Photo Flash: Tony Kushner, Jessica Hecht, Ming Cho Lee and More at TCG's 2013 Gala
A wonderful list of TCG-published playwrights came out to celebrate the over 30-year history of TCG books as an independent trade publisher of dramatic literature. Tony Kushner presented a surprise award to TCG Publisher Terry Nemeth, for his support of the book program.
The playwrights in attendance included: Eric Bogosian, Thomas Bradshaw, Ping Chong, Nilo Cruz, Will Eno, Melissa James Gibson, Jessica Hagedorn, Karen Hartman, Amy Herzog, Danny Hoch, Tina Howe, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Samuel D. Hunter, Tony Kushner, Emily Mann, Ellen McLaughlin, Richard Nelson, Lynn Nottage, Adam Rapp, José Rivera, Wallace Shawn, and Michael Weller.
The guest list included: Lydia R. Diamond, Michael David, Douglas Carter Beane, Teresa Eyring (TCG), Heidi Ettinger, Rhoda Herrick, Jasmine Keller, Tom Keller, Anne Kaufman, Richard Kornberg, Christine Lahti, Todd London, Iris Love, Kevin McCollum, Nelle Nugent, Judith O. Rubin, Jolyon F. Stern, Liz Smith and Doug Steiner.
The Gala Evening featured performances from TCG Member Theatres around the nation, which included three musical excerpts that were performed from Rapture from Sky-Pony: Raptured, Willow from Venice, and Hallelujah from The Last Goodbye.
TCG will be publishing Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design, a retrospective of his work by Arnold Aronson, in the fall of 2013. Gala attendees had a unique opportunity to have their names published in that title, as well as other 2013-14 TCG Books titles.
For over 50 years, Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has existed to strengthen, nurture and promote the professional not-for-profit American theatre. TCG's constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to nearly 700 member theatres and affiliate organizations and more than 12,000 individuals nationwide. TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through conferences, events, research and communications; awards grants, approximately $2 million per year, to theatre companies and individual artists; advocates on the federal level; and serves as the U.S. Center of the InterNational Theatre Institute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community. TCG is North America's largest independent publisher of dramatic literature, with 12 Pulitzer Prizes for Best Play on the TCG booklist. It also publishes the award-winning AMERICAN THEATRE magazine and ARTSEARCH, the essential source for a career in the arts. In all of its endeavors, TCG seeks to increase the organizational efficiency of its member theatres, cultivate and celebrate the artistic talent and achievements of the field and promote a larger public understanding of, and appreciation for, the theatre. For more information, visit www.tcg.org.Photo Credit: Jonathan Ziegler/ Patrick McMullan Company
Lauren Fitzgerald, Preston Whiteway
Lynn Nottage, Josh Dachs, Ako Dachs
Paula Black, Ralph Bryan
Terry Nemeth, Ming Cho Lee, Betsy Lee
Alissa Hendel, Sam Hendel
Steve Zelson, Shelley Zelson
Tim Sanford, Judy Rubin
Margo Lyon, Tony Kushner
Terry Nemeth, Tony Kushner
Terry Nemeth, Teresa Eyring
Jasmine Keller, Lydia Diamond
Kevin McCollum, Jane Mauer
Win Neuger, Judy Lynn Prince
Tom Keller, Victoria Keller, Win Neuger
Jasmine Keller, Dafina McMillan
Jasmine Keller, Kevin Bitterman, Dafina McMillan
Jasmine Keller, Kevin Bitterman
Delphine de Causans