This Month in

American Theatre April 2014 Cover

TCG Books
Notable Titles

SPARK Leadership Program

TCG is now accepting applications for the SPARK Leadership Program. As part of TCG’s Leading the Charge: Diversity & Inclusion Initiative, SPARK will create a more diverse theatre landscape by supporting the professional development of exceptional rising leaders of color who aim to take on executive leadership positions at U.S. not-for-profit theatres in the areas of artistic direction, management and/or producing. The program will provide ten leaders who self-identify as leaders of color with the opportunity to participate in a curriculum that will focus on Knowledge & Skills-Building, Networking & Professional Connections and Self-Awareness & Inclusion Training. Learn more and apply by May 5.

MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program Accepting Applications

TCG is now accepting applications for Round 7 of the MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It. This grant program supports theatres to dare to try new approaches to problem-solving artistic, managerial, production and/or technological challenges — to try things the organization doesn't and couldn't normally do. Apply here.

Audience (R)Evolution Grant Program Inaugural Recipients

TCG announces the first round of recipients for the Audience (R)Evolution grant program. Funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Audience (R)Evolution program awarded grants to ten theatres for (Re)Modeling and (Re)Imagining their audience engagement and community development models and strategies.

The Diversity & Inclusion Initiative

TCG has launched a 6-point, multi-year Diversity & Inclusion Initiative. From expanding our Young Leaders of Color program to continuing the work of the Diversity & Inclusion Institute, this Initiative's goal is to transform the national theatre field into a more inclusive and diverse community. Learn how you can get involved here.

TCG Books: Staff Picks

Each month, a TCG staff member will select a TCG Books title that holds a special meaning — whether it’s a show the staffer performed in, a dog-eared acting resource, a writer that continually inspires or simply a favorite play – and we will offer a special discount on that title for the month. For March, Gus Schulenburg, associate director of communications, has selected An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art, by Todd London, and here’s why.

Blue Star Theatres Reaches 109 Participating Theatres in 35 States

Blue Star Theatres is a collaboration between TCG and Blue Star Families, with leadership support from MetLife Foundation. The first launch of the program was September 28, 2012, and now 109 theatres are participating. This initiative is intended to recognize the contributions of service families and build stronger connections between the theatres, military families and their communities. Member Theatres interested in participating may learn more here.