Table of Contents for January 2015


The State of Cornerstone’s Art
With California: The Tempest, the pioneering community-focused company is showcasing its influential methodology, as well the institute it’s created to teach it to others
By David C. Nichols

To Do or To Teach? Is That Even a Question?
Teaching artists across the country make a passionate case for arts education
By Sarah Taylor Ellis

14 Theatrical Ploys That Aim To Change the World
Meet a cadre of artists and companies who put social, political and civic causes at the forefront
By Mark Blankenship and Stephanie Coen


Editor’s Note


From the Executive Director
The Excellence Quotient

TCG on the Web

News in Brief
The last days of Chicago’s Next Theatre
National directing fellowship launched by O’Neill Center, Kennedy Center, NNPN and SDC Foundation
Minneapolis’s Southern Theater tries an all-you-can-see membership model
Pittsburgh’s August Wilson Center back on track

Entrances and Exits

Awards and Prizes

In Memoriam
Marian Seldes by Laura Linney

Front and Center
The Talking Band’s The Golden Toad
WorldKin Ensemble’s Dirty Talk
at Signature Theater
Handicap This! at Stage 773
Bailiwick Chicago’s Princess Mary Demands Your Attention
San Diego REP’s Steal Heaven

This Month in Theatre History

Production Notebook
101 Dalmations at Imagination Stage

Seema Sueko has big plans for Pasadena, by Lisa Fung

The many faces of a theatre’s lobby, by Russell M. Dembin

Rob Weinert-Kendt on L.A.’s 99-seat dilemma

Steven Leigh Morris visits Encuentro 2014

Alexis Greene covers theatres that fight abuse of women

Diep Tran investigates how theatres compensate writers

Michael Bloom reviews books on the Alexander technique

How Colette found her identity as a writer

Can the Advance Project bring more women to U.K. stages?

Global Spotlight
An interview with P.S. 122’s Vallejo Ganter, by Eliza Bent

20 Questions
for Bridget Everett