Friday, March 11, 2016
Duke Foundation Supports Program for Vets & Active Military in Theatre Experience, Study & Creation
Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the launch of the Veterans and Theatre Institute (VTI), a pilot program for veterans and active military personnel to experience, study, and create theatre.
By developing unique curricula for four communities through engagement with military and community partners, VTI will build sustainable relationships among veterans and the theatre community. Playwright and veteran Maurice Decaul will lead VTI as TCG's first official artist-in-residence, constructing curriculum and programming over a three-year development period. VTI is supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Building Demand for the Arts program.
"We're thrilled to have Maurice Decaul join TCG as our first ever official artist-in-residence," said Teresa Eyring, executive director, TCG. "With his dual perspectives as artist and veteran, Maurice is the ideal person to build on the momentum of our Blue Star Theatres program and lead the Veterans and Theatre Institute." . . .