NEW & NOTABLE
Pulitzer Prize-winner Ayad Akhtar, "Museum visionary" Nina Simon and "the next big thing" Natasha Tsakos join the growing speakers list headed to Dallas from June 6-8 for the 2013 TCG National Conference: Learn Do Teach. Inspired by the famous medical training phrase, "see one, do one, teach one", you’ll find practical opportunities for model sharing and peer connections. Register now before the May 27 deadline to join us in Dallas.
The Leadership U program was designed by TCG and is funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen the field by developing the individuals who are the core and future of theatre. This program provides support in two initiatives: One-on-One grants of to six exceptionally talented early-career leaders for professional development via mentorships at a TCG Member Theatre; and Continuing Ed grants to eight mid-career to veteran professionals at TCG Member Theatres for learning opportunities that will advance their leadership skills. Learn more here, and stay tuned for guidelines and applications to be posted on May 15, 2013.
Theatre Communications Group will celebrate its 2013 Gala Evening honoring Ruth and Stephen Hendel and Ming Cho Lee on Monday, May 13 at Angel Orensanz Foundation in New York. Join us in celebrating TCG Books and it’s more than 30 year history as an independent trade publisher of dramatic literature. For the first time, sponsors can choose to be permanently recognized in an upcoming publication. In addition, we will celebrate our award-winning authors and playwrights many of who will be in attendance. It’s an evening you won’t want to miss!
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 May, Carissa Cordes, circulation coordinator, has selected Coram Boy, adapted by Helen Edmundson, 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 90 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.