NEW & NOTABLE
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.
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.
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.
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, Steph Wessels, TCG's Marketing & Membership Associate, has selected Raised in Captivity, by Nicky Silver, 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.