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TCG is accepting nominations from Member Theatre artistic, managing, and board leaders for the the Alan Schneider Director Award. Presented biannually at the TCG National Conference, the Award celebrates exceptionally talented mid-career freelance directors, and includes funds to support their professional development activities. Online nominations are due by noon ET on Monday, October 26th.
TCG’s annual Salary Survey is a confidential service for participating Member Theatre leaders to support their planning, budgeting, and critical personnel decisions. Survey participants receive a full summary report, as well as the ability to request custom reports throughout the year tailored by budget range, geographic region, and more. The deadline for participation is October 16.
TCG is thrilled to welcome the following new members to its board of directors: Adrian Budhu, managing director, The Theater Offensive, Boston, MA; Christopher Acebo, associate artistic director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, OR; Meghan Pressman, managing director, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Washington, DC; Nikkole Salter, actress, playwright, educator, and arts advocate, Bloomfield, NJ; and Harold Wolpert, managing director, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York, NY.
TCG has announced six new recipients of the Leadership U Continuing Ed grants. With the support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Leadership U will empower the professional development of these leaders in areas that include capital campaigns, emerging costume technology, co-production models, and immersive theatre techniques for sensory-friendly performances.
Greg Reiner, the incoming director of theater and musical theater at the National Endowment for the the Arts, will be joining us for Strategy Forward! From November 6-8 in New York City, an intimate group of trustees and theatre leaders will explore strategic thinking at the 2015 Fall Forum on Governance: Strategy Forward. Attendees will engage with thought leaders on emerging trends and strategic thinking, hear case studies from organizations that have successfully cultivated agile board and staff leadership. Join us in New York City for Strategy Forward this November!
The Wallace Foundation has released a new, free guide designed to help arts organizations use market research to identify ways to build meaningful connections with different audiences. Taking Out the Guesswork: Using Research to Build Arts Audiences draws on evidence gathered from 10 U.S. arts organizations to provide valuable insight and detailed guidelines on how to learn more about current and potential audiences, create effective promotional materials, and more effectively track and assess the results of new audience-building initiatives. Learn more here.
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 September, Erin Salvi, TCG's Publications Associate, has selected The Realistic Jonses, by Will Eno, and here’s why.