At the heart of TCG's new vision and strategic plan is a renewed commitment to serving theatre people. We reject the counterproductive dichotomy made between institutions and individuals. Our theatres are made up of individuals all striving to make a difference, and TCG’s mandate is to empower all practitioners.
To catalyze theatre people to collaborate with each other and TCG in new and impactful ways, our strategic plan has evolved from an initial focus on serving theatre people into Theatre Nation. By supporting the mobilization of practitioners with shared affinities into cohorts connected to TCG, Theatre Nation seeks to harness the nimbleness of small group action with the resources of an international movement. Prototypes of these cohorts include: Actor Activists, National Theatre Service Organizations, Production Staffs, Theatres of Color, and University Training Programs. Theatre Nation was developed through the EmcArts Innovation Lab for Arts Organizations.
Learn more about the genesis of Theatre Nation in this American Theatre magazine editorial by TCG's executive director, Teresa Eyring. Theatre Nation is also the theme of the 2016 TCG National Conference in Washington DC, and programming will be influenced by established and new Theatre Nation cohorts.
Are you a theatre person? Here are some ways YOU can get involved with TCG:
--Are you a trustee at a not-for-profit theatre? Check out our Trustee Corner.
--Join TCG as an Individual or Institutional Member.
--Check out our I AM THEATRE campaign, and then make your own I AM THEATRE video
--Join the conversation on Conference 2.0, TCG's online community platform.
--Read blog salons on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, Artistry & Artistic Innovation and more on the TCG Circle, and then write your own post.
To join Conference 2.0 and/or to write a post for the TCG Circle, email Gus Schulenburg.