Audition Event Quotes

(click here for what the casting people said):

I can't rave enough about the astonishing support TRU has provided from Day One. I am so impressed and grateful. Kudos to all who worked so hard to bring the virtual weekend to fruition! ~Marilise Tronto, '22

Even though the event was on Zoom, it was still just as caring and welcoming to the actor as my first experience when it took place in person. You have truly built an amazing company and I was so grateful to be a part of it. ~Bryna Kearney, '22

This event was so smooth. As both an actor and an auditor, I was so impressed. ~Joe Nelms, '22

You and your team seemed to pull off the TRU Auditions flawlessly, without a hitch this year. I just can’t thank you enough for I was so glad to have had the opportunity to receive every morsel that was shared through to the end, with so much love for the craft! ~Damien Smith, '22

Just wanted to thank you for this weekend! It was such an amazing opportunity to get to network and get back to do what we love for a little bit! So, thank you so so so much! ~Ana Solis, '22

I truly enjoyed preparing for this year’s TRU Audition. It was fantastic! ... Thank you and the TRU community for a great first impression/experience. ~Daniela Rosario, '22

That was a good audition experience. You guys were all awesome and helpful & kind.  ~Jerilyn Sackler, '21

You all were a great help today. Big thanks. ~ Clifford Katskee, '21

It was much, much fun!! ~Tanya Gorlow and Kerry Kaz, '21

Thank you all for an amazing and smooth audition experience. ~Isabelle Stanton, '21

I’d like to thank you for the thoughtfulness of your audition process. I appreciated the preparation, tips and personal attention - I learned useful techniques I’ll use in future. (And I do hope there is a Zoom Audition future - there are some advantages.) ~Therese McGinn, '21

Thank you so much for the guidance and experience of auditioning for the TRU Universe via Zoom on Sunday. Thru the webinars and emails and day-of preparation, everyone was so very patient and friendly and informative. For things that usually feel like being shot out of a cannon, you made it work! ~Sierra Rein, '21

Just wanted to thank you for this weekend! It was such an amazing opportunity to get to network and get back to do what we love for a little bit! So, thank you so so so much! ~Ana Grethel Solis, '21

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.  ~Lynda Rodolitz, '18

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, '18
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, '18
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, '18
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, '18
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, '18
Yesterday was so much fun!! I really had a great time! ~Roberto Forero, '18
This was a welcome and positive audition experience. ~Lori Anne Sword, '18

The TRU audition event was by far the most organized and warm combined audition I have ever been to. As someone coming back into the industry after a long time away, it was refreshing to have this be one of my first experiences. ~Dana Hart Lubeck, '17

Just wanted to thank you and everyone on your staff for the TRU audition event yesterday. What could have been chaos was beautifully in sync. What could have been scary was harmonious and positive. You are the best! ~Kathie Kneese, '17

I auditioned on Saturday and it was the most professionally run and enjoyable audition experience in which I have had the pleasure of being a participant.  Your volunteers were kind and "on the spot" without ever being intrusive.  My accompanist was wonderful and a friendly face to quell one's nerves. Perfection from start to finish.  I will recommend the TRU Audition Event to all my thespian friends. ~ Pamela J. Nigro, '17

Everything was so organized and on point. You didn't forget a thing!! I would just like to make a special shout out to my stage manager Rachel. When I was on deck, I suddenly felt panicked backstage. I'm normally fine with auditions but combined auditions feel different. Well Rachel helped me pull it together. She breathed with me and kept telling me "it's only one audition. They want you to succeed." By the time I went out there, I was back to my normal self. Rachel, you were my superhero on Sunday! I will never forget your kindness and support. ~ Dina Laura, '17

I just want to say thank you to everyone involved! The whole weekend - both auditioning and volunteering - was a great experience and I met so many wonderful people! I will definitely be back next year! ~ Alice Gabrielle, '17

It was great volunteering and performing at the TRU Audition on Sunday! Thanks again for making it efficient and fun all around. You guys are  a real asset to the field and I know your work's appreciated on all sides of the table. ~Emily Cordes, '17

My daughter, Jenika and I had a wonderful experience at the TRU event. I have had the pleasure of meeting some really wonderful people like Valerie Adami and Bob Kale.  The actor who was also facilitating the process, giving us frequent call times and explaining where to go, what to do, was superb!  I felt respected and very welcomed!  The pianist, Tracy, was also very warm and helpful. And lastly but not the least, YOU have been MOST HELPFUL to me from the moment I signed up to the day of the audition.  Thank you so much for your dedication to the organization and it truly benefits people like me who are passionate about what we do but need the hand holding.  ~Pam Serrano, '17

I want to thank you for so much hard work and organizing, it was a pleasure doing the TRU audition today. Thank you again, you run a fantastic organization. I coached with Anessa Marie and Laurie Eliscu - they are both absolutely top-notch, and I will continue to work with both of them throughout the year. ~Sonya Rice, '17

Thanks a ton for the great experience at the TRU auditions! You were especially responsive and accommodating throughout the process, so many thanks. I auditioned on Sunday at noon and have already received an email from Janet Bentley to audition for a leading role in her new original work, Horse, the role of Sam. I also just got a voice message from James Jennings, the Artistic Director at the American Theatre for Actors about auditioning for Richard III (he wasn't there but someone from his company was and told him to call me). Looking good after the first day, thanks again. ~ Justin Clark, '17

This was my first TRU theatre audition event and I was very happy with the whole process. From start to finish it was very well organized and informative. As soon as you get accepted you are given very specific guidelines to help give the best performance you can give. With all the information all your questions have already been answered. It was certainly a great opportunity to show and perform you're talent. The staff was very friendly and focused, gave clear instructions on where to go and when to do it. I never felt rushed to do something or overwhelmed. I was very, very, very happy with all the direction and organization and friendliness that was within the room. A very peaceful and happy place to be, I certainly would attend again. ~Reginald James Albert III, '16

I had the pleasure of attending a TRU Q&A and also auditioning at the TRU audition event this last Spring in NYC. I am so thankful for the whole experience as it was so positive and truly changed my life. ~Colleen Campbell, '16

I just am taking the time to say Thank You, to you and the TRU team. I felt really good being there today, for the audition, the great people I met, and the great atmosphere that you and the team set up. ~ Florence Regina, '16

I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful event this past Saturday's auditions were. You and your staff are so professional and kind and organized! ~Cara Feuer, '16

I wish all similar events were as well organized and executed as this was.  I was able to focus on doing my best ITR and not distracted by logistics. Great job. ~Joe Harkins, 2016

I was contacted by Dulcina Eisen talent agency after they saw me at TRU. I auditioned for them a few weeks ago and I'm going in to sit down with them next week to talk about representation. ~Aaron Riesebeck, '14

I've gotten a lot of calls as a result of TRU. At this point, the count is probably four or five, but there are more coming in every week. The audition was definitely a big boon to me. ~Charlie Mann, '14

I have heard from four auditors so far. Outside of acting lessons, auditioning at your event is the smartest move I've made in my pursuit of a professional career. I've been doing this almost four years, but only 11 days after your event, I can say I have representation: This morning, along with others invited from the TRU auditions, I attended a Talent Express orientation where Lorna Rainey said she will add those of us interested to a Developmental Roster. ~Bruce Apar, '14

I just wanted to share the good news about Chris Richards, my 11 year old son who participated in the auditioning process this year.From that audition he was called in to audition and was cast in A Christmas Carol ... andELF at Paper Mill Playhouse. And even better news: he was cast as Jack in the new Broadway musicalFinding Neverland opening this Spring! Thanks for being part of Chris Richards experience. ~Christina Richards

I would like to send thanks to those who attended Sunday afternoon. I've already been called in for a project as a result! ~Liz Lark Brown, '14

Thank you and everyone who worked so hard on putting together the wonderful audition event last weekend. Everyone was very pleasant & hardworking, and did their best to help us auditioners stay focused. The venue was great to perform in. The emails and info packages were instrumental in helping me to prepare in advance so that I wouldn't do things last minute. Bravo! ~Milla Ilieva, 14

The audience was so warm and encouraging with their laughter during my audition-that's always great on the spot feedback. ~J Nycole Ralph, '14

Very pleased with the TRU audition process. Been getting contacted every week. ~Daniel Michael Crane, '13

This was really a wonderful and seamlessly executed audition. I had a great time and both the volunteers and attendees were generous and supportive.~Susanne Sulby, '13

You made the auditions as stress free as is most likely possible. ~Gregory Wilson, '13

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It was lots of fun and very worthwhile participating today... you all did a GREAT job. ~Merrie L. Davis (producer), '22

Thank you, thank you ‚Äď everyone who ran such a great TRU audition.¬†It was really well done and such talented people you brought forth. ~Tennyson Bardwell (writer), '22

Great job in producing this online event! All the actors were prepared and were calm and ready and I know some credit goes to all of you! ~Helene Galek (casting director), '22

We always find qualified talent at the TRU Auditions. ~Scott Powers Casting, '22

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 Kelly & Brian Richardson, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, '18

Thank you to everyone who made TRU Audition Event such a pleasant and productive experience. You all did a terrific job. 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, '18
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, '18
Thank you TRU. We saw some terrific performers! ~Looking Glass Theater, '18
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, '18
Thanks! I saw some very promising prospects. ~Valerie Adami, SW Artists, '18
I loved being there.  Thanks for making it all hassle free. ~Sonia Gluckman, Theatre in a Trunk, '18

I wanted a chance to thank you -- once again -- for the hard work that was put into the TRU event. From my point of view it went quite well and everyone involved has reason to be very proud. ~Bob Kale, MKA Casting, '17

What a wonderfully organized audition event you did again! Thanks so much to you and your excellent crew!~Alexa & Brian, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, '17

Thank you for having us at the TRU Audition Weekend. Janet was thrilled to be there. ~NYLon Fusion Theatre Company, '17

I wanted to thank you for the professional way in which the sessions were held this past weekend. Everyone did an outstanding job and all of your -- and their --efforts were genuinely appreciated. ~Bob Kale, casting director, 2016 auditor

Thank you so much for the best TRU event yet! I always meet some wonderful colleagues and talent! Great networking and thank you for all the special touches this year including the wrap party!! Appreciate it all! Your welcoming staff are especially assets! ~Helene Galek, casting director, 2016 auditor

I am always so happy when we get to put actors to work and think it is great that 3 of them are from the recent TRU audition: Loren Bidner, Leighton Samuels and Reginald James Albert. And pleased that they will get a stipend - that always feels good!  I hope getting called so quickly after the audition will validate their efforts at the TRU audition! ~Cheri Wicks, American Bard Theater Company, 2016 auditor

I just wanted to let you know that we reached out to 13 actors whom we heard audition at the TRU auditions last month--asking them to tryout for BLUFF next month. And, one actor whom I was told about from a woman sat behind us at the last seminar and reached out to us after the 'introduce yourself' part of your program. So all in all, TRU has given us plenty of leads on possible actors for the show.  ~Lenore Skomal, 2016 auditor

I cannot tell you how many actors I am now working with as a result of the TRU showcase. I even booked some of them on jobs too! I attended your showcase last March and am now freelancing with 15 actors, three of which 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!
~Albert Bramante, Emerging Artists LLC, 2014 auditor

Thanks to the awesome TRU audition event, I was able to cast most of the roles last minute for a new play that I wrote called Darling. ~Erika Jenko, 2014 auditor

Thank you ever so much for the wonderful 2014 TRU Auditions! The venue, your staff, the organization of the event and of course the actors where super. ~Eileen Breen, Immortal Productions, 2014

I was so proud and honored to be part of the audition event. It was so well done. ~Molly Morris, POPUp Theatricals, 2014

Linda and I produced a reading of my show, A LimanAde Life, on National Cancer Survivors Day last month. We cast all the roles from folks we saw at the 2013 TRU Audition event. They were all quite talented and a joy to work with, so much so that we have cast two of them for an upcoming table read at my home. ~Joan Liman, 2013

My repeated and enthusiastic thanks, thanks, and more thanks for the weekend event. It was a major help to me and has helped put me further down the path on the Tucker Max projectand A Midsummer Night's Dream. ~Christopher Sanderson, producer/artistic director Gorilla Rep, 2013