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Theatre Professionals Teleconferences are held each year on a rotating basis for groups of theatre leaders and staff. Moderated by experienced professionals from the field, these series offer geographically separated theatre professionals the opportunity to share information and ideas and to work with peers to find solutions to common problems. Agendas are directed by the needs and interests of the participants, with assistance from the moderator and TCG staff. Participation in the Theatre Professionals Teleconferences is open only to TCG Member Theatre staff.

Finance Directors | Education Directors | Moderator Bios

Winter 2017 / 2018: Finance Directors

Moderator: Leslie Fillingham, Chief Financial Officer, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Registration Fee: $75

Dates:
To accommodate more participants and also keep the calls to a manageable size, we are offering two tracks for finance directors based on budget size (annual expenses). Please note, depending on which theatres register, we may change the division of theatres between tracks. We will alert all participants in advance of any changes. (Please also note that we are planning to offer a teleconference series for General Managers of TCG Member Theatres in the spring of 2018.) All finance directors teleconferences last one hour and begin at 1:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, unless otherwise noted.

Track A (annual expenses of $3 million and over) Track B (annual expenses under $3 million)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Thursday, December 14, 2017 *This call will be from 3:30–4:30 p.m. EST.
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Thursday, January 11, 2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Thursday, February 1, 2018
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Thursday, March 1, 2018
Please click here to register for the Finance Directors Teleconferences - TRACK A. Please click here to register for the Finance Directors Teleconferences - TRACK B.

Helpful Registration Tips:

  • You will need to log in to register. When prompted, please use the email address associated with your work.
  • If you have any login issues, please email info@tcg.org.
  • You must pay the $75 registration fee by credit card.
  • If you click “Add to calendar” during the registration process, the event that will appear in your calendar (Outlook, e.g.) will span the entire months-long duration of the teleconference series! If you decide to use this “Add to calendar” feature, please manually edit (in Outlook or your email program) the duration and times for the four calls that will be part of the teleconference series for which you are registering.
  • The registration system will ask you for “Badge Information” and will likely display your name, organization, and title in fields for a “Registrant Badge.” Please click “Next” at the bottom of this page without changing anything.

Only one person per theatre may register, and registration is open only to staff members at TCG Member Theatres. Participants are encouraged to register early, as space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, email education & collective action associate Greg Cooper.

Winter 2017 / 2018: Education Directors

Moderator: Allison Watrous, Director of Education, Denver Center Theatre Company

Registration Fee: $75

Dates: All education teleconferences last one hour and begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

Education Directors Group (all budget sizes)
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Please click here to register for the Education Directors Teleconferences.

Helpful Registration Tips:

  • You will need to log in to register. When prompted, please use the email address associated with your work.
  • If you have any login issues, please email info@tcg.org.
  • You must pay the $75 registration fee by credit card.
  • If you click “Add to calendar” during the registration process, the event that will appear in your calendar (Outlook, e.g.) will span the entire months-long duration of the teleconference series! If you decide to use this “Add to calendar” feature, please manually edit (in Outlook or your email program) the duration and times for the four calls that will be part of the teleconference series for which you are registering.
  • The registration system will ask you for “Badge Information” and will likely display your name, organization, and title in fields for a “Registrant Badge.” Please click “Next” at the bottom of this page without changing anything.

Only one person per theatre may register, and registration is open only to staff members at TCG Member Theatres. Participants are encouraged to register early, as space is limited and registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions, email education & collective action associate Greg Cooper.

Moderator Bios

Moderator for Finance Directors
Leslie Fillingham, Chief Financial Officer
Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Leslie Fillingham has been the chief financial officer of Milwaukee Repertory Theater for thirty years. Prior to that she worked in public accounting and at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. She received the Milwaukee Business Journal’s CFO of the Year – Career Achievement Award in 2012. She has served on many non-profit boards and finance committees.

Moderator for Education Directors
Allison Watrous, Director of Education
Denver Center Theatre Company

Allison has celebrated the Denver Center of the Performing Arts as her artistic home for the past 20 years as an educator, actor, and director. Allison and her team manage a wide variety of educational programming, which serves more than 105,000 students per year.

Allison is a collaborative leader of artists, teaching artists, actors, and educators and an innovative teacher who is passionate about working with students of all ages. She is an artful developer of new curriculum that explores using theatre as a springboard to teach various subjects. Her vast teaching experience includes The New Victory Theatre, The New York Film Academy, TADA!, The Buckley School, University of Northern Colorado, The National Theatre Conservatory, The International College of Beijing, and the University of Denver. She is currently on the faculty of Denver School of the Arts and the University of Colorado Denver.

Acting work includes Kelly Young in Just Like Us, A Christmas Carol, John Brown’s Body, and Scapin (DCPA Theatre Company); Girls Only! - The Secret Comedy of Women (DCPA Cabaret); Astronomical Sunset (Curious Theatre Company); and Savage in Limbo, Crimes of the Heart, American Notes, Talley’s Folly, and Gidion’s Knot (Sis Tryst Productions). Directing work includes Bus Stop (Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities); The Revolutionists (BETC); Brighton Beach Memoirs (Miners Alley Playhouse); Big Love (University of Denver); and Failure: A Love Story, The Laramie Project, Eurydice, Wintertime, Arcadia, and The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Denver School of the Arts).

Allison earned a Masters in Fine Arts in acting at the National Theatre Conservatory and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theatre at Drake University. Allison also studied at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Center’s National Theatre Institute.

Theatre Professionals Teleconferences Archives

For Theatre Professionals Teleconferences Archives, which include program information dating back to Fall 1999 and moderator information dating from Fall 2010, click here.

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