Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), Audience Extras and "Back Stage" present the industry panel "Producing Opportunities beyond New York: Fringe Circuits, Colleges, Arts Centers and More" on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre Mainstage, 115 MacDougal Street (below W. 3rd Street), NYC.
Think outside the New York box, and consider the advantages of being produced and seen around the country, even the world. The panel will discuss APAP (Association of Performing Arts Presenters), as well as APCA and NACA (the two college circuit conduits) and the Fringe circuit. How do you determine your best markets, and how do you approach them and get booked? Who pays well, who barely covers expenses? What are they looking for? How do you budget, and do you adjust the budget to the market? How do you even start to put together a viable tour that at least pays your expenses, or possibly makes some money?
Panelists will include Nancy Holson, producer/writer ("The News in Revue", "Bush Wars", "Parenting 101"); Joshua Kane, writer-performer Wild Baboo Productions LLC (toured internationally with one-man shows, has created and performed works for major museums, arts centers and festivals, including the Smithsonian Museum, the Jewish Museum, the Peabody Museum at Yale, the Ridgefield Museum of Contemporary Art); Dorothy Leeds, writer-performer (has booked her one-woman show "Good Lessons from Bad Women", around the country); Dorothy Marcic, writer (her musical "Respect" has played in 17 cities with over 2200 performances); Ronald Rand, writer-performer (currently tours across America and the world in his solo play, "Let it Be Art!" as Harold Clurman, founder and publisher of “The Soul of the American Actor,” author of “Acting Teachers of America”); Virginia Scott, director-writer (Fringe tours, books shows regionally and in New York City, including The US Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen, The Theatre at Monmouth in Maine, The Comedy Central Theatre and UCB LA in Los Angeles; and internationally at The Guilded Balloon in Edinburgh, The Centaur Theatre in Montreal, the Grahamstown International Festival in South Africa and festivals throughout Canada).
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 TRUnltd@aol.com. The panel will be co-moderated by Sherry Eaker, editor-at-large of "Back Stage". Details of the upcoming TRU musicals series may be found at www.truonline.org/TRUMusicals.htm
Wednesday, February 17 at 7:30pm
Theater: Players Theatre
Address: 115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
Cost:Free for TRU members; $12 for non-members
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Theater Resources Unlimited at 212-714-7628