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  • Free Intro to the TRU Producer Program (PDMP)
    March 3, 2023
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Free Intro to TRU’s Spring 23 Producer Development Program

FRIDAY March 3rd, 5:00pm ET
Zoom meeting - reserve using the bright red ticketing window on this page, and we will send you the Zoom link!

On March 3rd from 5:00pm to 6:30pm, we will be hosting a free meet-and-greet info session about our Producer Development and Mentorship Program, the only theater production program to offer in-depth instruction from accomplished producers at an affordable price. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to learn from and network with our commercial producer instructors: Blair Russell, a Tony nominated producer whose experience ranges from fringe festivals to Broadway shows (Slave PlaySweeney Todd off-Broadway) the returning instructor of the FOUNDATIONS CLASS; and Martin Platt and David Elliott of Perry Street Theatricals general management, producers (Tony winners for Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, Dames at Sea revival, Bedlam's Hamlet/St. Joan, off-Broadway award winning In the Continuum and an oak tree; Lend Me a Tenor musical in London), who will be leading the 2023 Spring Master Class.

PDMP’s purpose is to give members the knowledge and resources to become commercial theater producers, non-profit theater producers and/or self-producing artists. There may come a time in every theater artist’s life when you need to self-produce a show and create your own opportunities, and PDMP aims to provide the tools for that occasion. Our program teaches necessary skills such as developing a business plan, raising money, marketing and putting together creative production teams. For more information, here is the link to the full program description and application. 

For the upcoming term, both classes will meet virtually via Zoom, two nights every month for 8 to 10 classes. The cost for Foundations is $295. The cost for Master Class is $425 for 8 sessions, and has a highly competitive submission process. We offer discounts for college students and we also offer financial aid. The informational session on March 3rd is completely free. Reserve using the red ticketing box on this page. 

Panelists
  • DAVID ELLIOTT

    has been working steadily in the theatre community for over 30 years in New York, regionally and in London. He most recently served as the Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse in Dennis, producing a 7-show season, and directing the final production, The Fantasticks. Since 2004, David was the Co-Director of Perry Street Theatricals, a producing and general management office based in New York City, He has produced or co-produced multiple award-winning productions including the Tony Award winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike (Golden Theatre), Lend Me A Tenor The Musical (London, West End, Gielgud Theatre, Olivier nom.), Dames at Sea (Helen Hayes, Tony nom). Other credits include: Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose (Davenport Theatre/Barrington Stage, Drama Desk Award), My Life Is a Musical (Bay Street Theatre), Bedlam's Hamlet / Saint Joan (45 Bleecker, Off Broadway Alliance Winner, OBIE nom); The Saintliness of Margery Kempe (Duke on 42nd Street); An Oak Tree (Barrow Street Theatre, OBIE winner); A Dangerous Personality (Women's Project Theatre), Exits and Entrances (Edinburgh Fringe, Assembly, Fringe First Award); In the Continuum (Perry Street Theatre, U.S./Int'l Tour, OBIE, Outer Critics); Gareth Armstrong's Shylock (Perry Street Theatre, Outer Critics nom.), and The Exonerated (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Winner), to name a few. As a director, his work has been seen regionally at Olney Theatre, The Phoenix and Northern Stage. NYC credits include: The Culture Project, The Connelly, The Irish Rep, Metropolitan Playhouse, The Zipper, The Players, New York Performance Works and Rattlestick. Proud member of the SDC.

  • MARTIN PLATT

    has worked together with David Elliott for nearly 20 years. Martin is a producer, director, and general manager, and a principal in Perry Street Theatricals (PST), and in Pemberley Perry, a collaboration between PST and Pemberley Productions. PST, founded by Platt and Elliott in 2004, is a multi-award-winning producing and general management company where they collectively produced and general managed over 25 productions. Their productions have been nominated for nearly every award in the theatre industry. Selected credits collective and separate, include: London: Nixon's Nixon, Lend Me A Tenor The Musical Broadway: Dames At Sea, Vanya And Sonia And Masha And Spike, Off Broadway: The Woman In Black, Islander, Georgie; General Manager: The Last Ship starring Sting (Ahmanson), The Secret Garden (Ahmanson), Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (CTG Los Angeles), Richard Nelson's The Michaels Abroad.

     

  • BLAIR RUSSELL

    is a Tony-nominated producer, developer, whose experience ranges from fringe festivals to Broadway shows. His most recent theatre projects include the 12-time Tony-nominated Slave Play, Lizard Boy, and the concept recording of the new musical For Tonight. As Co-founder and Director of Operations for Resounding, he produces live immersive entertainment. Blair has been a guest speaker/artist at a number of institutions including the University of Maryland, University of North Carolina Greensboro, Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, and the York School in Monterey, CA. He was also a visiting lecturer for the semester-long Atelier program at Princeton University where he collaborated with composer Georgia Stitt on her oratorio The Circling Universe. Blair has appeared as a guest on a number of podcasts (American Theatre Artists Online, A Star Is Bored, Backstage Talk, Broadway ReFocused), webseries (Actors Unscripted, Awkward Conversations, Be Our Guest! - Live and In Color, Dreamland XR, In The (Home) Office - Goodspeed Musicals), and at global conferences (National Alliance for Musical Theater, Global XR Conference, Immerse Global Summit Series)
     
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