Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a provocative new workshop, Mediation Techniques for Producers: Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas on Saturday, October 26, 2013 from 2-6pm at The NEW Playroom Theater, 151 West 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC. The cost to participate is $75 ($60 for TRU members, and ACR-GNY members). For more information, and to register visit http://www.truonline.org/MediationLab13.htm.
The director has notes on the script, and the writer is resisting the notes because (s)he is concerned about protecting the integrity of the piece. How does a producer resolve these differences and get on with the show? Two writers who are collaborating on a project are having trouble working together because they cannot agree on a common approach to the material. Should the producer step in, or walk away? These and other all-too-common scenarios of off-stage drama will be discussed in this unique lab for producers as well as artists, taught by attorney/mediator Eric S. Goldman, with a panel of commercial Broadway producers who will offer commentary and observations. The program will consider the collaborative nature of theater, common problems that arise in creative collaborations, and discuss how it is generally the producer’s role to act as a mediator in these situations.
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.
10am - 2pm
Theater: The Playroom Theater
Address: 151 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
Cost:$75 ($60 for TRU members, and ACR-GNY)
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at (212) 714-7628