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    April 19, 2024
    5:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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How to Make an Effective Documentary (and Win a Few Emmys)
Friday 4/19/24,  at 5pm ET.

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: Susan Handman, creator and narrator for NYC Media, an award winning series created with the New York Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, and a winner of 10 Local NYC Emmys. We'll look at the dramatic structure needed for any work of art to engage an audience, and talk about the specific needs of the documentary and its many forms. At its heart, is the documentary simply another form of storytelling? Is it more narrative than dramatic? How much creative license can a filmmaker exercise in telling what is generally a factual record of a real person, place or event? What skills can a theater artist bring to this related art form?