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Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre
present the September TRU Panel
An Introduction to TRU: A Free-for-Everyone Seasonal Kick-off plus Networking Meet-and-Greet
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:30pm

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU), and The Playroom Theatre, present the September panel, An Introduction to TRU: A Free-for-Everyone Seasonal Kick-off plus Networking Meet-and-Greet, on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm.

Meet the program directors and illustrious board members of Theater Resources Unlimited, including director of writer programs Diana Amsterdam, producer/board member Michael Alden (Disgraced, Grey Gardens, Becoming Dr. Ruth; director of our Producer Development program), producer/board member Patrick Blake (The 39 Steps, Bedlam Theater Hamlet/St. Joan, Play Dead, The Exonerated, In the Continuum; artistic director of Rhymes Over Beats, director of our Producer Development program), TRU literary manager Cate Cammarata, TRU co-founder and Vice-President Cheryl L. Davis, Esq. (offering free legal consultations for new members), not-for-profit consultant/co-chair of YPAC Kimberly Eaton, producer/board member David Elliott (Broadway: Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike; off-Broadway: Bedlam Theater Hamlet/St. Joan, In the Continuum), attorney Eric Goldman, Esq. (offering free mediation services and counsel to TRU members), producer/videographer Jeremy Handelman (On the Town, F#%king Up Everything, White's Lies, The King's Speech on stage), producer Patricia Klausner (Shotgun Productions; Scottsboro Boys, Pippin, The Trip to Bountiful; director of our Producer Development program), producer/co-chair of YPAC Molly Morris (My Life Is a Musical, PopUpTheatrics), producer/board member Tom Polum (The Toxic Avenger, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All Shook Up; head of TRU Voices selection committee), financial advisor Bailie Slevin (TRU Pathways presenter, offering free financial consultations to TRU members), board member Courtney Sweeting, entertainment industry creative consultant and career coach Joanne Zippel (TRU Pathways presenter, offering free career consultations to TRU members).

Learn about our programs, including our Producer Development & Mentorship Program, the TRU Voices Reading Series, Mediation Workshop and other Producer Boot Camps, Speed Dates and Actor Workshops, Writer-Producer Speed Date, Director-Writer Communications Lab, our new How to Write a Musical That Works Workshop and more. Meet our newly formed Young Patrons & Artists Circle (YPAC), and learn if you are eligible to join them. Come with questions. And let us know what we don't offer that you wish we did.

Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; usually $12 for non-members, but free for everyone for this season opener. Please call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail

The Playroom Theater, a small theater with a purpose on West Forty Sixth Street. Created by longtime theatrical producer Eric Krebs, The Playroom Theater features a 62-seat boutique theater, appropriate for rehearsals, readings, auditions, producers' presentations and workshop productions. Conceived of as an artists' workspace for writers, directors, composers, actors, producers and others committed to the professional theater arts and its industry. “The idea of The Playroom has grown out of my desire to create a small and financially manageable space in the heart of the theater district,” commented Krebs. “I want this to be a place where industry professionals can pop over for a reading, a backer's audition or a small production of a work in progress." The Playroom Theatre is also host to Masterworks Theater Company, (Eric Krebs, Founding Director; Christopher Scott, Artistic Director; Frankie Dailey, Managing Director) a professional not-for-profit Equity theater company, whose repertoire will include the masterworks of the theater (plays, musicals and stage adaptation of novels) that every young person should have an opportunity to experience.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-three 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 the Annual Combined Audition and quarterly
Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops.

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 New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens; and with support from the Montage Foundation and the Friars National Association Foundation.

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


Open:   09/29/15
Close:   09/29/15

Theater:   The Playroom Theater
Address:   151 W. 46th St.
New York, NY 10036
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Buy Tickets Online or Call: TRU at 212-714-7628