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Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents its next monthly networking panel, The Forgotten Members of Your Production Team: Casting Director, Dialect Coach, Dramaturg, Fight Coach and Others, a discussion focused on the benefits and costs of including these experts on your production team. 

Panelists will include Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian & Robin Carus, Partners/Casting Directors, J&R creative; designer/technical director Nadine Charlsen; dialect coach Amy Stoller of Stoller System: Dialect Coaching and Design; fight coordinator David Dean Hastings, currently on the Stage Combat Faculty at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA), NY; dramaturg and casting director Catherine Lamm; and dramaturg Anne Hamilton of Hamilton Dramaturgy.  The panel will take place on Tuesday evening, April 24 at 7:30pm at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Networking and refreshments will begin at 7pm. What promises to be a lively discussion will focus on the following questions:

Even when producing on a limited budget, can you afford not to have all the members of your team on board? 

Is extra cost is worth it for the finished product? You might have to juggle your budget, but don't short-change your art. 

When can a casting director help you find the best talent?

How can a dramaturg and a dialect coach keep an eye on authenticity and offer social and political contexts to support the drama on stage?

What are the strict union rules about something as simple as a stage slap, and how might a fight coordinator be legally essential?

What are the standard fees are for these invaluable team members? How can you work with each of them most effectively?

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


About the Company: Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-year-old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies. 

TRU 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, 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, Missives at 59E59 Theatre, a play that was developed in the 2006 TRU reading series.  In addition to new works development, TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a new Director-Writer Communications Lab. TRU programs for actors include an Annual Audition Event scheduled this year for Saturday March 31 and Sunday April 1; and TRU partners with Weist-Barron Studios to offer quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops. Actors may inquire about this and other actor programs by contacting

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

Open:   04/24/12
Close:   04/24/12

Tuesday April 24 at 7:30pm
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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