TRUSPEAK ... HEAR OUR VOICES!
an evening of awareness
5 new plays filmed for virtual presentation.
And a celebration of 30 years of TRU service to the theater community.
Sunday evening June 04, 5pm to 7pm ET
Can't make the gala? To make a 30th Anniversary donation to TRU, CLICK HERE
(Meet some of our cast and creatives on Facebook and hear what they have to say.)
Presented with generous sponsorship from Patrick Blake of RHYMES OVER BEATS, Merrie L. Davis of NEXT ACT 2 FOLLOW, R.K. Greene and THE STORYLINE PROJECT, Linda B. Rubin Productions, Judith Manocherian, WRITE ACT REPERTORY and WOMEN MAKE MOVIES. This is an evening to raise awareness of current social issues, as well as awareness of the work TRU has been doing for the theater community for over 30 years. Featuring 5 new plays filmed for virtual performance plus a VIRTUAL AFTER-PARTY hosted by Write Act Repertory, your chance to meet and chat with our actors, writers, directors, producers and tech pros, each play with its own breakout room you can visit! It's fun!
starring HALLIE BOND, ALEX BONIELLO, D'AMBROSE BOYD, CHUCK COOPER,
ALI EWOLDT, ROSEMARY HOWARD, CADY HUFFMAN, EMPEROR KAIOYUS,
BLAKE LAFITA, NOAH MARIANO, DAMIAH NOLASCO, JANA ROBBINS,
JOHN SCOTT-RICHARDSON, SAMANTHA SIMONE, HALEY SWINDAL
with special appearances by
BRENDA BRAXTON, CATE CAMMARATA, MERRIE L. DAVIS,
JOANNA GLEASON, R.K. GREENE, JIM KIERSTEAD,
AUSTIN PENDLETON, TONYA PINKINS
executive producer Bob Ost
founding producer Iben Cenholt/Rune Films
consulting producer Janel C. Scarborough
video designers Jay Chacon, Tracy Swedlow
event graphics designed by Gary Hughes
"Waiting Room" by Terry Bojanowski
program design Rob Hofmann, Andrea McDonald
production assistant Owen Cahill
TRUSpeak literary manager Cate Cammarata
TRUSpeak selection committee: Patrick Blake, Owen Cahill, Pamela C. Dudley,
Bob Ost, Janel C. Scarborough, Scott Sickles, John Sparks
Special thanks to Jamibeth Margolis Casting and Robin Carus Casting; and a great big nod to the talent and support of Maureen Condon, Patricia Kenet, Janet Bentley, Melvina Douse Manuel, Zillah Glory, Andy Cohen, Christopher Carter Sanderson, Patrice Miller, Burak Tatar. And heartfelt thanks to SAG/AFTRA for enabling us to bring on amazing talent under the special microbudget agreement.
SOCIALLY DISTANT by Phil Darg
directed by Epiphany Samuels, produced by Cady Huffman
associate producer Epiphany Samuels
director of photography & colorist Caleb Morgan,
film editor & 1st assistant camera Samuel Kassover
Music by Puddle of Infinity
with Alex Boniello, Ali Ewoldt
Special thanks to WOW Cafe Theater for their amazing rehearsal space.
GUELLEN, KANSAS by Alex Goldberg
directed by Jordan Richards, produced by Amy Drake
associate producers Alex Goldberg, Bones Rodriguez,
Laura Valpey Rodriguez, Marc Lesser
director of photography & color by Laela Kilbourn
music by Jordan Richards, sound recording Dusty Sanders
with Hallie Bond, Chuck Cooper, Cady Huffman, Blake Lafita
Special thanks to Antaeus Theatre Company, Josh Isaac, Catia Ojeda, Scott Stauffer.
DITMAS by Glenn Alterman
directed by Ben Rauch, produced by Carolyn M. Brown
director of photography & film editor Joshua Santora
with Noah Mariano, Samantha Simone
Special thanks to Tamborim Bar and Grill in Jersey City
REPRIEVE by Lee Roscoe
directed by Miriam Eusebio, produced by Nicolette Blount
director of photography Matthew Kohn, film editor Ernie Ernstrom
with Emperor Kaioyus, Damiah Nolasco John Scott Richardson, Jana Robbins
MISSUS DOBBS, AMERICAN by Kate Katcher
directed by Misti B. Wills, produced by Cady Huffman
director of photography & film editor Carley Santori
with D'Ambrose Boyd, Rosemary Howard, Haley Swindal
Special thanks to Women Make Movies, Liz Popiel, April Bartlett, Delta Level Defense,
David Wills, Jennica Carmona.
SUPPORT TRU DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.
You will be thanked in a Sponsorship Credit in the pre-show waiting room plus Event opening credits, and closing credits.