Theater Communications Group has promoted Kathy Sova and Erin Salvi to co-publishers of the TCG Books program. TCG Books has grown to become North America’s largest independent trade publisher of theatrical literature, with a catalog of nearly 500 titles, including 19 of her Pulitzer Prize-winning plays. In this collaborative model, the co-publishers collaboratively oversee the editorial selection process, with Sova overseeing editorial decisions, book design, author relationships, and contracts, and Salvi overseeing the finances and titles of her TCG books. Oversee distribution. Co-publishers will work with outgoing publisher Terry Nemeth to manage the transition until January 2023, with Nemeth remaining as honorary issuer.
Teresa Eyring, Executive Director and CEO of TCG, said: “Through this shared leadership model, the unique strengths and experiences that Erin and Cathy each bring to their work build on the extraordinary legacy of Terry Nemeth. Like other literary forms, it has always believed that it deserves , respect, and critical attention. prize.
“I am thrilled to step into this new role, working with my wonderful colleague Cathy,” Salvi said. “Under the unparalleled leadership of Terry Nemeth, TCG Books has become an integral part of the theater ecology, offering theater a fitting place alongside other forms of literature. We look forward to building on and continuing to evolve as a publisher on par with the theater world, making a wide range of works by exceptional authors available to readers and theater enthusiasts around the world.”
“Working with our playwrights and the theater world has been the greatest gift of my life,” Sova said. “I learned to love reading in high school through drama. Most of my life (nearly 30 years) working with the country’s great playwrights has been a constant pinch-me moment: How did I get so lucky? I think that is the most important thing in your life. Let me just say that I have changed forever about what it means to be a writer and a dedication to that voice, and what it means to be a better person.”
In addition, the co-publishers will oversee TCG’s Million Book campaign, making one million TCG plays available in schools, colleges, public libraries, community centers, private bookstores and more. TCG Books publishes all plays devoted to the playwright’s lifelong career. TCG Books authors include Annie Baker, Nilo Cruz, Jackie Sibblies Drury, Larissa FastHorse, Athol Fugard, Quiara Alegría Hudes, David Henry Hwang, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Tony Kushner, Young Jean Lee, Lynn Nottage, and Suzan-Lori Parks. It is included. Sarah Rule, Heidi Schleck, Stephen Sondheim, Paula Vogel, August Wilson. TCG Books and the One Million Books Campaign are supported by The Mellon Foundation.
During her 28 years at TCG, Kathy Sova has managed the editorial and production work for TCG Books. She has worked with Annie Baker, Anne Bogart, Eric Bogosian, Larissa Fasthorse, Atholl Fugard, Alishe Harris, Jeremy O. Harris, Branden Jacobs Jenkins, Adrian Kennedy, Lisa Kron, Tony Kushner, Young Jean Lee, Donald Margulies, Lynn Nottage, Susan Lori Parks, Sarah Rule, Wallace Shawn, Paula Vogel, Thornton Wilder’s mansion, August Wilson and more. She has a deep knowledge and understanding of theater and contemporary playwrights and has been responsible for launching significant programs such as the Center for Her Four Her Fiction and Playwrights series in Brooklyn. She is working with Branden Her Jacobs Her Jenkins on the development of the Illumination series. This is a publishing initiative to bring renewed attention to plays by black playwrights that have been overlooked. Illumination, which kicks off the series in early 2022 with her Childress Trouble in Mind, aims to publish 10 of her plays in five years. Each play is accompanied by an original essay by a contemporary black playwright.
Erin Salvi has been in the publishing industry for over ten years. Prior to joining TCG, she was Director of Publications at Playscripts, Inc. She joined TCG in 2015 and served as a liaison to both Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, a distributor of TCG Books, and TCG’s partner, She Publishers. She facilitates book marketing and strategic planning of events, oversees e-book conversions, handles subsidiary rights, and manages short-term and print-on-demand printing of many of her TCG titles. bottom. She is very passionate about dramatic literature and her author-centered approach to publishing TCG Books. Erin is deeply involved in her EDI at work and in the larger society. During her five years, she has co-chaired the TCG’s ED&I workgroup and held accountable to the TCG’s mission and workplace culture goals.
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The Theater Communications Group (TCG), the national organization of theaters, leads a fair and thriving theater ecology. Since its founding in 1961, TCG’s membership has grown from a handful of landmark theaters to more than 700 member theaters and affiliated organizations, and more than 7,000 individual members. TCG reaches more than one million students, audiences and theater professionals each year through its programs and services. TCG provides opportunities for networking and knowledge building through research, communication and events. We award grants and scholarships to theater companies and individual artists. Advocate at the federal level. Through the Global Theater Initiative, TCG’s partnership with the Global Institute of Performance and Politics serves as the U.S. Center for the International Theater Institute. TCG is the largest independent publisher of theatrical literature in North America, with 19 Pulitzer Prize winners in the theater category in TCG’s booklist. It also publishes the award-winning American Theater Magazine and ARTSEARCH®, the essential resource for art careers. The TCG believes that the vision of “A Better World for Theater, a Better World with Theater” can be achieved through individual and collective action, adaptive and responsive leadership, and equitable representation in all areas of practice. I believe. TCG is led by Executive Director and CEO Teresa Eyring. www.tcg.org.