NEW & NOTABLE
TCG is now accepting speaker and session proposals for the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders. Share your big idea, brilliant new model or agenda for change by reading about the Conference, the programmatic arcs, and then submitting your proposal before December 20.
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 announces the 2013 Cycle A recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]—Continuing Ed program. Through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grants of up to $5,000 will support four mid-career and veteran theatre professionals at TCG Member Theatres for learning opportunities to advance their leadership skills. The Cycle B Continuing Ed grant application process has now launched, and you can learn more and apply here.
The deadline for TCG's annual survey of compensation levels within the field has been extended to December 13. Participation in this survey is an exclusive benefit for TCG Member Theatres. Data will only be shared with the leaders of those theatres that do take part. Click here for more information.
Each year, TCG conducts a comprehensive Fiscal Survey to create Theatre Facts, TCG’s annual in-depth theatre field report. Theatre Facts 2012 reveals a field recovering from the recession, with gains in attendance and individual and foundation giving leading the way. Learn more here, including how you can participate in the Fiscal Survey.
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 December, Jessica Lewis, artistic and international programs associate, has selected The Way of Acting, by Tadashi Suzuki, and here’s why.
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 105 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.