on-demand through our Pittsburgh Playback collection! Led by Michael J. Bobbitt, and building on his American Theatre article on ...
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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: Lynn Nottage on Mlima's Tale with Damon Tabor on September 29 at 7pm ET at The Center for Fiction, 15 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217, and via livestream. Continuing Lynn Nottage’s tradition of crafting thought-provoking, socially conscious dramas, her play Mlima's Tale tells the story of an elephant struck down by poachers for his magnificent tusks. Nottage is joined ...
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Our 2022 TCG National Conference: Pittsburgh was the landing ground for explosive programming that helped us connect around the principles of Redefining our Art, Transforming our Practices, and Tending to our People .  Now, recorded conference sessions are available for those who may have missed the experience! If you were unable to attend, you can purchase a package from the Pittsburgh Playback collection and enjoy access through November. If you attended the conference, you already have access to all recordings via the WebEx Events (formerly Socio) platform. Current members will enjoy a 20% discount on their package purchase, automatically applied! ...
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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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