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  • How TRU Made Me a Better Producer
    April 25, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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25 Years of TRU (and How It’s Made Me a Better Producer)

The Playroom Theatre
151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor

With panelists Michael Alden, TRU board member and producer (Come from Away, Not That Jewish, Becoming Dr. Ruth. The King's Speech on stage, Disgraced, Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel); Patrick Blake, founding artistic director of Rhymes Over Beats, TRU board member and producer (The 39 Steps, Bedlam Theater's Hamlet/St. Joan, My Life Is a Musical, The Exonerated, Play Dead, In the Continuum); Van Dean, producer (Anastasia, Tony award for Porgy and Bess, Grammy for the album of the recent revival of The Color Purple, Velocity of Autumn, Saint Heaven from the TRU reading series); Patricia Klausner, managing director Shotgun Productions, former program director for TRU's producer program, producer (Pippin, Stick Fly, The Trip to Bountiful, The Scottsboro Boys); Neil Rubinstein, producer (On the Town, Hedwig and the Angry Inch); Daryl Sledge, TRU's producer Master Class, producer (Fried Chicken and Latkes, Pound for Pound, documentary film That Daughter's Crazy featuring Rain Pryor, HBO Best Short Film 2nd LiFE); Eileen Weiss, of Tweiss Productions, graduate of TRU's producer program, producer (Forbidden Broadway Comes Out Swinging, Hell's Belles, TRU Voices reading of Appendage, documentary film Same Difference).

TRU has been offering 25 years of services and programs to educate producers and strengthen their skills. A lineup of friends with TRU success stories representing different levels of experience, will come and talk about what they have learned from TRU, and how it has affected their careers. At heart, we hope to address one crucial topic: what does it take to be a good, effective producer? Also, how have TRU's programs and networking been a guiding force for so many in our business? And how can others get the most out of being part of the TRU Community? Help us celebrate our 25th year of service to the theater community!

Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm - come prepared with your best one-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $15 for non-members  ($12.50 in advance). Please call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com