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  • Staying TRU in Tough Times (free or pay-what-you-can tax deductible donation)
    September 22, 2020
    5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Staying TRU in Tough Times, and What Our Community Can Offer You
Tuesday, September 22nd season opener
Room opens 5:00pm, conversation starts 5:30pm eastern time
This will be a virtual meet-and-greet and information session, on Zoom.
Zoom on over to our free-for-everyone seasonal kickoff and networking meet-and-greet. And meet the program directors and illustrious board members of Theater Resources Unlimited who make it possible to bring you the range of programming we offer for producers and artists. And learn how we have adapted our programming for these pandemic days. Our confirmed lineup includes TRU Vice-President and co-founder Cheryl Davis, award-winning playwright, attorney, General Counsel for The Authors Guild, and feedback panelist for How to Write a Musical That Works; Board members Merrie L. Davis, producer (Company, London, 4 Oliviers including Best Revival of a Musical 2019; Eclipsed, 6 Tony Nominations; Gigi, the Musical; off-Broadway Himself and Nora); Cody Lassen, producer (upcoming How I Learned To Drive, Indecent, Spring Awakening revival; producing team of Tootsie, What the Constitution Means to Me, The Band's Visit, Significant Other), Neal Rubinstein (On the Town, Hedwig and the Angry Inch revival, upcoming Dangerous the Musical) and Patrick Blake, producer (The 39 Steps, The Exonerated, Bedlam's Hamlet/St. Joan, Play Dead), founding AD of Rhymes Over Beats, faculty for Practical Playwriting workshop; TRU Literary Manager Cate Cammarata, Faculty for Practical Playwriting and How to Write a Musical wokshops); producer Jane Dubin ((The Prom, Tony winning The Norman Conquests, Farinelli and the King, Bandstand, Peter and the Starcatcher, An American in Paris); and Ric Wanetik, producer (Tony nominated Twilight Los Angeles: 1992, Broadway’s Marlene, Off-Broadway’s Jolson and Company) who helps run our Director-Writer Communications Lab and is often a Speed Date producer. Plus two of the people who offer free consultations to new members: entertainment attorney Lee Feldshon and career consultant Joanne Zippel of Zip Creative. 
Learn about our programs, including our Producer Development & Mentorship Program, Raising Money for Theater, Essentials of Successful Self-Producing and other Producer Boot Camps, Writer-Producer Speed Date, Director-Writer Communications Lab, How to Write a Musical That Works workshop and more. And let us know what we don't offer that you wish we did.
Doors open at 5:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 5:30pm - come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; usually $12.50 for non-members, but free for everyone for this season opener (with a pay-what-you-can if you'd like to support us). Please use the bright red reservation box on this page, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 833-506-5550, or e-mail  TRUStaff1@gmail.com