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The Other Mozart  | Open: 10/01/15 Close: 11/21/15
The untold story of Mozart’s prodigy sister.
KNOCK: A JOURNEY TO A STRANGE COUNTRY  | Open: 03/04/15 Close: 03/22/15
Lost & Found Project, an edgy ensemble of next generation storytellers, curates a world premiere of KNOCK: A Journey to a Strange Country, a new play inspired by writings of the Russian avant-garde absurdist Daniil Kharms.

 

KNOCK: A Journey to a Strange Country takes a closer look at the experience of migration and the consequences of choices, while attempting to penetrate the paradoxical world of human nature, both tragic and comical. KNOCK blends approaches and perceptions in order to study what truly compels us to act or to fear, to follow or to rebel, to open up or to hide within our true selves.  Exploring the ideas of fear and existence propels the company members to process their personal journeys through the lens of Kharms’ writings, allowing us to discover the truth about "what is."  Imagine a person coming out of his house, carrying a sack. He cannot be defined by words or labels. Where will the journey take him? Let's find out together.

 

The play continues a trend of absurdist-inspired international productions in New York City’s modern Off Off Broadway scene combining Jewish sensibilities with the best of classical Russian/Stanislavsky theatre, including The Wooster Group’s heralded 2014 Mikail Baryshnikov / Willem DeFoe production of The Old Woman at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and recent Eugene Ionesco and Samuel Beckett productions.  Russian actress Darya Ekamasova (Best Actress, Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences’ Nika Award 2012) and Israeli actor Gera Sandler (co-star of the feature film “A Tale of Love and Darkness,” dir. Natalie Portman, 2015) are among the actors of the ensemble.

 

Acclaimed Russian director Alexandre Marine, who has adapted KNOCK with Boris Zilberman, will direct a cast of nine.  In addition to Ekamasova and Sandler, ensemble members include Masha King, Sergey Nagorny, Marina Reydler, Elena Rickman, Russell Verkhovskiy, Anya Zicer, and Boris Zilberman.

 

Continuing the company’s convention of incorporating both traditional and Verbatim theatre and technique together with dramaturgy, KNOCK is the third original production by Lost & Found Project.  The personal experiences of the company members and exploration of their deepest questions are merged, interpreted and developed by the writing team into a professional script used to present the stage production.

 

KNOCK is written and presented by the award-winning Lost & Found Project, a division of National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) FolksbieneRU. FolksbieneRU is a partnership initiative of Genesis Philanthropy Group and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (www.nytf.org).

 


About the Company: Lost & Found Project

Lost & Found Project is an award-winning troupe, founded in 2011 as a multi-faceted theatre experiment by a group of young NYC-based actors and writers. Lost & Found Project is an experimental docu-theatre troupe that creates original stage productions based on the Verbatim technique. In our dynamic L&F laboratory, the sense of our past journeys collide with our objective reality, and our current experiences are in a struggle with the individuality of each story-teller. The process can be daunting and struggling, as we never know what the outcome may be, but we just have to trust the process.  The goal of the project is to include the audience in our process and to allow them the opportunity to raise questions concerning their own identity and become more aware of their own history.  Since the creation of Lost & Found Project, the troupe created and performed two original productions, nationally and internationally: ДOROGA (pron. DOROGA) (2011-2012), Covers (2013-2014). The ensemble creates their work through a series of workshops, trainings and improv sessions, where we explore deeper human experiences through drama.  In March 2013, Lost & Found Project became an affiliate and key program of the Folksbiene.RU division, which is a partnership initiative of the Genesis Philanthropy Group and National Yiddish Theatre-Folksbiene.

 

Since 1915, the award-winning National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene [NYTF] has presented a window into the world of Jewish culture by engaging, educating, and igniting the imaginations of generations of theatergoers. It is the longest consecutively-producing Yiddish theatre company in the world and America's sole-surviving professional Yiddish theatre. NYTF presents plays, musicals, concerts, and workshops in English, Yiddish, Ladino, Hebrew and Russian, with English and Russian supertitles accompanying most performances. Its mission is to celebrate the Jewish experience through the performing arts and to transmit a rich cultural legacy in exciting new way.

How to Develop a Brand New Musical: A TRU Success Story  | Open: 12/11/14 Close: 12/11/14
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December panel, How to Develop a Brand New Musical: A TRU Success Story, on Thursday, December 11, 2014 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 will feature two-time TRU Voices finalist, writer Adam Overett (My Life Is a Musical, Popesical); original TRU Voices producers of My Life Is a Musical, Molly Morris and Cate Cammarata; My Life Is a Musical optioning producers Patrick Blake (Bedlam Theatre Hamlet/St. Joan, In the Continuum, The Exonerated, Play Dead); David Elliot and Martin Platt, co-directors of Perry Street Theatricals (Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Bedlam Theatre's St. Joan/Hamlet, Lend Me a Tenor the Musical, In the Continuum, An Oak Tree); and commercial producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld (All the Way, Rocky, Vania & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Porgy & Bess, A Steady Rain, Legally Blonde, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Exonerated).

 

Learn about how the musical My Life Is a Musical went from a reading in the TRU Voices series to a developmental workshop to a full production at Bay Street Theater this past summer. Attendees will learn how this team of producers came together, how they collaborated with the writer and how they divided responsibilities. Hear the team’s next steps to bring this new musical into a commercial production.

 

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

 

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.

Writer-Producer Speed Date  | Open: 07/27/14 Close: 07/27/14
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) invites writers to meet more than eleven real producers face-to-face at the Writer-Producer Speed Date: The Art of the Pitch on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor NYC.  The deadline to apply is Saturday, July 19, 2014.  If accepted, the cost to participate is $75 ($65 for TRU members).  For more information and an application, visit http://www.truonline.org/WriterSpeedDateJuly14.htm.

 

As part of its dedication to educating and supporting the community of theater artists, TRU once again offers a unique opportunity for writers to meet, pitch their work and receive valuable feedback from eleven real commercial and independent producers. 

 

The selected writers will have the opportunity to pitch to eleven producers, from both the commercial and not-for-profit worlds, and up to eleven aspiring producers from TRU’s Producer Development program.  The objective of the evening is to provide writers an opportunity to develop their pitching skills as well as develop relationships with participating producers.  To help with preparation, writers will receive coaching from experts prior to pitching.

 

Producers include Patrick Blake - Off-Bway (Bedlam Theater Hamlet/St. Joan, Play Dead, The Exonerated, In the Continuum); R. Erin Craig/La Vie Productions; Jane Dubin - Broadway (Peter & the Starcatcher, Ann); off-Broadway (The 39 Steps, Groundswell); David Elliot - Broadway (Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike) off-Broadway (Bedlam Theater Hamlet/St. Joan, In the Continuum); David Garfinkle - (unconfirmed) - Broadway producer (A Gentleman's Guide..., Spider-Man, Ghost the musical); Ed Gaynes - (Cougar the musical, Zero Hour, Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Fried Chicken and Latkes), theater owner St. Luke's, Actors Temple;John Lant - Producing Artistic Director of Write Act Eastside and Times Square Arts Centre in New York; Michael Leland - indie producer/director; Markus Potter - producing artistic director NewYorkRep; Ron Simons/SimonSays Entertainment - Broadway producer (A Gentleman's Guide..., Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Porgy & Bess, all black Streetcar Named Desire); Daryl Sledge, off-Broadway producer (Fried Chicken & Latkes); Shela Xoregos, artistic director Xoregos Performing Company.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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 Council Member Christine Quinn; The Montage Foundation, as well as 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.

 

Music Licensing vs Musical Licensing  | Open: 07/22/14 Close: 07/22/14
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents their July panel, Music Licensing vs Musical Licensing Acquiring Rights and Avoiding Wrongs on Tuesday, July 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).

 

Speakers will include Michael Barra, President, Stageworks Media (former executive at Walt Disney Pictures and Disney Theatrical Group as well as with Daryl Roth Theatrical Licensing); Sean Patrick Flahaven, Senior Vice President of Theatre and Catalog Development for Warner/Chappell Music; Darnetha Lincoln M'Baye, Director of Licensing for Alchemation LLC, Music Consultant for Ibis Eye Consulting; Miriam Stern, attorney; and Fred Stuart, Director of Marketing Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

 

This panel will explore the differences between acquiring rights for existing music to use in theatrical works, including jukebox musicals, and extending the life of original musical theater works through a very different kind of "licensing." We'll also talk about licensing product from one media to another and address other questions that attendees may have.

 

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

 

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 and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition, scheduled for April 5th and 6th this year, and quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios.

 

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.

 

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 Council Member Christine Quinn; The Montage Foundation, as well as 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.

After a 60-city tour, Huffington Post columnist, playwright, performer, and international public speaker Josh Rivedal returns to New York City with The Gospel According to Josh—his autobiographical 30-character, 1-man show described as a parable, a mitzvah, and a comedy all rolled into one.

By the time he turns twenty-five, Josh thinks he’ll have had the perfect life—a few years singing on Broadway, followed by a starring role in his own television show. After which, his getaway home in the Hamptons would be featured in Better Homes & Gardens, and his face would grace the cover of the National Enquirer as Bigfoot’s not-so-secret lover. Instead, his resume is filled with an assortment of minor league theatre and an appearance on “The Maury Povich Show”—a career sidetracked by his father’s untimely death.  Tortured by his thoughts, he finds himself on the ledge of a fourth floor window, contemplating jumping out—in turn he must reach out to the only person who can help him before it’s too late.  Featuring cameos by Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., and Elvis; The Gospel According to Josh is a comedic and poignant true-to-life tale of love, loss, struggle, and survival—a gospel account of one young man’s passage into manhood—his twenty-eight-year Gentile bar mitzvah.

Shut Up, Sit Down & Eat  | Open: 10/03/13 Close: 10/23/13
"You must see this play! I've seen it three times and each time it felt like I was seeing it for the first time. I am going back again, the play is Hilarious. The cast is Wonderful." -- Danny Aiello, Actor

Four of New York’s most sought-after stand-up comedians present SHUT UP, SIT DOWN & EAT, the hit comedy making its Off-Broadway debut after sold-out performances at The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City. Eve Brandstein directs Eric Tartaglione (Othello, That Championship Season, NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”), Joe Moffa (Blue Bloods, Carlito’s Way), Tina Giorgi (Falling Up, “The Late Late Show,” “Comics Unleashed,” “Tough Crowd With Colin Quinn”) and Chris Monty (PBS’s “The Business of Comedy,” Biloxi Blues).

SHUT UP, SIT DOWN & EAT, a.k.a. “Stai zitto siediti e mangia,” is the hilarious journey of emotional dysfunction – Italian Style! When four impatient Italian Americans show up for a group therapy session where the therapist never shows, they decide to take their issues into their own hands. Get ready – they are going to talk about it all, sharing their true feelings about work, love, relationships, and growing up in their Italian families. If you are tired of the typical and really need a good belly laugh, come enjoy the roller coaster ride of laughter, insight and revelation.

 

SHUT UP, SIT DOWN & EAT is America’s first plomedy, written by four outstanding New York comedians Tartaglione, Moffa, Giorgi and Monty with Tom Ingegno. Conceived over pizza and wine, born on a comedy club stage, and raised in casinos & theatres, the production has matured with this long-awaited Off Broadway New York City run. The cast has performed over 75 times at a multitude of diverse venues, including Governor’s Comedy Club on Long Island, a sold out show at The Borgata Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, extended runs at The State Room in Albany, a two year contract with Laugh Out Loud Productions for Senior matinee shows and even a Hurricane Sandy fundraiser. The popularity has grown and the audiences have returned again and again.


About the Company: Plomedy Productions

A new word coined by the company and accepted into The Urban Dictionary, a Plomedy is a theatrical event that blends the wit of stand-up comedy and the intensity of a one-man show presented in an innovative play format by professional comedians.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)announces its February panel, Singing a New Tune: Let’s Revitalize the Musical Theater Development Process on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre’s Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.

Panelists include Joe Calarco, director/adaptor of Shakespeare's R&J, director ofSarah Plain and Tall, In Transit, co-artistic director of Breaking Bread Theatre Company; Tiffani Gavin, producer/general manager, formerly with American Repertory Theater (Porgy & Bess), Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Martian Entertainment; Eric Goldman, entertainment attorney; Jamibeth Margolis, artistic director of musicals for Midtown International Theatre Festival; and Frank Ventura, producing artistic director of CAP 21.

This panel will explore the musical theater development process.  As few original works from new authors are being developed, and production budgets skyrocket, many feel the American musical theater industry is in crisis. The panel will investigate how to revitalize the musical theater development process, from labs and showcases to production, in order to make more room in the market for new voices and properties that may not be viewed as “commercial.”

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members).  Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least one day in advance.


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.

Tru Producer Bootcamp  | Open: 01/27/13 Close: 01/27/13
Theater Resources Unlimited opens up the possibilities for tomorrow's productions with an all-day intensive workshop about crucial aspects of raising money for theater: Raising Money for Theater: How, Who and When to Ask on Sunday, January 27, 2013 from 10am-6pm at The Players Theatre, 3rd Floor Loft, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Faculty this year will include a powerhouse triumvirate of “star” Broadway producers: Kristin Caskey, president of Fox Theatricals (Bring It On, Caroline or Change, Red)), David Garfinkle of Hello Entertainment (Ghost the Musical, founding producer of Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark) and legendary Nelle Nugent (Stick Fly, Time Stand Still, Amadeus, Nicholas Nickleby, upcoming Trip to Bountiful).

Admission is $175 ($25 off for current paid TRU members), or $150 with the Early Bird Discount if you pay before January 21, 2013. For further details and application, visit http://www.truonline.org/BootCampMoney13.htm.

Other faculty members include Patrick Blake (The Exonerated, Play Dead), Cheryl Wiesenfeld (Porgy & Bess, Legally Blonde, A Steady Rain, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Exonerated, Play Dead); Jane Dubin (Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps, The Norman Conquests), Meredith Lucio (Porgy & Bess, The 39 Steps); producer/investor Neil Danoff (Lucky Guy, Glengarry Glen Ross revival, Evita revival, The Addams Family, Spring Awakening); plus attorneys LisaRoxanne Walters and Erach Screwvala; organizational consultant, coach, producer and artist Andrew Frank; financial advisor Bailie Slevin; and accountant Walter Gowens, CFP, EA.

While we're waiting for the economy to heal, we need to find ways to go through our day-to-day business. For producers, that means finding the money and resources to bring your projects into production. We invite you to come acquire some basic tools and information that will help you to function effectively in these hard times and the better days that are surely ahead. From pitching techniques and presentation skills to legal requirements and effective business planning, plus a wealth of first-hand experience from more than a half dozen producers who are currently active in the Broadway and off-Broadway worlds, we promise you an informative, empowering and inspiring day.


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.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) continues its fall season of monthly networking panels with So Where's the Money and How Do I Get Some? Funding Strategies for Indie and Not-for-Profit Producers, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 7:30pmat The Players Theatre’s Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm. 

This panel will explore the various opportunities for funding available for indie and not-for-profit producers.  Are you eligible for DCA and City Council money, and how do you go about applying? What are funders looking for, and how do you convince them you have it? The panel will explore how to find and cultivate individual funders, the importance of crowdsourcing websites like Kickstarter, Indiegogo and Rockethub, how to find and get the attention of private foundations, and the reality of corporate funding.

Panelists include Gigi Bolt, theater and musical theatre program and philanthropy consultant, former Interim Executive Director of Theatre Communications Group, Director of Theater and Musical Theater at the National Endowment for the Arts, Director of the Theater Program at the New York State Council on the Arts; Andrew Frank, former Director of the Cultural Institutions Unit at the NY Department of Cultural Affairs, founding Artistic Director of Manhattan Theatresource; Stacey Cooper McMath, arts program director for the NY Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members).  Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least a day in advance.


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.

 

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)opens its fall season of monthly networking panels with Can the American Theater Afford to Develop New Work? (Can It Afford Not to?), on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre’s Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.

Revivals and classics are important to our culture. They give us context and history, but we need new voices in theater to guarantee our future. Given the financial pressures and expense of producing at the commercial level, unbranded works and unknown writers pose a great risk. Is commercial theater an appropriate venue to develop new work? Off-Broadway was once the domain of the new, edgy and experimental, but now even the finances of off-Broadway are prohibitive. The one safe place left for theater artists to stretch their artistic wings may be indie theater, and this panel will examine the reasons to do so, as well as attempt to define the differences between off-Broadway and "indie" theater. We will also look at the distinctions between commercial and non-commercial works, and the importance of both for a healthy culture.

Panelists will include some of the leaders of the “indie” theater movement: Martin Denton, editor of nytheatre.com; Darren Lee Cole, owner of the Soho Playhouse; Heidi Grumelot, artistic director for Horse Trade Theatre; Chris Harcum, managing director and Aimee Todoroff, membership committee chair, League of Independent Theater (LIT); Stephen Speights, founding member of Blue Coyote Theater Group.

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members).  Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least a day in advance.


About the Company: Theatre Resources Unlimited

 

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 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 and the speed date, TRU serves writers through a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab.

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, visitwww.truonline.org or call 212-714-7628.

Nightfall On Miranga Island  | Open: 08/12/12 Close: 08/24/12
The team behind FringeNYC’s 2010 “Best of Fest” musical “Pope!” and 2011 NYC guerilla theater sensation “The Spidey Project” is proud to return to the New York International Fringe Festival stage with its newest musical “Nightfall on Miranga Island”.  

“Nightfall on Miranga Island” is the swashbuckling tale of Declan Bruntfodder, a young man on a quest to find pirate captain Vicious Martin LaFoe so he can avenge his father and rescue his captured sister.  As the story unfolds, the audience is taken along on Declan’s not-quite-a-hero’s journey of cantankerous pirates, forbidden romance, mythical creatures and even a little bit of cross-dressing.  Early reviews have called this adventurous musical “a boisterous, hysterical cross pollination of Gilbert and Sullivan, Saturday Night Love and Monty Python”.  

Containing 14 original songs, “Nightfall” is Compass Theatrical’s the third musical in just two years, continuing the collaboration between “Pope” and “Spidey” writer/director Justin Moran and writer/actor Jon Roufaeal.  Moran and Roufaeal first previewed “Nightfall” in Fall 2011 with a sold out ten-week run at The Magnet Theater, where both men are veteran improvisers.  All music was composed by twin brothers Adam Podd and Matt Podd. “Nightfall” also features the work of expert choreographer David Rossetti who will be making his own Broadway debut later this year in “Annie”.  

“Nightfall on Miranga Island” performances are all held at The Players Theater (115 MacDougal Street) on Sat 8/18 @ 2:15PM, Sun 8/19 @ 5:15PM, Wed 8/22 @ 2:00PM, Friday 8/24 @ 7:00PM.  


About the Company: Compass Theatrical

Compass Theatrical is a new theater company, run by Justin Moran and Jon Roufaeal, the same writers who brought to audiences the 2010 Fringe NYC "Best in Fest" show "Pope!" and 2011 guerilla theater sensation "The Spidey Project".  The company's latest musical "Nightfall on Miranga Island" debuts at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival.  

Sangin' The Tears Away 4th Anniversary Gala  | Open: 06/24/12 Close: 06/24/12
Josiah Theatre Works is pleased to ANNOUNCE their 4TH ANNIVERSARY GALA, Honors ceremony and WORLD PREMIERE Musical, "SANGIN' THE TEARS AWAY", A story of Love, Betrayal, Scandal, Fame and Redemption. Inspired by the Victorious life of Superstar Singer, Natalie Cole, the play takes us on a captivating journey from the 1970's up until Present day. The World Premiere kicks off , June 24th 2012 after our 4th ANNIVERSARY HONORS CEREMONY, which will honor the following, THE HARLEM OPERA HOUSE, THE DRAMATIST GUILD FUND, JESSICA HARRISON AND BLACK RIVER DANCE CENTER, OPERATION HOPE AND BROADWAYWORLD.COM , Ticket Prices include, AN EXCLUSIVE PASS to the HONORS CEREMONY, which is a catered event. Join us, SUNDAY JUNE 24TH 2012 HONORS CEREMONY 6:30PM World Premier Play : 7:45pm singing the tears away singin' the tears away fourth anniversary gala


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