Tuesday March 28th, 6:30 networking, 7pm (ET) start
Polaris North Theatre, 245 W. 29th Street, 4th floor, NYC
(JOINING US IN PERSON? VACCINATION PROOF REQUIRED, MASKS RECOMMENDED.)
Our return to our live monthly panels/discussions, with a simultaneous streaming for our friends outside of New York City. (Everyone should receive the zoom link when you register. If you don't receive it, email TRUnltd@aol.com to request link.)
Co-hosts to include: Nicolette Blount, composer, lyricist, playwright, producer-investor at Take My Shot Productions, member of the Chickasaw tribe; Jane Dubin, producer (Is This A Room, Dana H.; The Prom, Tony winning The Norman Conquests, An American in Paris, Farinelli and the King, Bandstand, Peter and the Starcatcher, Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, The 39 Steps, Ann); Sharon Fallon, producer (Indecent, Beautiful Broadway, London & National Tour, Matilda The Musical, Lysistrata Jones) and general manager; N'Kenge, actress (Motown: The Musical, Caroline, or Change, Sondheim on Sondheim) and producer (Forever Summer, Lights of Broadway, The Dolly Sisters, Lucky Numbers); Jana Robbins, actress (Gypsy, Tale of the Allergist's Wife) and producer (Drama Desk winner Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish, Tony and Olivier winning Company revival Broadway and West End, Ragtime revival, Little Women; UK developmental productions of The Jazz Age, The Astonishing Times of Timothy, upcoming Rose in West End with producer partner Haley Swindal; producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld (Tony awards for The Gershwins Porgy and Bess, Elaine Stritch At Liberty, All the Way, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike; plus A Steady Rain, Caroline, or Change, Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). The forum will be moderated by TRU co-founder and vice-president Cheryl Davis and TRU co-founder and executive director Bob Ost.
Is theater producing still a “boys’ club?” Are there still obstacles to overcome when a woman takes the lead? What steps towards parity have women taken in this and other areas of theater? Is there farther to go? The goal of these discussions is to elicit proactive conversations that can benefit artists, producers, administrators, and our industry. We invite all members of the diverse theater community to join us and welcome allies to attend.