Participants of the Lookingglass Young Ensemble at Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company. (Photo by Gopho Collective)

TCG’s Special Report on Education 2016

The report provides information about education and engagement programs at theatres across the country.

NEW YORK CITY: Theatre Communications Group‘s research, policy & collective action department has released the Special Report on Education 2016, including data from the TCG Education Survey 2016 and the TCG Fiscal Survey 2016.

“For this special report, we have focused the narrative portion on education and community engagement programs and department structures at a number of theatres,” said Laurie Baskin, director of TCG’s research, policy & collective action, in a statement. “Some include education and community engagement under the same umbrella, while some have separate departments for those two types of work.”

The three-part report includes a narrative portion with stories from theatre professionals about specific education‐related topics, with A Noise WithinDallas Theater Center, Lookingglass Theatre Company, McCarter Theatre Center, the Old Globe, Palm Beach Dramaworks, and Silk Road Rising all contributing information about their  education and engagement programming. The report also includes a presentation of the data from the annual TCG Education Survey, which focuses on programming, demographics served, and staffing. The final section is a presentation of the findings from the TCG Fiscal Survey, gathered from information submitted by 182 TCG member theatres, including earned income, contributed income, and expenses.

The TCG Special Report on Education 2016 was written by Gregory J. Cooper, former education & collective action associate; Ilana B. Rose, associate director of policy & collective action; and Laurie M. Baskin, director of research, policy, & collective action.

Each year since 1999, TCG has produced a Special Report on Education (formerly the Education Centerpiece) to share data findings and provide resources to theatre companies.

A previous version of this story did not include A Noise Within. The theatre company has been added.