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From March 25-27 in Kansas City, TCG’s 2015 Audience (R)Evolution Convening will assemble 200+ theatre people to share the most exciting audience engagement and community development models. Apply now to attend, and learn more about the second round of TCG’s Audience (R)Evolution program here.
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.
Each year, TCG conducts a comprehensive Fiscal Survey, which is the basis for Theatre Facts, TCG’s annual in-depth theatre field report. Theatre Facts 2013 reveals a field recovering from the recession through strong earned income growth, but continuing to struggle with working capital.
For the first time ever, TCG is accepting proposals for speakers, sessions and artistic performances for all of the 2015 TCG Convenings at once. The deadline for submissions in 1/9/15, but the earlier we receive a submissions, the more likely it will be considered for the Audience (R)Evolution Learning Convening, the TCG National Conference and the TCG Fall Forum on Governance. Learn more and submit your ideas here.
MetLife Foundation and TCG announced the seventh round recipients of the MetLife/TCG A-ha! Program: Think It, Do It, which empowers TCG Member Theatres to take groundbreaking approaches to artistic, managerial, production and/or technological challenges and opportunities. Six theatres were awarded grants totaling $200,000 to either research and develop new ideas, or
experiment and implement innovative concepts.
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, Megan Wrappe, American Theatre magazine intern, has selected Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley, 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 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.