2010 TCG National Conference - Sponsors and Exhibitors

Conference Sponsors  |  Conference Exhibitors 

Conference Sponsors:

The 2010 TCG National Conference could not exist without generous support from these dedicated organizations. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors for their continued loyalty.

Easy-Ware Corporation

2000 N. Lincoln Park West, #614

Chicago, IL 60614

TEL: 866-379-5813

FAX: 773 442-0410

Attendees: Charlie Frankel, President

Founded in 2001, Easy-Ware sells Total Info, an affordable software solution that is full-featured, easy-to-learn and use. Total Info has everything you need and more: complete box office management and ticketing including online ticket and subscription sales, comprehensive fundraising management including capital campaigns, pledges, major gifts, events management, auctions with checkout, as well as grant application tracking and class/camp registration. Includes contact management, e-mail marketing, form letters, invoicing, custom reports, mailing labels and more. Fully-integrated credit card processing, optional wealth screening from Wealth-Engine, and our interface to QuickBooks save you considerable time and money. With no extra charges for additional modules or users - plus free upgrades, Total Info has an extremely low life time cost. Stop by our booth and also see a demonstration of our two new companion products: Concessions Info (a Point of Sale solution for your gift shop) and Literary Info (to track the development of new plays).

TRG Arts

90 South Cascade Avenue , Suite 510

Colorado Springs , CO 80903

TEL: (719) 686-0165

Attendees: Rick Lester, CEO

TRG is a data-driven consulting and database services company with clients throughout North America. . Since its founding in 1995, TRG has helped arts and culture organizations of all genres grow larger sustainable patronage and revenue. . In TRG’s Data Lab, the ongoing study of patron transactions has helped organization and the industry better understand arts consumerbehavior and market demand.

The Stage Channel

1770 West Berteau Avenue

Suite 101

Chicago, Il 60613

TEL: (888) 813-1224

Attendees: Marty Higgenbotham, President

Fisher Dachs Associates

22 West 19th Street, 6th Floor

New York, NY 10011

TEL: (212)691-3020

FAX: (212)633-1644

Attendees: Josh Dachs, President; Katherine Lynn, Chief Intelligence Officer

“Fisher Dachs Associates (FDA) is one of the world's leading theatre planning and design consultants. Projects include new theatres in Washington, D.C. for the Shakespeare Theatre Company and Arena Stage; a new three-theatre complex for The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis; and replacing the former Broadway theatre known as Henry Miller's Theatre with a new building that incorporates historic elements of the original. The firm has long been recognized for its role in helping to plan, design, or renovate some of the most significant and most imaginative performing arts spaces in North America.”

Conference Exhibitors:

TCG is pleased to present the 2010 National Conference Vendor Fair, an unparalleled opportunity to find out about the latest offerings in ticketing, software, management services, insurance, design and much more. Look for our vendor booths at the TCG Lounge in the Palmer House Hilton.

Arts Consulting Group

1601 Hi Point Street

Los Angeles, CA 90035

TEL: (323) 936-0626

FAX: (323) 936-1196

Attendees: Lee Kappleman, Vice President; Laurie Dowling, Senior Consultant; Susan Trapnell, Senior Consultant

Arts Consulting Group is the leading provider of hands-on interim management, executive search, fundraising & marketing consulting, program & facilities planning, and organizational development services for the arts and culture industry. The firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC, San Francisco, Boston, San Diego, Seattle, and Austin with consultants located across the country to best serve the needs of our clients.

Choice Ticketing Systems

1200 28th Street, Suite 305

Boulder, CO 80303

TEL: (203)245-9374

FAX: (203)245-9186

Attendee: Jen Leavitt, Education Manager

Choice Ticketing Systems: The Power of Intelligence. Getting it done! Increasing ticket sales, patron contributions and sponsorship dollars to effectively meet revenue goals and maximize profitability – the ongoing challenge! Creatively managing priceless patron data to increase sales and contributions requires a system that is easy-to-use, powerful and can provide global access to your customer base. Enter Choice Ticketing Systems – a proven, enterprise-wide, integrated entertainment technology software package. Choice provides a high-end integrated Ticketing, Fundraising, Membership and Volunteer Management solution with a real-time, fully integrated “private label” internet ticketing and contributions module. Visit Choice and discover how our intelligent and affordable sales, marketing and fundraising solution can make a difference for your theatre operation.


127 West 122nd Street

New York, NY 10027

TEL: (212)362-8541


Attendee: Richard Evans, President and Co-Founder

EmcArts Inc. is a social enterprise for learning and innovation in the arts. We serve as a nonprofit intermediary for many arts funders, and as a service organization for the arts field around innovation. We exist to strengthen the capacities and effectiveness of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations, serving their needs in the design and management of innovative change, and assisting them in building their adaptive capacity.


6107 West Airport Blvd

Suite 120

Greenfield, IN 46140

TEL: 1-888-739-3827

Attendee: Mark Scott, Account Executive

eTapestry is fundraising software with a unique capability: it actually recognizes the reality of your world. Designed to significantly compress the time and effort required for every task associated with donor cultivation, it helps get you out from behind your desk-and in front of donors. In its simplest form, eTapestry is software you run over the Internet. It tracks donors, prospects or alumni while managing gifts, pledges and payments.

Unlike traditional systems that may give you limited access through a browser, eTapestry has been built to run on the Internet. The latest technology provides a sophisticated system that is simpler to maintain, costs less to operate and is intuitively easy-to-learn without extensive training. And for those tech-savvy users, eTapestry also provides a free API that will allow you to build more custom features to meet your organization's needs.


1608 Orth Drive

Wheaton, IL 60187

TEL: 1-888 KlearSky

FAX: 866.461.0976

Attendee: Ivan Medanic, President

KlearSky, founded in 2004, is a consulting and software development company uniquely positioned to provide superior products and services to organizations in the arts and entertainment industry. KlearSky offers consulting services including database management outsourcing, project management and web strategy.

KS Limelight, developed by KlearSky, is a state-of-the-art production and artist management software application. The focus of KS Limelight is to improve and modernize a theatre without hampering the artistic process, product or vision. Modules such as artist management, production planning, casting, contracting, and literary enable a theatre to work efficiently by centralizing key information into a single source database.

Management Consultants for the Arts

132 East Putnam Avenue

Cos Cob, CT 06807

TEL: (203)661-3003

Attendee: David Mallette, Associate

Since 1983, MCA has had a rich involvement with arts and cultural organizations of all types and sizes throughout the country including theatres, museums, music and dance companies, performing arts centers, science centers, historical societies, colleges and universities, service organizations, public agencies, arts councils, and foundations.

Our services include consultations in executive search for senior level leadership, planning, organizational analysis, board and staff retreats, and seminar/workshop development and facilitation.

We work with organizations in all stages of development -- from new start-ups to established institutions -- including those grappling with complex issues of founder succession and transition.

Nacht Theatre Consulting

312 Audubon Court

New Haven, Connecticut 06510

TEL: (203)752-1566

Attendee: Arthur Nacht, Principal

Arthur Nacht, the principal of Nacht Theatre Consulting, LLC, combines financial management experience and skills with a strong belief in the importance of live dramatic art. With an MBA in finance from Harvard, a career of over thirty years in corporate financial management, an MFA in theatre management from Yale, and a thirty-year love affair with theatre, Arthur offers a range of financial management services to nonprofit theatres.

OnStage Publications

1612 Prosser Avenue

Kettering, Ohio 45409

TEL: (866)503-1966

Attendee: Norm Orlowski

At OnStage, we have over 85 years of cumulative experience in Advertising Sales, Management,

Design and Publishing. We know how to sell and produce print advertising that is dynamic and effective. Each year we are entrusted with millions of dollars in advertising revenues that we consistently and successfully grow from existing and new advertisers.

Our years of Advertising Sales and Publishing experience provide us with a wealth of information

and ideas that we have transferred to our Performing Arts clients. We have unique marketing strategies to bring National Advertisers to performing arts programs.

Patron Technology

850 Seventh Avenue, Suite 801

New York, NY 10019

TEL: (212) 271-4328 x116

FAX: (212) 271-4327

Attendee: Lily Traub, Business Development Manager

Patron Technology is an online marketing software and consulting company serving the arts and culture industry, service associations, and other nonprofit organizations with cutting-edge technology and e-marketing expertise.

Playscripts, Inc.

450 Seventh Ave.

Suite 809

New York, NY 10123

TEL: (866)639-7529

Attendee: Mark Armstrong

Playscripts, Inc. is an independent publisher of new plays and musicals, established in 1998 by brothers and playwrights Doug and Jonathan Rand for the mutual benefit of playwrights and theaters worldwide.

Our exclusive catalog of new plays was officially released in March 2000, and has grown to include 1,517 plays by 712 authors. These plays represent a great diversity of voices, styles, and stories, and have been enjoyed in 83 countries. Playscripts licenses amateur and professional productions, publishes acting editions, binder books, and paperback volumes, and reaches customers through print advertising, online promotions, theater conferences, and our print catalog. Our catalog is shipped annually to over 40,000 recipients worldwide.

Schuler Shook

Chicago: Robert Shook, Partner: TEL: (312)944-823

Minneapolis: Michael DiBlasi, Partner: TEL: (612)339-5958

Dallas: Jack Hagler, Principal: TEL: (214)747-8300

Attendees: Robert Shook, ASTC; Todd Hensley, Theatre Planner; Paul Whitaker, Theatre Consultant

Schuler Shook provides full theatre consulting services from feasibility studies to theatre planning to systems turn-on. Our continuing experience as professional theatrical designers keeps us current on all aspects of technology available to theatrical production, and it keeps us in contact with the leading creative forces in the industry. Our portfolio includes professional and academic facilities that range from 200-seat intimate drama theatres to 3,000-seat opera houses to 10,000-seat music theatres.

Tessitura Software

P.O. Box 670245

Dallas, TX 75367-0245

TEL: (214) 265-1908

FAX: (214)567-9314

Attendees: Don Youngberg, Vice President, Consulting and Learning; Brian Feldman, Client Development Manager

Tessitura Software ® is an enterprise-wide, fully integrated constituent management software system for non-profit arts and cultural organizations. Using a single database of information, the system empowers the user organization to handle all ticketing and membership transactions, record, track and manage all contacts with its constituents, conduct highly targeted and cost-efficient marketing and fund raising appeals, and provide detailed and flexible performance reports. Besides seamlessly providing efficient ticketing and development department operations, internet transaction capabilities and integrated email deployment services, a key benefit of the system is its ability for relationship managers to have a full view of each constituent—their history, preferences and all contacts with the institution. Nearly 300 non-profit arts and cultural organizations in six countries utilize Tessitura Software.


1156 Avenue of the Americas, 5th Floor

New York, NY 10036

TEL: 212-352-0255

Attendees: Darren Sussman, President; Jennifer Werba, Director of Sales

Founded in 1999 to connect the theatre industry with a mass consumer audience, TheaterheaterMania.comcom features comprehensive listings, news, reviews, interviews, videos and online ticketing for Broadway, Off-Broadway, Off-Off-Broadway and theatres in over 50 markets nationwide. . TheaterMania.com provides online marketing and promotional services to the entertainment industry, and widely distributes email newsletters and special offers to over 500,000 subscribers and 1,000,000 members. . In addition, through its proprietary ticketing system, OvationTix, the company provides box office, telephone and online ticketing services and patron management technology to performing arts organizations across the United States.

Theatre projects Consultants

25 Elizabeth Street

South Norwalk,
CT 06854


(203) 299-0830

Attendee: Anthony Forman, Project Manager

Theatre Projects creates extraordinary performance spaces.

With more than 1,200 projects in over 70 countries, our work ranges from studio theatres to performing arts centers. With that kind of experience, we're ready to help you with any project you can imagine.

We're a talented team of specialists with invaluable backgrounds working directly in the theatre world. We know how to live and work in theatre buildings - because we have. Our theatre designers and planners offer unrivalled capability and a huge range of practical experience to our clients. But most importantly, we love what we do, and it shows.

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