TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event at People’s Improv Theater (The PIT)
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Actors will be seen by over 40 New York theater companies, casting directors, agents and others at Theater Resources Unlimited’s TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event April 6th and 7th - deadline to apply is Sunday, March 31st!
Casting directors James Dreisbach from Pat McCorkle Casting, Jamibeth Margolis Casting, Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian and Robin Carus of J&R Casting, Barry Moss of MKA Casting, Helene Galek of HeleneGalekCasting; manager Bob Luke; and agents Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent, Sue Winik of Sheplin Winik Artists and Emily Sclar of Judy Boals Agency are among the more than 40 theater professionals attending the upcoming TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event on April 6 and 7, 2013. Theater companies represented will include New York Theatre Workshop and Ensemble Studio Theatre, and casting opportunities are multiplied by the presence of seven New York festivals, including the Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon, Planet Connections Festivity, Midtown International Theatre Festival, The Strawberry Festival, West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Estrogenius Festival and The Network One-Act Festival, as well as TRU’s own upcoming New Plays Reading Series.
Actors must register for this exceptional opportunity by Sunday, March 31st to ensure an audition slot for this opportunity to be seen at this unique casting event, although late applications will be accepted subject to space availability and may be scheduled as “alternates.” Representatives from both not-for-profit theater companies and commercial producers and production companies will be in attendance, as well as casting directors and agents plus directors and playwrights. The attendees have a wide range of casting needs and produce at all levels, union and nonunion, including off-Broadway and regional.
The TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event is produced by Jaye Maynard and Michelle Slonim, and presented with generous sponsorship from TRU supporters Actors Access, Actors Connection, AM 1600 WWRL, Modernage-HeadshotRepros.com, People's Improv Theater (The PIT), The Players Theatre, Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 7 Photography, TheaterMania, Wag That Reel and Weist-Barron Studios. Auditions will take place Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, 2013 from 10am-6pm at People’s Improv Theater (The PIT), 123 East 24th Street, NYC. Each actor prepares a two-minute time slot with two contrasting monologues for non-singing auditions on Sunday April 7th, or monologue and song selection on the Saturday April 6th musical audition day.
Registration is $75 ($65 for AEA and TRU members). Audition requirements, application and a full list of attending companies can be found at http://www.truonline.org/2013TRUAudition2.htm. This unique Combined Audition is open to Equity and non-union actors; the venue is handicap-accessible, and actors with disabilities are encouraged to apply and inspire attendees with the possibility of greater diversity in casting. Questions may be sent to TRUActors@gmail.com
The TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event is now in its eleventh year, and has grown in popularity due to its clockwork efficiency and respectful environment. “We strive to make this a positive, smooth-running experience for everyone – actors and auditors,” says TRU president Bob Ost. Event producer Jaye Maynard adds, “Our motto is: treat the actors like gold!”
Agent Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent LLC confirms that the event is effective: “I attended last March and am now freelancing with 15 actors, three of whom I already booked work for. I am so impressed with the caliber of the actors, I cannot wait to meet more at this year's showcase!” Agent Sue Winik of Sheplin Winik Artists agrees: “I always seem to find someone of interest for our agency.”
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-one 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.
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, as well as generous support from the Friar’s National Foundation Association.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call (212) 714-7628.