Community Gathering on Zoom - register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. These gatherings are a service for the theater community and are offered free for TRU members; we ask that non-members help keep us running by making a donation or joining as a member.
In the room: attorney Peter Breger, president of the Off-Broadway Alliance; Ed Gaynes, off-Broadway producer and general manager (Black Angels Over Tuskegee, Zero Hour, Devil's Music: The Life and Times of Bessie Smith, Bein' Behan), as well as a theatre owner in NY and LA; and John Lant, off-Broadway producer (15 shows, currently Earnest LGBTQ+) & production manager (currently Trial on the Potomac, Mrs. Warren's Profession), producing artistic director Write Act Rep (NYC/LA) & Park Theatre (Union City NJ). Once a primary incubator of new works, off-Broadway has grown expensive, yet it is still valuable in gaining recognition and building an audience for a property. We'll look at newer financial models and not-for-profit partnerships, as well as the newest challenge of reopening after a shutdown and winning back audiences.