TCG Events

"TCG is vital for me because theatre is about community. And here is a community of experts pushing forward to redefine what theatre is. That’s invaluable."
—Kwame Kwei-Armah

TCG regularly convenes various meetings throughout the country, connecting theatre people to the partners, resources, and knowledge they need: from our Fall Forum on Governance for trustees and theatre leaders to the largest in-person theatre conference in the U.S.



JUNE 5-7, 2019

Join us in Miami, FL for the 2019 TCG National Conference. Registration will be available in early 2019!

As the largest annual gathering of theatre people in the country, the TCG National Conference is an opportunity to see old friends, make new connections and engage in frank discussions with peers and expert presenters. Join this essential gathering of diverse theatre-makers from across our country for model sharing, and knowledge exchange. For more information, please click here. For questions regarding the Conference, email Devon Berkshire.


March 18, 2019 at 7pm

The Griffin at Signature Theatre, 480 W. 42nd Street, New York City

American Theatre Magazine and Signature Theatre present The State of the Play

This event was FREE and open to the public. 

In the last several years, more and more plays and playwrights have posed the question, “What is a play?” In shaking up the art form, writers have challenged audience members as well as themselves to think beyond traditional ideas of story, structure, and representation. With so many writers actively changing the landscape of theatre, how do we talk about the form as a whole? Can these trends be easily categorized, or do we find ourselves in new and uncharted territory?

Panelists included Robert O’Hara, Lucas Hnath, and Leigh Silverman.


February 4, 2019

Annual Gala and Fundraiser at The Edison Ballroom, NYC

The Gala serves as TCG's annual fundraiser to support our vital programs and services to the theatre community. The event brings together people from the both commercial and non-profit sectors including artists, producers, funders, and more.

The 2019 Gala will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner; Broadway press agent, and President of DKC/O&MRick Miramontez; and arts philanthropist, and Chair Emeritus of Ingram Industries, Martha R. IngramTCG will also celebrate its long-standing commitment to advancing leaders of color in the field and the many programs that support these efforts. The Gala will be held on Monday, February 4, 2019 at New York’s famed Edison Ballroom in New York City. Producers Jordan Roth and Richie Jackson will serve as Co-Chairs of the event.

January 18, 2019 - Amy Herzog and Annie Baker at The Drama Book Shop in New York City

November 17, 2018

4pm at Signature Theatre, Irene Diamond Stage, NYC This event is free and open to the public. 

The case for a more diverse and representative theatre field has been made. And though the field is still far from realizing full inclusion and equity, some folks are doing this work, against steep odds but with some success. How do they do it, and what advice do they have for their colleagues?

 Panelists include Bill Rauch, outgoing artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival, incoming artistic director of New York’s Ronald O. Perelman Center; Ralph Peña, artistic director of Ma-Yi Theatre Company; Jacob Padrón, founder and artistic director of the Sol Project, and now the newly appointed artistic director of Long Wharf Theatre; and Erica Jensen, partner with Calleri Casting. The moderator will be American Theatre senior editor Diep Tran.

November 9-11, 2018

TCG's Fall Forum on Governance at Convene

This is an annual Convening in New York City for executive and artistic leaders of TCG Member Theatres and their trustees. More details coming soon.

October 1, 2018

Barry Edelstein at The Dram Book Shop in New York City.


September 20, 2018

American Theatre Live Event: Top Ten at The Lark  in New York City.

American Theatre magazine celebrated the Top 10 Most-Produced Plays and Top 20 Most-Produced Playwrights!


September 16, 2018

TCG at the Brooklyn Book Festival.  Author signings included: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Annie Baker, 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winning Martyna Majok, 2018 Tony Award-winning author of The Band’s Visit and award-winning author of Clean House, Sarah Ruhl.


June 14-16, 2018

2018 TCG National Conference

The TCG National Conference took place in St. Louis, MO, a city whose political and cultural narrative have in recent years been amplified on the national stage. In an era of media saturation, sound bites, and “fake news,” theatre makers continue to reflect the many nuances and complexities of the human experience in the stories we tell. In a widely watched TED talk, author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said: “I’ve always felt that it is impossible to engage properly with a place or a person without engaging with all of the stories of that place and that person.” How do we use our art form to uncover the deep (and often, messy) truth of people, places, and identity? How do we go beyond the single story? With St. Louis as our inspiration and our gathering place, TCG attendees engaged in discussions about authenticity in our artmaking, examining and improving the ways we prepare and support a generation of new leaders, developing organizational cultures that are ever more inclusive and forward-looking, and elevating the cultural legacy of those that came before us. For more about the 2018 National Conference, click here.


November 10-12, 2017

2017 TCG Fall Forum on Governance

Since its founding, the not-for-profit professional theatre field has been defined by risk, both financial and artistic, and by the leaders who have bravely navigated their theatres through the ebb and flow. Yet lately, it’s apparent that our field may be facing a more significant sea change, and for some of us, that may mean it’s time to rock the boat. Can our business model stay afloat during a generational shift in leadership and a (r)evolution in the relationship with our audiences and communities? How can trustees help steer their theatres through uncertain waters, to not just survive, but thrive? From November 10-12 in New York City, trustees and theatre leaders explored these questions at the 2017 Fall Forum on Governance: Turning the Tide. Attendees engaged with thought leaders and heard case studies from peers on three main tracks: managing successful leadership transitions; sharing new strategies in audience engagement and community development; and rethinking the traditional business models of our field. From visionary conversations about radical philanthropy to tool kits for succession planning, participants walked away with new governance strategies and tactics to turn the tide and help their theatres flourish.


 June 8–10, 2017

2017 TCG National Conference

From June 8-10, the 2017 TCG National Conference: Full Circle welcomed 900+ theatre practitioners from across the globe to Portland, OR, for peer connection, professional development, and inspiring thought-leaders from within and beyond the field. For more information, please click here. For questions regarding the Conference, email Devon Berkshire.


November 11–13, 2016

2016 TCG Fall Forum on Governance

Theatre leaders have long known the value of research in guiding decisions, measuring progress, and demonstrating the impact of our ephemeral art form. But has this age of Big Data improved our capacity to make strategic choices, or have we lost the signal through the noise? If it’s true that we measure what we value--and then value what we measure--how can we be sure we’re measuring what really counts...and then putting it into practice? From November 11-13 in New York City, an intimate group of trustees and theatre leaders explored these questions at the 2016 Fall Forum on Governance: Measuring Up. Attendees engaged with thought leaders on emerging research trends in the theatre field and beyond, and heard case studies from peers that have successfully integrated mission-driven and data-informed decision-making into their board and staff leadership culture. There were hands-on sessions for attendees to put theory into practice through innovative online tools and platforms, and discussions on how research can help shift our field-wide challenges.


November 14, 2016

2016 Gala and Fundraising Benefit

The 2016 Gala honored the creative team of WAR PAINT: Scott Frankel, Michael Greif, Michael Korie, and Doug Wright. The evening also celebrated the 20th anniversary of the National Council for the American Theatre.


June 23-25, 2016

2016 TCG National Conference: Theatre Nation

From June 23-25, the 2016 TCG National Conference: Theatre Nation brought together over 1,000 theatre practitioners from across the globe for performances, knowledge sharing, and thought-provoking speakers. We built on the success of the 2015 Cleveland Conference--our highest-rated in history--by further innovating programming like our Skills-Building Workshops and At the Intersections arcs, empowering deeper professional development and peer connection. At the heart of this work lies TCG’s vision of “A better world for theatre. A better world because of theatre.” We brought that activist spirit to visit legislators on Capitol Hill. We invited practitioners from across the world, because we know members of our Theatre Nation are global citizens. We continued our conversations on equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we put a spotlight on the artistry that is the center of all our work. Thank you for joining us in Washington, DC for Theatre Nation. Learn more here. For information on some of our past events, visit our Event Archives.



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