2020 National Conference: PHOENIX
In the summer of 2020, TCG invites you to the southwest! Join us in Phoenix, Arizona, a beautiful contradiction in geographic terms: a sprawling metropolis situated in a near prehistoric landscape, and a desert with sparkling reservoirs of water preserved through extensive conservation efforts. Phoenix is a rapidly-growing capital city in the last of the 48 coterminous states to join the union in 1912, and currently the state with the largest percentage of Native tribal land. It is a city that, as it expands, must work to remain rooted in its history. Phoenix will provide unique inspiration for theatre makers to dig deeply into the core purpose of our work in today’s world, with the area’s attention to the equitable preservation of its natural resources, its complicated political identity, its focus on children and families through its supportive programs for young people, and its ongoing discord around the Arizona border with Mexico. Conversations of legacy, empathy, and justice abound, and the theatre community rises up with every challenge and opportunity.
From June 4-6, 2020, TCG will host nearly 1,000 theatre people at our 30th National Conference in "the Valley of the Sun" (and as all the locals will tell you: “Don’t worry! It’s a dry heat.”) During our time together, we will engage in programming developed by TCG in partnership with field practitioners along three new tracks, the ABCs of PHX: Artistry in Action, Best Practices, and Capacity Building. We will embrace new connections with colleagues, we will break bread in community with one another, and we will forge relationships with Arizona’s multiplicity of cultural leaders and organizations. Together we will look toward our future while (re)discovering, reckoning with, and honoring our past.
Registration will be available in early 2020. To visit our National Conference archives, please click here.
TCG is grateful to the following supporters of our 2020 National Conference. If you are interested in joining TCG as a sponsor for our upcoming Conference, click here to download TCG’s Sponsorship deck. To discuss your custom TCG sponsorship, please contact Kevin Bitterman, director of Institutional Advancement & Partnerships.
Missed the 2019 National Conference, or want to relive the experience? Check out the video below.