Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the January panel Your Festival Show: Getting It In, Getting It On, Getting It Seen! on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd floor Loft Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need).
Guests will include Mary Kate Burke, director of programming and Matt Britten, director of marketing New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF); Jillian Carucci, co-producing artistic director Planet Connections Theatre Festivity; John Chatterton, executive producer Midtown International Theatre Festival; Elena Holy, producing artistic director Fringe NYC; Carol Polcovar, artistic director Fresh Fruit Festival.
The summer festival scene is a hotbed of opportunity for the development of new work. Which festivals provide the best environment for your production? How do you submit, and what are some of the secrets to giving your submission a competitive edge? Once accepted, what is expected of you? More importantly, what you can reasonably expect from a festival showcase? And how do you distinguish yourself in the marketplace so that once you build it, they really will come?
Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.
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.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 7:30pm
Theater: Players Theatre
Address: 115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY
Cost:Admission is $12 (free for TRU members)
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