2014 TCG Pre-Conferences



Pre-Conference: International Artistic Collaboration Forum

Tijuana, Mexico

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

8:00AM - 10:30PM

As past of TCG's 2014 National Conference: Crossing Borders in San Diego a theme which challenged both the practical and conceptual barriers to strengthening the theatre field’s vitality literal borders were also crossed when Pre-Conference attendees journeyed to Tijuana, Mexico to engage with local artists and culture. This full-day international Pre-Conference included a small group of individuals from the U.S. and Mexico for artistic and intellectual exchange through meetings, performances, tours of the actual border between the U.S. and Mexico and breaking bread.

Global Citizenship is one of TCG’s four core values (Artistry, Advocacy, Diversity and Global Citizenship), underscoring TCG’s belief that the future of the U.S. professional not-for-profit theatre requires a connection to the international network of theatres, artists and other cultural leaders. TCG has learned that the advantages of investing in cultural exchange are deep and wide-ranging, from providing audiences with new perspectives to promoting cultural and aesthetic diversity.

The proximity of TCG’s National Conference in San Diego to Tijuana provided a unique opportunity for U.S. theatre professionals to exchange experiences, models and strategies with Mexican colleagues, as well as nurture relationships and projects. For more information, see the agenda for the International Artistic Collaboration Pre-Conference.

Learn more about Tijuana's vital cultural life here.

"Global Citizenship is a core value for TCG, and international collaborations are increasingly valued by theatres and the communities they serve. We’re thrilled to not only celebrate the thriving cultural community of our host city San Diego, but to also engage with the vibrant artistry of Tijuana, Mexico."

- Teresa Eyring, executive director of TCG

Pre-Conference: Diversity & Inclusion Institute

Tijuana, Mexico

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

8:00AM - 10:30PM

TCG's Diversity & Inclusion Institute cohort also gathered for a Pre-Conference meeting in Tijuana, Mexico, held simultaneously with the Pre-Conference on International Collaboration. Both groups met in Tijuana on Wednesday, June 18 and the day featured some events that allowed for cross-mingling and conversation between the two groups.


If you have any questions about the International Collaboration Forum Pre-Conference or the Diversity & Inclusion Institute Pre-Conference, please contact Dafina McMillan at dmcmillan@tcg.org.

 


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