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TRU was founded in 1992 to promote a spirit of cooperation and support within the general theater community by providing information and a variety of entertainment-related services and resources that strengthen the business capability of producing organizations, individual producers, self-producing artists and other theater professionals. The company holds monthly seminars on a wide range of subjects important to theatrical producers and artistic directors conducted by panels of experts from both the commercial and not-for-profit segments of Broadway, Off-Broadway and the motion picture industry. TRU also publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions. In 2001, TRU began giving annual scholarships to The Commercial Theater Institute to encourage the development of aspiring producers, created 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.

History of Productions View Current and Upcoming

A WALK IN THE WOODS  | Open: 03/17/18 Close: 04/15/18
A Walk in the Woods, Lee Blessing’s insightful two-character play set during the end of the Cold War, tells the tale of a series of meetings between two diplomats, American and Russian.  The play raises deep questions, “What can we do to heal the world?” “What is the value of human connection?” “How can we best bridge fundamental differences?” Blessing’s story has chilling resonance in today’s political climate. The cast features K. Lorrell Manning as John Honeyman, an American negotiator and Martin Van Treuren as Andrey Botvinnik, a career Russian diplomat.   

A Walk in the Woods is as relevant as ever,” says Co-Artistic Director Lee Brock.  “In these times of extreme political divisiveness, we need to look closely at how we might navigate the challenges of conflict resolution and find paths to humanizing our perceived enemies.  We are thrilled to produce this play with long-time members of The Barrow Group’s artistic community.”

 

 

THE THING WITH FEATHERS  | Open: 01/13/18 Close: 02/10/18
A world premiere, with a cast of four, The Thing With Feathers feels almost like a thriller as Scott Organ masterfully spins the tale of a teenager girl who strikes up a relationship with an older man on the internet. Things are not as they seem, however. What appears to be a classic predator tale unravels into a maze of secrets, lies & unexpected truths. As a culture, we are being asked to examine our actions, specifically where power is involved. This play brings that conversation home.

Seth Barrish (“Sleepwalk With Me,” The Tricky Part, Expecting Isabel) directs another wonderful cast featuring Zachary Booth (The Winslow Boy, “Damages”), DeAnna Lenhart(Point Last Seen, Phoenix), Robert Manning, Jr. (Magic/Bird, “Blue Bloods”), and Alexa Shae Niziak (Matilda the Musical, A Christmas Story the Musical).

Muswell Hill  | Open: 11/11/17 Close: 12/16/17
Following the sold-out run of Abigail’s Party last fall, The Barrow Group Theatre Company and The Pond Theatre Company reunite to present the New York premiere of Muswell Hill by Torben Betts.  

Set in the leafy north London suburb of Muswell Hill, a dinner party turns dangerously fraught, yet increasingly comical, as the host and guests rattle their upper middle class complacency to a point of no return.  Amidst this domestic disaster, an earthquake in a developing nation rocks the rest of the world. How can they justify their everyday worries in an ever more fragile world?

Torben Betts is a multi award-winning British playwright, described by Alan Ayckbourn as “one of the most exciting theatre writing talents I have come across in many a year.”

 

COURIERS AND CONTRABANDS  | Open: 09/05/15 Close: 09/26/15
1864. Petersburg, Virginia. As the Civil War rages on, Confederate operatives in control of a courier line work to gather information on the Union's efforts. Little do they know that they themselves are being watched by a contraband masquerading as a slave who acts in the interest of the North.

Take a glimpse inside an unknown chapter of American history. As we commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War, let's re-examine the War from a whole new perspective. Couriers and Contrabands is an intriguing, sexy spy thriller about the unsung heroes behind the scenes.

When Charles Earthstein who works at the Chicago News and M&M

Publications Books, goes to Harlem at The World Famous Apollo Theatre to

interview the one and only Jackie “Moms” Mabley. We see/hear her life,

present, past performances thought the telling of her life stories 1894 till her

death in 1975.

This autobiographical drama/comedy unfolds, through her performance, she

shares her hopes, dreams, betrayals, despairs, fame and most importantly, her

struggles to be America #1 funny comedian.

Tru 2012 Combined Audition Event  | Open: 03/31/12 Close: 04/01/12
Theater Resources Unlimited,in association with Actors Access, Actors Connection,Actors Federal Credit Union,Back Stage, The Barrow Group Theatre Company & Acting School, Paul Michael's The Network, The Players Theatre, Paul Greco Photography,Precision Photos/36th Street Studios, Ripley-Greer Studios, Wag that Reel and Weist-Barron Studios, presents the TRU 2012 Combined Audition Eventon Saturday, March 31 and Sunday, April 1, 2012 from 10am to 6pm at The Barrow Group TBG Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 3rd floor, NYC.  Priority applications may be requested at TRUactors@gmail.com with the subject header "Online Priority Please!" Standard applications will be available at www.truonline.org beginning February 15. Both musical and dramatic audition slots are available.


More than 40 New York area producers, theater companies, writers and directors will attend the two days of auditions.  The participating actors will also be seen by at least two top New York agents and/or casting directors in this unique Combined Audition format, open to Equity and non-union actors. The venue is handicap-accessible, and actors with disabilities are encouraged to apply and inspire attendees with the possibility of greater diversity in casting.

 

2011 Auditorsincluded 13th Street Rep, Abingdon Theatre, The Actors Project NYC, Aim High Productions, Algonquin Theatre, American Bard Theatre Company, The Artists Playground Theatre, August Strindberg Rep, Brooklyn Innovative Theatre Experience (BITE),  BWAZ Theatricals/Theatron, Chalant Productions, The Company Theatre Group, Cross-Eyed Bear Productions, Ethos Productions, From Now On Productions, Hudson River Repertory Company, Julia Quinn Productions, Killing Kompany Dinner Theatre, Kraine Theatre, Kramis Productions, Left Hip Productions, LimanAde Productions, Looking Glass Theatre, Many Hats Productions, Massimine Roytman Presentations, Mecca Entertainment, The Modern Stage, Musically Human Theater Co., NY Artists Unlimited, Oberon Theatre Ensemble, Off The Leash Productions, Original Theatre Works, Primary Stages, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, ReniGraef Productions, Resonance Ensemble, RIPFEST, Rising Sun Performance Co., Scripts Up!, The Simon Studio, Singing OnStage Productions, Speranza Theatre, Threshold Theatre Co., Triangle Theatre Company, Trinity Productions, TRU Voices Play Reading Series, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Wildly Productive Productions, Wildwire Productions, The Workshop Theatre, and Write Paths Studio, and independent producers. Writers and directors with projects in development also attend, as do TRU member directors and writers.

 

Priority registration is $40, and is limited to TRU and Equity members, although discounted TRU membership and audition packages are available for new members. The standard audition fee is $65 once the limited number of Priority slots are filled, although discounted packages including TRU membership continue to be available. In addition, there is a free INFORMATION/MEET THE COACHES sessionon Saturday, March 3 from 5pm to 9pm at Paul Michael’s The Network, 242 W. 36th Street. The session is designed toprepare actors for the TRU Audition with a seminar coordinated by director and coach Clyde Baldo.  Participants meet a dozen audition & vocal coaches, and TRU staff is available to answer questions about the event.  Registration is free for Audition Event participants, and applications may be completed and filed onsite.

 

TRUwas founded in 1992 to promote a spirit of cooperation and support within the general theater community by providing information and a variety of entertainment-related services and resources that strengthen the business capability of producing organizations, individual producers, self-producing artists and other theater professionals. The company holds monthly seminars on a wide range of subjects important to theatrical producers and artistic directors conducted by panels of experts from both the commercial and not-for-profit segments of Broadway, Off-Broadway and the motion picture industry.  TRU also publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions.  In 2001, TRU began giving annual scholarships to The Commercial Theater Institute to encourage the development of aspiring producers, created 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, TRU presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and the TRU VOICES Annual New Musicals Reading Series. These are new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new works as well as new producers for theater.  In March ‘08, TRU was associate producer of its first Equity showcase, Missivesat 59E59 Theatre, a play that was developed in the 2006 TRU reading series.  TRU programs for actors include an Annual Audition Event; and TRU partners with Weist-Barron Studios to offer quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops. The next Resource Night is scheduled for Friday January 27th. Actors may inquire about this and other actor programs by contacting Jaye Maynard at Jaye@JayeMaynard.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.