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TCG’s 2020 Our Stories Gala: In the Eyes of Allison Janel

On Monday, February 3, the Theatre Communications Group (TCG), held their annual 2020 ”Our Stories Gala” at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. The night was filled with excellence, opulence, motivational speeches and first-class performers. The Gala was hosted by Teresa Eyring, the Executive Director/CEO, alongside Adrian Budhu, the Deputy Director/COO, and Kathryn M. Lipuma Chair, TCG Board of Directors of the Theatre Communications Group. 

This year’s honorees were the National Black Theatre Festival, produced by the North Carolina Black Repertory Company and David Henry Hwang. Additionally, the attendees celebrated TCG’s Arts Advocacy for the Field. “TCG advocates at the federal level on a host of critical issues facing the theatre sector, working in coalition with many national partners and theatre leaders.”

It was definitely an awe-inspiring evening that included a cocktail reception and photo ops, that was followed by a seated dinner. I was seated amongst higher echelons, from theatre leaders, celebrities, media, and supporters. I was also fortunate to have the opportunity to speak with Harold Steward, who is on the TCG Board of Directors. Steward, a long time cultural organizer and supporter of Theater Arts,  alongside Rick Miramontez assisted the cause of the evening by facilitating the bidding for the auction, to raise money that will essentially support the vital programs and services for American Theatre sectors across the country.  

Rick Miramontez and Harold Steward

The entertainment for the evening was phenomenal, which was comprised of performances throughout the event from A Strange Loop and Soft Power, which featured Billy Bustamante, James Jackson, Jr., and Alyse Alan Louis. 

Teresa Eyring and Harold Steward

For many years, The Theatre Communications Group (TCG)  has strived to empower, encourage, buildup and further advance professional theatre. As TCG approaches its 60th anniversary, TCG’s community has grown exponentially over the years and will continue to thrive with your support. The evening overall was a complete success. If you weren’t able to attend this year, 2021 is definitely an option to attend and support the theatre arts. 

Stephen C. Byrd, Co-Chair

Be the change and support the cause. Please note that all donations made are tax-deductible. The Theatre Communication Group (TCG) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Please give by visiting their secure server at  Donate Now. If you would like to learn more about TCG please visit

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