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TCG Announces Funds for the Dolls: Elevating Trans Women of Color in the Pe

Posted on 6/7/2024
In its pilot round, Funds for the Dolls will award grants ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 to at least 5 trans women of color (TWOC) in the performing arts and theatre and uplift their joy, artistry, audacity, and tenacity.

The Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation’s Social Impact Theatre Grant Program Is Now Accepting Ap

Posted on 6/3/2024
The Social Impact Theatre grant program provides production-specific support to theatres igniting positive changes in their communities.

Our Spring 2024 TCG Books Sale

Posted on 6/3/2024
From now until July 1st, get 50% off select titles through TCG Book's online bookstore!

TCG Joins Performing Arts Visa Working Group in Opposing Visa Restrictions

Posted on 6/3/2024
TCG opposes the DS-5535, including “extreme vetting” questions that exacerbate an artist visa process that is already unpredictable, arbitrary, and unnecessarily burdensome,

TCG Announces Recipients of 2024 Rising Leaders of Color Program

Posted on 5/30/2024
The participants will form a cohort of six exceptionally talented early-career leaders of color from Chicago, IL who are advancing their careers in the U.S. not-for-profit theatre and related sectors.

Support TCG’s Programming Today!

Posted on 5/28/2024
Hear from TCG’s Interim Chief Growth Officer, LaTeshia Ellerson, on the importance of supporting TCG’s programming like the SPARK Leadership Program.

TCG Announces THRIVE! Grants Supported by Theater League of Kansas City

Posted on 4/17/2024
The grants of $10,000 each will provide unrestricted funds for thirty U.S.-based Black, Indigenous, and Theatres of Color (BITOC*). This round of THRIVE! is supported by Theater League of Kansas City.

Register Now: Advocacy Hill Visits & Governance Round Table

Posted on 3/25/2024
Join us on April 9-10 for special governance programming, Hill training and visits, and more!

Theatre Facts 2022 Report Published

Posted on 2/5/2024
Not-for-profit theatres contributed over $2.3 billion to the U.S. economy and attracted more than 10 million attendees, according to Theatre Facts 2022.

Application Open: Rising Leaders of Color 2024

Posted on 1/17/2024
In 2024, RLC will form a cohort of six exceptionally talented early-career leaders of color from Chicago, IL.

Support The Freedom Theatre of Jenin

Posted on 1/8/2024
Ways to support the Freedom Theatre as they advocate for the release of their members from unjust detention.

Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce First and Second Rounds of 2023-24 Recipients

Posted on 12/18/2023
The awards, totaling $722,000, allow 12 productions extra time for the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, hoping to extend the life of the world premiere play after its first run.

TCG Announces Updates on Leadership Transition

Posted on 12/12/2023
TCG has announced that LaTeshia Ellerson and Karena Fiorenza have been appointed as interim executive leaders as of January 1, 2024. Fiorenza will act as Interim Chief Executive Officer and Ellerson as Interim Chief Growth Officer.

TCG 2024 Gala to Honor Brian Anthony Moreland, David Rockwell, Schele Williams, Shubert Foundation

Posted on 12/6/2023
The 2024 TCG Gala: Our Stories will honor architect and designer David Rockwell, Broadway producer Brian Anthony Moreland, director Schele Williams, and The Shubert Foundation. Additionally, the Gala will celebrate outgoing CEO Teresa Eyring.

Harold Steward Named Chair of TCG Board

Posted on 11/21/2023
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, has announced Harold Steward (they/he), the executive director of the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), as chair of the TCG board.

TCG, 53rd State Press Announce Acquisition of Titles from 3 Hole Press, Plays Inverse Press

Posted on 11/20/2023
TCG and 53rd State Press are pleased to announce that 53rd State Press has acquired the catalogs of independent drama publishers 3 Hole Press and Plays Inverse Press.

Theatre Communications Group Announces Plays for the People: In the Stacks

Posted on 10/26/2023
Program to expand and diversify drama collections at libraries, educational institutions, and more

Application Open: The Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship 2024

Posted on 10/24/2023
We have opened the application for The Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship!

Registration Open: Charge Up

Posted on 10/6/2023
On November 9th & 10th, we’ll build on that work with Charge Up, a virtual gathering to share the changemaking practices our field needs now.

Announcing Shubert Foundation Application Webinar

Posted on 10/5/2023
The Shubert Foundation has announced another date for a webinar about their dance and theatre grant application processes.

Submit a Programming Idea for 2024 TCG National Conference: Chicago

Posted on 9/15/2023
We are thrilled to share our content proposal form with you for the 2024 TCG National Conference: Chicago.

2023 Compounding Crises Snapshot Survey Report Published

Posted on 9/12/2023
In September 2023, TCG launched the Compounding Crises Survey to better understand the extent of the crises facing our theatres and which of the challenges are most acute.

Registration Open: New Virtual Working Group

Posted on 8/31/2023
In the face of unprecedented challenges, TCG will host Get with the Program: Season Planning for Changing Landscape, a 10-session virtual working group to help theatre leaders collaboratively strategize programming and season planning solutions.

Registration Open: Crisis and Chrysalis Town Hall

Posted on 8/22/2023
On Monday, September 11, we’ll host an emergent conversation to acknowledge the crises within our ecology, share what’s working, and chart paths forward. Keep reading for more info!