After the post-election sighs of relief and the tears of joy for some, and the cries of anguish and tears of sorrow for others, a profound moment begins a new dawn and call for unity and collective work for the future of all of us. At the vanguard will be the Arts and the Artists. What we create, what we perform, and what we bring forth into this world is now more important than ever. Despite political differences, we have chosen the path of those who will strive to bring us together, in a vote of unprecedented numbers. There is fear on both sides, but fear is the absence of knowledge, nothing more. So, we in the Arts can help eradicate fear by helping to bring light to everyone. We are ready for a New Renaissance, a path into the future where everyone has a voice and a part to play. Let's all help lead the way. Let's build a new American Theatre that includes everyone from the ground up, the pit to the flies, backstage to front of house, box office to admin office. And, yes, Liberal and Conservative. For we have seen that the divisive rhetoric of "The Other" is a path to failure. Working together we have no limits to what we can accomplish. - David Fuller, President, NTC
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NTC Member Robert Schenkkan Shares: #ENOUGH Plays to End Gun Violence
SEVEN WINNING PLAYS ABOUT ENDING GUN VIOLENCE SELECTED BY LAUREN GUNDERSON, TARELL ALVIN MCCRANEY, ROBERT SCHENKKAN, DAVID HENRY HWANG, AND KAREN ZACARIAS FOR #ENOUGH #ENOUGH Plays to End Gun Violence, in Partnership with Broadway on Demand, Playscripts and The Dramatists Guild of America, Announce Seven Winning Plays, their 2020 Digital Premiere, and a Nationwide Reading
The winning plays will be free to view on Broadway on Demand from Dec 14-20 in a ground-breaking collaboration with Alliance Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre, and South Coast Repertory.
From the Press Release: #ENOUGH is proud to announce the selection of seven plays by teen playwrights chosen by nationally recognized dramatists Lauren Gunderson, Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney, Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan, Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, and Karen Zacarías, as the winners of #ENOUGH: Plays to End Gun Violence, a national short play competition for middle and high school students. On December 14, 2020 -- the eight-year remembrance of the shootings at Sandy Hook -- the winning titles will receive their digital premiere on the streaming platform Broadway on Demand and be made available for free for organizations to stage readings locally.
NTC Member Shellen Lubin Shares: Women in the Arts and Media Coalition Hosts VintAge Virtually NTC Member Martha Richards to Receive Award
Every two to three years, the Women in the Arts and Media Coalition hosts VintAge, an event celebrating the voice and vision of women in the arts and media as they age. This year, on Saturday, November 14th, the Coalition is convening in a virtual setting, to celebrate the accomplishments of the community as they continue to produce vibrant and exciting creative work, even in this challenging environment. The Elsa Rael VintAge Award, named for Coalition Co-Founder and guiding spirit Elsa Rael, to Martha Richards, Founder and President of WomenArts, an organization dedicated to increasing the visibility of women artists in all art forms, and an affiliate member organization of the Coalition.
The Save Our Stages Act was first introduced in July by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Cornyn (R-Texas) and would provide six months of Small Business Administration grants to live music venue operators that have taken a hit during COVID-19.