Disaster Management

Floods, earthquakes, tornadoes—what should your theatre do when disaster strikes? How do you manage the initial crisis? How do you balance your theatre’s recovery with the wider needs of your community? How can you mitigate damage before the unthinkable happens?

TCG wants to be a part of this larger conversation.

Disaster Management Resource Page

TCG is committed to providing the most up-to-date disaster management resources and research for the field. To check out this new initiative click here.

Disaster/Crisis Management Conference 2.0 Group

Disasters and Crises come in all shapes and sizes—everything from a hurricane to a company-wide computer crash to an executive leader’s sudden departure.

This group will serve as a space to learn more about being ready for, responding to, and recovering from disasters. This online community will give participants a forum to solicit advice, support, and best practices in regards to disaster/crisis management as well as a place to share resources.

If you are TCG Member Theatre Staff you are welcome to join this online group. Please email Gus Schulenburg, director of communications and community engagement, for more information.

Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from the Field Teleconference

A discussion moderated by TCG Executive Director Teresa Eyring featuring panelists Aimée Hayes, Artistic Director of Southern Rep; Mollie Lakin-Hayes, Director of ArtsReady; Paul Nicholson, Executive Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival; and Jon White-Spunner, Managing Director of Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:00pm–2:15pm EST

In Disaster Management: Lessons Learned from the Field, we’ll hear from an expert in post-crisis sustainability, as well as first hand experiences from theatre leaders who’ve led their theatres through disaster to recovery. Teleconference participants will learn best practices for being ready for, responding to, and recovering from disasters, as well as discuss ways TCG can be a better resource after they strike.