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  • TRU virtual fundraiser tickets
    February 21, 2021
    5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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TRU SPEAK … Hear Our Voices!

TRUSPEAK ... HEAR OUR VOICES!
an evening of awareness

Vimeo video-on-demand available now thru 2/26 only, $25
TRUSpeak ... Hear Our Voices! an evening of awareness
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presented with the generous sponsorship of R.K. Greene and The Storyline Project,
Patrick Blake/Rhymes Over Beats, Neal Rubinstein/Dangerous the Musical,
Merrie L. Davis and Cheryl Wiesenfeld

executive producer Bob Ost
associate producers Joe Nelms & Iben Cenholt
benefit chair Sanford Silverberg

plays produced by Jonathan Hogue, Stephanie Pope, James Rocco, Claudia Zahn
assistant to the producers Maureen Condon
technical coordinator Iben Cenholt/RuneFilms 
editor-technologists Iben Cenholt/RuneFilms, Andrea Lynn Green, Carley Santori, Henry Garrou/Whitetree, LLC
video editors: Sam Berland/Play It Again Sam’s Video Productions, Joe Nelms
art direction & graphics Gary Hughes
casting by Jamibeth Margolis Casting

featuring MAGGIE BAIRD •  BRENDAN BRADLEY • BRENDA BRAXTON
JIM BROCHU •
NICK CEARLEY • ROBERT CUCCIOLI • ANDREA LYNN GREEN
ANN HARADA • DICKIE HEARTS • CADY HUFFMAN • CRYSTAL KELLOGG
WILL MADER •
LAUREN MOLINA • JILL PAICE • TONYA PINKINS
JANA ROBBINS • DOMINIQUE SHARPTON • HALEY SWINDAL
REGINA TAYLOR • CRYSTAL TIGNEY • TATIANA WECHSLER

with Robert Batiste, Jianzi Colon-Soto, Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin,
Adante Carter, Tyrone Hall, Shariff Sinclair, Taiya 

Join us for an evening of awareness, our annual fundraising gala reinvented for these virtual – and challenging – times. We will present a curated selection of short plays and musicals by TRU writers, produced by TRU producers and directed by TRU directors, all touching upon current social issues. And each introduced by former TRU honorees, including James Morgan, producing artistic director of the York Theatre; two-time Tony winning director/choreographer Jerry Mitchell; performer/choreographer and A Chorus Line legend Baayork Lee; four-time Tony winning producer Ron Simons; Haley Swindal, performer (Chicago, White Christmas, Sweeney Todd, Jekyll and Hyde), producer and cabaret favorite; and four-time Tony winning producer Cheryl Wiesenfeld.

SUPPORT TRU DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES. 
BE A SPONSOR OF THE TRUSPEAK BENEFIT.

You will be thanked in a Sponsorship Credit in the pre-show waiting room plus Event opening credits, and closing credits.
Plus be added to Sponsor section on the TRU Website for a year.
Credit size depending on Sponsorship Level: $1000, $2500, $5000
Email TRUnltd@aol.com for details of sponsorships.

 


TICKETING
General Admission is $55
for the virtual show ($35 for TRU members)
VIP ticket is $90 ($75 for TRU) includes post-show meet-and-greet
with the creative teams and TRU Board and past Honorees
Circle of Angels tickets are $100, $250, $500, include the above
plus thank you credit in waiting room, opening and closing credits. 


PROGRAM


Virtual Happy Hour, 
an online musical by Richard Castle & Matthew Levine
directed by Jesica Garrou, produced by James A. Rocco

music director/sound engineer Benjamin Doyle
video editors and video effects Henry Garrou, Connie Clarkson
video technologists Brendan Bradley, Daniel Abrahamson,
stage manager Connie Clarkson
with Brendan Bradley, Nick Cearley, Lauren Molina, Tatiana Wechsler


Game Boy 
by Melissa Bell

directed by Bryanda Minix, produced by Stephanie Pope
technical editor Carley Santori
with Cady Huffman, Will Mader, Jianzi Colon-Soto


Change of Plans
by Michele Ann Miller

directed by Cate Cammarata, produced by Jonathan Hogue
technical editor Andrea Lynn Green
with Crystal Kellogg


Out of Order
, a play on memory by T. Cat Ford
directed by Glynn Borders, produced by Claudia Zahn
technical editor Iben Cenholt
with Maggie Baird, Andrea
Lynn Green, Crystal Tigney


A Woman's Perspective
by Melvina Douse Manuel

directed by Van Dirk Fisher, produced by Stephanie Pope
technical editor Iben Cenholt
with Regina Taylor, Robert Baptiste, Gha'il Rhodes Benjamin,
Adante Carter, Shariff Sinclair, Tyrone Hall


Zoom
, a monologue by Joe Nelms

directed by Dennis Corsi, produced by Jonathan Hogue
technical editor Henry Garrou
with Jim Brochu, Brenda Braxton, Bob Cuccioli, Ann Harada, Dickie Hearts, Jana Robbins


 

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