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THEATRE EDUCATION ASSESSMENT MODELS
Theatre educators will convene on June 6 at Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul, Minn., preceding the TCG National Conference, for a training session on Building a National TEAM: Theatre Education Assessment Models, a project initiated by TCG in consortium with ASSITEJ/USA. The project aims to arm education directors with national models and frameworks on assessment--tools that are essential to improving programming and providing information about the impact of theatre arts education. Consultant Robert Southworth will lead education directors in adapting models for use in their own education programs and aligning their evaluation and assessment with federal and state standards. For more information on the pre-conference, visit the EVENTS section of the website under the TCG National Conference heading; to read about the TEAM project, see the July '06 Centerpiece in the PUBLICATIONS section; to find downloadable TEAM tools and information, check the TOOLS & RESEARCH section in June.
NEW FROM TCG BOOKS
Four full-length plays and a one-act play by Pulitzer Prize-winner Nilo Cruz have been collected into a new volume by TCG Books. The collection includes Beauty of the Father, which premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre in 2004; Lorca in a Green Dress, which premiered at Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2003; Hortensia and the Musuem of Dreams, which premiered at Florida's New Theatre in 2001; 1998's Two Sisters and a Piano; and the one-act play Capriccio. To purchase the book, or Cruz's Pulitzer-winning Anna in the Tropics, visit the TCG Bookstore in the PUBLICATIONS section of the website. To read more about Cruz, see American Theatre's online archives, September '03.
GRANT RECIPIENTS: THEATRE RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR PLAYWRIGHTS
Eleven playwrights have been selected in the ninth round of the Theatre Residency Program for Playwrights, jointly developed by TCG and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional funding from the Ford Foundation. …