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 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), Audience Extras and Back Stage will host the industry panel Cabaret: Economical Launching Pad for New Work? on Wednesday, April 22 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street (below W. 3rd Street), NYC.

Panelists will include Suzanne Adams, Opening Door Theatre Company (Closing Notice Series at the Duplex); Sharon Carr, producer (Glimpses of the Moon at the Algonquin); Bill Daugherty, self-producing artist (Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? at the Triad); Kevin Kennedy, managing director, The Peccadillo Theatre (Talk of the Town at the Algonquin); Richard Skipper, self-producing artist (An Evening with Carol Channing); and Lee Sommers, General Manager/Booker, Triad Theatre.

In the current economy, more than ever before, producers (and writers) need economic ways of getting work up on its feet. Cabaret rooms have long been used for more than solo sing-a-thons, and long-run legends like Nunsense and Forbidden Broadway have been born there. These clubs provide affordable venues to develop new works, and an intimacy that works well for certain shows. With audience expectations so different, can production values be modest? At what point does the Equity Cabaret contract come into play, and how does it compare to the Showcase Code? Can runs be extended so word of mouth can be built? Are the limitations of the space worth the budgetary savings? And just how much does it cost to produce a full-fledged show in a cabaret, compared to a showcase?

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. FREE for TRU members; $12 for non-members. Please call at least a day in advance for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail The panel will be co-moderated by Sherry Eaker, editor-at-large of Back Stage.


Open:   04/22/09
Close:   04/22/09

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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Take the A, C E or F trains to West 4th Street

Cost:$12; Free for TRU members
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at 212-714-7628