|Seeking early-career, NYC-based BIPOC leaders in all theatre disciplines. Since 2016, TCG’s Rising Leaders of Color (RLC) program has developed and highlighted highly talented early-career Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) leaders across the U.S. who are committed to initiating and upholding equitable practices in the theatre field. |
Funded in part by the Howard Gilman Foundation, an organization that supports performing arts organizations in all five New York City boroughs, this year’s RLC will form a cohort of eight highly talented early-career BIPOC leaders based in NYC.
Join program staff for an info session to learn more about the program: Wednesday, March 10th, 3:00pm EST
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The ghost lights have been left on too long. Amid the losses of the COVID-19 pandemic, we need each other more than ever. As we’ve done for so many years, TCG will again gather our field together in June. This year, the way we gather, and the conversations we’ll have, will be different. While we cannot meet in person in our host city of Phoenix, we will surely take inspiration from the mythical creature for which it’s named. And we will build on the relationships and resilience of Phoenix’s theatre scene as we convene in the digital sphere for the 2020 TCG Virtual Conference – Re:Emergence.
Through virtual programming and online connection, we’ll meet the urgency of the moment with the full courage and creativity of our movement. Waived registration fees for all TCG Members will ensure greater access than ever before. Together, we will collectively envision the day of our Re:Emergence over two blocks of virtual programming:
Part 1 – Convergence: May 6-8
Part 2 – Convening: June 2-5
Convergence will support the urgent need of connection and collective action as we grapple with the changing needs and challenges facing the non-profit theatre field. We will do what the TCG Conference has always done best: bring different types of theatre people together for emergent conversations and ideation.
At the Convening we will focus on knowledge building and sharing through a variety of virtual formats: live-streamed keynotes, online workshops, interactive sessions, and other ways to connect to and learn from your peers. In June, we’ll share programming across five main arcs:
- Re:Model: Audiences, Artistry & Alternative Performance
- Re:Vision: The Future of our Field
- Re:Cover: Advocacy & Relief for the Nonprofit Theatre
- Re:Unite: Equity & Justice in the Healing Process
- Re:Build: Crisis Management & Preparedness
Throughout May and June we’ll also find innovative ways to capture the unexpected moments of connection and spirit of community that have always made our in-person convenings so special. Our 2020 TCG Virtual Conference – Re:Emergence will build on that legacy of resilience to issue a rallying cry, and to ensure we emerge from these dark days stronger than before. After all, our art form knows well the creative power of a pause.
So, too, do theatre people understand better than most that all things are ephemeral, and that these hard days will pass. The ghost lights will be turned off at last, and our stages will be flooded with light.
As always, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or ideas related to the TCG Virtual Conference, and you can stay up to date by following TCG and checking this microsite for updated information as it is made available. Let us join together in May and June to collectively envision the day of our Re:Emergence.
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All across the country, theatre educators and students are mourning the loss of shows that won’t make it to the stage this semester because of COVID-19. They’re using spring break to brainstorm ways the live theatre performances and hands-on experiential classes will be effectively conducted online. Many institutions have thought of some very creative ideas on how to make this happen. Click here to read the complete article.
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Nerina received a BA in Theatre and German from Middlebury College and an MA in International Artistic Cooperation from l’Université de Paris VIII. Starting in 2003, she has trained in theatre between Swaziland, the United States, France and Italy with, most notably, Vanessa Mildenberg, Cheryl Faraone, John Britton, Andrea Olsen and Daria Lippi. Starting in 2005, Nerina directed “4.48 Psychosis” by Sarah Kane, “Manifesto for Another World” by Ariel Dorfman, “Novecento” by Alessandro Baricco, the participatory performance “POST•M”, “Ni una más” by Mia Parissi and the installations for the 2015 and 2016 MNF at the Royal Library of Belgium. Based in Brussels since 2013, she has developed several artistic projects in connection with the territory. Building exhanges between Europe and the USA, she was Karin Coonrod’s assistant director and stage manager for Orfeo in Orvieto (2014) and The Merchant in Venice (2015-2016), and has translated into French Jessica Litwak’s play Wider Than the Sky (reading at Salon du Varia in 2015), as well as into English in collaboration with Allison Grimaldi-Donahue, Lina Prosa’s Lampedusa Beach and Lampedusa Snow, published by The American Reader (2013) and Words Without Borders (2016). In 2016-2017, Nerina wrote the libretto for the opera-film the wARdrobe, with music by Davide Fensi and video by Portuguese videomaker Daniel Pinheiro (an inoutput production, release 2019-2020). Nerina also works as an assistant producer to dance company Dame de Pic / Cie Karine Ponties.
Sign up to talk with Nerina Cocchi ‘10 about her path from Middlebury to where she is today, how she has applied what she learned in school to help build her career, and how students might pursue a similar path on Wednesday, November 7 or Thursday, November 8.
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Allison’s work has appeared in Electric Literature, The Brooklyn Rail, Words Without Borders, The Fanzine, The American Reader, The Newer York (theEeel) The Diner Journal, The New Inquiry and Dead King Magazine among others. She serves as Fiction editor at Queen Mob’s Teahouse and is Associate Translation Editor at Drunken Boat. She is a regular blogger for the American Literary Translator’s Association. Allison also translates from Italian to English and edits in the world of fine art for clients such as Mousse Magazine, e-flux journal, Toilet Paper, Centro Pecci Prato, Cobra Museum Amersterdam and the Guggenheim Museum. She holds an MA from the University of Toronto Centre for Comparative Literature, an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and is working towards her PhD at The European Graduate School. She teaches in the Writing Program at John Cabot Univeristy, Rome.
Sign up to talk with Allison Grimaldi Donahue ‘07 about her path from Middlebury to where she is today, how she has applied what she learned in school to help build her career, and how students might pursue a similar path on Wednesday, November 7 or Thursday, November 8. Click here to sign up for a 1:1 chat!