Ralph Peña appointed as TCG board member 2011-2012

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Ralph Peña
Annoucement from USA's Theatre Communications Group
 
Ralph Peña of Ma-Yi Theater Company appointed board member of Theatre Communications Group

Ralph Peña, artistic director, Ma-Yi Theater Company (New York City, New York State) is one of seven new Theatre Communications Group (TCG) board members.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of the TCG Board of Directors," he says.  "I hope to make a meaningful contribution in supporting the remarkable work of [TCG executive director] Teresa Eyring and the TCG staff.  I have much to learn, but boy do I have great teachers.

TCG, the national organization for theatre, has announced new leadership of its board of directors.

Philip Himberg, producing artistic director of the Sundance Institute Theatre Program, will assume the position of board president. He succeeds Martha Lavey, artistic director of Steppenwolf, who concluded a two year term in June.

“TCG’s board is an extraordinary assemblage of theatre artists and practitioners that represent the aesthetic,
cultural and geographic diversity of the theatre community,” said Teresa Eyring, TCG executive director. “The insight and knowledge that these forward-thinking leaders bring to the table help TCG stay on the pulse of issues, trends and innovation in the field.”

Members of TCG’s board serve three two-year terms. Board officers serve terms of one-year, concurrent with the fiscal year of July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012.

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.

Founded in 1961, TCG’s constituency has grown from a handful of groundbreaking theatres to nearly 700 member theatres and affiliate organizations nationally and more than 13,000 individuals worldwide.  TCG offers its members networking and knowledge-building opportunities through conferences, events, research and communications; 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 Theatre Institute, 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 our 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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