Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents 2015 Combined Audition Event on Saturday, April 25th and Sunday, April 26th at The WorkShop Theater, 312 West 36th Street, 4th Floor East. Singing Auditions will be on Saturday from 10:30am to 6pm (you will be required to perform a monologue, too). Non-singing auditions will be on Saturday from 10:00am to 11am and on Sunday from 10am to 5pm.
The event is presented with support from Working Actors Studio, Actors Access, Actors Connection, Castingabout.com, BackStageOver and the WorkShop Theatre. Over 40 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! Already on board: agent Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent Agency, casting directors Robin Carus, Jamibeth Margolis and Helene Galek, and manager Lorna Rainey and Bobby Holder of Talent Express.
TRU AUDITION EVENT PRICING: Early bird registration fee: $50 ($10 discount and priority slots are given to members of Theater Resources Unlimited and AEA, making your fee $40. Non-members are welcome to join and qualify for Priority Registration – click here). Standard registration (3/14-4/13): $75* ($10 discount and priority slots for TRU and AEA, making your fee $65). Everyone who applies will be entered in a raffle. Past prizes included seminars at Actors Connection, The Network and Weist-Barron Studios, 6-month memberships in sponsor Actors Access’ Showfax, subscriptions to BackStage and more! Drawing will be held Sunday night after the event. Questions? Email TRUActors@gmail.com.
Registration Now Open. Early bird deadline: March 14th (postmark). Final deadline: April 13th (received – postmark April 11th). For complete guidelines and the 2015 application packet, visit http://www.truonline.org/2015TRUAudition1.htm or download materials at http://www.truonline.org/AE15Audition_Packet%20MASTER.pdf.
Also join TRU executive director Bob Ost and event producers Jody Lyn Flynn and Molly Morris at Meet the Coaches, produced by vocal coach Natalie Wilson on Saturday, March 28th from 2pm to 5pm, at the John DeSotelle Studios, 300 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor. This is a pre-event opportunity to meet 11 terrific monologue and music coaches and party with the TRU production team at a catered reception. Early bird pricing will be honored if you sign up at this event.
AUDITORS AND INDUSTRY: The event averages anywhere from 40-60 auditors each year. Here is a list of 2014 companies: 13th Street Repertory, 3 Voices Theatre, Acclaim Theatrical, Aching Dogs Productions, The Actors Project NYC, American Renaissance Theatre Company, The Bickford Theatre (NJ), Bozomoon Productions and OMG Ventureprises, BWAZ Theatricals/Theatron, DMG Theatricals, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Filmus Inc., Fortune Theatre Co., Fresh Fruit Festival, From Now On Productions, Gorilla Repertory, Hudson River Repertory, Immortal Productions, Jade Shames, JFest, Killing Kompany Dinner Theatre, Manifest Alchemy Theater & Film, Me & You Productions, Midtown International Theatre Festival, Moonlight Productions, Mother’s Boy LLC, MultiStages, NahNahOutsideMyHouse! Productions, New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), NY Artists Unlimited, Oberon Theatre Ensemble, Off the Leash Productions, Once Upon a Reality Productions, PC Productions, PCC Productions/West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Planet Connections Festivity, Pleasantly Depressing Films, PopUP Theatricals, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, The Rat Pack Undead, Rising Sun Performance Company, Rambles and Revels, Rhymes Over Beats, Speranza Theatre Co., SunnySpot Productions, The Travels (NYMF show), Triangle Theater, TRU Voices Play Reading Series, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Wildly Productive Productions, Women of Color Productions, The Workshop Theatre, Write Act Repertory and Wyndow Productions.
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 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 Council Member Christine Quinn; The Montage Foundation.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call (212) 714-7628.