Shape up! Get the training you need to be the best producer you can be with these TRU opportunities to hone your basic (and not-so-basic) business and organizational skills. This ongoing series of workshops addresses specific areas of need for anyone trying to make theater, film or any performance art happen. From the half-day "Essentials of Self-Producing" and "Mediation Techniques for Producers and Everyone" to the full day "Raising Money for Theater" and "Pitching and Presentation Skills" to the in-depth "Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing," you will get the information, inspiration and support you need to make everything seem possible. 

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"I researched almost all of the presenters before arriving so I was impressed.  I have to say that Lisaroxanne and Bailie blew me away with their enthusiasm and their knowledge, as well as the open, honest way they shared.  Bruce was forthright and honest, which I greatly appreciated.  Jack was, for me, the absolute best not only in imparting wisdom but in his approachability and warmth.  One might think that someone of his caliber would want to present and run, but Jack was generous with his time even beyond his presentation.  All of the presenters were generous with their time beyond their actual presentations and that, for me, was a wonderful surprise and most appreciated.  I think this speaks volumes about TRU's collaborative nature - bravo!" ~Charlene Donaghy/Raising Money for Theater 2017
"I hope I've adequately conveyed to you how much the Producer's [Weekend] Intensive was helpful in my getting ready for [my show].... While I'm extremely proud of the show for myself, it's also a testament to what I gathered from the Producing sessions at TRU. As a TRU alum, I was able to put this on in a way I wouldn't have been able to had I not taken the course." ~Michael Doshier, Johnny Darlin: In the Closet (FringeNYC 2016)

  • April 29, 2017
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • April 30, 2017
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Saturday and Sunday April 29th and 30th, 10am to 6pmNola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 11th floor Studio C If you’re planning to produce or self-produce, do it right, do it smart, do it cost-effectively. Learn the ins and outs from experts with this once-a-year weekend workshop that offers basic and not-so-basic training for producers, geared to […]

  • February 4, 2017
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Saturday February 4th, 10am to 6pmPlayroom Theater 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC It’s more important now than ever for the voice of theater to be heard, so get ready to move ahead with passion and a plan. For producers, one important step is finding the money and resources to bring your projects into production. We […]

  • Essentials of Self-Producing
    September 24, 2016
    12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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Saturday September 24th, noon to 4:30 pm.Desotelle NuBox Theatre, 300 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 […]

  • Investor Lab
    July 23, 2016
    1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, 1-5PMThe Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor An essential workshop for producers and investors, facilitated by attorney Eric S. Goldman, with a panel of commercial producers and investors offering their experience and observations, including: Jeremy Handelman (On the Town, Brooklyn Crush, White’s Lies), Megan Kingery (Blue Man Group, Natasha Pierre […]

  • April 30, 2016
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • May 1, 2016
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Desotelle Nu•Box Theater, 300 W. 43rd St., 3rd Floor Basic and not-so-basic training for producers, geared to those of you producing at the in-the-trenches reading and Equity Showcase level, with particular application for those planning to produce in the upcoming summer festivals. Featuring a phenomenal lineup of experts covering everything from Legal Requirements to Production […]

  • January 30, 2016
    12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Ave., 34th Floor NYC, NY

Theater Resources Unlimited in association with JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services) presents Mediation Techniques for Producers (and Everyone): Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas JAMS Conference Room, New York Times Building 620 Eighth Avenue (btwn 40th & 41st), 34th Fl. Facilitated by attorney/mediator Eric S. Goldman, with a panel of commercial Broadway and indie producers […]

  • February 6, 2016
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Playroom Theater 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC It’s a new year filled with new opportunities! 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 […]

  • September 27, 2015
    9:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Desotelle NuBox Theatre 311 W. 43rd Street, 3rd floor

  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 […]