Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the March Producer Boot Camp, Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, on Sunday, March 1, 2015 from 10:00am-6:00pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd Floor Loft Theatre, NYC.
The economy is clearly recovering, so maybe it’s time to take those projects off the back burner and move ahead. For producers, that means finding the money and resources to bring your projects into production. We invite you to acquire some basic tools and crucial information that will help you to function effectively in hard times and the better days that are surely here. From pitching techniques and presentation skills to legal requirements and effective business planning, plus a wealth of first-hand experience from more than a half dozen producers who are currently active in the Broadway and off-Broadway worlds, we promise you an informative, empowering and inspiring day.
Faculty this year will include Broadway producers Doug Denoff (Nice Work If You Can Get It, The 39 Steps), RK Greene (Peter & the Starcatcher, Cougar, Room Service), Jeremy Handelman (On the Town, F#@king Up Everything), Cheryl Wiesenfeld (Rocky, Legally Blonde, Tony Awards for: All the Way, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty) and Richard Winkler (Something Rotten, Disgraced, You Can’t Take It With You, Tony Awards for Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Cage Aux Folle, Memphis, The Norman Conquests); producer/investors Neil Danoff (The Audience, Something Rotten, Bridges of Madison County, All the Way) and James Simon (Hand to God, Something Rotten, Pippin); plus attorneys Eric Goldman and Erach Screwvala, and financial advisor Bailie Slevin. Workshop will include a business plan intensive, given by producer RK Greene – come away with an easy template for organizing your ask.
Admission is $175 ($25 off for all currently paid TRU members). Early bird discount is an additional $25 off before 2/23. To register, complete application as a Word Document (preferred): http://www.truonline.org/BOOT_CAMP_app15.doc, or online at: http://www.truonline.org/BootCampApp.htm.
Built in 1907 and converted into a theatre in the late 1940’s, the Players Theatre, host of the monthly TRU panels, has been a jewel in the midst of beautiful Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences. The mainstage theatre has been home to such long run productions as An Evening with Quentin Crisp, Psycho Beach Party and Ruthless starring an 8 year old Brittany Spears, Natalie Portman and Legally Blonde the Musical’s Laura Bell Bundy. The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, a 60-seat loft space on the 3rd floor offers an intimate home for TRU’s panels, as well as a range of new works. For more information, please visit www.theplayerstheatre.com.
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, a Director-Writer Communications Lab and How to Write a Musical That Works; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios.
Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA); the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens; and The Montage Foundation.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call (212) 714-7628.