Teresa Eyring is Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre. Founded in 1961, TCG’s mission is to strengthen, nurture and promote the theatre field, with the core values of artistry, diversity, activism and global citizenship. At TCG, Eyring guides an array of programs and services, including convenings, professional development, research, publishing, federal advocacy, re-granting partnerships and global cultural exchange. In addition to serving its direct community of over 500 resident theatres, 200 business and university affiliates and more than 13,000 individual members, TCG is the largest independent trade publisher of dramatic literature in North America, with fourteen Pulitzers on its booklist. TCG also publishes ARTSEARCH, American Theatre magazine and americantheatre.org, and is co-founder of the Global Theater Initiative with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics at Georgetown University. Under her leadership, TCG has invested in building greater equity, diversity and inclusion in the American theatre field and promotes a vision for “A better world for theatre, and a better world because of theatre.”
Prior to joining TCG, Eyring spent more than twenty years as an executive in theatres across the U.S., producing and/or presenting plays, developing strategy and raising funds for operations, special projects and multi-million dollar capital campaigns. Prior positions have included: managing director of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis (1999-2007); managing director of the Wilma Theater in Philadelphia (1994-1999); assistant executive director of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis (1989-1993); and development director of the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C (1983 to 1986). Eyring holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University and an MFA in Theatre Administration from Yale School of Drama. She is on the boards of the Actors Fund, DataArts, the Performing Arts Alliance, and Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone.