To strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre.
Our Vision for the Next 50 Years
A better world for theatre. A better world because of theatre.
TCG will become the catalytic center of a network of theatre people building more creative, diverse and civically engaged communities through theatre. Participation in theatre will be widely recognized as a right of every individual, a necessity for every community and a uniting force nationally and internationally.
In an increasingly interconnected, non-hierarchical and resource-stressed world, TCG will be the hub of an interdependent, inclusive and sustainable theatre field. TCG will harness our digital, high-tech future to champion the value of local, high-touch human connection. Our programming and core values will ripple through the primary partnership of our Member Theatres and other partner organizations to empower all theatre people and the communities they serve.
Our Core Values
Human beings are inherently creative and are most gratified when they can approach their endeavors with a sense of excellence, skill, and craftsmanship. At TCG, we approach our own day-to-day work with artistry as a value—whether in the editing of a book or in the design of a new leadership program. We believe that the services we offer in support of our mission are fundamentally aimed at nurturing and promoting artistry throughout the theatre community—which will in turn benefit and contribute to society at large.
The diversity of the theatre community—combined with its interdependence—makes it strong, healthy and robust. The theatre constituency includes a diverse community of artists, administrators, students, educators, trustees, audiences, volunteers and donors. TCG is committed to supporting the plurality of aesthetic, perspective, race, class, gender, age, mission, as well as organizational size and structure.
Theatre has the power to shape and challenge ideas, inspire civic engagement, and ultimately change the world. Activism in communities across the nation led to the successful building of a national theatre field, and it is the same sense of activism that allows TCG to fight for effective cultural and economic policies.
Members of our national theatre community are citizens of a worldwide theatre community. Our national movement is increasingly a global movement. TCG leads by facilitating cross border relationships among theatre practitioners. We promote international and cultural exchange in order to enhance our art form, while also deepening peace and understanding.