TCG's commitment to creating "a better world for theatre" becomes exceedingly critical when it comes to addressing how to create healthy organizational cultures for everyone in our field. In 2017 and 2018, allegations of sexual misconduct against some of our most powerful artistic leaders have loomed large. How do we foster professional and artistic spaces in which people feel supported, respected, empowered, and most of all, safe? We at TCG are grappling with this question alongside our colleagues across the U.S., and we look forward to working in partnership with many of you as we challenge one another to disrupt and dismantle systems that breed discrimination, and lift up the efforts of those who are creating new systems in which theatre practitioners can thrive. The resource list below is not exhaustive, but provides a starting place for those looking for support and/or ideas of how to get involved. The list (and the categories included therein) will evolve with our research and knowledge of existing resources. .
As part of TCG's strategic initiative Audience (R)Evolution, the Research & Resources Hub includes a comprehensive literature review, recent field-wide research, essays, articles from Audience (R)Evolution grantees, and archived videos from past Audience (R)Evolution Convenings to facilitate the program’s commitment to widespread dissemination of innovative and impactful audience-engagement and community-development practice.
In order to better serve theatre board members, whose crucial roles involve the gifts of time, imagination, and ideas, TCG has created the Trustee Corner, a hub aimed at helping theatre trustees learn more about the field, connect with other trustees and theatre leaders across the country, and play an important role in serving the needs of their theatre and the greater theatre community.
The Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Program launched nationally in 2007 and has awarded grants to not-for-profit theatres for 150 new plays to date. This page features profiles and media coverage of these new plays and aims to provide insight into each theatre's reasons for developing and/or producing a particular new play.
From January 2000 to the present, American Theatre articles are archived online.
TCG's professional development programs include in-person events such as retreats and convenings and long-distance learning such as teleconferences and webinars. These events bring together emerging and established leaders to learn about leadership, human resources and best practices.
TCG provides a variety of grants for artists and other theatre professionals to aid in their professional development.
This is TCG's national employment bulletin for the Arts.
TCG interns learn about contemporary American theatre through contact with artists and professionals who work in our Member Theatres, as well as constant interaction with TCG staff and its unique resources.
This video captures artists, theatre leaders, patrons, educators, corporate executives and politicians around the country as they emphatically speak about the value of theatre and challenges we face in an ever-changing environment.
Field Letter and TCG Bulletin Archives
TCG Field Letter archives can be found here. Archives from the TCG Bulletin can be found here.
If you are unable to find the data you are looking for on the website, you may request specific information from our offline resources by email. TCG has resource files about performance reviews, job descriptions, organizational structure, trustee evaluation, software packages, facility construction and renovations and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) issues. Direct email requests to Ilana Rose, associate director of research & collective action. Please specify whether or not your request is deadline sensitive.