Baltimore Bulletin: All the latest news on the 2009 Conference

Thank You

Thanks to everyone who attended the 2009 TCG National Conference! In the coming days we will be sending out invitations for you to participate in an evaluation survey as well as posting transcripts, video, and collateral breakout session documents online. Please continue to keep an eye on for information on the 2009 conference and the latest info on what we’ve got in store for you next year. See you in Chicago, 2010! (updated 6/11/09)



Wondering what to do with yourself on the Friday night of the conference? Why not sign up for a Dine-A-Round? These informal, "Dutch-treat" events are hosted by local theatre companies - you can join other conference registrants at specially selected restaurants for good food, good conversation, and a great taste of Baltimore. Get all the info at the conference registration table, or (better yet) at (where you can sign up online by adding it to your personal myConference schedule!) (updated 5/27/09)


MyConference Launch.

We’ve just launched a whole new online interface for everything conference! Create your own schedule, sign up for artist workshops, add profile information, and view and message other conference attendees. Get a taste of the conference and start your conversation now - check it out! (updated 5/18/09)


New Conference Scholarships Announced!

Thanks to funding recently supplied by the National Endowment for the Arts, we are able to provide registration fees as well as travel and lodging for up to ten independent theatre artists who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Deadline to apply: May, 4, 2009. Check out our scholarship nomination page for details. (updated 4/23/09)



Conference attendees posted.

Want to know who’s coming to the conference? We’ve just posted a list of conference and pre-conference attendees. The lists are updated daily, so check back often to see who you’ll be bumping into in Baltimore. We’ve also posted new breakout sessions - check them out here. (updated 4/10/09)

Conference breakout sessions announced.

Looking for more info on conference programming? We've started posting breakout sessions here. Check back frequently as we're adding new ones constantly. And remember - Early Bird Deadline is April 7 ! (updated 4/3/09)



2009 TCG National Pre-Conference Agendas posted.

Want to know what’s happening at the pre-conference in Washington, DC on June 3? We’ve just posted the agendas for both our pre-conference tracks, Bridging Cultural Exchange and Creativity and Advocating for Theatre Now. Register Now and save. Early Bird deadline is April 7. (updated 3/26/09)



Jeanette Winterson to speak at the 2009 TCG Pre-Conference in Washington, DC.

Celebrated author Jeanette Winterson will speak at the 2009 TCG Pre-Conference, ACTivate Change, in Washington, DC on June 3rd.  The author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Winterson is the recipient of numerous literary awards as well as the BAFTA Award for Best Drama.  She frequently writes and speaks about the importance and power of the arts in society, most notably in her book of essays, Art Objects. (updated 3/24/09)


John Waters posts entry to TCG’s discussion board on Facebook.

Seminal filmmaker and 2009 conference keynote speaker John Waters writes about the best of Baltimore. Post a comment to the discussion and be registered to win a free night at a TCG hotel during the conference. Become a fan here.(updated 3/24/09)

Good news for those flying to the conference!

NY Times article - On the Road - Air Travel Is Cheap Now, But Discounts Won’t Last
"WORRIED about filling seats, airlines have hit the panic button. Amazing air fare sales are breaking out all over." Check out the rest of the article here. (updated 3/20/09)


Jo Carson to lead workshop at 2009 National Conference.

Award-winning playwright and community artist Jo Carson has signed on to lead a hands-on story-telling workshop at the 2009 National Conference. Combining ancient spiritual beliefs with cutting edge science, the event promises to change the way you think about your own stories, and—in a widening circle—how you think about what happens when the house gets dark and the lights come up onstage. (updated 3/19/09)



Need help getting to the conference? Request funding assistance from your state arts agency.

Check out what’s available in your state. A list of state arts agencies that have special grant categories designed to support career development, travel, and conference attendance has been posted under “How to attend for less.” (updated 3/13/09)


TCG Award Nomination Deadline Extended to March 18!

TCG has extended the deadline to submit nominations for the TCG Awards which will be presented this June during the National Conference in Baltimore. Each TCG member theatre is urged to nominate one honoree in each award category. Check out our Awards page for Award descriptions, past winners, and the nomination form.(updated 3/9/09)


Peter Culman posts entry to TCG's discussion board on Facebook

Longtime Managing Director of Baltimore’s CENTERSTAGE and chair of the 2009 Conference Honorary Committee, Peter Culman writes about the importance of building enduring relationships. Post a comment to the discussion and be registered to win a free night at a TCG hotel during the conference.(updated 3/6/09)


TCG adds new conference hotel

TCG has just teamed up with the award winning and newly renovated Days Inn Inner Harbor on a special discounted conference rate for TCG members attending this years gathering in Baltimore. (updated 3/6/09)


TCG invades Facebook

TCG invades social networking with its first official Facebook page.  Become a fan here.  Make sure to visit to catch exclusive National Conference content and receive the latest news, updates, and special offers via Facebook. (updated 2/25/09)

Conference Calling

Check out TCG Executive Director Teresa Eyring's recent letter to the field, Conference Calling, in the March edition of American Theatre. Or you can download a PDF version of it here! (updated 2/25/09)

Bill T. Jones to participate in "Conversations with Anne"

Internationally renowned dancer, choreographer, artistic director and 2007 Tony Award winner Bill T. Jones has agreed to appear with Anne Bogart at the 2009 TCG National Conference. The pair will appear as part of the highly anticipated “Conversations with Anne” in which the acclaimed director talks about life, art, and performance with individuals who have shaped the arts and artistry in America for the past twenty-five years. (updated 2/24/09)



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