2018 TCG Fall Forum on Governance: Recordings and Resources

Our 2018 Fall Forum on Governance focused on exploring Organizational Culture. Please scroll down to get a sense of the programming over the course of our Fall Forum weekend.



Opening Plenary: Change Your Culture, Change the World

Remarks: Judith O. Rubin, Board Chair, Playwrights Horizons and Chair, TCG’s National Council for the American Theatre (NCAT); Hannah Fenlon, Associate Director of Conferences and Fieldwide Learning, and Gus Schulenburg, Director of Communications, TCG.

Keynote Speaker: Laura Freebairn-Smith, Partner, Organizational Performance Group (OPG).



Morning Plenary Session: Invest in People, Invest in Outcomes

TCG Welcome Back and Remarks: Adrian Budhu, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, TCG; Kate Lipuma, Executive Director, Writers Theatre, and Board President, TCG.

Moderator: Stephanie Ybarra, Incoming Artistic Director, Baltimore Center Stage Speakers: Joshua Borenstein, Managing Director, Long Wharf Theatre; Tim Cynova, Karena Fiorenza, General Manager, Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Chief Operating Officer, Fractured Atlas; and Laura Zabel, Executive Director, Springboard for the Arts.

To view the slides from Laura Zabel's presentation, please click here.

To view the slides from Karena Fiorenza's presentation, please click here.

To view the slides from Josh Borenstein's presentation, please click here.


Afternoon Breakout Session:

What We Talk About When We Talk About Culture: Looking Inward as a First Step Toward Change The Hub

Speakers: Stephanie Ybarra, Incoming Artistic Director, Baltimore Center Stage.


Afternoon Breakout Session:

This is How We Do It: Building Equitable Organizations with Staff/Board Partnerships and Action The Innovation Space

Speaker: Tim Cynova, Chief Operating Officer, Lauren Ruffin, Chief External Relations Officer, and Lisa Yancey, executive committee member, board of directors, Fractured Atlas.


Special Topics Breakfast

Breaking the Cycle: Equitable Internship Experiences in Nonprofit Theatre The Forum

Speakers: Wade Handy, Managing Director, Assistant Director of Education; David Shookhoff, Director of Education; and Ashley Thomas, Education Programs Manager/Coordinator, Paul A. Kaplan Theatre Management Program, Manhattan Theatre Club.


Morning Breakout Session

Creating a Growth Culture: Unleashing the Potential of Your People to Catalyze Organizational Development The Hub

Speakers: Jason Najjoum, Senior Associate, McChrystal Group; Gretchen Wright, Development Manager, Special Contributions, Alliance Theatre.

To view Jason and Gretchen's slides, please click here.


Closing Plenary Session: Making our Culture, Making our Future

TCG Welcome Back and Remarks: Devon Berkshire, Director of Conferences and Fieldwide Learning, and Elena Chang, Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Initiatives, TCG

Facilitator: Lisa Mount, Director, Artistic Logistics Speakers: Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director, The Public Theater; Linette Hwu, Board President, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; Madeline Sayet, Director; and Teresa Coleman Wash, Executive Artistic Director, Bishop Arts Theatre Center.

TCG Farewell and Next Up: Teresa Eyring, Executive Director and CEO, TCG


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