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2012 TCG Fall Forum on Governance

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Katori Hall, Keynote Address
Katori Hall is not only the award-winning playwright of plays like The Mountaintop and Hurt Village, but also a noted journalist, publishing articles in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Newsweek and more. As one of our theatre movement’s most electric new voices, she was the perfect person to kick-off the Forum and help us lead the charge.

The Changing Landscape and What It Means For Theatre
Angela Glover Blackwell led an in-depth look at the shifting demographic and cultural currents in our country. Blackwell founded PolicyLink in 1999 and continues to drive its mission of advancing economic and social equity. Under Blackwell’s leadership, PolicyLink has become a leading voice in the movement to use public policy to improve access and opportunity for all low-income people and communities of color, particularly in the areas of health, housing, transportation, education, and infrastructure.

Models for Diversity, Beyond Our Field
This session was moderated by Teresa Eyring and featured Anthony Carter, vice president, Global Diversity & Inclusion and chief diversity officer, Johnson & Johnson; Andrea Louie, executive director, Asian American Arts Alliance; and Hannah Valantine, senior associate dean for Diversity and Leadership and professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine. These three dynamic speakers shared the depth of their experience at the forefront of diversity thinking outside the theatre field.

State of the Field: A Presentation of TCG's Theatre Facts 2011
Each year, TCG conducts a comprehensive fiscal survey, which is the basis for Theatre Facts, TCG’s annual in-depth theatre field report. Teresa Eyring and Kevin E. Moore shared important highlights from this vital advocacy and policy tool, including updates on CUNA, working capital, earned and contributed income, and other noteworthy trends.

Diversity Models in Theatre
Moderator Sharon Jensen from the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts led a discussion between Maria Goyanes, associate producer, The Public Theater; Kwame Kwei-Armah, artistic director, CENTERSTAGE; and Paul Nicholson, executive director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, about their first-hand experience in leading the charge at their own organizations.