This article talks about the works of three different playwrights, including C1 artist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Neighbors), that explore narratives outside of their own racial backgrounds. Read the article here.
This article by Diep Tran talks about the high amount of debt those who go to college for theatre incur, the struggle artists have to repay that debt, and how colleges can better prepare and talk to their students about the cost of their education. Read the article here.
At the TCG Conference in San Diego this past June, playwright Kristoffer Diaz (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity) gave remarks at the To the Mountaintop plenary. The session dealt with the future of diversity and inclusion in theatre. Read Diaz’s speech here.
This American Theatre article by Eliza Bent shows how Seattle’s TeenTix have lured more teens into buying theatre tickets and what strategies work and what doesn’t. Read the article here.
This article by Scott Palmer, artistic director of Bag&Baggage in Hillsboro, OR, talks about how their recent grant from Met Life/TCG’s A-Ha Program: Think It, Do It, enabled them to connect with communities unaccustomed to theatre. They discovered how the language they use to talk about their company is hitting their rural neighbors to the west in addition to other discoveries they’ve made in their research. Read the article here.
In this TCG article, writer Keith Josef Adkins discusses the Trayvon Martin project, which is six ten-minute plays involving issues raised by the Martin-Zimmerman case that will be staged at theatres across the country. Also, in this article, playwrights discuss how today’s generation of writers are writing more complexly both stylistically and content-wise regarding issues about race, and they talk about engaging the audience in a dialogue once the show is over. Read the article here.