Amidst these exciting months of season announcements, auditions and fantastic theater, Boston is getting geared up to host this year’s Theatre Communications Group Conference. This year, the conference theme is “Model the Movement.”
Over the next few weeks, StageSource is going to be visiting communities throughout New England to begin a dialogue about theater in our region and to show you how to join us on the road to the conference. At these meetings, we will discuss the upcoming conference and provide a forum for individuals to share thoughts and ideas that pertain to how we make theater happen in New England, and how we can work as a community to develop unique and innovative models for the theater world at large.
For more information about a Town Hall Meeting in your region, and to RSVP, click one of the locations below and complete the attached form. Please keep checking in as we add more regions to our tour!
April 1st, 2012 5PM: Worcester @ The Hanover Theatre
April 9th, 2012 7PM: Providence @ Trinity Repertory Company
April 10th, 2012 5PM: Boston @ Calderwood Pavillion, BCA 527 Tremont Street
April 15th, 2012 5PM: Maine @ Portland Stage Company
May 16th, 2012 5PM: Berkshires @ Barrington Stage Company
The conference is open to TCG member theatres and individual artists nominated from these organizations including StageSource. To see a list of who is also signed up click here.
If you are an individual artist who wants to attend the conference, email Julie Hennrikus (jhennrikus @ stagesource . org) with your name, email address and your resume and StageSource will play the role of nominator and get you a code for registering. Use TCG CONFERENCE REGISTRATION in the subject line of your email to help us track them.
For more information about how to register click here.The EARLY BIRD DEADLINE IS APRIL 13!
Also, we will need volunteers for the conference. We will be posting a web form soon. Volunteers will have full FREE access to the conference programs outside of their duties.
Network with over 1000 professional theater artists at this national gathering of theatre industry!
TCG is thrilled to announce a limited availability of discounted student rates for its national conference in Boston where students will have the chance to attend all conference sessions, network with leading theater artists and connect with mentors and friends. The conference this year is themed ‘Model the Movement: Transforming a Field into a Movement, One New Model at a Time’ and will feature large sessions with acclaimed visionaries including Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky, 50-60 smaller break-out sessions for in-depth exploration of a specific topic, workshops, networking opportunities, social events, late-night parties all over the course ofthree full days and nights, June 21-23. Over 1000 actors, designers, directors, and administrators will convene in Boston to talk about the future of theater in America – be part of the conversation and help start a movement – a national theater movement. For more information on the conference, click here: http://www.tcg.org/conference. Be sure to check out the ‘Attendees’ page to see who has already registered to attend: http://www.tcg.org/events/conference/2012/attendees.cfm.
Normal conference attendance rates can be as much as $700, but TCG has created a special discount rate for students in order to bring your voice to the conversation.The special student rate of $280 is available to only 50 students and expires April 30 so register today. If you would like to register for the conference, you will be given a discount code by email; send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with TCG CONFERENCE STUDENT in the header, and you will receive the discount code shortly after. The registration site is located here: http://www.tcg.org/events/conference/2012/registration/registration.cfm. Once you register, you will be connected to a conference attendee to contact before you arrive and there will be a special gathering of students and their conference-mentors at the start of the weekend.
To qualify for this rate you must be a full-time student or graduated in 2012; your valid student ID will be required at the Conference.
Many colleges and universities offer funding for undergraduate and graduate students to attend conferences. Some programs make money available to off-set or underwrite your cost of attendance. Be sure to check with your theater department or student association to see if there are funds available to you.