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TCG hosted a webinar featuring Burton J. Fishman, Attorney, Fortney & Scott, LLC, who spoke and responded to questions about the upcoming changes to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations, which will take effect on December 1, 2016.
From November 11-13 in New York City, an intimate group of trustees and theatre leaders will engage with thought leaders on emerging research trends in the theatre field and beyond, and hear case studies from peers that have successfully integrated mission-driven and data-informed decision-making into their board and staff leadership culture. Register today!
TCG welcomes six new members to its board of directors, and also names four new board officers, including Kevin Moriarty, artistic director, Dallas Theater Center, as board chair.
TCG is pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $580,000, allow 15 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of “The Ground on Which I Stand,” August Wilson’s seminal remarks delivered at the TCG National Conference, we hosted The Ground at 20, an arc at the 2016 TCG National Conference to celebrate the legacies of veteran leaders of theatres of color. Over three days, The Ground at 20 featured intergenerational conversations about the visions of these leaders, the enduring impact of their theatres, and the current state of theatres of color in the field.
TCG announces the 2016 Round 4 Cycle A recipients of the Leadership U[niversity]—Continuing Ed program. Through the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, grants of up to $5,000 will support nine mid-career and veteran theatre professionals at TCG Member Theatres for learning opportunities to advance their leadership skills.
"Over the past five years, Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has taken an active and vocal position on the need for a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive theatre field. We have been approaching this challenge on multiple fronts, and our thinking has evolved dramatically over time as we learn more about equity, ourselves, our history, and the deeply embedded structures of racism and other forms of oppression in our theatre field and larger society..." Read the rest here.
Supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Audience (R)Evolution Cohort Grants in the amount of $25,000, $75,000, and $200,000, plus additional general operating support equivalent to 30% of each award, will empower teams of three or more not-forprofit organizations to design and implement audience-engagement and community-development strategies together.
Each month, a TCG staff member will select a TCG Books title that holds a special meaning — whether it’s a show the staffer performed in, a dog-eared acting resource, a writer that continually inspires or simply a favorite play – and we will offer a special discount on that title for the month. For August, Rob Weinert-Kendt, Editor-in-Chief of American Theatre magazine, has selected August: Osage County by Tracy Letts, and here’s why.
The Wallace Foundation has released a video of market research expert Bob Harlow presenting at the 2016 Arts Reach conference on how arts organizations can use qualitative and quantitative research to attract and retain new audiences. Find more audience-building strategies from Wallace Foundation at the Audience (R)Evolution hub here.