Genre: Festival, Other

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents What Have I Gotten Myself Into?! Festivals We Know and Love panel and discussion on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at 7pm atThe Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, 3rd floor, New York City.


The panel will examine the appropriateness of specific festivals for particular work, including discussions of the submission process, the ways to successfully market a production, and realistic expectations of what can be obtained through the festival experience.


Panelists will include Roy Arias, executive producer, Times Square International Theatre Festival; John Chatterton, executive producer, Midtown International Theatre Festival; Mike Cohen, director of programming, New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF);Sandra Garner,general manager, The Wooster Group, Edinburgh Fringe participant;Elena Holy, producing artistic director, FringeNYC; and Glory Kadigan, producing artistic director, Planet Connections Festivity.


Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.


Tickets are $12 (free for TRU members).  Please RSVP by email to TRUnltd@aol.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least a day in advance.


TRUwas 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 capability 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 and artistic directors conducted by panels of experts from both the commercial and not-for-profit segments of Broadway, Off-Broadway and the motion picture industry.   These educational forums have been a core program of TRU since its inception, and in recent years executive director Ost has partnered with Back Stageto generate topics of interest to both TRU members and Back Stage readers.  “Through TRU, Back Stageis able to reach beyond its actor base to a wider theater community,” said Ost, “and we get more visibility through the Back Stageconnection.”

TRU also publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions.  In addition, TRU presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and the TRU VOICES Annual New Musicals Reading Series. These are new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new works as well as new producers for theater.  In 2001, TRU began giving annual scholarships to The Commercial Theater Institute, to encourage the development of aspiring producers, created a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. In March ‘08, TRU was associate producer of its first Equity showcase, Missivesat 59E59 Theatre, a play that was developed in the 2006 TRU reading series.  TRU programs for actors include an Annual Audition Event; and TRU partners with Weist-Barron Studios to offer quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops. The next Resource Night is scheduled for Friday January 27th. Actors may inquire about this and other actor programs by contacting Jaye Maynard at Jaye@JayeMaynard.com


Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, as well as generous support from the Friar’s National Foundation Association.


For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.orgor call 212-714-7628.

Open:   01/24/12
Close:   01/24/12

7:00 pm
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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