Discover “The Art of the Pitch” at the first
TRU WRITER-PRODUCER SPEED DATE.
No, it’s not really a “date.”
It’s a quick way to meet over a dozen producers,
from beginner to Broadway level.
Sunday, March 1 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm
ABOUT SPEED DATING. How does it work?
Eleven writers will arrive at 5:30 and meet Grace Kiley and Karen Schadow, two professional coaches who will guide the writers with their presentations. An hour later, the writers go into the Pitch Room to meet the producers – one per station. A bell is rung a bell and writers have two minutes to pitch. A second bell is rung, producers have two minutes to respond and ask questions, or give feedback. Writers are asked to bring a packet with a synopsis, bio, cast breakdown and production requirements to leave with each of the producers. If the project interests the producer, he may request a full script. Meanwhile, group two is in the Coaching Room getting coached for an hour starting at 6:30, and the second group goes into the Pitch Room at 7:30. Pitches and turnaround should take about 50 minutes total for all eleven. Afterwards, there is wine and cheese and a chance for the writers to network with the producers and well as each other.
Applications are available at www.truonline.org/WriterSpeedDateApp.pdf, or download application as a Word document from www.truonline.org/WriterSpeedDate.htm. Admission is $50 for members of TRU; $75 for non-members. To apply or to become a member of TRU, please call 212-714-7628 or e-mail TRUnltd@aol.com. This is a competitive application process, limited to 22 writers. Applications must be postmarked by February 18. Email reservations are preferred.
5:30 and 6:30 (11 writers an hour)
Theater: Players Theatre
Address: 115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
Cost:Admission is $50 for members of TRU; $75 for non-members
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