STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project - Kate Burton is excited to share a weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group! This week Kate Burton shares pivotal moments in her theatre career and why the arts matter to her!

Kate Burton appeared on Broadway in The Elephant Man, for which she received a Tony nomination, and in the same season as Hedda Gabler, for which she received the Callaway Award, an Outer Critics Circle nomination and another Tony nomination. She made her NYSF debut in Boston Marriage and her London debut in Three Sisters at The Playhouse. Roundabout: The Constant Wife, Give Me Your Answer, Do!; Company; The Playboy of the Western World; and Winners. Other Broadway: Present Laughter (Theatre World Award), Alice in Wonderland, Doonesbury, Wild Honey, Some Americans Abroad (Drama Desk nom.) and An American Daughter (Lincoln Center Theater), Jake's Women, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (also UK and Ireland). Television: recurred on The Practice and Law & Order; Ellis Grey on Grey's Anatomy; Emmy Award for Notes for My Daughter; Cindy Whiting in HBO's Empire Falls; and Rose on Rescue Me. Film: Big Trouble in Little China, Life With Mikey, First Wives Club, The Ice Storm, Celebrity, August, Unfaithful, Swimfan, Stay, Some Kind of Heaven and The Night Listener. Many times at Bay Street and Williamstown. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and on the Board of Trustees for BC/EFA. Graduate oF Brown and Yale.

I AM THEATRE spotlights the stories of theatre practitioners, in their own words. With 50 videos over the next 50 weeks, TCG is celebrating its 50th anniversary by sharing stories from a diverse group of people who are creating, supporting, and engaging with theatre. YOU ARE THEATRE: We want to hear your stories! TCG will release a new video each week of individuals sharing pivotal moments in theatre - and hope they will inspire you to tell your stories too. Join us as we seek to raise the international awareness of the depth, diversity and impact of the theatre field. WE ARE THEATRE! Today, not-for-profit professional theatres in the U.S. employ 130,000 people annually, inspire more than 30 million attendees and contribute $2 billion directly to the U.S. economy. What if thousands of theatre artists across the world posted their own video testimonies of why they do what they do and why theatre matters? How might that transform communities' awareness of our work? Please share the stories we've recorded, and we'll share the videos you make, and together we'll testify in a voIce That everyone will hear...I AM THEATRE. YOU ARE THEATRE. WE ARE THEATRE!

For 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 13,000 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 US Center of the InterNational TheatreInstitute, connecting its constituents to the global theatre community. TCG is North America's largest independent publisher of dramatic literature, with 11 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.

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