Become a Trustee Member for $100 Per Year

Trustees—board members, donors, supporters and engaged community stakeholders—play a crucial role in organizational governance and the future of the not-for-profit theatre field. TCG brings together trustees from the National Council for the American Theatre, Current TCG Member Theatres, and those with theatres considering joining or rejoining TCG as Theatre Members within the Trustee Leadership Network to address the need for trustee education, engagement and action.

In the Trustee Leadership Network, Trustee Members receive all the benefits of Individual Membership with TCG, but they also reimagine board governance to support a just and thriving theatre ecosystem through the Trustee Exchange--a regular, peer-faciliated call series for those committed to the work of transformation. 

Join the Trustee Leadership Network 

If you have any questions, please contact Lauren Sullivan at [email protected]



Access the Trustee Exchange

Over the past few years, Trustee Leadership Network participants have led and hosted regular trustee virtual conversations, titled the Trustee Exchange, each month. Topics cover a range of governance issues and provide an extraordinary opportunity to share current successes and challenges with fellow theatre trustees. There is a sizable core group of trustees participating in these virtual conversations, and you’ll also want to make sure you are in the mix. These amazing conversations are opening doors to an innovative exchange of ideas and best practices and will become an even greater resource as more trustees continue to participate.

Be the First to Receive TCG Publications

A FREE copy of An Ideal Theater by Todd London

TCG Books TCG Members receive a 40% discount on TCG books and on titles from other select theatre publishers. A 40% bulk discount is available when purchasing 10 or more of the same title. Our authors include Annie Baker, Stephen Karam, Tony Kushner, Quiara Alegría Hudes, Paula Vogel, Donald Margulies, Suzan-Lori Parks, Eric Bogosian, Caryl Churchill among many others.

American Theatre AMERICAN THEATRE is the national magazine for the American professional not-for-profit theatre, informing readers about important work and significant issues affecting theatre art and practice. TCG members receive a subscription to the quarterly print edition of AMERICAN THEATRE magazine and unlimited access to content on, including the archive of AMERICAN THEATRE magazine's entire history, show listings of TCG Member Theatres. Members also receive our AT Weekly newsletter. It's everything you love from the print edition of AMERICAN THEATRE magazine, PLUS breaking news, stunning photos, exclusive videos, and more – available anytime, anywhere.

ARTSEARCH Listings for theatre, dance, opera, music, museums, presenting organizations, educational institutions, and state and local arts councils. Online access is free for all jobseekers but advertising discounts are available to your organization.

Conferences Provide Opportunities for Connection

Trustees are reimagining board governance to support a just and thriving theatre ecosystem through the Trustee Exchange--a regular call series for trustees who are committed to the work of transformation.

Affiliate Members receive invitations to our convenings, webinars and teleconferences. Previous opportunities include our National Convenings, 2021 Advocacy and Financial Resilience Virtual Summit, 2022 Climate Action Virtual Summit, COVID-19 Informational webinars, TCG Book Events, and more.

The Website Keeps You Engaged

Access to the Trustee Leadership Network Circle Community, an online community making space for discussion, problem-solving, and resource sharing around matters relevant to the theatre you serve, as well as the TCG Circle at large. The TCG Circle is our online community platform designed to connect theatre people with resources and relationships to strengthen their work.

The Briefing: TCG's weekly topical email to the field provides a personal and direct summary of current ideas, trends and resources shaping the field.

Theatre Facts: An in-depth, global analysis of the cumulative data extracted from the Fiscal Survey, Theatre Facts is the only document analyzing the national not-for-profit theatre field, and it is a vital advocacy and policy tool for trustees, foundation and corporation executives, policymakers and the national press.

Access to the online TCG Membership Directory, which contains information about leadership, union contracts, special interests, and budget categories for over 700 not-for-profit professional arts organizations.

Advocacy Allows Your Voice to be Heard in Washington

TCG works in Washington, DC and nationally to represent the theatre field and to provide timely information to theatres and theatre artists on federal legislation, regulations and other significant government opportunities and issues. TCG Members receive special timely "Action Alerts" on major issues requiring grassroots action, as well as access to legislative and regulatory information. Learn More.

FREE membership in the Performing Arts Alliance, the principle advocacy consortium co-founded by TCG to represent the performing arts at the federal level.

Plus Other Valuable Benefits