COLORING THE GREAT WHITE WAY PART 2: WHERE ARE THE PRODUCERS OF COLOR?

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Theater Resources Unlimited

 Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents its next monthly networking panel, Coloring the Great White Way; Part 2: Where are the Producers of Color?, an expansion of the April panel discussion that will focus on the experience of Latino and Asian American producers. The panel will take place at the Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.

 

Panelists will include Pun Bandhu, producer (Spring Awakening, Glengarry Glen Ross revival); Debra Ann Byrd, founder/producing artistic director Take Wing And Soar Productions; Tisa Chang, artistic producing director Pan-Asian Repertory; Lily Fan, producer (Ching-lish, The Mountaintop, Jesus Christ Superstar); Lou Moreno, artistic director of INTAR Theatre; Stephanie Ybarra, Artistic Associate at The Public Theater.

 

A follow-up to the March panel, this discussion will explore a comparison between diversity in commercial and not-for-profit theater, and whether the commercial environment is viable for developing works and audiences of diversity. Attendees will hear about the experiences of a producer of color in the tradition-bound business of theater, examine the current state of the industry as it relates to producers of color, and address the best ways to cultivate and encourage diversity on Broadway and in other commercial arenas.

 

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members).  Please RSVP by email to trustaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least a day in advance.

 

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; 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; ; offers 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 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 and TRU partners with Weist-Barron Studios to offer quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops.

 

TRU’s monthly panels have been a core program of TRU since its inception, and in recent years executive director Ost has partnered with Back Stage to generate topics of interest to both TRU members and Back Stage readers. Founded in 1960, Back Stage is the world's most trusted name in casting, auditions, and entertainment-industry opportunities. “Through TRU, Back Stage is able to reach beyond its actor base to a wider theater community,” said Ost, “and we get more visibility through the Back Stage connection.” For information about Back Stage, visit http://www.backstage.com

 

Built in 1907 and converted into a theatre in the late 1940's, the Players Theatre, host of the monthly TRU panels, has been a jewel in the midst of beautiful Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences.  The theatre has been home to such long run productions as   An Evening with Quentin CrispPsycho Beach Party  and Ruthless  starring an 8 year old Brittany Spears, Natalie Portman and Legally Blonde the Musical’s Laura Bell Bundy.  For more information, please visit www.theplayerstheatre.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.org or call 212-714-7628.


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; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; TRU offers 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. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios. 

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

Open:   06/19/12
Close:   06/19/12

Schedule:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 7:30pm
Theater:   Players Theatre
Address:   115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
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Cost:$12 (free for TRU members)
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