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TCG Selects Chicago for 2024 National Conference

The first in the Windy City since 2010 and the first nationwide TCG gathering since 2022, it will be held in a hybrid format in partnership with the League of Chicago Theatres.

NEW YORK CITY and CHICAGO: Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced that its 33rd national conference will be held in Chicago June 20-22, 2024. The conference will be held in association with the League of Chicago Theatres.

“The last time TCG held our national conference in Chicago in 2010, we were thrilled to engage with the vitality and vision of Chicago’s irreplaceable theatre community,” TCG executive director Teresa Eyring said in a statement. “As we return to Chicago more than a decade later, we’re thrilled to reconnect with that vitality and vision at a moment of crisis and transformation for our theatre ecosystem.”

The TCG National Conference typically draws between 700 and 1,000-plus theatre professionals from around the world for professional development, community building, performances, and opportunities to explore the local theatre community. As of 2022, TCG is holding its national conference biennially, with the last occurring in Pittsburgh in 2022 in a hybrid format. The 2024 conference will also include a virtual attendance option in addition to the in-person experience.

Through its convenings, TCG serves as a connector for theatres to share best practices and new
business and artistic models. The TCG National Conference will feature plenary speakers, breakout sessions, workshops, and performances.

“The League of Chicago Theatres is proud to partner with Theatre Communications Group for the 2024
conference and, along with the entire Chicago theatre community, we look forward to welcoming our colleagues from across the nation,” League of Chicago Theatres executive director Marissa Lynn Ford and board chair Heidi Thompson Saunders said in a joint statement. “Chicago is an incubator for our industry and has always been a supportive home for new work, artists, and productions. We can’t wait to share the Windy City’s legacy of community artmaking with the national theatre community.”

The 2024 National Conference is supported by the Doris Duke Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, the Shubert Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Sheri and Les Biller Family Foundation.

Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for theatre and the publisher of American Theatre, strive to lead for a just and thriving theatre ecology. With over 700 member theatre and affiliate organizations and over 7,000 individual members, TCG reaches more than a million students, audience members, and theatre professionals each year.

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