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  • The Good Shepherds
    December 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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The Good Shepherds: How Producers Guide the Development of New Work
Thursday, December 19th
Doors open 7:00pm, panel starts 7:30
Polaris North Theater, 245 W. 29th Street
Bringing new works to New York is an expensive and risky proposition, and it is a good producer's job to make the development path as painless as possible for the creative artists and company. To sidestep premature exposure while a show is being worked on, current producing models now commonly partner commercial producers with a range of not-for-profit collaborators. A chief strategy is the enhancement deal, though there are other ways of working under the radar. Low-profile workshops are another possibility, though they cost way more than the designation "workshop" might suggest. In general, successful producers need to find a path of least resistance and greatest support for their production and their team. How do they do it?
Panelists to include TRU literary manager Cate Cammarata, director, producer (My Life Is a Musical, The Assignment, My Father's Daughter), R. Erin Craig of La Vie Productions (Austen's Pride: A New Musical of Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Rickey Calls A Meeting, Academy, Himself and Nora, Into The Wild, In The Heights, Irena's Vow), entertainment attorney Lee Feldshon (Moulin Rouge, Drama Desk winner Desperate Measures, Who’s Your Baghdaddy, Money Talks, Bloody, Bloody, Jessica Fletcher, Liberty), producer Ken Waissman (original Grease, Torch Song Trilogy, Agnes of God).
Doors open at 7:00pm for networking and refreshments, roundtable introductions of everyone in the room will start at 7:30pm ‚Äď come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need. Free for TRU members; $13.00 for non-members ($16 at the door). 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¬†