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2018 TRU Audition – Auditors

Actors! Thank you for coming out to the 2018 TRU Audition! We hope you found the event fun and successful. This webpage will be the home for all the information regarding what auditors were at the 2018 TRU Audition Event and when. 

Each day is separated by Industry (casting directors/agents/managers) and Companies. Bullet (♦) indicates that the auditors have confirmed their contact and other information. Please do not contact people/companies without a bullet (♦) next to their name. And note that some auditors have not included contact info ‚Äď they will contact you when they are ready to see you.

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Saturday (listed in alphabetical order by company name, individuals listed in alphabetical order by last name; attended AM and PM sessions, unless otherwise noted) :

Industry

(♦) Angela Citrola Casting
- Representative:  Angela Citrola, Justin Zirilli (AM + PM)
- Mission: Citrola Casting works in principal, background, and real people casting all over the US.  Citrola Casting currently casts film, tv, commercial, and print work. Citrola Casting specializes in hard-to-find and unique casting requests. More information can be found on our website citrolacasting.com.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: citrolacasting@gmail.com

(♦) Bob Luke Studios
- Representative:  Shirley Capaldo (AM + PM)
- Mission: Casting Consultants and on-set coach for feature-film TV, and Broadway. He has worked in all areas of the industry, including time as a talent manager and in casting. 
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info:  BLukeActSt@aol.com

(♦) Emerging Talent LLC
- Representative:  Albert Bramante (AM + PM)
- Mission: Full Service Talent Agency specializing in film/television, theater, and commercials
- Casting Needs: New Clients
- Contact Info: contact@emergingtalentllc.com

(♦) HeleneGalekCasting
- Representative: Helene Galek (AM)
- Mission: I am an independent casting director and producer that specializes in the indie market of theatre and films. I recently cast a full length musical and two short films.
- Casting Needs: Not at this time but that could change
- Contact Info:  helenegalekcasting@gmail.com

(♦) MKA Casting
- Representative:  Bob Kale (AM + PM)
- Mission: Bob Kale, CSA
-A partial list of the projects Bob has worked on as a casting director would include (* designates National Tour as well): Broadway‚ÄĒA Tale of Two Cities, Little Women-The Musical*, Souvenir, King Hedley II (August Wilson), An Inspector Calls*, The Who's Tommy*, How to Succeed . . . (1995)*, Titanic-The Musical*, The Life, Jekyll & Hyde*, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Also A Christmas Carol and The Wizard of Oz* at Madison Square Garden. Off-Broadway includes‚ÄĒBedbugs!! The Musical (APA and ArcLight), Frank McGuinness' Gates Of Gold, Dracula, Dietrich & Chevalier, Over the River and Through the Woods, Avow, The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, Tap Dogs. Tours include‚ÄĒThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Ann-Margret, Barry Manilow's Copacabana, Nunsense (25th Anniversary Tour), Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk starring Savion Glover. Television includes‚ÄĒHBO's Scarred City, Due South, Elmo‚Äôs World: Happy Holidays!, PBS Sesame Street, As The World Turns, and the miniseries Sally Hemmings (NY Casting). Feature Film includes‚ÄĒJack & Jill (additional NY Casting), You Don't Mess With The Zohan (additional NY casting), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (additional NY casting), Beavis and Butthead Do America (NY Voice Casting), The Quest for Camelot (NY Voice Casting), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (NY Voice Casting), Big Daddy (NY Casting), Little Nicky (NY Casting). Bob has also cast for Atlanta Theater of The Stars, Goodspeed Musicals, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, North Shore Music Theatre, Dallas Summer Musicals, and Ford's Theatre. See www.bobkaleonline.com for more information."
- Casting Needs: Musicals, Plays, Film, TV.
- Contact Info:  mkacastingupdates@gmail.com

(♦) Richard Jordan Casting
- Representative:  Richard Jordan (AM + PM)
- Mission: Richard has been in the business over 25 years and casting for about 10. He casts film, tv, commercial, web...etc.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info:  Richardjordancasting@gmail.com

(♦) Scott Powers Studios
- Representative:  Scott Powers (AM + PM)
- Mission: We have two divisions: Our Casting Division casts for commercials, new media, film, TV, print, hosts, corporate videos. Union/non-union. Our on-camera acting school division offers in-depth professional level training in commercials, film, TV, print, TV hosting. The company also offers free weekly industry Lunch Bunches and career Weekly Tips.
- Casting Needs: Too early to tell ahead at the time of this submission. However, we include actors from the TRU auditions in our casting calls. All our castings are paid jobs.
- Contact Info:  Casting@ScottPowersCasting.com; GetWorking@ScottPowers.com

(♦) SW Artists
- Representative:  Valeri Adami (AM + PM)
- Mission: Former director of the Weist Barron School For Film & TV and an independent casting dir. Currently the youth agent working with Sue Winik and Margaret Emory at SW Artists. A NY agency representing actors for Theater, Film, TV and Commercials. Valerie also coaches privately and has directed productions for The Gallery Players and Break A Leg Theater Company.
- Casting Needs: We submit for whatever breakdowns come our way
- Contact Info:  swartists.youth@gmail.com

(♦) The Talent Express
- Representative:  Bobby Holder (AM + PM)
- Mission: Bobby Holder is a certified talent manager with the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM). He is part of the fantastic management team at The Talent Express (TTE)!
-Bobby's clients have appeared in many commercials, print ads, voice overs, TV Shows (Blue Bloods, Law & Order SVU, etc), Indie Films, and theatre productions (Broadway, Off Broadway, and national tours.)
- Casting Needs: Looking for actors to possibly represent.
- Contact Info: TheTalentExpress.com (contact details on website)

 

Theater Companies / Producers

(♦) The Actor's Project NYC
- Representative:  John Maddaloni (AM), Duvall O'Steen (PM)
- Mission: The Actor's Project NYC is a membership theatre/showcase company that assists its members land representation in film, tv, and theatre.   Currently casting over 15 shows a year featuring all original work from our writers.
- Casting Needs: Casting 5 Off Broadway Industry Showcases featuring scenes, sketches, monologues, and songs.
- Contact Info: audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com

¬†(♦)¬†American Bard Theater Company
- Representative:  Cheri Wicks (AM ), Ross Hewitt (PM)
- Mission: American Bard Theater, established in 2009, is a not-for-profit organization serving the Greater New York Community. We are dedicated to the exploration of established, rediscovered and prospective plays. We have and will continue to produce plays by Shakespeare -- the "bard" many people think of first but as we've grown, we have included ‚ÄúAmerican‚ÄĚ Bards whose varied voices and stories shape our country and American theater. Our mission is to create a legacy of works that not only entertain, but also inspire our audiences and foster conversations beyond the walls of the theater.
- Casting Needs: In September - a fully staged production of a new play - You Wouldn't Expect by Marilynn Barner Anselmi. Casting 4 African-American women of varying ages. Stipend provided.   Auditions will be held in July 2018.
- Contact Info: casting@americanbard.org

(♦) August Strindberg Repertory¬†
- Representative:  Jo Vetter (AM) 
- Mission: The Strindberg Rep has since its founding in 2012 been a 501C3 fiscal sponsoree of TRU. It is the resident company at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, NYC, and has produced more than 20 of its namesake's plays, some as English-language premieres, all in new translations.
- Casting Needs: The Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; or, St. Peter Wanders on Earth (Himmelrikets nycklar; eller, Sankte Per vandrar pa jorden) in December
- Contact Info:  Greer@alum.MIT.edu

(♦) Break A Leg Productions
- Representative:  Valeri Adami (AM + PM)
- Mission: BAL offers an ever expanding variety of programs including ‚ÄúDelicious Comedy‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúUnexplored Territory‚ÄĚ (new, unpublished works) reading series, and both readings and full productions of science themed plays as part of our ‚ÄúArt Of Science‚ÄĚ series. BAL encourages non-traditional casting.
- Casting Needs: Ongoing casting for future productions
- Contact: valerieadamijuhlin@gmail.com 

(♦) Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc.
also see TRU Voices/ Jasper
- Representative: Frank Avellino (AM + PM)
- Mission: Frank Avellino and Steve Hess, inspired by their love of theatre, founded Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc. They named the company in honor of their two favorite writers, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. The traditions established by these masters of literature and theatre are the traditions that Frank and Steve strive to carry on in their own work. Whether it be an adaptation of a classic work of literature, a re-staging of a work from our culture's rich theatrical history, or an original piece by one of the emerging playwrights of the 21st century, the plays that Boz and the Bard Productions brings to the stage will move and delight audiences by honoring the past, commenting on the present, and imagining the future.
- Casting Needs: TRU Voices Play Reading series, JASPER by Grant MacDermott
- Contact Info:  frank@bozandthebard.com

(♦) Chris Reza Music
- Representative:  Chris Reza (AM + PM)
- Mission: One of New York’s freshest musical theater voices, established Broadway musician Chris Reza is now making a name for himself as an emerging composer, lyricist, and bookwriter. With performance credits as both chair holder (Fun Home, Radio City’s Christmas Spectacular) and substitute musician (Book of Mormon, Matilda, How to Succeed, etc.), Chris’ musical inspirations, training, and professional experience create the unique palette from which his bold artistry grows. For more info, visit www.ChrisReza.com
- Casting Needs:Casting for development of my musical QUESTION 1 (www.Question1Musical.com)
- Contact Info: Question1Musical@gmail.com

(♦) Creative Equilibrium
-Representative: Marlene Taber (PM)
- Mission: Marlene has currently finished writing a book, and has recently published articles with Actors Equity Association and in The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Journal. From Sept. 2016 until Aug. 2017, Taber worked under contract with Dhurakij Pundit University in Bangkok, Thailand, where she taught classes in acting and film history. In 2015, she was a guest judge for an international dance competition in Bangkok and introduced students to classes in Hamlet, and the History of Popular Western Music. During the 2015 NYC Season, Marlene also produced 3 staged readings of Nick Raio’s comedy Sheila & Angelo at The Dramatists’ Guild. In 2014. Marlene choreographed Renewal, her first show with Write Act Repertory. During the previous three NYC seasons, (2011,’12,’13), she directed and choreographed: Madame Bovary; A for Adultery; and an Exodus adaptation, Moses, My Love, for Passajj Productions. She was then chosen for the SDC Foundation 2013-2014 Observership Program.
- Contact Info: creativeequilibriumnyc@gmail.com

(♦) Ensemble Studio Theatre
- Representative:  Tom Rowan (AM + PM)
- Mission: TOM ROWAN is a director and playwright. His produced plays include KISS AND CRY, THE SECOND TOSCA, THE BLUE DJINN and FAYE DRUMMOND; recent directing includes the 40th Anniversary production of A CHORUS LINE at The Secret Theatre. Tom has worked as a casting director for EST, the Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, Urbanite Theatre, and others.
- Casting Needs: Triple threats for fall showcase production of A CHORUS LINE at The Gallery Players
- Contact Info: redluob@gmail.com

(♦) Hudson River Repertory Company, Inc.
- Representative:  Laurie Eliscu (AM + PM)
- Mission: Hudson River Rep is presently developing a new musical (intertwining two Washington Irving ghost stories - with new interpretations and some humor), making song recordings and preparing for staged readings. Director Laurie Eliscu, who is also a writer, directs comedies and some dramatic plays seeks actors who are adept in both comedy and drama and well-trained singers who are also strong actors.   We present both published and new works with an emphasis on plays that need more exposure as opposed to plays that every community and school theater have produced. www.HudsonRiverRep.org
- Casting Needs: New musical
- Contact Info:  LaurieEliscu@gmail.com

(♦) Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment
- Representative:  Jay Michaels (AM)
- Mission: Jay Michaels, a producer/director, marketing and public relations executive, entrepreneur & educator, has been part of the indie theater & film scene since 1985. In 1997, he founded the PR & consulting firm that bears his name. Jay Michaels Arts & Entertainment creates visibility for indie artists and their production companies. JMA&E also produces live promotional events. Michaels presented events for HBO‚Äôs Summer Stage, Spotlight-On Film Festival, and ‚ÄúUVX,‚ÄĚ a live theater/film hybrid, which was a sponsor of 2017‚Äôs ComicCon.
- Casting Needs: Two films and a series of staged readings as well as soliciting students for a musical theatre intensive.
- Contact Info:  jay.michaels.theatricals@gmail.com, Attn: Matthew NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE

(♦) JJewell Productions, LLC
- Representative:  Jennifer Jewell (AM)
- Mission: J Jewell Productions produces original works and adaptations of The Classics. JJP hires professionally trained teaching artists - music, movement, text and voice.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: jjewellproductions@gmail.com

(♦)¬† JMTC Theatre
- Representative:  Suzanne Bachner (AM +PM), Bob Brader (AM + PM)
- Mission: JMTC Theatre is an award-winning, artist-driven theatre company committed to creating powerful, visceral, passionate theatrical experiences that are provocative and transformative. By partnering with national and international non-profit organizations, JMTC combines art and advocacy to raise funds and awareness. Founded in London in 1994 by Patrick Hillan, JMTC Theatre is based in NYC and has produced over 50 productions including Suzanne Bachner's Off Broadway hit Circle and Bob Brader's acclaimed solo show Spitting In The Face Of The Devil. JMTC is the winner of four OOBR Awards, 14 Best in Fest Awards and Spirit of the Fringe from the London Fringe. www.jmtctheatre.com
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: Suzanne@JMTCTheatre.com

(♦) KBO THEATRE COMPANY
- Representative:  Christine Dewar (PM), Angie Kristic (AM)
- Mission: "The KBO Theatre Company is an award nominated Manhattan based theatre troupe specializing in new works. Some of the productions/team members have performed in: (Six Audelco Award nominations for the Off Bway musical ""Cherchez La Femme"" including ""Best Director"" Angie Kristic 2016) also @ 5959 Theatre, St Luke's, La Mama, Davenport, NY Workshop Theatre, 13th St Rep, Actor's Studio, Midtown International Theatre Festival (six nominations 2014), Emerging Artists in NY and in Paris, France. We are currently casting for two shows, a musical in The Planet Connections Festival and a drama in The Edinburgh Festival both this summer 2018."
- Casting Needs: Casting for a musical which will be produced as a full production (6 performances) in The Planet Connections Festival and a WW 1 drama for The Edinburgh Festival both this summer 2018.
- Contact Info:  kbomultimediaproductions1@gmail.com 

(♦) The Killing Company
- Representative:  Jon Avner (AM + PM)
- Mission: For over 24 years, we write, create and perform a brand new comedy murder mystery dinner show each time, whether it’s for private events around the country or at our open to the public shows in NY and NJ. www.killingkompany.com
- Casting Needs: The Killing Kompany is casting upcoming comedy mystery dinner theater shows. Seeking all types, especially culturally diverse actors, actors who can do improv, and excellent singers and/or dancers. The shows are 99.9% improv. Performs at various times and locations, mutually agreeable. All are paid shows starting at $115 per show.

(♦)¬†Looking Glass Theatre
- Representative:  Justine Lambert, Kenneth Nowell, Kendall Lambert (AM + PM)
- Mission: Celebrating over 25 years in the New York theatre scene Looking Glass is an arts enterprise that uses non-naturalistic theatrical exploration, and a feminist-leaning aesthetic to push the boundaries of our imagination, and to challenge our understanding of the world.
- Casting Needs: We are looking to cast upcoming workshops of our new musical in development, Working Title; So Plastic. It's set in the 1980s on a college campus, so, we're looking for actors who can play college students and a few for other characters from the local bar.
- Contact Info: lookingglass.justine@gmail.com

(♦) Michael DiGaetano¬†(AM + PM)
Librettist/Lyricist
- Mission: Michael is a former LA TV writer and producer and screenwriter who is now writing musical theatre. A member of the BMI Musical theatre workshop, he currently has two shows, Miss Humanity and Reverend Jackson Regrets gearing up for industry readings
- Casting Needs: Reverend Jackson Regrets
- Contact Info:  Michaelwriterguy@aol.com

(♦) New York New Works Theatre Festival
- Representative:  Gene Fisch Jr, Kate Hyde, Christina Dewar (AM + PM)
- Mission: The New York New Works Theatre Festival Showcase is a giveback project where industry leaders donate their time to help aspiring artists.  Many of the performances travel from around the globe and require local NYC talent.  Also too, our goal to help the arts community develop their work and have fun every step of the way.  http://www.nynwtheatrefestival.com
- Casting Needs: I will be familiar / involved with over a dozen projects over the next few months.
- Contact Info:  genefisch@yahoo.com

(♦) Nu‚ÄĘance Theatre
- Representative:  Judith Feingold (AM + PM)
- Mission: At Nuance Theatre Co. you can see old treasures and modern drama with an unexpected element of innovation or depth of character to surprise, illuminate and ignite the mind and heart. There is more to be gained in live theatre and all of its raw, unfiltered humanity, its immediacy and its beautiful imperfections.
- Casting Needs: Macbeth and the Parlor Play Series
- Contact Info:  info@desotellestudio.com

(♦) Nylon Fusion Theatre Company
- Representative:  Janet Bentley, Ivette Dumeng (AM + PM)
- Mission: "Nylon, born of a fusion of New York and London creativity, is a theatre company committed to giving voice and perspective to established and emerging artists. We develop and produce plays that explore political, social and cultural awareness. Founded in 2007. We have produced 19 full length plays, 18 one act festivals, as well as readings and salons. We’re a company of 30 resident artists that include advisory board members such as Academy Award winning writers John Patrick Shanley and Paul Haggis."
- Casting Needs: Festival, Production in June/July and August shows. As well as future.
- Contact Info: nylonfusion@gmail.com

(♦) Open Hydrant Theater Company
- Representative:  Luis Cardenas (AM + PM)
- Mission: Open Hydrant Theater Company @ The Point's mission is to maintain an ensemble-based, Equity theater company in the densely populated, yet under-served, community of the South Bronx. Our purpose is to produce yearly seasons of creative works based largely on, but not limited to, non-traditional, interactive interpretations of Shakespeare's plays, as well as other classics and work by new playwrights. Making theater a family experience is the priority. We are committed to empowering a diverse group of creative artists, especially the youth, whose work is designed to educate, entertain and help revitalize urban communities. We want to be the bridge to the next phase of a professional career. Our most recent ensemble members collaborative work includes Shakespeare High and Form Bronx To Yale.
- Casting Needs: Theatre For Young Audience Actors
- Contact Info: info@openhydrant.org

The Players Theatre/Short Play Festival
- Representative:  Catherine Henry Lamm (AM + PM)
- Mission: Catherine Henry Lamm (director, casting director, audition coach, writer) Originally a trained actress performing in the US, UK, and Europe. Returning to the US, she found success directing, casting, writing and teaching. Her writing and directing has won the attention of several festivals in the US and UK. Her audition seminars have been a valuable tool for actors and acting programs.   As a director her interests lean towards new works, Shakespeare, Williams and the classics. Her plays have been produced in the US and UK. She is part of the Players Theatre family and writes for the British Theatre Guide.
- Casting Needs: Multiple projects
- Contact Info:  chenrylamm@yahoo.co.uk

(♦)¬†Pulse Ensemble Theatre
- Representative:  Alexa Kelly (AM), Brian Richardson (PM)
- Mission: Established in 1989, PULSE ENSEMBLE THEATRE is one of the oldest theatre companies in New York City. Pulse founded the Harlem Summer Shakespeare which has performed for 15 years. Pulse is committed to two major productions a year: one summer Shakespeare site-specific outreach project, and one new script which is developed from its Playwrights’ Lab.   Our Playwrights' Lab. meets weekly, and we have a busy play reading series.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info:  brian@pulseensembletheatre.org

(♦)¬†The Show Goes On Productions
- Representative:  Emileena Pedigo (AM + PM)
- Mission: Emileena was managing producer of the Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC for seven years before leaving to launch TSGO. She developed a structure for the annual festival that grew to over 60 shows in seven venues. She also general managed multiple NYC productions, co-produced two seasons with Oberon Theatre Ensemble on Theatre Row, and co-produced two seasons at the West End Theatre for Six Figures Theatre Company.
- Casting Needs: ongoing

(♦) St. Malachy's Reading Series
- Representative:  Janet Conrad (AM + PM)
- Mission: St. Malachy's mission is to help with the early development of new works.
- Casting Needs: ongoing

Take Wing And Soar/Harlem Shakespeare Festival
- Representative:  Debra Ann Byrd (AM)
- Mission: The Harlem Shakespeare Festival best known for its mixed race classical casts is a special project of Take Wing And Soar Productions, a NYS 501 (c) 3 heater arts corporation dedicated to providing centerstage opportunities to classically trained actors of color.
- Casting Needs: Casting for an all-female OTHELLO, a multiracial production of Schillers Mary Stuart and THE SABLE SERIES: The History of Black Shakespearean Actors.
- Contact Info:  debraann@harlemshakespearefest.org

(♦) Tweiss Productions LLC¬†
- Representative:  Bryan D Leys, Sharon Weiss (AM + PM)
- Mission: Producer of small plays and musicals Off-Broadway and regionally. NYC: Hell's Belles, Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging, Forbidden Broadway Alive & Kicking, Carolina Rising and Moonshadow in TRU Voices Readings Series. Several new plays and musicals in development.
- Casting Needs: ongoing

(♦)¬†vMHF Theatricals
- Representative:  Gerald vanHeerden (AM + PM)
- Mission: GERALD vanHEERDEN (Artistic Director) Mr. vanHeerden is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory and an alumnus of Webster University Theater Arts Conservatory. He is an emerging, East Coast director of New Works. Gerald has a long and storied, career of experience in the NYC, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theater community, working with new plays and creative, musical theater endeavors as Artistic Director of Plays (MITF), Producer/Director (vMHF Theatricals) and Conceptualist/Director (SDC). www.geraldvanheerden.com
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info:  gerald@geraldvanheerden.com

(♦)¬†The Wild Whatever
- Representative:  Mark Butler (AM + PM)
- Mission: The Wild Whatever is an independent theatrical production company that specializes in staging original musical theater and comedy, as well as promotional events and fundraisers for non-profits. 
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: thewildwhatever@hotmail.com

(♦)¬†TRU Voices/ Jasper
- Representative: Frank Avellino (AM + PM)
- Mission: Frank Avellino and Steve Hess, inspired by their love of theatre, founded Boz and the Bard Productions, Inc. They named the company in honor of their two favorite writers, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. The traditions established by these masters of literature and theatre are the traditions that Frank and Steve strive to carry on in their own work. Whether it be an adaptation of a classic work of literature, a re-staging of a work from our culture's rich theatrical history, or an original piece by one of the emerging playwrights of the 21st century, the plays that Boz and the Bard Productions brings to the stage will move and delight audiences by honoring the past, commenting on the present, and imagining the future.
- Casting Needs: TRU Voices Play Reading series, JASPER by Grant MacDermott
- Contact Info:  frank@bozandthebard.com

(♦) Wildly Productive Productions
- Representatives: Bob Ost; Gary Hughes (AM + PM)
- Casting Needs: produces showcases and readings of new works, most recently a new musical based on the classic Chinese comedy Romance of the Western Chamber. Other projects include development of a gay musical romance with a cast of four men, and possible demo recordings of new works.  
- Contact: wildlyproductive@gmail.com

(♦)¬†The Writer Panel Inc.
- Representative: Diana Amsterdam (PM)
- Mission: The Writer Panel Inc. is the new company formed by Diana Amsterdam to handle the many requests she receives not only for writer-for-hire and script & story consulting but for many supplemental forms of writing and producing. In fall-winter 2018, we will be producing clients' work and will have casting needs.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: diana@dianaamsterdam.com

(♦)¬†Zesty Enterprises¬†
- Representative:  Melissa Zakri, Ed Zareh (AM + PM)
- Mission: "Long Lost John is the story of John Lennon's tragic early childhood, as told through the lens of his new friendship with Paul McCartney. Set in 1950‚Äôs Liverpool, England, we witness the birth of a friendship steeped in rock ‚Äėn‚Äô roll, and bonded by a mutual understanding of personal loss. Written by TRU alumnus Eddie Zareh and produced by TRU alumnus Melissa Zakri Zareh, this new play with music had it's first reading in November 2017, and is currently casting for an August run in New York‚Äôs Broadway Bound Theater Festival.
- Casting Needs: ongoing

 

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Sunday (listed in alphabetical order by company name, individuals listed in alphabetical order by last name; attended AM and PM sessions, unless otherwise noted) :

 

Industry

(♦) Angela Citrola Casting
- Representative:  Angela Citrola, Justin Zirilli (AM + PM)
- Mission: Citrola Casting works in principal, background, and real people casting all over the US.  Citrola Casting currently casts film, tv, commercial, and print work. Citrola Casting specializes in hard-to-find and unique casting requests. More information can be found on our website citrolacasting.com.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: citrolacasting@gmail.com

(♦) Emerging Talent LLC
- Representative:  Albert Bramante (AM + PM)
- Mission: Full Service Talent Agency specializing in film/television, theater, and commercials
- Casting Needs: New Clients
- Contact Info: contact@emergingtalentllc.com

(♦) HeleneGalekCasting
- Representative: Helene Galek (PM)
- Mission: I am an independent casting director and producer that specializes in the indie market of theatre and films. I recently cast a full length musical and two short films.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info:  helenegalekcasting@gmail.com

(♦) MKA Casting
- Representative:  Bob Kale (AM + PM)
- Mission: Bob Kale, CSA
-A partial list of the projects Bob has worked on as a casting director would include (* designates National Tour as well): Broadway‚ÄĒA Tale of Two Cities, Little Women-The Musical*, Souvenir, King Hedley II (August Wilson), An Inspector Calls*, The Who's Tommy*, How to Succeed . . . (1995)*, Titanic-The Musical*, The Life, Jekyll & Hyde*, The Scarlet Pimpernel. Also A Christmas Carol and The Wizard of Oz* at Madison Square Garden. Off-Broadway includes‚ÄĒBedbugs!! The Musical (APA and ArcLight), Frank McGuinness' Gates Of Gold, Dracula, Dietrich & Chevalier, Over the River and Through the Woods, Avow, The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, Tap Dogs. Tours include‚ÄĒThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas starring Ann-Margret, Barry Manilow's Copacabana, Nunsense (25th Anniversary Tour), Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk starring Savion Glover. Television includes‚ÄĒHBO's Scarred City, Due South, Elmo‚Äôs World: Happy Holidays!, PBS Sesame Street, As The World Turns, and the miniseries Sally Hemmings (NY Casting). Feature Film includes‚ÄĒJack & Jill (additional NY Casting), You Don't Mess With The Zohan (additional NY casting), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (additional NY casting), Beavis and Butthead Do America (NY Voice Casting), The Quest for Camelot (NY Voice Casting), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (NY Voice Casting), Big Daddy (NY Casting), Little Nicky (NY Casting). Bob has also cast for Atlanta Theater of The Stars, Goodspeed Musicals, Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, North Shore Music Theatre, Dallas Summer Musicals, and Ford's Theatre. See www.bobkaleonline.com for more information."
- Casting Needs: Musicals, Plays, Film, TV.
- Contact Info: mkacastingupdates@gmail.com

(♦) Scott Powers Studios
- Representative:  Scott Powers (AM + PM)
- Mission: We have two divisions: Our Casting Division casts for commercials, new media, film, TV, print, hosts, corporate videos. Union/non-union. Our on-camera acting school division offers in-depth professional level training in commercials, film, TV, print, TV hosting. The company also offers free weekly industry Lunch Bunches and career Weekly Tips.
- Casting Needs: Too early to tell ahead at the time of this submission. However, we include actors from the TRU auditions in our casting calls. All our castings are paid jobs.
- Contact Info:  Casting@ScottPowersCasting.com; GetWorking@ScottPowers.com

(♦) SW Artists
- Representative:  Valeri Adami (AM + PM)
- Mission: Former director of the Weist Barron School For Film & TV and an independent casting dir. Currently the youth agent working with Sue Winik and Margaret Emory at SW Artists. A NY agency representing actors for Theater, Film, TV and Commercials. Valerie also coaches privately and has directed productions for The Gallery Players and Break A Leg Theater Company.
- Casting Needs: We submit for whatever breakdowns come our way
- Contact Info:  swartists.youth@gmail.com

(♦) WC Casting
- Representative:  Wayne Chang (AM + PM)
- Mission:Wayne Chang is an independent Casting Director based in New York City. Feature Film credits include: International Film¬†Tomorrow¬†Comes Today (Taiwanese Director, Ming Lang Chen), and LA & NY casting for Finding Mr. Right (Chinese Director, Xiao Lu Xue),¬†Mojin-The Lost Legend(Chinese IMAX 3D Feature), as well as additional casting for ‚ÄúLife of Pi‚ÄĚ (Taiwanese Director, Ang Lee), and upcoming internal indie feature ‚ÄúIn a New York Minute‚ÄĚ (starring Ludi Lin); Short Films include ‚ÄúIf the Trees Could Talk ‚Äú (2015 Cannes Short Film Selection), ‚ÄúThe Wreck‚ÄĚ (2014 Cannes Short Film Selection), ‚ÄúLove Express‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúLost and Found,‚ÄĚ Episodic casting include: ‚Äú5 State of Fear‚ÄĚ (NBC Chiller Films), Chinese TV Series Filming in New York ¬†‚ÄúThe Negotiator,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúThe Starry Sky, The Starry Sea,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúFor You‚Ķ‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúIn New York.‚ÄĚ Commercial casting clients include Bank of America, Cadillac, ¬†ScentBird, and SkyViewParc. Wayne Chang also served as the Co-Artistic Director for¬†Yangtze Repertory Theater of America during the 2015-2016 seasons, and have been casting for the company since 2008, including ¬†the upcoming 2018 production of Romulus The Great (https://www.yzrep.org).¬†Founded in 1992, the Theatre is dedicated to producing works for and by Asian artists. Since then, it has become New York's most significant entry point for dramatic works from Chinese speaking countries and a place of collaboration for artists from various parts of Asia.¬†¬†www.wccasting.com
- Casting Needs:Film, TV, and Play. 
- Contact Info:  wccasting@gmail.com

 

Theater Companies / Producers

(♦) The Actor's Project NYC
- Representative:  Maureen Toomey (AM), Joe Naples (PM)
- Mission: The Actor's Project NYC is a membership theatre/showcase company that assists its members land representation in film, tv, and theatre.   Currently casting over 15 shows a year featuring all original work from our writers.
- Casting Needs: Casting 5 Off Broadway Industry Showcases featuring scenes, sketches, monologues, and songs.
- Contact Info: audition@theactorsprojectnyc.com

¬†(♦)¬†American Bard Theater Company
- Representative:  Lily Warpinski (AM), Cheri Wicks (PM)
- Mission: American Bard Theater, established in 2009, is a not-for-profit organization serving the Greater New York Community. We are dedicated to the exploration of established, rediscovered and prospective plays. We have and will continue to produce plays by Shakespeare -- the "bard" many people think of first but as we've grown, we have included ‚ÄúAmerican‚ÄĚ Bards whose varied voices and stories shape our country and American theater. Our mission is to create a legacy of works that not only entertain, but also inspire our audiences and foster conversations beyond the walls of the theater.
- Casting Needs: In September - a fully staged production of a new play - You Wouldn't Expect by Marilynn Barner Anselmi. Casting 4 African-American women of varying ages. Stipend provided.   Auditions will be held in July 2018.
- Contact Info: casting@americanbard.org

(♦) American Renaissance Theater Company
- Representative: Fran Handman, Janet Sarno (AM + PM)
- Mission: We do one Equity Showcase and One Reading Series annually as well as Salon Sunday readings of full length plays to which the public is invited.
- Casting Needs: ongoing

(♦) Ann Harson (AM + PM)
- Playwright / Producer 
- Mission: I have produced readings and co-produced showcases of my own work.
- Casting Needs: Yes. I am looking for 5 characters for my play, Miles to Babylon.
- Contact Info:  annharson@gmail.com

(♦) Break A Leg Productions
- Representative:  Valeri Adami (AM + PM)
- Mission: BAL offers an ever expanding variety of programs including ‚ÄúDelicious Comedy‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúUnexplored Territory‚ÄĚ (new, unpublished works) reading series, and both readings and full productions of science themed plays as part of our ‚ÄúArt Of Science‚ÄĚ series. BAL encourages non-traditional casting.
- Casting Needs: Ongoing casting for future productions
- Contact: valerieadamijuhlin@gmail.com 

(♦)Broadway Bound Theatre Festival / LMSkomal Productions
- Representative: Lenore Skomal, Rick Sayers (AM + PM)
- Mission: Broadway Bound Theatre Festival is the only playwright-centric, curated theatre festival in NYC dedicated to creating a new brand of self-producing playwright ready and relevant to the modern theatre scene. BBTF works closely with playwrights to provide a thorough education in theatrical production to move them one step closer to creating commercially-viable theatre for the bigger stage.
- Casting Needs: BBTF 2018 offers 22 plays and staged readings in a festival setting. Many of our playwrights are from out of state and choose to cast their shows here in NYC. We are always looking for talent for our playwrights.
- Contact Info: Director@broadwayboundfestival.com.

(♦) Creative Equilibrium
-Representative: Marlene Taber (PM)
- Mission: Marlene has currently finished writing a book, and has recently published articles with Actors Equity Association and in The Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers Journal. From Sept. 2016 until Aug. 2017, Taber worked under contract with Dhurakij Pundit University in Bangkok, Thailand, where she taught classes in acting and film history. In 2015, she was a guest judge for an international dance competition in Bangkok and introduced students to classes in Hamlet, and the History of Popular Western Music. During the 2015 NYC Season, Marlene also produced 3 staged readings of Nick Raio’s comedy Sheila & Angelo at The Dramatists’ Guild. In 2014. Marlene choreographed Renewal, her first show with Write Act Repertory. During the previous three NYC seasons, (2011,’12,’13), she directed and choreographed: Madame Bovary; A for Adultery; and an Exodus adaptation, Moses, My Love, for Passajj Productions. She was then chosen for the SDC Foundation 2013-2014 Observership Program.
- Contact Info: creativeequilibriumnyc@gmail.com

Ego Actus Productions
-Representative Dennis Porter (AM + PM - also see TRU Voices)
- We produce, direct and design plays that are presented as a complete audience experience using all the elements of theater: developed scripts, accomplished acting. professional designs for set, costumes, lighting, sound a props.
- casting for future productions
 Contact: brulight@gmail.com

(♦) GF&CO / OTOA
- Representative: Gia Forakis (AM + PM)
- Mission:¬†Gia Forakis is a theater artist based in Brooklyn, NY. She is known as a¬†stage director, playwright, performer, producer, educator¬†and theater-maker. She is¬†also¬†the Artistic Director of GF&CO, a not-for-profit studio-lab dedicated to the application of the One-Thought-One-Action (OTOA)™ technique through performance,¬†art,¬†and ritual. Gia holds an MFA from Yale School of Drama in Directing and a BFA from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program. Gia has been nominated for the prestigious Zelda Fichandler Award, the New York Innovative Theater Award in Outstanding Theater Direction,¬†and she has received a Mary Jean Parson's Award (for directing studies), and a Paulette Goddard Award (for acting studies). Gia is also a union member of SDC (Society for Stage Directors & Choreographers)¬†and leads workshops in OTOA from her Brooklyn studio.¬†
-GF&CO Casting Needs:We are always seeking new actors for company projects. We are currently developing an original experimental theater project that is non-linear in scope with heightened language. We are looking for both AEA and non-AEA actors with movement training, an interest in the OTOA Performance Technique: THE NARRATOR: A Guide. A Host. A Point Of View. A Sense Of Humor. Age 20-35; THE FATHER: a cross between, Socrates, Santa Claus and Buffalo Bill. Age 50-65. Role of THE LOVER: rugged, sex appeal, struggling to overcome his own stereotype. Age mid-30's - mid-50; THE WOMAN: Where logic meets intuition. Age late 20's -early 50's.
- Contact Info: GiaForakisandCo@gmail.com

(♦) HME Productions
- Representative: Neil Graves (AM + PM)
- Mission: A New Jersey based company, we are planning on stage a musical, a straight play and a short movie with the possibility it might be converted to stage. The plan is get them off the ground within 2-5 years.
- Casting Needs: Looking for both singers and drama people for future references.
- Contact Info:  ngpostman@aol.com

(♦) The Israeli Theatre Company¬†
- Representative: Maera Hagage, ‚ÄčCandice Jean-Jacques (PM)
- Mission: The Israeli Theatre Company is a New York based production company with a mission to produce and develop Israeli plays with an emphasis on sharing diverse angles of the Israeli story, which not normally represented in dominant culture. Our company seeks to raise consciousness, encourage a broad discussion, challenge the status quo through exploration and embracement of the cultural differences.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: theisraelitheatre@gmail.com

(♦)¬† JMTC Theatre
- Representative:  Suzanne Bachner (AM + PM), Bob Brader (AM + PM)
- Mission: JMTC Theatre is an award-winning, artist-driven theatre company committed to creating powerful, visceral, passionate theatrical experiences that are provocative and transformative. By partnering with national and international non-profit organizations, JMTC combines art and advocacy to raise funds and awareness. Founded in London in 1994 by Patrick Hillan, JMTC Theatre is based in NYC and has produced over 50 productions including Suzanne Bachner's Off Broadway hit Circle and Bob Brader's acclaimed solo show Spitting In The Face Of The Devil. JMTC is the winner of four OOBR Awards, 14 Best in Fest Awards and Spirit of the Fringe from the London Fringe. www.jmtctheatre.com
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: Suzanne@JMTCTheatre.com

(♦)¬†Mirage Theatre Company
- Representative:  June Prager (AM + PM)
- Mission: Mirage Theatre Company, is a not-for-profit organization. Mirage Theatre Co. creates, produces, and tours an international repertoire of premieres and revivals to celebrate cultural differences, affect social change, and uplift the spirit. Our perspective is artistic, cultural, and global. We believe in ‚Äúcreative change‚ÄĚ ‚Äď in the power to deepen understanding of ‚Äúthe Other‚ÄĚ and theatre‚Äôs ability to reach across borders.¬†¬†
- Casting Needs: In October - a developmental workshop @New Dramatists of a new play currently in development- Broken Dolls (working title) by Melisa Tien. Casting women. Auditions will be held in September of 2018.  In January 2019- a production of play- Distant Survivors by June Prager adapted from works by William Heyen. Casting older actors. Travel required for production. Accommodations and stipend provided. Auditions will be held in Fall of 2018. 
- Contact Info: juneprager.mirage@gmail.com

(♦) The New Stage Theatre Company
- Representative:  Ildiko Nemeth (AM)
- Mission: The New Stage Theatre Company (NSTC) is a Caff√© Cino award-winning theatre company founded in 2002 by Hungarian native Ildiko Nemeth. Drawing from Nemeth‚Äôs Eastern European theatre background and the multi-cultural influences of her collaborators, NSTC premieres foreign playwrights‚Äô works in New York and creates original pieces. New Stage has built a name for itself as a ‚Äúdaring experimental group‚ÄĚ (Backstage) that "creates wonder for mature and sophisticated audiences" ( Theatre Wire ). Nemeth‚Äôs highly conceptual works have won notice and inspired fascination for their bold, provocative effect. The company‚Äôs works are distinguished by their visual style and juxtaposition of absurdist and physical humor with dark and difficult themes. In 2017 the company established its permanent artistic home, The New Stage Performance Space, at 36 West 106th Street in Manhattan, where it continues to present boundary-defying works and to support the creation of original, multidisciplinary productions that engage artists from theatre, dance, music, visual art and performance art. For more information, please visit our website at www.newstagetheatre.org
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info:  inemeth@newstagetheatre.org

(♦)¬†New York New Works Theatre Festival
- Representative:  Gene Fisch (PM)
- Mission: The New York New Works Theatre Festival Showcase is a giveback project where industry leaders donate their time to help aspiring artists.  Many of the performances travel from around the globe and require local NYC talent.  Also too, our goal to help the arts community develop their work and have fun every step of the way.  http://www.nynwtheatrefestival.com
- Contact Info:  genefisch@yahoo.com

(♦) Nu‚ÄĘance Theatre
- Representative:  John Desotelle (AM + PM)
- Mission: At Nuance Theatre Co. you can see old treasures and modern drama with an unexpected element of innovation or depth of character to surprise, illuminate and ignite the mind and heart. There is more to be gained in live theatre and all of its raw, unfiltered humanity, its immediacy and its beautiful imperfections.
- Casting Needs: Macbeth and the Parlor Play Series
- Contact Info:  info@desotellestudio.com

(♦) Nylon Fusion Theatre Company
- Representative:  Janet Bentley, Ivette Dumeng (AM + PM)
- Mission: "Nylon, born of a fusion of New York and London creativity, is a theatre company committed to giving voice and perspective to established and emerging artists. We develop and produce plays that explore political, social and cultural awareness. Founded in 2007. We have produced 19 full length plays, 18 one act festivals, as well as readings and salons. We’re a company of 30 resident artists that include advisory board members such as Academy Award winning writers John Patrick Shanley and Paul Haggis."
- Casting Needs: Festival, Production in June/July and August shows. As well as future.
- Contact Info: nylonfusion@gmail.com

(♦) Open Hydrant Theater Company
- Representative:  Alicia Ceron (AM + PM)
- Mission: Open Hydrant Theater Company @ The Point's mission is to maintain an ensemble-based, Equity theater company in the densely populated, yet under-served, community of the South Bronx. Our purpose is to produce yearly seasons of creative works based largely on, but not limited to, non-traditional, interactive interpretations of Shakespeare's plays, as well as other classics and work by new playwrights. Making theater a family experience is the priority. We are committed to empowering a diverse group of creative artists, especially the youth, whose work is designed to educate, entertain and help revitalize urban communities. We want to be the bridge to the next phase of a professional career. Our most recent ensemble members collaborative work includes Shakespeare High and Form Bronx To Yale.
- Casting Needs: Theatre For Young Audience Actors
- Contact Info: info@openhydrant.org

The Players Theatre/Short Play Festival
- Representative:  Catherine Henry Lamm (AM)
- Mission: Catherine Henry Lamm (director, casting director, audition coach, writer) Originally a trained actress performing in the US, UK, and Europe. Returning to the US, she found success directing, casting, writing and teaching. Her writing and directing has won the attention of several festivals in the US and UK. Her audition seminars have been a valuable tool for actors and acting programs.   As a director her interests lean towards new works, Shakespeare, Williams and the classics. Her plays have been produced in the US and UK. She is part of the Players Theatre family and writes for the British Theatre Guide.
- Casting Needs: Multiple projects
- Contact Info:  chenrylamm@yahoo.co.uk

(♦)¬†Pulse Ensemble Theatre
- Representative:  Brian Richardson (AM + PM)
- Mission: Established in 1989, PULSE ENSEMBLE THEATRE is one of the oldest theatre companies in New York City. Pulse founded the Harlem Summer Shakespeare which has performed for 15 years. Pulse is committed to two major productions a year: one summer Shakespeare site-specific outreach project, and one new script which is developed from its Playwrights’ Lab.   Our Playwrights' Lab. meets weekly, and we have a busy play reading series.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: brian@pulseensembletheatre.org

(♦) SceneHouse Productions
- Representative: Adam Boncz (PM)
- Mission: In the past years Adam has been involved in the casting of many staged readings, short films, feature films and multimedia art installations. Recent casting credits include: Impossible Monsters (feature film) starring Santino Fontana and Natalie Knepp The Independents (feature film) starring Kelli O’Hara and Richard Kind, Women: The War Within (opera/ballet/theatre) featuring the New York City Ballet’s prima ballerina Wendy Whelan, HAVASI - Voices of Change (music video) featuring New York City's very own Harlem Gospel Choir. Figure Studies large scale multimedia video installation directed by renowned director David Michalek, commissioned by the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and MoMa.
- Casting Needs: Upcoming productions to be determined. We will be looking for a diverse group of actors.
- Contact: scenehouse@yahoo.com

(♦)¬†The Show Goes On Productions
- Representative:  Emileena Pedigo (PM)
- Mission: Emileena was managing producer of the Midtown International Theatre Festival in NYC for seven years before leaving to launch TSGO. She developed a structure for the annual festival that grew to over 60 shows in seven venues. She also general managed multiple NYC productions, co-produced two seasons with Oberon Theatre Ensemble on Theatre Row, and co-produced two seasons at the West End Theatre for Six Figures Theatre Company.
- Casting Needs: ongoing

(♦) Speranza Theatre Company
- Representative:  Heather Wahl (AM)
- Mission: Speranza Theatre Company is a women’s theatre company based in Jersey City, NJ. Speranza subscribes to an actor-director-playwright collaborative approach to story-telling based in honesty and truth, which centers on women’s issues and provides opportunities for women to share their voices. Through risk-taking projects, Speranza seeks to create innovative work, providing a genuine theatrical experience; rousing audiences and giving a voice to artists who pine for progressive, challenging and entertaining theatre.
- Casting Needs: "Speranza is casting three original plays. We are looking for both AEA and non-AEA actors:
          - UNVEILING LIBERTY - historical play about the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty set in 1886. (4W, 2M)
          - HISTORY ALIVE - historical play about Jersey City playing at newly restored The Apple Tree House. (4W, 2M)
          - FOODIES - an original play all about food playing in a local Jersey City eatery. (4W, 2M)
- Contact Info: SperanzaTheatre@gmail.com

Take Wing And Soar/Harlem Shakespeare Festival
- Representative:  Debra Ann Byrd (AM)
- Mission: The Harlem Shakespeare Festival best known for its mixed race classical casts is a special project of Take Wing And Soar Productions, a NYS 501 (c) 3 heater arts corporation dedicated to providing centerstage opportunities to classically trained actors of color.
- Casting Needs: Casting for an all-female OTHELLO, a multiracial production of Schillers Mary Stuart and THE SABLE SERIES: The History of Black Shakespearean Actors.
- Contact Info:  debraann@harlemshakespearefest.org

(♦) Theatre in a Trunk, Inc.
-Representative: Sonia Gluckman (AM + PM)
- Mission: Legendary director Sonia Gluckman has been creating new works..... something from nothing....through her groundbreaking company, Theatre in A Trunk, since 1972, (prior to the internet.)  A passion for improvisation, emotional intelligence and a willingness  to explore seemingly difficult inner currents are a must. 
- Casting Needs: theater and film

(♦) TRU VOICES READING SERIES/Adele's Way
-Representative: Dennis Porter, award winning playwright (AM + PM)
- Mission: A graduate of Cambridge University (BA) and the University of California at Berkeley (PhD), Dennis Porter is a reformed academic resident in Amherst, Massachusetts. The author of books on European and U.S. literature and culture‚ÄĒTHE PURSUIT OF CRIME (Yale), HAUNTED JOURNEYS (Princeton), ROUSSEAU‚ÄôS LEGACY (Oxford)‚ÄĒa decade or so ago he decided to devote his writing life exclusively to works for the stage. In his career as playwright he has written numerous works of varying lengths (from full-length and one-act to ten-minutes) and genres (from psycho-political drama to comedic works, including even farce) many of which have received major awards accompanied by festival productions or staged readings.
- Casting Needs: For the performance of my play ADELE'S WAY at the 2018 BBTF Festival

(♦) TRU Voices Reading Series/Jasper
- Grant MacDermott. playwright (AM + PM)
- Mission: Developmental readings of new plays in our June 2018 series
- Casting Needs: ongoing 
- Contact Info: grant.macdermott@gmail.com

(♦)¬†vMHF Theatricals
- Representative:  Gerald vanHeerden (PM)
- Mission: GERALD vanHEERDEN (Artistic Director) Mr. vanHeerden is a graduate of The Boston Conservatory and an alumnus of Webster University Theater Arts Conservatory. He is an emerging, East Coast director of New Works. Gerald has a long and storied, career of experience in the NYC, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway theater community, working with new plays and creative, musical theater endeavors as Artistic Director of Plays (MITF), Producer/Director (vMHF Theatricals) and Conceptualist/Director (SDC). www.geraldvanheerden.com
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info:  gerald@geraldvanheerden.com

(♦)¬†The Wild Whatever
- Representative:  Mark Butler (AM + PM)
- Mission: The Wild Whatever is an independent theatrical production company that specializes in staging original musical theater and comedy, as well as promotional events and fundraisers for non-profits. 
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: thewildwhatever@hotmail.com

(♦) Wildly Productive Productions
- Representatives: Bob Ost; Gary Hughes (AM + PM)
- Mission: produces showcases and readings of new works, most recently a new musical based on the classic Chinese comedy Romance of the Western Chamber. Other projects include development of a gay musical romance with a cast of four men, and possible demo recordings of new works.  
- Contact: wildlyproductive@gmail.com

(♦)¬†The Writer Panel Inc.
- Representative: Diana Amsterdam, Sandy Silverberg (PM)
- Mission: The Writer Panel Inc. is the new company formed by Diana Amsterdam to handle the many requests she receives not only for writer-for-hire and script & story consulting but for many supplemental forms of writing and producing. In fall-winter 2018, we will be producing clients' work and will have casting needs.
- Casting Needs: ongoing
- Contact Info: diana@dianaamsterdam.com 


HERE'S WHAT AUDITORS AND ACTORS SAID ABOUT THE 2018 EVENT:

Auditors~
 
Thank you so much for such a well-managed and splendidly run audition event this past week-end. It is a great help for us all to have so many actors brought together for us! Talent was good, and organization was excellent. Your hospitality was wonderful. ~Alexa & Brian, Pulse Ensemble Theatre
 
Thank you to everyone who made TRU Audition Event such a pleasant and productive experience. You all did a terrific job. To add to the feedback that Bob requested, it was enormously helpful to have actors write their scene titles on their resumes! This has long been a complaint of mine, and such a simple fix. GREAT thinking! ~Gia Forakis, GF&CO
 
Congratulations on another wonderful TRU Audition Event! Thanks to Bob Ost and his incredible team! Special mention to Gail Frankel Reiser who keeps it all in shape and running smoothly! Enjoyed watching the talent and re-connecting with my fellow industry peeps!! ~Helene Galek, HeleneGalekCasting

Thank you TRU. We saw some terrific performers! ~Looking Glass Theater

I didn't have a chance to thank you enough for the event. I was very impressed with some of the talent and will definitely call them in for our upcoming auditions. ~Maera Hagage, The Israeli Theatre Company
 
Actors~
 
This was a wonderful experience. The efficiency and thoughtfulness of the staff was a rare treat and you created an amazingly actor-friendly environment that allowed actors to stay focused on their work and preparation, and feel well cared for. Spread the word - this is how to treat actors and industry folk - I saw those trays for the auditors' lunch. ~Lynda Rodolitz
 
There were tons of volunteers to help support you in the process. The process was incredibly organized which really puts you at ease as an actor. Thank you for an incredible experience! ~Jackie Schiffer
 
Thank you for the delightful time with TRU this weekend!  I met such lovely auditors as well as fellow actors and volunteers over Saturday and Sunday.  It was a real pleasure and I look forward to seeing more of TRU. ~Emma Miller
 
Your commitment to providing value is what made this a winner for me. Thanks again for your and everyone else’s hard work. ~Alexander D. Carney
 
I am happy to say that I've already been contacted - NOT by someone asking me to pay them money to take their classes but by one bona-fide theatre organization and by one manager. So thank you for your kindness and generosity. I'm sure that running such an organization must take an enormous chunk of your time, but rest assured you do the theatre community a huge service and we are all indebted to you for your willingness to take on such a massive responsibility. ~Larry Daggett
 
Thank you so much for your professionalism leading up to and including Sunday's audition. As an inexperienced actor, it was a terrific drill to get organized and perform. I'm still on a high from the experience. Thanks so much for your encouragement and hard work. ~David Hancock
 
Yesterday was so much fun!! I really had a great time! ~Roberto Forero
 
This was a welcome and positive audition experience. ~Lori Anne Sword 
 
This was an amazing opportunity and I am so grateful to have been able to audition! ~Benjamin Hitchcock
 
I just wanted to say thank you for a great weekend! Everyone was so lovely and warm in my audition day and I had a blast meeting everyone and helping out today. I hope the afternoon went well and I look forward to participating in future events! ~Cait Kelly
 
Throughout the process, I was very impressed and grateful for the way actors were welcomed, directed and treated.  The efficiency of your staff was impressive and so very appreciated. ~Lynda Rodolitz
 
I really enjoyed the auditions and am so happy I got the chance to join. ~Dana Stern
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