TRU Producer Boot Camp - Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing at The Players Theatre
212-714-7628 www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend13.htm Ages: All Ages $150-$175
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Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2013 TRU Producer Bootcamp: Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14, 2013 from 10am-6pm at The Players Theatre's Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Details and application can be found at http://www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend13.htm. Early bird registration ends July 3rd and is $210 ($175 for TRU members). After July 1st, registration is $260 ($225 for TRU members).
This essential TRU Bootcamp for producers as well as self-producing artists offers training geared to those working at the reading and Equity Showcase level, and perfect for anyone planning to produce in upcoming festivals. This two-day course will cover everything from production timeline and budgeting to raising money and marketing. Industry experts from various fields will be on hand for step-by-step guidance, offered in accessible modules. "So many people jumping into the murky waters of producing really need help navigating. TRU has identified the basic teachable skills to help them manage both their productions and their expectations, as well as save them a lot of time, effort and money," says TRU executive director Bob Ost. "I can't tell you how many early-career producers have told me they wish they'd found TRU before attempting that first showcase." The 2013 TRU Bootcamp faculty includes producers Patrick Blake, Jeremy Handelman, Patricia Klausner, John Lant and Ken Waissman, casting director Jamibeth Margolis, managing producer Emileena Pedigo, marketing expert/producer/entrepreneur Joanne Zippel, general manager/producer Michael Roderick, lawyers Erach Screwvala, Esq. and Lisaroxanne Walters, Esq. and financial advisor Bailie Slevin. In addition, inspirational keynote addresses will be given by prominent Broadway producers. For the schedule of presentations, visit http://www.truonline.org/BootCampWeekend13.htm. 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. 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 an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and "Speed Dating" as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios. Built in 1907 and converted into a theatre in the late 1940s, 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. 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.