To overcome the challenges of a struggling economy, theater professionals need to strengthen their skills in order to bring their projects to fruition. To this end, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a powerful full-day TRU Boot Camp to help theater professionals (and others) shape up their ideas and turn them into reality: PITCHING & PRESENTATION SKILLS, A One-Day Workshop for Producers, Writers and Anyone with an Idea to Sell! taught by a lineup of experts including marketing professional Sharon Albert, Ph.D. and presentation coach Gillien Goll. The workshop takes place on Sunday, September 26, 2010 from 10am-6pm at The Players Theatre, Room 3C, 115 MacDougal Street (below W. 3rd Street), NYC. Workshop fee is $150 ($25 off for members of TRU). Early bird registrants save $25 and pay $125 if they sign up by 9/17.
In this hands-on, inter-active workshop, coach Goll and marketing pro Albert will share The Secrets of Successful Pitch Presentations, offering invaluable techniques and insights to unlock the power of WHAT you’re saying to pitch your project, as well as HOW to say it. Attendees will also get marketing and branding guidance from TRU’s Bob Ost and Gary Hughes (OH! Ost Hughes Marketing Consultants), as well as Ph.d. Albert. The day will end with a chance to pitch your project to a panel of producers and hear their feedback, including director/producer Stephan Morrow and producer Vasi Laurence ("Passing Strange", "Housewives of Mannheim").
"We believe that there is an audience for good theater even in a bad economy, and that the theater community needs to hold on to its passion and vision and push forward with conviction. We’ve created a series of workshops to develop various skill sets we feel are necessary for both artistic and commercial success. This one was designed to help people find what is true and important about their ideas, and to present them clearly and convincingly," said Bob Ost, executive director of TRU.
Other upcoming TRU workshops include Practical Playwriting: How to Write for Commercial Production led by Diana Amsterdam of the Drama Centre on Saturday October 16; and a new Director-Writer Communications Lab on Saturday, October 23. In addition, TRU offers a unique Writer-Producer "Speed Date" where writers pitch to eleven or more commercial producers, many with Broadway credits; the next one will be held on Sunday, October 3. Details about all TRU programs can be found online at www.truonline.org.
September 26 from 10am - 6pm
Theater: Players Theatre
Address: 115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
Cost:$150 ($25 off for TRU members)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Theater Resources Unlimited at 212-714-7628