My dearest supporters of the American Theatre -
To say that we are facing unprecedented times is an egregious understatement. If 2020 were a production of a play we were all watching on our local stages, I wouldn't be surprised if audiences and reviewers alike accused the story of being unfocused and over written!
Levity aside (sometimes that’s the only way to keep from losing our minds!), despite the challenges, the story of what it means to be alive and human in this country marches on. Therefore the non-profit resident theatre - the industry birthed by the idea that everyone in this country deserves to have access to and be a part of the American narrative - must march on as well.
As our field reckons with all of the ways we have fallen short of that ideal, navigates the instability of the moment and works to manifest the American narrative that honors the humanity of us all, we need TCG’s active presence, health, and support more than ever.
For the last 60 years TCG has been helping us in the theatre field get what we need to be better gatherers, preservers, creators, evolvers and stewards of the American narrative. And in this moment of tumult and transition, with its new mission to lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology, you can expect TCG to continue to promote all of the things that help our field embody those ideals.
But we need your help.
So, here’s the part where I, Nikkole Salter, the new TCG board chair, have the pleasure of asking you to give money to TCG so that TCG may continue to flood the field with the resources it needs to thrive.
Join us in manifesting a new, more inclusive and honest chapter of the American narrative, and, by extension, a new paradigm of collective consciousness for us all.
Thank you for reading. Thank you, in advance, for giving. Here's to the birth of new possibilities. See you in 2021.
Actress, Playwright, Educator and Arts Advocate
Chair, TCG Board of Directors