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U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute

At the end of 1999, ITI/U.S. and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) consolidated operations and became one organization. The U.S. Center of ITI is now a part of TCG and carries out the ITI mission within the framework of TCG's mandate.

As part of Theatre Communications Group, the U.S. Center of the International Theatre Institute plays a vital role in carrying out the mission of ITI.

ITI/U.S. assists international theatre professionals and scholars by providing information about American theatre practice, introductions to American theatre professionals, and help in planning productive and appropriate visits to the U.S. Advice, information, and contacts are similarly offered to American theatre professionals traveling and working abroad.

All ITI centers worldwide are kept apprised of developments in U.S. theatre through complimentary subscriptions to American Theatre magazine, which regularly features international theatre developments and a monthly international festivals column.

ITI/U.S. also offers travel grant programs TCG/ITI Travel Grants and New Generation/Future Collaborations. These grants are designed to foster artistic exchange and partnerships between theatre professionals in the U.S. and other countries. The TCG/ITI Travel Grants support travel between the U.S. and Eastern Central Europe and Russia. Future Collaborations grants are geographically unrestricted.

The ITI library, a major collection documenting contemporary international theatre from nearly 150 countries in 100 different languages, including a large Theatre of Latin America collection, was transferred to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center in January 2002. The collection, now named the International Theatre Institute/Martha W. Coigney Collection, is available to the public. Contact the Performing Arts Library for more information: theatrediv@nypl.org or (212) 870-1639.