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TCG Announces 2014 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards

TCG is pleased to announce the recipients of the Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards for the 2014-15 season. The awards, totaling $858,000, allow 26 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. Learn more about the plays here.

Registration Live for 2015 TCG National Conference: Game Change

From June 18-20 in Cleveland, OH, TCG’s 25th National Conference will convene hundreds of theatre people to empower game-changing moments through peer exchange, model sharing and exciting speakers. When the largest national gathering of theatre people turns 25, it’s also time for a party! Game Change will offer plenty of social opportunities to celebrate theatre and the game-changers who make our field so vital. Learn more about Game Change and register here.

Applications Live for Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships

TCG has launched the Round 10 grant application process for the Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships. This fellowship for actors supports their artistic and professional growth in collaboration with a TCG Member Theatre through two initiatives: Extraordinary Potential and Distinguished Achievement. Learn more and apply here.

TCG Releases New Education & Fiscal Research

TCG has released two new research reports: Taking Your Fiscal Pulse 2014: A Snapshot of the Current Fiscal Health of the National Not-for-Profit Theatre; and Special Report on Education 2013. These reports draw on TCG's surveys of the theatre field's activities, and include narrative responses and essays from field leaders.

Leadership U[niversity]: One-on-One – Round 3 Preliminary Application Now Available

TCG is now accepting preliminary applications for the third round of Leadership U[niversity]: One-on-One. Funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and administered by TCG, grants will be awarded to six exceptionally talented early-career leaders from all areas of theatre to support their professional development via mentorships at TCG Member Theatres.

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 April, Maggie Greene, TCG Research, Policy and Collective Action Intern, has selected In the Next Room (or the vibrator play), by Sarah Ruhl, and here’s why.

Blue Star Theatres Reaches 125 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 125 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.