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The National Jewish Theater Foundation and the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts proudly presents Makers of Memories: Holocaust Remembrance and the Creative Process Hosted by Arnold Mittelman, President, NJTF and Director, HTII at the UM Miller Center On International Holocaust Remembrance Day Interviews with Lynne Meadow, director and Artistic Director of the Manhattan Theatre Club and Tovah Feldshuh, Broadway star, actress and author. Introductory remarks by Award winning Broadway producer Daryl Roth. “Studies indicate that the memory and knowledge of the Holocaust is lessening. Unfortunately, this coincides ...
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The Committee on Small Business will hold a remote hearing titled: "The Power, Peril, and Promise of the Creative Economy." The hearing is scheduled to begin at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022 via Zoom. Witnesses include Carson Elrod, Co-Founder & Co-Leader, Be An #ArtsHero; Nataki Garrett, Artistic Director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival; Sandra Karas, Secretary-Treasurer, Actors' Equity Association; and Raeanne Presley, Co-Owner, Presleys' Country Jubilee (Presleys' Theater) on behalf of the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). More information can be found on the   Committee Website . The Hearing was requested by Be An #ArtsHero which ...
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Had a TCG Conference session idea that you didn’t submit by the deadline of January 7th? Don’t worry –  we are extending the deadline   to propose programming ideas for our 2022 hybrid National Conference! Registration for our first hybrid National Conference will launch by the end of January! There will be two distinct registration options: virtual or in-person. Programs will be held virtually from June 15-17, 2022 & in Pittsburgh, PA from June 16-18, 2022 at  The Westin Pittsburgh . 2022 National Conference Programming Proposals TCG is collecting ideas from ALL theatre people for programming at our  first-ever ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 10, 2022 || CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 New from TCG Books : Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl NEW YORK, NY – Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl . Eurydice was originally published by TCG Books in The Clean House and Other Plays in 2006 and is now available as a stand-alone edition. The play received its world premiere at Madison Repertory Theatre in the fall of 2003, followed by productions at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in 2004, Yale Repertory Theatre in 2006, and Second Stage in 2007, ...
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Omicron and Beyond: A Webinar for Theatres on Current and Future Variants Friday, January 21, 2022 from 4-5pm ET/3-4pm CT/1-2pm PT REGISTER HERE The Omicron has already joined the Delta variant in upending the reopening processes of theatres. While Omicron may cause milder symptoms, it is still swelling hospitals alongside the continued dangers of the Delta variant. What does Omicron’s increased infectiousness mean for theatres’ mitigation practices? How can theatres prepare for potential future variants? What does it mean for the live performing arts for COVID-19 to become endemic?  Join us Friday, January 21, 2022 from 4-5pm ET/3-4pm ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 6, 2022   ||      CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 TCG Appoints Joshua Henry Jenkins as Director of Marketing New York, NY - Theatre Communications Group (TCG) , the national organization for theatre, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Joshua Henry Jenkins as its new director of marketing. Jenkins will be responsible for creating, implementing, and measuring the success of a comprehensive marketing plan that advances TCG’s mission to lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology. Working with a portfolio that includes individual membership, events, and publishing, ...
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We’re thrilled to share the latest nomination process for the Alan Schneider Director Award . The award is designed to identify and assist exceptionally talented mid-career freelance directors whose achievements have been demonstrated through work in specific U.S. regions or territories, but who may not be known more widely or recognized nationally. Please help us spread the word and nominate someone today ! The deadline for submitting a nomination is  Friday, January 21, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time . A prolific director and mentor, Alan Schneider was responsible for over one hundred productions in U.S. theatre, introducing audiences to playwrights ...
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Recently, SBA provided initial information on the active grantee and closeout phases via post-application guidance . SBA will be holding information sessions this week so that  grantees can learn about federal grant requirements and have opportunities to ask questions. SBA will address grantee obligations and the process/activities grantees will need to complete and close out. SBA will be conducting three information sessions. The same information will be covered in each webinar, so it is not necessary to attend more than one of the following sessions: Monday, December 13, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. ET. You can join this session as early as 2:45 p.m. EST on Monday ...
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I wanted to share with you this press release from Erich McMillan McColl (Project1VOICE) about Cicely Tyson day on December 19th. The organizers of this nationwide event on what would have been her 97th birthday include Black Theatre Network (BTN), Black Theatre United (BTU), The CRAFT Institute, The International Black Theatre Summit and Project1VOICE (P1V)—along with Broadway Black and The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. Read on to learn more about how you can get involved! - Teresa ---- December 19, 2021 is Cicely Louise Tyson’s birthday.  She would have been 97 years-old.  To commemorate and honor the birth and legacy of this award-winning actor who ...
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We’re just days away from our final virtual summit of our fall convening season,   Climate Action in a Global Landscape   THIS Thursday December 9th ,   and we’re thrilled to share more speakers who we're excited to have join us.    Don’t miss out -   register today ! Climate Action in a Global Landscape : A TCG Virtual Summit  Thursday, December 9th, 1:00-4:00pm ET / 10:00am-1:00pm PT   We'll kick off the summit with   Committing to Climate Action as a Theatre Artist,   a discussion with   Fehinti Balogun   ( I May Destroy You ), whose piece   Can ...
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Join us on December 9th from 1:00-4:00pm ET/10:00am-1:00pm PT for our next virtual summit, Climate Action in a Global Landscape . The goals of the summit are: strengthening support for Indigenous-led climate resistance ; deepening participant understanding of how the goals of the Paris Agreement can be activated at their theatres ; and committing to sustained climate action at the personal, organizational, and fieldwide levels . Please join us and theatre practitioners across the country in committing to bold and sustained climate action. REGISTER HERE . SESSIONS INCLUDE: Committing to Climate Action as a Theatre Artist :  There was one ...
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Dear Colleague, I am thrilled to publicly share the Executive Summary of TCG’s new Strategic Plan , which the Board approved in March 2021. This plan is a living document, and just as its creation was shaped by many voices, we hope it will be further shaped and carried forward by many hands—including your own. We offer our thanks to all our board and staff contributors, and most especially our amazing guides and goads, Lisa Yancey and Jolita Crosland of Yancey Consulting.  This year, TCG is celebrating  its 60th anniversary. As this plan was forged in the fires of a global pandemic and an uprising against White supremacy, it has felt as if TCG is being ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : November 23, 2021 || CONTACTS: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941 Theatre Communications Group Releases  41st Annual Research Report: Theatre Facts 2020   Report documents initial pandemic state of the field Contributed income from individual and government sources help offset decline in ticket income New York, NY – Not-for-profit theatres contributed nearly $2.1 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted 23 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2020 , released by Theatre Communications Group (TCG), in partnership with SMU DataArts. Based onTCG’s ...
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National Conference Programming Proposals Deadline to submit: Friday, January 7th, 2021, 11:59pm ET. TCG is collecting ideas from ALL theatre people for programming at our first-ever hybrid National Conference, which will be held virtually from June 15-17, 2022 and in-person in Pittsburgh, PA from June 16-18, 2022. Additional instructions can be found on the homepage of the  submission form . Please contact Devon Berkshire ( dberkshire@tcg.org ) with any questions.  Submit your ideas today!
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We are happy to share the recording of the most recent offering from our Fall-Winter Convening Season  Emerging from the Cave: Artists Lead the Way, A TCG Forum.  In early 2021, the Sundance Institute commissioned theatre leader and longtime Sundance advisor Jesse Cameron Alick to conduct an independent study so they might better understand the most urgent needs and priorities of theatre practitioners in this time of crisis and disorientation. Alick interviewed over 70 artists and theatre-makers and released a provocative study this August, Emerging from the Cave: Reimagining Our Future in Theater and Live Performance. In Alick’s words, “This study aims ...
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SHUTTERED VENUE OPERATORS GRANTS (SVOG) UPDATE SBA will be sending out invitations to all SVOG awardees, by entity type, to participate in upcoming informational sessions. If you have any questions about your award amount, Reconsideration 2.0, or allowable expenses, please make time to participate: Live Performing Arts Org. Operators : Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021 @ 1pm ET --   Link for live performing arts organizations operators SVOG SUPPLEMENTAL AWARD PROCESS IS NEARLY COMPLETE Approximately 7,500 initial grant awardees were eligible for a “Supplemental” award based on demonstrating at least 70% earned revenue loss comparing 1 st  or 2 nd  quarter ...
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Image above: A screen capture from the summit; clockwise from the top left is Laurie Baskin, Najean Lee, Tony Shivers, and Heather Noonan. We’re pleased to share out the recording of our virtual summit  Advocacy and Financial Resilience  last Thursday, October 28th,  as well as the  Padlet , where we took note of the resources and slides shared during the summit. We hope that you come away with a renewed commitment to arts advocacy, to the equitable distribution of federal resources, to collaborative thinking across advocacy coalitions and to rebuilding the theatre field as the just and thriving ecology that we have envisioned it will ...
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR FURTHER UPDATES.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 8, 2021  ||   CONTACT: Corinna Schulenburg | cschulenburg@tcg.org | 212-609-5941             The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group Present Playwright Sarah Ruhl and Composer Matthew Aucoin in Conversation Event co-presented with The Center for Fiction in Brooklyn, NY on November 17 Event will be rebroadcast for TCG Books’ First Fridays on December 3 New York, NY – The Center for Fiction , a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that has created an immersive home ...
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Arts Philanthropy: What is the funder’s role? Monday, November 1st at 4PM ET Click here to RSVP and for more info! The relationship between arts funders, potential applicants, and current grantees can be complicated. What’s the funder’s role? Is it to only make grants, or is there space to provide nonmonetary support? What are funders considering when deciding how to invest? Join a national panel of arts philanthropy practitioners to hear them discuss their varied roles in support of the arts; tips for building meaningful relationships before, during, and after the grant check; responses to COVID; and hopes for the future. Led by: Conrhonda E. Baker ...
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Still Time to Act on Arts and Recovery Congress will be working throughout the coming weeks to negotiate and finalize the focus of massive infrastructure and budget reconciliation packages. As these legislative vehicles hold the potential to provide additional resources for COVID-19 economic recovery and substantial federal policies and funding support, theatres are joining the wider arts and nonprofit sectors in urging Congress to support our nation's cultural agencies, creative workforce, nonprofit policies, and the ongoing need for relief via essential sources like the employee retention tax credit (ERTC). See TCG’s Recovery Issue Center for more information ...
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