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Theater Resources Unlimited
2018 Audition Event
Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, 2018
at The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 Audition Event, Combined Auditions presented with sponsorship from BackStage, Actors Connection, The PIT and Reprocutions.com on May 19 and 20 at The Peoples Improv Theater, 123 E 24th Street, NYC. Singing Auditions will be held Saturday, May 19 10:30am - 6pm (monologues will also be required). Non-singing auditions will be held Saturday, May 19 10am - 11am and Sunday, May 20 10am - 6pm. Early Bird registration is open until April 7, 2018, and is $60 for non-TRU members ($45 for TRU members, or $125 for an Audition/Membership package). Standard Registration opens April 8th and closes May 7, 2018, and is $99 for non TRU members ($85 for AEA and TRU Members, or $180 for Audition/Membership package). Registration is available at https://truonline.org/events/2018-audition-event/.
The TRU audition event was by far the most organized and warm combined audition I have ever been to. As someone coming back into the industry after a long time away, it was refreshing to have this be one of my first experiences.~Dana Hart Lubeck, '17
Just wanted to thank you and everyone on your staff for the TRU audition event yesterday. What could have been chaos was beautifully in sync. What could have been scary was harmonious and positive. You are the best!~Kathie Kneese, '17
It was the most professionally run and enjoyable audition experience in which I have had the pleasure of being a participant. Your volunteers were kind and "on the spot" without ever being intrusive. My accompanist was wonderful and a friendly face to quell one's nerves. Perfection from start to finish. I will recommend the TRU Audition Event to all my thespian friends. ~ Pamela J. Nigro, '17
Over 50 producers, theater companies, writers and directors will be sitting in on two days of auditions. Sign up to be seen by them, and by at least two top New York agents and/or casting directors*! Here is a list of who has already confirmed - check the TRU website or ongoing updates.
Confirmed companies as of 3/8/18: 13th Street Rep, American Bard Theatre Co, August Strindberg Rep, Break a Leg Productions, Broadway Bound Theatre Festival, Emerging Artists Talent, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Gorilla Rep Theater, Hugh Hysell Productions, KBO Productions, The Killing Kompany, Medicine Show Theatre, Nylon Fusion, Paul Michael's The Network, Pulse Ensemble, Rhymes Over Beats, Second Stage Syracuse, Speranza Theatre Co, TRU Voices Reading Series, vMHF Theatricals, The Wild Whatever, Wildly Productive Productions.
Confirmed industry as of 3/8/18: agents Albert Bramante (Emerging Artists) and Valerie Adami (SW Artists); agent/manager Deborah Dotoli of AAG Talent; casting directors Helene Galek (Helene Galek Casting), Jamibeth Margolis (Margolis Casting), Bob Kale (MKA Casting) and Tom Rowan of Tom Rowan Casting.
Registration includes free or discounted access to both of these pre-event workshops designed to prepare actors to do their best audition possible:
- Meet the Coaches (plus Orientation) - Sunday April 15th or 22nd (tbd), 1-5pm
- Audition Technique & Protocol (plus Orientation) with agent Valerie Adami and casting director Bob Kale - Sunday May 6th
To apply: register and pay using the payment options on website at https://truonline.org/events/2018-audition-event/; then scan and email your application and headshot/resume to TRUStaff1@gmail.com -everything (payment, application, headshot, resume) must be received before an application is considered complete.
Secret: the first 80 submissions are automatically passed in and accepted. After that, only TRU members and Equity members are automatically accepted; non-member applications will be passed in after the final submission date of May 7th, subject to availability. If we do not have room for you, we will issue a check refund of your submission fee minus a $10 processing fee.
Download PDF of application packet at https://truonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/AE18-Audition_Packet-MASTERwritable-1.pdf. Electronic submissions are preferred, but you may also hard copy mail your check and materials (application, headshot, resume, check or money order) to:
Theater Resources Unlimited/Audition
309 W. 104th St., #1D
NYC, NY 10025
To be guaranteed a slot, purchase an early bird Membership/Audition Package for $125 before 4/7; or a standard Membership/Audition Package for $180 after 4/7.
FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 7th (postmark); deadline may be extended if there are available slots.
PAYMENT ALONE DOES NOT COUNT AS REGISTRATION.
* The presence of a casting director is absolutely not a guarantee or promise of employment.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the leading network for developing theater professionals, a twenty-five 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 the arts. 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; 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, How to Write a Musical That Works and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition, Resource Nights and "Speed Dating" as well as 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) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature the Montage Foundation.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212 714-7628.
“She keeps surprising you…It’s often hilarious, but what makes the show most memorable are its moments of darkness...This interplay between light and dark helps The Box Show achieve what every vignette show wants: It is even greater than the sum of its parts." – Time Out NY Critics Pick, FringeNYC 2016
“Highly skilled comic... Salerno is a masterful playwright and theatrical actress—and even a powerhouse singer! Salerno is virtually certain to be a star… the finest show of any kind I saw at FringeNYC 2016." – Hy Reviews, Best of New York Comedy
"One powerhouse performer... Dominique Salerno is an endless well of energy... this show is hysterical." - Theater is Easy
The internationally diverse company includes Yair Ben-Dor (ABC's Quantico), Jessenia Cuesta, Gjermund Gjesme, Matthew A.J. Gregory (Power of Darkness/The Mint), Silvia Morigi, Ben Rademacher, Andy Richardson (Newsies & Gypsy – Broadway), Brandon Salerno, Alec Seymor, and Anna Tempte.
"‘A History of Servitude’ is a breath of fresh air…and a rich celebration of Commedia dell'Arte." – Curtain UP
"The cast plays wonderfully together and cultivates a genuine sense of fun amidst all of the theatrical conventions. I would recommend it for anyone looking for a comedy in a different style." – Theatre Is Easy
"The actors are completely immersed in their characters: each has an excellent sense of physical comedy...’A History of Servitude’ is worth seeing, especially if you’re a fan of silly comedy…talented troupe...one of the most skillful bits I’ve seen lately-not just at Fringe, but anywhere." – Hi! Drama
About the Company: The Department of Fools
The Department of Fools is a company of artists dedicated to blurring the lines between traditional theatre, street performance, and night club comedy. By employing traditional elements of Italian Commedia such as masks, improvisation, recognizable character types and slapstick comedy, The Department of Fools thrusts Commedia into the 21st century.
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Performed by Amanda Erin Miller
"Camp Smile Power" is part of Solocom, a festival of brand new solo comedies at The People's Improv Theater.
We built cities for your enjoyment and burned them for ours. Come see Herschel bend the rules of time and space in a exciting display of self-destruction.
Herschel. Destroys. Herschel.
Herschel was Michael Sean Cirelli, Nathan Clancy, Gary DeNoia, Lucas Zachary Hazlett and Erick Hellwig.