Theater Resources Unlimited and The Playroom Theatre
present the October TRU Panel
Alternate Venues for Developing New Work:
Come to the Cabaret
Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm)
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and The Playroom Theatre present the October panel Alternate Venues for Developing New Work: Come to the Cabaret, on Tuesday, October 25 2016 at 7:30pm at The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC 10036. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments; roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm. For more details visit http://truonline.org/events/an-introduction-to-tru/.
Panelists will include Jeff Breithaupt, writer/producer, Vice President for Media and Communications at Manhattan School of Music; Van Dean, producer (The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Matilda, Evita, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, Catch Me If You Can, The Velocity of Autumn, Big Fish, Bonnie & Clyde and Chinglish, Off-Broadway: You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown; upcoming: Anastasia); Bailie Slevin, financial advisor/producer (Popesical at Joe’s Pub); Jennifer Ashley Tepper, theater historian, producer, Director of Programming at 54 Below; Theresa Wozunk, producer (Liberty A Monumental New Musical, Porgy and Bess).
Need an affordable way to test a new work? Many shows have gotten their start in cabaret venues, dating back to the phenomenon of Nunsense at The Duplex. Meet venue managers and producers who have used cabaret and other less traditional spaces to start or gain momentum for a show. Many do concert presentations of musicals in development, of course, but other levels of production – musical and non – may be possible with creative thinking.
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 one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $15 for non-members at the door ($12.00 if you register in advance.
The Playroom Theater, a small theater with a purpose on West Forty Sixth Street. Created by longtime theatrical producer Eric Krebs, The Playroom Theater features a 62-seat boutique theater, appropriate for rehearsals, readings, auditions, producers’ presentations and workshop productions. Conceived of as an artists’ workspace for writers, directors, composers, actors, producers and others committed to the professional theater arts and its industry. “The idea of The Playroom has grown out of my desire to create a small and financially manageable space in the heart of the theater district,” commented Krebs. “I want this to be a place where industry professionals can pop over for a reading, a backer’s audition or a small production of a work in progress.” For more information on The Playroom Theater, call Frankie Dailey, General Manager, at 212-967-8278.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the leading network for developing theater professionals, a twenty-four 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 and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens; and with support from the Montage Foundation and the Friars National Association Foundation.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call (212) 714-7628.