Theatre Professionals Teleconferences

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.

This spring we are offering rounds of teleconferences for both Development Directors and Education Directors.

Spring 2016: Development Directors

Moderator:
Nancy D. Giles, Director of Development, Alley Theatre

Registration Fee: $75

REGISTRATION FOR THE DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORS TELECONFERENCES IS NOW CLOSED.

Dates:
To accommodate more participants and also keep the calls to a manageable size, we are offering two tracks for development 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. All development teleconferences last one hour and begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Track A (annual expenses of $3 million and over) Track B (annual expenses under $3 million)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016 Thursday, March 31, 2016
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Thursday, April 21, 2016
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Thursday, May 19, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Thursday, June 16, 2016

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.

Spring 2016: Education Directors


Moderator:
Jenny Toutant, Education Director, Milwaukee Repertory Theater

Registration Fee: $75

REGISTRATION FOR THE EDUCATION DIRECTORS TELECONFERENCES IS NOW CLOSED.

Dates:
All education teleconferences last one hour and begin at 4:00 p.m. Eastern time. Please note, this is a different time relative to previous years' teleconferences.

Education Directors Group (all budget sizes)
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016

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 Development Directors
Nancy D. Giles, Director of Development, Alley Theatre
Nancy Giles joined the Alley as Director of Development in September of 2009. Ms. Giles has more than 20 years of fundraising experience raising more than $150 million over her career in operational and capital support. She is adept at working with staff and volunteers to create strategic fundraising plans and building long-term community relationships. Prior to joining the Alley Theatre, Ms. Giles served for two years as the Vice President and Chief Development Officer of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Houston. She was with the Houston Symphony Society for ten years, where she was Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, Director of Individual Giving, and then the Director of Development. Ms. Giles was also the Director of Development at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra.

Moderator for Education Directors
Jenny Toutant, Education Director, Milwaukee Repertory Theater
Jenny Toutant began her tenure at Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the 2005/06 Season as the Education Assistant and, after a few short months, took over as the Education Director. As the facilitator for the outreach and training programs for The Rep, she designs programming for all ages. Rep Education serves over 20,000 students each year with student matinee programming, in-school arts-integrated residencies, and student-driven community engagement programming. Jenny has worked as an educator for UW-Parkside, Virginia Commonwealth University, First Stage Children’s Theater, and School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community.  Her directing credits include Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Censored on Final Approach, Stones in His Pockets, Laughing Stock, Blind Tasting, Down the Road, The Assassin’s New Friend, Fly Away (an original devised production), Scrooge: The Musical, and several children's productions. With the intentions of becoming an actor, she quickly fell in love with teaching the art and passionately pursued her career in theater education. She earned her MFA in Theatre Pedagogy from Virginia Commonwealth University and a BA in Theatre Arts from University of Wisconsin – Parkside. Jenny is also the proud mother of her son, Michael.

 

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.