Theater Resources Unlimited presents a new
TRU PRODUCER BOOT CAMP:
Essentials of Self-Producing
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 1pm to 5pm
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the TRU PRODUCER BOOT CAMP: Essentials of Self-Producing, on Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 1pm-5pm at the Desotelle NuBox Theatre, 311 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor.
Writers, actors, directors and all artists need producers if their work is ever to be seen by an audience. So what can you do for your career while you’re waiting to be produced? Sometimes you’ve just got to jump in and be more than an artist to make theater happen.
In this groundbreaking new half-day workshop we will look at how artists can successfully take on the challenging role of producer to generate their own opportunities. The ones who are most successful have to master a range of business skills, don a variety of hats and learn to be an expert juggler. “I’m just an artist” no longer cuts it when you make the move from page to paying audience. Learn to view your creative work from a business perspective, understand the need to think differently and make smarter choices, not only now but also for the future of your show, and your brand. It all seems a little overwhelming at times, but this workshop will break it down into easily digestible bites.
Faculty for the inception of this new Boot Camp will include a quintet of highly successful self-producers: actor-writer-producer Karen Eterovich, who has toured the US and Europe with one-woman shows about Aphra Behn and Jane Austen; writer-producer Dorothy Marcic whose musical Sistas has played off-Broadway for three years, and whose previous show Respect has played in 44 cities; writer-director-producer Nancy Holson who spans the worlds of commercial live theater, corporate theater, and television with the Emmy Award winning The News in Revue, off-Broadway’s Bush Wars and the touring Ludwig Live!; prolific playwright Rich Orloff whose self-produced Off-Off-Broadway comedies have been been published by Playscripts and produced around the world; and actor-writer-producer Josh Rivedal who has cracked the college circuit and created a successful ongoing business from his one-man show The Gospel According to Josh.
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Cost: $100 ($25 off for all current paid TRU members). For complete fee structure and pricing options visit: http://www.truonline.org/store.html#spa
You may send a check to: Theater Resources Unlimited, 309 W. 104th Street 1D, NYC NY 10025.
On-line payment (Paypal or credit card) at www.truonline.org/store.html#spa
You may pre-register and hold your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The Desotelle NuBox Theatre is located at 311 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor (take 1-2-3/A-C-E to Times Square)
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-three 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 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.