The Playroom Theatre
151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor
Tuesday, May 17th, 7:30pm (networking 7pm)
Panelists to include: Brooke Boertzel, director of education at New York City Children's Theater; Brent Buell, producing artistic director of Doing Life Productions and Founding Producer of Rhymes Over Beats; Rod Christensen, Director of Education with TADA! Youth Theater; Van Dean, a commercial producer (Porgy and Bess, Cinderella) who has been working with the Sandy Hook/Newtown community since the tragic shooting to use the performing arts to raise funds and help empower the community; Annie Hamburger, executive producer of EnGarde Arts, an award-winning producer whose documentary theatre productions bring theatre to the uninitiated promoting community and conversation in New York and across the country; Katie McAllister, the Program Director of Inside Broadway, dedicated to introducing NYC school children to live theater; David Shookhoff, director of education Manhattan Theatre Club; and Emily Joy Weiner, co-artistic director of Houses on the Moon Theater Company.
The arts is one of the most powerful tools we have for influencing and molding our culture and social consciousness. Beyond entertainment and commerce, there is a whole world of ways theater can be used to impact society. If producing is your passion, consider broadening your reach and scope by engaging and helping your community and possibly improving lives. We will look at arts education programs that mold young audiences and artists, including opportunities for "teaching artists" ... collaborations with the social justice system for healing and helping integrate inmates back into society ... productions that engage audiences in conversations they might not otherwise have ... benefits and special events to raise awareness and support for social causes ... and more. Come let us inspire you to use your skills for the greater good.
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; $12 for non-members. (Or $10 in advance - see ticketing upper left.) Please call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212/714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com