Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Meet the Coaches (And Audition Info Session) on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2pm at John DeSotelle Studio, 300 West 43rd Street (at 8th Ave.), 3rd floor – Studio 301.
According to TRU executive director Bob Ost: “We want all actors to do their best at the TRU audition, and all auditions. And we firmly believe that even the most experienced actor needs an outside eye to help shape their audition piece. Trust us – the room can tell who has been coached and who hasn’t. It makes a huge difference. That’s why we offer this annual opportunity for actors to meet a lineup of recommended coaches who want nothing more than to make them shine!”
TRU gives priority spots to anyone registered for the TRU Audition (even if you haven’t been passed in officially), but all actors are welcome to Meet the Coaches. Reservations required: click here to register directly, or email firstname.lastname@example.org and use subject header “I wanna meet the coaches!” The event is free for TRU members and every actor who is registered for the TRU Audtion; $20 for others (applicable towards the audition).
Sign-in/registration begins at 1:45pm, an information and audition Q&A will be at 2:15pm, and the Meet the Coaches presentation will start at 3pm. A wine and cheese reception and one-on-one meetings will be held until 5pm.
This year’s Meet the Coaches event will be led by vocal/music coach Natalie Wilson (performing credits include the title role in Carmen, Sesto in La Clemenza di Tito, and Desiree in A Little Night Music). Additional coaches attending include Penelope Brackett (business coach; author and founder of The Creative Seed Career/Life Coaching and Performers RoadMap; coauthor of “Seven Keys to Success without Struggle”), John DeSotelle (monolog coach; founder of the John DeSotelle Studio and Artistic Director of the Nu•ance Theatre), Laurie Eliscu (monolog coach – SDC, AEA, SAG-AFTRA, DG, MFA; experienced in acting and directing), Peter Jensen (monolog coach with sponsor Actors Connection; award-winning screenwriter and TV writer; has helped actors book roles on TV shows such as Suburgatory, Law & Order, Gossip Girl, and Party Down, as well as several independent films), Qurrat Ann Kadwani (monolog coach with sponsor Working Actor Studio; actress, producer, MC, TV Host and philanthropist; founding Artistic Director of eyeBLINK), Sara Louise Lazarus (singing interpretation; MAC and BackStage Bistro Award-Winning Director; directorial works include Tovah Out Of Her Mind, the revival of Babes In Arms, Plaisir D’Amour, and Ludlow Ladd), Annie Meisels (vocal coach; has done extensive voice over and commercial work), Doug Oberhamer (vocal coach; credits range from Broadway and Off-Broadway to National and International Tours; Music Directing Credits include: Swing!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Reel to Real, Man of La Mancha, My Vaudeville Man, Wanda’s World, and many more), Regina O’Malley (vocal coach with sponsor Working Actor Studio; acting credits include Blood Brothers (Broadway), The First National Tour of Les Mis, Forbidden Broadway (Off-Broadway), at The Kennedy Center in On Your Toes, and many more), Ken Schatz (acting coach; coaching credits include There’s Something About Mary, The Grey Zone, Cop Land, Shadrach, Spin City, Crime Spree, and many other films, television shows, commericials, and theater productions), and Bryan Wade (Musical director, Broadway accompanist, and vocal coach; Broadway: Finian’s Rainbow, National Tours: Whistle Down the Wind, Chicago, Three Irish Tenors).
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 former 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.