TRU Voices
Description

Let us pay for a developmental reading of your new play or musical! Created to nurture producers as well as writers, TRU VOICES seeks producer-driven projects, and also matches writers with producers. Each reading is followed by a “Dollars and Sense” panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the work.

2017 TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES

Click here for the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series detailed information and history. 
Click here for 2017 Guidelines - submissions open now through January 20th, 2017 (one week extension for TRU members and plays with a a producer attached).
Click this link for the 2017 application: prs17application-rev2

2017 TRU VOICES NEW MUSICALS READING SERIES

Click here for the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series detailed information and history, and to pay your submission fee.
Submissions are open for the musicals series from June 1st through August 22nd, 2016 (with a 9-day extension to August 31st for TRU members and shows with a producer attached).
CLICK HERE for 2017 TRU Voices Musicals guidelines
CLICK HERE to download TRU Voices Application as a writable PDF 

Some of the past participants in the TRU Voices Reading Series that went on to further productions are:
Musicals: My Life is a Musical (2013) | Hell Hole Honeys (2006) | Saint Heaven (2005) | The Great American Trailer Park Musical* (2001) | Vanities and Vexation (now nor’mal - 2000)
Plays: The Forgetting Curve (2013) | Film Chinois* (2008) | Missives (2006) | Pied a Terre* (2005)
 | Taxi to Jannah (2003).
 
* Published


This series made possible with public funds from  New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
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Thanks also to the generous support of the New York City Dept. of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens. Plus the Friars National Association Foundation and The Montage Foundation.

Events
  • June 12, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Catharsis, June 12th by Mayo Simon Presented by Filmus Inc./Ben Goldstein Directed by Carl Andress featuring J.D. Taylor, Keira Keeley, Amy Rutberg, Robert Gregory A beautiful Greek island. A tacky hotel. A young married couple at each others throats. It’s kill or be killed in this fantasy of revenge, death and rebirth.  Dollars & Sense panel TBA.

  • June 26, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented by Jeanette Bonner, Jessica McCoy & Melissa Nally 6/26 – Radio Galaxy by Michele Aldin Kushner Directed by Daisy Walker Tino is a 17 year-old science prodigy from a hard-working, blue-collar family, who dreams, eats and sleeps astronomy. Unexpectedly, his biological father, Raju, an astrophysicist and academic, enters his life, as he and his wife Daya hope that Tino will […]

  • June 19, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Presented by Tweiss Productions (Sharon Weiss & Eileen B. Weiss) 6/19 – Moonshadow by Brian D. Leys Directed by Charles Abbott Starring Robert Cuccioli and Amy Bodnar What happens when a Yippie agitator arrives in Buffalo to promote his new book?  Will it just be another appearance at Barnes & Noble or will he rekindle a 30- […]

  • 2017 TRU Voices Musical Reading
    January 30, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Presented by Sam Strum in association with Dan IrwinMusic & lyrics by Michael SansoniaBook & lyrics by R.C. StaabDirected by Dan SwernMusic Director Michael Sansonia There are stories about people living. There are stories about people after they die. But Dumb Luck tells the unlikely, but true, story of the life and afterlife of poor […]

  • 2017 TRU Voices Musical Reading
    January 23, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Presented by Jesse B. Langston in association with Yoni VendrigerBook, music, and lyrics by Chris RezaDirected by Joe BarrosMusic Director Eugene Gwozdz When a politician becomes the center of Maine’s Question 1 debate, he must choose between being honest with himself and the world, or risk losing his entire career and family. Question 1 explores how […]

  • June 20, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by T. Anntares Soho Playhouse15 Vandam St. NYC, NY 10013 16th annual series of new plays by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by reception and our “Dollars and Sense” panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers. “Dollars and Sense” panel to include: Pat Addiss, producer (Gigi, A Christmas Story, […]

  • June 27, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by T. Cat Ford directed by Aubrey Snowden Soho Playhouse 15 Vandam St. NYC, NY 10013 16th annual series of new plays by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by reception and our “Dollars and Sense” panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors, designers and general managers. “Dollars and Sense” panel to include Jane […]

  • June 13, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

by Camilo Almonacid directed by Emily Joy Weiner With Erick Betancourt, Karen Kandel** and Ian Eaton** ** actors appearing courtesy of Actors; Equity Association Soho Playhouse 15 Vandam St. NYC, NY 10013 16th annual series of new plays by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by reception and our “Dollars and Sense” panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, […]

  • February 1, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SOLD OUT! (Really.) Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center55 Lexington Ave. (Entrance @ 25th St.) 15th annual series of new musicals by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by reception and our “Dollars and Sense” panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers. “Dollars and Sense” panel to include: […]

  • January 25, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center55 Lexington Ave. (Entrance @ 25th St.) 15th annual series of new musicals by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by reception and our “Dollars and Sense” panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers.”Dollars and Sense” panel to include:Ken Cerniglia, dramaturg and literary […]