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TCG Impact Report: 58 Years of Advancing the Theatre Field

As the national service organization for the professional not-for-profit theatre, we think and advocate on behalf of our 500+ member theatres from 48 states with budgets ranging from $50 thousand to $50 million. As a result of TCG’s steadfast support of the national theatre field, theatres in...


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Full Senate Appropriations Committee to Act Today 9/26!

Full Senate Appropriations Committee to Act Today 9/26! Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Interior Appropriations Subcommittee recommended $157 million for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for FY 2020. While this is a $2 million increase from the current FY 2019 number, it is $10.5...

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U.S. House of Representatives Approves Significant Funding Increase to the NEA for FY20!

On June 25, the U.S. House strongly rejected President Trump's budget request to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) by approving $167.5 million in funding for fiscal year (FY) 2020! This is an increase of $12.5 million over the FY 2019 funding level of $155 million. The...

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House Subcommittee Proposes Substantial NEA Increase!

House Subcommittee Proposes Substantial NEA Increase! Great news from the House today! May 15, 2019 The House Appropriations Subcommittee on the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies, chaired by Rep. Betty McCollum, released a funding bill on May 14, 2019 that includes...

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Trump Administration Again Proposes Elimination of NEA

This week the Trump administration released its budget proposal for FY20, and once again, it proposes shutting down the National Endowment for the Arts . The proposal states that the administration "does not consider NEA activities to be core Federal responsibilities." This is the third year...

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"12 Angry Men" performed by 12 Impassioned Women

I was pleased to recently connect with Lauren Class Schneider, the producer of 12,000 Voices. This national initiative, held as part of a National Voter Registration Initiative taking place April 5-8, features readings of "12 Angry Men" presented by 12 Impassioned Women followed by voter...

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TCG Represents the Theatre Field in Washington, DC

L to R: Laurie Baskin, TCG, Raymond Bobgan, Cleveland Public Theatre, James McNeel, City Theatre, Julie Morris, Playmakers Repertory Company, Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse, Adrian Budhu, TCG The theatre field was well-represented in Washington, DC on Arts Advocacy Day on March 5! Learn...

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Advocate for the Arts on March 5!

Tuesday, March 5 is National Arts Advocacy Day , the most visible, activist day of the year for arts advocates from all disciplines, all states, and every Congressional district to join together and speak up in support of the arts . Theatre Communications Group is a...

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TCG Brings Delegation of Theatre Leaders to Capitol Hill for Arts Advocacy Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 2019 | CONTACT: Gus Schulenburg | gschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 TCG Brings Delegation of Theatre Leaders to Capitol Hill for Arts Advocacy Day Meetings with legislative staff on schedule New York, NY –Theatre...

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Oral Testimony of Flordelino Lagundino, Artistic Director, Park Square Theatre, MN

Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies U.S. House of Representatives Public Hearing - February 26, 2019 From the livestream of Flordelino's address. Chairman McCollum, Ranking Member Joyce, and Members of the Subcommittee, it is both an honor and a...

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