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  • Free Intro to the TRU Producer Program
    August 22, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free Introduction to TRU’s Producer Program

Wednesday August 22nd, 6:00pm
CHANGE OF VENUE (we had to move to a bigger space because of popular demand)
THE PLAYROOM THEATRE, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor, NYC

On August 22 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm, we will be hosting a free meet-and-greet info session about our Producer Development and Mentorship Program. Prospective applicants will have the opportunity to learn from and network with our Broadway producer instructors: Jana Robbins, who runs our Basic Class, and Jane Dubin & Rachel Weinstein who run our Master Class which is open to graduates of Basic Class, and a limited number of producers with a high level of experience. (Basic Class instructor Erin Craig is sorry she cannot make it to the event). You will also meet and hear from successful program graduates.

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. 

PDMP is the only theater production program to offer such in-depth instruction from accomplished Broadway producers at such an affordable price. Our basic class meets one evening of each month for 10 months, and the cost last year was $295 ($29.50/class), though prices for next year are not set in stone yet. We plan to offer discounts for college students and we also offer financial aid. The informational session on August 22nd is completely free. Reserve using the red ticketing box on this page. Master Class costs $425 for 9 sessions, and has a highly competitive submission process.

Panelists
  • JANA ROBBINS

    is the recipient of the 2017 TRU “Spirit of Theater Award”and is both a Broadway actor and producer having played leading roles on Broadway in Good News, I Love My Wife, Crimes of the Heart, Gypsy (playing the “bump it with the trumpet stripper Mazzeppa while covering Tyne Daly as Mama Rose) and The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife (covering both Linda Lavin and Michele Lee and starring opposite Valerie Harper in the National Tour). Jana founded Better World Productions in order to “present theater that not only entertains, but also educates; and inspires us to create a Better World. She made her Broadway producing debut with Little Women. Other Broadway producing credits include the revival of Ragtime and a financial stake in War Horse and Something Rotten (currently on National Tour). Off-Broadway productions includes I Love You Because, Through The Night and White’s Lies. She’s also a producer on Marianne Elliot’s Heisenberg and the upcoming Company in London this season. Shows in development include: Roof of the World (World Premiere at KC Rep), The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit (developed at The Workshop Theater) and The Jazz Age (World Premiere at 59/E59th) slated for a London production spring of 2019. For more info: www.janarobbins.com

  • JANE DUBIN

    is a TONY Award-winning producer and the President of Double Play Connections, a theatrical production and management company committed to supporting emerging artists and playwrights in the creation and development of new works. Jane is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute's 14-week (NYC) and O’Neill Center Intensive (CT) Producing Workshops and past Director of Theater Resources Unlimited’s Producer Development Program, and current Director of the program's Master Class. Current Broadway: The Prom beginning this fall.  Previously:  Farinelli and the King (5 Tony nominations)starring Mark Rylance, Bandstand, An American in Paris on Broadway (4 TONY Awards), National Tour and in London, Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey (Off Broadway and on Tour)Upcoming: Fingersmith. Previously: Peter and the Starcatcher (Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour), winner of 5 TONY Awards; Ann, starring Holland Taylor (Lincoln Center); The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (London); The 39 Steps (OB, Tour); The Norman Conquests (TONY Award, Best Play Revival), Groundswell (the New Group), Beebo Brinker Chronicles (2008 GLAAD Media Award for Theatre). Other: OPA! at TBG Theatre (Best Commercial Production, MITF 2008), Take Me America (Best Musical, MITF 2007), Count Down, (Bank Street Theatre) and the one-woman show that started it all, MentalPause by Margaret Liston. Ms. Dubin is a full voting member of the Broadway League. She is Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Houses on the Moon Theater Company and a prior Board member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. For two years she was co-curator of the Hudson Valley Writers’ Center New Play Reading Series. She co-produced Hudson River Rising, presenting events for One Billion Rising (V-Day) 2013 and 2014. She has been a member of the Grand Jury for NYMF from 2015 through the current 2018 season.

  • RACHEL WEINSTEIN

    is a Broadway producer with over two decades of experience in professional performing arts management.  Rachel began her career in the not-for-profit sector holding leadership positions at theatre companies around the globe including: Roundabout Theatre Company (New York), Donmar Warehouse (London), Writers’ Theatre (Chicago) and The Old Vic (London/New York). In 2012, Rachel segued to the commercial side of the business producing for Broadway.  Her producing credits include: The Heiress (starring Jessica Chastain), the Pulitzer-prize winning Disgraced, Hughie (starring Forest Whitaker), the world premiere musical of An American in Paris and Farinelli and the King (starring Mark Rylance). Rachel is also an Associate Producer of the Tony Award-winning musical, Dear Evan Hansen, which is currently playing on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre.  Rachel’s upcoming projects include: The Ferryman, Jez Butterworth’s Olivier Award-winning play directed by Sam Mendes, which opens on Broadway in October 2018 and the new Broadway-bound musical, Jagged Little Pill, developed from Alanis Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning album.  Rachel is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute's 14-week Intensive (New York) and a former member of TCG’s National Council for the American Theatre.
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