"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, Artistic Director of Center Stage Baltimore
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., TCG strives to be that “catalytic center of a network of theatre people” from our vision statement. We believe that TCG thrives by bringing the extraordinary people of our theatre field together.
June 8–10, 2017
Join us in Portland, OR, for the 2017 TCG National Conference: Full Circle
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, knowledge exchange and great local performances celebrating the Portland theatre scene. For more information, please click here. For questions regarding the Conference, email Devon Berkshire.
November 11–13, 2016
The TCG Fall Forum on Governance provides a unique opportunity for theatre trustees and senior staff to engage with one another and to connect with peers from around the country in an intimate setting. This annual event features dynamic speakers, from the field’s own stars to thought leaders from outside the field, and is designed to help participants discover and share innovative ideas. The Forum is especially useful for trustees seeking to better understand their theatre’s relationship to the experiences of theatres nationwide. For questions regarding the Fall Forum, email Hannah Fenlon.
November 14, 2016
We hope you will join us supporting the incredible work that TCG and its member organizations continue to accomplish. For questions regarding the Gala Evening, email Meredith Cappel.
June 23-25, 2016
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.
November 6-8, 2015
In a time of increasing complexity, should theatres be strategic planning or scenario planning—or throw out the plans altogether and develop organizational flexibility? What are models both within and without the field of successful board and staff strategic collaboration? And how does this all manifest on our stages and in our communities? From November 6-8 in New York City, an intimate group of trustees and theatre leaders explored these questions at the 2015 Fall Forum on Governance: Strategy Forward. Attendees eengaged with thought leaders on emerging trends and strategic thinking, heard case studies from organizations that have successfully cultivated agile board and staff leadership, and applied these learnings to critical field issues like board-led fundraising.
June 18-20, 2015
From June 18-20, 2015 in Cleveland, OH, TCG’s 25th National Conference convened hundreds of theatre people to empower game-changing moments through peer exchange, model sharing and exciting speakers... and when the largest national gathering of theatre people turns 25, it’s also time for a party! Game Change offered plenty of exciting social events to celebrate theatre and the game-changers who make our field so vital. We also hosted tightly-focused skills-building journeys, each carefully designed for practitioners of different experience levels, budget sizes and aesthetic interest. Attendees were able to “choose their own adventure” more easily than before, and emerge with clear take-aways to “level up” their work. Learn more here.
MARCH 25-27, 2015
From March 25 - 27, 2015, TCG convened approximately 200 theatre, arts and cultural professionals at the Kauffman Foundation Conference Center and other performing arts venues in Kansas City, Missouri for the 2015 Audience (R)Evolution Convening. Attendees connected with research, model-sharing and peer cohort-building around audience engagement and community development. Learn more here.
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