“The TCG Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Institute has had a profound impact on me personally and in my work as an artistic director. Further, it has begun a long, deep, meaningful process of change at Dallas Theater Center. The Institute’s training and inspiration is leading to the transformation of our board, staff, artistic work and how we understand and engage with our community. Through the Institute we have made new friends and built lasting relationships with our colleagues as, together, we seek to transform ourselves, our communities, and the American Theatre.” --Kevin Moriarty, Artistic Director, Dallas Theater Center
Over the three years of the Institute, the participating theatres convene in-person at TCG’s National Conference in June and TCG’s Fall Forum on Governance in November. The Institute also provides skills-building webinars, regional organizing, and one-on-one consultations to participants. The first of the two new cohorts will launch in June 2016 at the TCG National Conference in Washington, DC, and the second will begin at the 2017 Conference, after which both will run concurrently. Carmen Morgan, the founding director of artEquity and TCG’s Institute partner, will craft the Institute curriculum in close collaboration work with TCG's Elena Chang, associate director of equity, diversity & inclusion and Gus Schulenburg, director of communications & community engagement. Their work builds upon the vision of the initial cohort, created by Morgan with Dafina McMillan, and supported by Schulenburg and Ty Defoe, TCG's equity, diversity & inclusion fellow.