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Theatre Resources Unlimited May Panel  | Open: 05/21/15 Close: 05/21/15
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the May panel, New Developments in Raising Money for Theater: Crowdsourcing and the New SEC Rulings, on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm.

 

Panel will include Ruben Brache, founder of Opening Night Capital, LLC; Crystal Chase, digital account supervisor for AKA; Matthew C. Lefferts, attorney at Franklin, Weinrib, Rudell & Vassallo; and Brian Meece, CEO of RocketHub, a crowdfunding platform that's partnered with A&E Networks.

 

How do the new Federal Securities & Exchange Commission rulings affect who and how you can ask for money, especially here in the theater community? Though crowdsourcing has been widely used to bring in donations and "gifts" for all manner of projects and causes, the door now seems to be open for commercial investments as well, and not just from accredited investors. What are the limitations on who can invest in your show, and to what extent? Are there other ways of using the power of the Internet and social media to seek out investors? Is this good news, or might there be some unexpected challenges presented by this newly opened door?

 

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). You may now pay in advance and save $2 – click here to pay $10 for the panel, which will also count as your reservation. Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com. 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 half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need.

 

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; The Montage Foundation.

 

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

 

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Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the January panel, Bringing Diversity to Theater: More Crucial Now Than Ever, on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, NYC.  Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; the event starts at 7:30pm.

 

This panel is hosted by TRU’s Young Patrons and Artists Circle (YPAC), and moderated by Christin Cato, Diversity co-Chair of the YPAC board. The panel will discuss diversity in the American theater, and explore how we can get it to trickle up to the Off-Broadway and Broadway communities. Panelists will include: Patrick Blake, founding artistic director Rhymes Over Beats, producer (Bedlam Theatre's Hamlet/St. Joan, The Exonerated, In the Continuum, Play Dead); Debra Ann Byrd, Artistic Producer of  Take Wings and Soar; Luis Cadenas, Open Hydrant (the first ever Equity theater company in the Bronx), Deadria Harrington, Producer of The Movement Theater Company; Hollie Klem, Producer and Director; Ari Laura Kreith, Artistic Director of  Theatre 167; Luis Salgado, Salgado Productions and Revolution Latina; Tiffany Vega, General Manager of Hi-Arts/Hip Hop Theatre Festival.

Theater is a way to explore issues within a culture and between generations.  However, the major theaters in the US, regionally, Off-Broadway, and on Broadway, largely produce plays and musicals written, directed, and produced by white men, starring primarily white casts.  In the wake of Michael Brown and Eric Gardner, the discussion of minorities being marginalized has risen to the forefront on a national level. Theater and art offer opportunities to reshape the images of cultural diversity and re-educate audiences; but will art that relates a different experience and worldview, make it to the stages of our major theaters?  If women are the majority of ticket buyers, why aren't more female playwrights, directors, decision-makers, and female-driven stories represented on Broadway and Off-Broadway? How do we bring the voices of people of color, women, and younger generations - voices that have been marginalized - into the mainstream theater, and how do we change the make-up of our theatergoing audiences?   

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.  Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need.

 

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 mainstage 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.  The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, a 60-seat loft space on the 3rd floor offers an intimate home for TRU’s panels, as well as a range of new works. For more information, please visit www.theplayerstheatre.com.

 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-two 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, a Director-Writer Communications Lab and How to Write a Musical That Works; 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.

 

Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA); the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens and Council Member Christine Quinn; and The Montage Foundation.

 

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

 

 

The Cat's Meow  | Open: 04/04/13 Close: 04/06/13
Based on the true story of a mysterious Hollywood death, the play offers a fascinating cross section of Jazz Era characters who intersect for one notorious weekend on board William Randolph Hearst's yacht in 1924. Darkly comic and laced with clandestine romance, Hollywood excess, and steadily heated tensions, all of which erupt in a shocking act of violence. Bon Voyage! 

Starring in alphabetical order:
Jane Aquilina, Alexis Braxton, John Cencio Burgos, Greg Flaherty, Sarah Hill, Jean-Paul Morales, Will Reilly, Nancy Ellen Reinstein, Jovier Sanchez, Jillian Schiralli, Siobhan Stevenson, Camellia Tatara and Ian Werhle

Choreography by
Nancy Ellen Reinstein

Costume Design by
Jean-Paul Morales

Set Design by
Marcus Cooper

The Three Sisters  | Open: 09/13/12 Close: 09/30/12
"A modern interpretation of a timeless classic!"
 
In a small rural Virginia town, three sisters (Olga, Irina, and Masha) and their brother Andrei live with their father, while daily dreaming of returning to their former home, New York City. Soldiers from the local military base, Fort Lee, provide them some companionship, but there is still something clearly missing in each of their lives…Olga attempts to find satisfaction in teaching but secretly longs for a home and family. Masha, unhappy with her marriage, falls hopelessly in love with a married colonel. And while Irina works at a call center she longs to be a part of the party scene in the city.  Will these women find what is missing in each of them? Please join The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company this fall as we re-examine this timeless, classic piece of theatre!
 

Online Ticket Sales:  https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/915949

Artistic Crew
Production Stage Manager - Tasha Partee
Costume Design - Charlotte Gaspard
Set Design - Zach Serafin
 

About the Company: The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company

The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company was formed to serve as a safe space for anyone who works in the arts, and considers themselves and to be an underdog, a misfit or just misunderstood.  Quite often, many of these artists will have grand ideas, yet remain too apprehensive or afraid to express them.  We at The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company wish to change this by producing theatre that supports the underdog.  Our goal is to produce theatre that not only entertain audiences but also enlightens and educates everyone involved in our productions.  From doing a classic piece of theatre to experimenting with new possibilities in performance art, nothing is too big or too small for The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company.  We are dedicated to producing shows that can change a persons heart and imagination!  Our hope is that The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company will regularly serve as a safe space and catalyst for new art, idea’s , and dreams for years to come.  Please join us in this mission!

 

 

 

Miss Robusta Lays a Bomb  | Open: 07/19/12 Close: 07/21/12
Miss Robusta Capp, our resident host(ess), takes you on a journey through over fifty years of Broadway's musical flops. From The Golden Apple to Carrie and from The Rocky Horror Show to Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, over 25 musical numbers will be performed j...ust for you in this all-singing and all-dancing huntiliscious extravaganza!!!

Starring Miss Robusta Capp

With the many talents of Jane Aquilina, Ambar Aranaga, Alexis Braxton, Greg Flaherty, James Stephen Longo, Jean-Paul Morales, Nancy Ellen Reinstein, Jillian Schiralli, and Siobhan Stevenson

With Ian Wehrle on the piano

Choreography by Nancy Ellen Reinstein and Jovier Q. Sanchez

Directed and conceived by P. William Pinto
Tru Producer Boot Camp 2012  | Open: 05/19/12 Close: 05/20/12
 

Anyone who’s ever felt a little overwhelmed by the challenges of producing can take comfort, because help is here. Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) offers you the step-by-step guidance you need to succeed with the TRU PRODUCER BOOT CAMP: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, 2012. The comprehensive workshop runs from 10am-6pm each day at the Players Theatre, 3rd Floor Loft, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC.

Now in its fourth year, the intensive offers basic training for producers producing at the reading and Equity Showcase levels with a specific focus on producing in upcoming summer festivals.  Keynote speakers will include Broadway producer Ken Waissman (Grease, Agnes of God, Torch Song Trilogy) and a phenomenal lineup of experts covering everything from Production Timeline and Budgeting to Raising Money and Marketing. Every aspect of showcase producing will be broken down into easy-to-understand step-by-step modules by producers Jane Dubin, Jeremy Handelman and Patricia Klausner; entertainment attorney Erach Screwvala; financial advisor Bailie Slevin; marketing consultant Ciara Pressler and other top professionals.

“Incredibly informative.  My mind is still buzzing with all the information gleaned and ideas shared.  I am not new to theater but new to self-producing and the weekend really helped crystallize for me a side of the business that always seemed mysterious to me.  I received very practical tools and information about self-producing….  This program would be good for newbie and novice alike.” ~ Gwen Reitz

“The info was valuable. The speakers were great.” ~ Mary Kay Wolf

“We learned so much and left feeling uplifted, not only about what we were doing for our company at present, but about what we could do in the future. … It was a perfect springboard for the work that awaits us all.” ~ Bob Combe, Annie Wolf (E Phoenix Idealis Theater)

Tuition costs are as follows.

 

$260 for non-members

$225for TRU members

Membership/Workshop Package: $300

FESTIVAL SPECIAL: registrants accepted into Planet Connections Festivity, MITF, FringeNYC or NYMF, $195

 

The full curriculum and list of faculty can be found at http://www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend12.htm.


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 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.

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

Sordid Lives, A Play By Del Shores  | Open: 03/15/12 Close: 03/17/12
When Peggy, a good Christian woman, hits her head on the sink and bleeds to death (after tripping over her married lover's wooden legs), chaos erupts in Winters, Texas. With colorful eccentrics, lovable white trash, and the bitchiness of family Sordid Lives teeters on a B...owie knife's edge between the hilariously improbable and the achingly real.
How To Raise A Healthy Theater Company  | Open: 02/21/12 Close: 02/21/12
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents its next monthly panel, How to Raise a Healthy Theater Company, on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 7pm atThe Players Theatre, 115 Macdougal Street, 3rd floor, NYC.

 

At this panel discussion, representatives from not-for-profit theater companies will talk about the history and evolution of their companies, how they are currently structured, and who does what. What is the division of responsibilities? The function of the board? The mission statement? How do you expand from the “Hey, lets put on a show!” to having prosperous annual seasons and, in some cases, a place to call a permanent home? And is having your own space an appropriate goal for your company?  Some of the best and most experienced companies in the industry will share their business basics, audience development strategies and the wisdom they have gained in their development.

 

Panelists will include Paul Adams, artistic director, Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT); Brian Long, managing director, Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre; Lou Moreno, artistic director, INTAR Theater Company; Melinda O'Brien and Mike Muldoon, co-founders of M&M Productions; Kim T. Sharp, associate artistic director, Abingdon Theater Company; Ariana Smart Truman, producer, Elevator Repair Service.

 

Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.

 

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

The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor

June 29th, 2011, 7:30 pm

The panel will include Ruben Brache, Producer (Little Women, Shout!) and Director of Social Media at studentrush.org; Shoshana Greenberg, Marketing Assistant at Primary Stages and formerly Roundabout Theatre Company; Kathryn Jones, New Media Producer, former Vice President of For Your Imagination; Angie Gannon,Social Media Manager at Situation Interactive.  Moderated by Meredith Lucio,Producer, Rooms: a rock romance, The 39 StepsOff Broadway, Social Media Director for Theater Resources Unlimited.

The employment rate for Internet Technology professionals has never been so high, and with good reason. Today's world is literally accessible at the tweet of a button and more and more companies are using social networks, blogging communities, video hosting, and engaging online media to grow their business by collecting an infinite amount of statistical information with metric results. It's no different in theatre and it is here to stay.

 Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. FREE for TRU members; $12 for non-members. Please call at least a day in advance (preferably sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail Christopher Massimine, Programming Director at ChrisM@truonline.org

 

 

The Tempest  | Open: 06/02/11 Close: 06/02/11
On June 2nd, six classically trained women will tackle all of the roles in Shakespeare's final masterpiece, often switching parts mid-scene. The Tempest Ladies, LLC (Stella Berg, Laura Borgwardt, Julia Giolzetti, Holly Hart, Laura Bess Jernigan, and Jana Stambaugh) was created by a group of friends studying at Shakespeare's Globe in London. After a well-received run at the Edinburgh Fringe, where the show was called "spellbinding" and "hugely inventive and wonderfully realized", Shakespeare's tale of shipwrecked kings, spirits, lovers, and clowns comes to the Players Theatre for one night only. A physically demanding, playful, and accessible production, The Tempest is not to be missed. This production is cut to 90 minutes without an intermission and is family-friendly. After our second performance, we will be inviting the audience to join us for a celebration and reception. The Tempest Ladies are also developing an educational aspect, and hope to tour their show to schools around the city.


 


About the Company: The Tempest Ladies, LLC

Spirits to enforce; art to enchant.

Bell, Book And Candle  | Open: 03/24/11 Close: 03/26/11
Gillian Holroyd is your average city girl: smart, sofisticated, and the most gifted witch living in the Big Apple. Having become bored with her everyday life, she casts a seductive spell over the man upstairs...only to find falling in love is not exactly a perfect art; especially with the scheming of her brother, a hair-brained, maiden aunt and a drunken author who's ready to spill the beans. Don't miss John Van Druten's classic play, Bell, Book and Candle!

Starring: Elizabeth Burke, Fernando Contreras, Jovier Q. Sanchez, Zachary Theis, and Ian Wehrle

Directed by: P. William Pinto
Set Design by: Kevin Rees

Three performances, March 24th, 25th, and 26th at 8pm

Tickets available at:
www.theatremania.com
212-352-3101 or 866-811-4111
www.ThePlayersTheatre.com

Visit us at www.Bizarrenoir.webs.com!


 

The Voices In Your Head  | Open: 07/15/10 Close: 07/17/10
One Girl. One City. Three Voices: According to Freud, all living things have two voices inside their heads-- one for reason, one for rhyme. Through song, story, and schizophrenia we follow a simple (yet strangely complex) executive secretary, her wacky friends, and the two seemingly human inner voices living in her mind through the trials and tribulations of love, career, city life and "inner life"  in Bizarre Noir's much anticipated revival of THE VOICES IN YOUR HEAD.

 

Directed by P. William Pinto

Book by Anjali Abraham and P. William Pinto

Music and Lyrics by Anjali Abraham
Orchestrations by Ben Levkov and Ian Wehrle

Starring: Anjali Abraham, Ambar Aranaga, Mario Castro, Amanda Kuchinski, Alysia Lee, Shawn McLaughlin, Rob Richardson, Jovier Sanchez, Lindsey Smith, Chris Steyskal, and Zachary Theis

A Midsummer Night's Dream  | Open: 05/23/10 Close: 06/27/10
FIRECAT PRODUCTIONS A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM is a high-impact comedic adaptation of SHAKESPEARE’S timeless classic which follows the fantastical adventures of four young lovers, a group of amateur actors, Athenian Nobles, and the mischievous fairies who inhabit a moonlit forest. With fresh energy and vision the entire cast helps create the environment and partakes in the fun. This shortened version retains the magnificent Shakespeare language, and does not include any "modernisms" in the dialogue. While it remains true to the story and themes, it cuts to the core of the story for today's audiences.

The cast of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM includes KATHLEEN DONOVAN, DANAI EPITHYMIADI, RICHARD GOODRICH, MARY GOODWIN, LINDSEY LARKIN, ARI LEW, STEVE MAZZOCCONE, BREE PAVEY, GERALD PROSSER JR, JORDAN ANNA SIEGEL, ROCHELLE SMITH, and AMY KATHERYN WHITE.

Fags Hags, A Musical Comedy  | Open: 04/29/10 Close: 05/01/10
Manhattan, 1986: Before New York was Disneyland, it was dangerous. Joey Ramone was fighting the system at CBGB’s. Cocaine ran like water. Andrew Lloyd Webber was the emperor of Broadway, and Times Square was a playground for hookers, rentboys, and the pimps that fed them. In a story of loss, friendship and unrequited love, Fag Hags is an original musical comedy about three gay men and their very significant non-romantic others. Following them from Labor Day to 4th of July the next year, this new musical walks the fine lines between love and hate, friend and enemy, laughter and tears.

Book by P. William Pinto

Music and Lyrics by Anjali Abraham and Zachary Theis
Costumes by Zachary Theis
Choreography by Anjali Abraham

Starring: Anjali Abraham, Shawn McLaughlin, Lindsey Sconiers, Jonathan Swartout, Zachary Theis, Carolann Woody