We want to hear from individual artists!

We want to hear from individual artists! Calling Actors, Directors, Dramaturgs, Playwrights and Designers!

How can we strengthen the relationship between individual artists and institutions? What would strengthen the artistic vitality of theatre? TCG is hosting a series of five teleconferences for independent theatre artists. These focus groups aim to engage individual theatre artists in a far-ranging dialogue to discuss how individual artists are doing in the American theatre field today. Five teleconferences are scheduled, each for a specific discipline in the theatre: actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights and designers. We recognize that many artists play different roles within the theatre, and that for some artists, these categories do not fully capture what you do in the field. If you are a multi-disciplinary artist, or you do not see your discipline represented in the calls below, please self select one category that you feel is closest to your area of expertise.

Calls will be held on upcoming days as follows: • Monday, April 19 at 4pm EDT — Actors • Monday, April 26 at 4pm EDT — Directors • Monday, May 3 at 3pm EDT — Dramaturgs • Monday, May 3 at 4.30pm EDT — Playwrights • Monday, May 10 at 4pm EDT —

Designers Artists interested in participating must register here by 5pm EDT on the Thursday prior to the teleconference. Our intent is to have as geographically and culturally diverse a group as possible represented on the call. As such, 30 participants will be selected from the registrant pool by lottery. Participants will be notified by the end of the day on the Friday prior to the call. For maximum efficiency, a series of questions will be circulated to participants prior to the call. Registrants who are not selected for the call will be given the opportunity to voice their points of view via electronic survey.

Please forward this email widely to your network of individual artists who are not employed as full-time staff at a theatre and may be interested in participating in this field conversation.