Tuesday April 21st, 7pm networking, 7:30 panel
DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL TRU LIVE EVENTS ARE BEING RESCHEDULED WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE "ALL CLEAR." THIS PANEL WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM. Email TRUStaff1@gmail.com to be put on the invitation list. Or use the bright red reservation box, and we will add you to the virtual list. Social distancing is crucial. Stay healthy!
Speakers to include director/writer Gretchen Cryer (I'm Getting My Act Together.., Obie-winning The Last Sweet Days of Isaac) and teacher of "Creating Your Own Solo Performance"; Jon Cryer, actor (Emmy winner for TV's Two and a Half Men, Lex Luthor in Super-girl; films Pretty in Pink, No Small Affair), writer (So That Happened); writer/actor Linda Manning (Perfect Love, Bite the Apple); writer/actor Brian Sheridan (I Was a Hot Monk, off-Broadway's Sirens of Titan); Abby Stokes, writer/actor (A Good Girl Doesn't), author of best-selling "Is This Thing On? A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital..."; and Steve Wruble, singer/songwriter and storyteller (Escape from Daddyland) and co-author of The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump.
Solo performance guru and writer/director Gretchen Cryer will guide us through the creative journeys of five solo artists she is working with, including son Jon Cryer. We'll consider how an outside eye may be essential to help shape a story and find the universal truths in personal details, as well as bring out a dramatic arc that generates audience engagement and genuine drama. But ... writing and performing is only part of the picture. Most writers have a hard time embracing that marketing is also an art form creating a demand for a product through creative communication. Abby Stokes and our guests will share guerilla marketing techniques – you'll see marketing through a new lens and be shown how to think outside the box, identify and maximize your and your play's resources, along with step-by-step tools for organizing a strategic plan.Zoom room opens at 7:00pm for networking and roundtable introductions of attendees - come prepared with your best 20-second summary of who you are, and what you need. Panel starts at 7:30. Free for TRU members; pay what you can, everyone else - to keep TRU up and running (and yes, you may click the button for a free ticket). Please use the bright red reservation box on our web page, or email TRUStaff1@gmail.com to be put on the invite list. (Note: Zoom space is limited so RSVP early.)
SOLO STRATEGIES: Finding Your Story (and the People Who’ll Want to Hear It)