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Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2010 TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series.  In a series that is unique because it develops new producers as well as new plays, three works were chosen from submissions by emerging or established producers, as well as from writers who hoped to be matched with a producer. This year, all three plays selected are written and produced by women.

Each reading will be followed by a reception and a "Dollars and Sense" panel on producing.

To reserve FREE tickets, please visit or call 212-475-1449. 

June 7, 2010 at 7PM

Angels and Ministers of Grace Defend Us by Elaine Smith. Produced by Meredith Lucio.

Following a tragic accident, two sisters realize they must rely on each other for the family to heal. A drama about grief, family, and forgiveness. The play has previously been read at the New Jersey Repertory starring Linda Hamilton (The Terminator), as well as in a recent presentation at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge MA, and an early reading at the Abingdon Theatre Company in New York in 2004.

June 14, 2010 at 7PM

Leni by Pam Tate. Produced by Sherry Eaker.

The time is 1947, the place is Germany. Leni Riefenstahl, Hitler's notorious film director of Triumph of the Will, is held against her will in a mental sanitarium. It is only through her growing knowledge of the nurse, who reveals bits of her own secretive past, that Leni sees the devastating results of the choices she made a decade before.

June 21, 2010 at 7PM

Cheese by Laurel Ollstein. Produced by Pat Flicker Addiss.

A dark comic farce about secrets and family - and how to survive them both.


About the Company: TRU Voices Series

TRU was founded in 1992 to promote a spirit of cooperation and support within the general theater community by providing information and a variety of entertainment-related services and resources that strengthen the business capabilities of producing organizations, individual producers, self-producing artists and other theater professionals. The company holds monthly seminars on a wide range of subjects important to theatrical producers conducted by panels of experts from both the commercial and not-for-profit worlds. TRU also publishes a print newsletter and a monthly email community newsletter. In addition, TRU served as the umbrella organization for a co-production by several of its member companies as a part of the first annual New York Fringe Festival. From that experience, the organization has expanded its production efforts by creating the TRU VOICES New Play Reading Series and the TRU VOICES New Musicals Reading Series. In 2001, TRU began giving annual scholarships to The Commercial Theater Institute, to encourage the development of aspiring producers, and most recently created a Producer Mentoring Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York theater.

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Open:   06/07/10
Close:   06/21/10

Mon 6/7 at 7PM
Mon 6/14 at 7PM
Mon 6/21 at 7PM
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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Cost:FREE (reservations required)
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