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Theatre Communications Group (TCG) Virtual Conference – Register by May 27

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 conference@tcg.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.

Register for the Conference by logging into Handshake > Career Center > Resources > ArtSearch

“The Zoom Where it Happens” by American Theatre- A Publication of the Theatre Communications Group

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.

Jacob’s Pillow (Dance center, School and Performance space) Summer Internship Opportunities

Summer Festival internships run May 19 through September 3 and are part of a structured program for more than 30 interns from around the world, each working within one of the Pillow’s administrative or production departments. By interning with Jacob’s Pillow during the summer, you join a team of seasoned arts professionals and assist with programs pertaining to the Festival, The School, the Archives, and Community engagement. All internships offer invaluable training and mentorship towards your professional career. Click here to learn more about this amazing opportunity and to apply!

Deadline date: January 26, 2020

Theatre Intern Fair- Registration Deadline date: March 12

The Theatre Intern Fair, presented in partnership with the American Theatre Wing, is an opportunity for attendees to meet and greet with theatre companies in New York City. All theatre companies present at the fair are seeking interns to support their work in fields such as production, marketing, fundraising, general management, and more. While most companies are offering internships for the upcoming Summer and Fall semesters, attendees can also find more immediate placement.

Registration Deadline date: March 12

Event date: Saturday, March 14

Time: 10:00am – 1:30pm

Location: Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel (811 7th Avenue, W 53rd St, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10019)

Click here to Register!

Meet Midd alum Nerina Cocchi ‘10 (Writer, Translator, Director, Writer, and Producer)

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.

Click here to sign up for a 1:1 chat!

Meet Midd alum Allison Grimaldi Donahue ‘07 (Writer, Translator and Editor)

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!