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TCG is pleased to announce the recipients of the second round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $580,000, allow 22 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run.
Through support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grants of $75,000 have been awarded to eight exceptionally talented early-career leaders from all areas of theatre for professional development via mentorships at a TCG Member Theatre, with an additional $5,000 honorarium for their mentor.
TCG is thrilled to announce the appointment of Adrian Budhu as its new deputy director and chief operating officer. Adrian recently moved to New York city after spending the last five years at The Theater Offensive (TTO), an LGBTQ not-for-profit arts organization in Boston.
The Veterans and Theatre Institute (VTI), a pilot program to empower veterans and active-duty military personnel to experience, study, and create theatre, is thrilled to announce its partnership with Trinity Repertory Company. Supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s Building Demand for the Arts grants program, VTI’s partnership with Trinity Rep launches an initiative to introduce veterans and military personnel to playwriting and technical theatre.
TCG hosted a webinar featuring Burton J. Fishman, Attorney, Fortney & Scott, LLC, who spoke and responded to questions about the upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations, which will take effect on December 1, 2016.
From November 11-13 in New York City, an intimate group of trustees and theatre leaders will engage with thought leaders on emerging research trends in the theatre field and beyond, and hear case studies from peers that have successfully integrated mission-driven and data-informed decision-making into their board and staff leadership culture. Register today!
TCG welcomes six new members to its board of directors, and also names four new board officers, including Kevin Moriarty, artistic director, Dallas Theater Center, as board chair.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Ground on Which I Stand,” August Wilson’s seminal remarks delivered at the TCG National Conference, we hosted The Ground at 20, an arc at the 2016 TCG National Conference to celebrate the legacies of veteran leaders of theatres of color. Over three days, The Ground at 20 featured intergenerational conversations about the visions of these leaders, the enduring impact of their theatres, and the current state of theatres of color in the field.
Each month, a TCG staff member will select a TCG Books title that holds a special meaning — whether it’s a show the staffer performed in, a dog-eared acting resource, a writer that continually inspires or simply a favorite play – and we will offer a special discount on that title for the month. For August, Rob Weinert-Kendt, Editor-in-Chief of American Theatre magazine, has selected August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, and here’s why.
The Wallace Foundation has released a video of market research expert Bob Harlow presenting at the 2016 Arts Reach conference on how arts organizations can use qualitative and quantitative research to attract and retain new audiences. Find more audience-building strategies from Wallace Foundation at the Audience (R)Evolution hub here.