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Event Details
  • TRU virtual fundraiser tickets
    March 20, 2022
    5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Details Price Qty
Basic ticket (TRU member) $30.00 (USD)  
VIP ticket w/meet-and-greet (TRU member) $75.00 (USD)  
Basic ticket (non-member) $55.00 (USD)  
VIP ticket w/meet-and-greet (non-member) $90.00 (USD)  
Circle of Angels Supporter (be thanked in the event credits) $100.00 (USD)  
Circle of Angels Patron (be thanked in the event credits) $250.00 (USD)  
Circle of Angels Archangel (be thanked in the event credits) $500.00 (USD)  
$1000 SPONSOR $1,000.00 (USD)  
$2500 SPONSOR $2,500.00 (USD)  
$5000 SPONSOR $5,000.00 (USD)  

TRUSPEAK … Hear Our Voices! 2022

TRUSPEAK ... HEAR OUR VOICES!
an evening of awareness
featuring Danny Bolero, Jim Brochu, Terry Burrell, Veanne Cox
and others TBA
Sunday evening March 20, 5pm to 7:00pm ET

Join us for an evening of awareness, our annual fundraising gala reinvented for these virtual – and challenging – times. We are presenting a curated selection of short plays by TRU writers, produced by TRU producers and directed by TRU-friendly directors, all touching upon current social issues. And each introduced by former TRU honorees.

THE FIRST ANTI-VAXXERS
by James McLindon, directed by Cady Huffman
produced by Noel MacDuffie

COLD BREAD
by Aladrian Wetzel,
directed by Rain Pryor
produced by Melvina Douse Manuel

ONLY BLACK
by Kristy Thomas,
directed by Ben Harney
produced by Melvina Douse Manuel

SLAVE TRADE
by Ian Patrick Williams,
directed by Andrea Andresakis
produced by Merrie L. Davis
technologist Carley Santori

SHE'S BLOWN AWAY
by Vince Gatton,
directed by Robert Cuccioli
produced by Claudia Zahn
technologist Brian Lawton

OBSTACLE
by John Busser,
directed by Glynn Borders
produced by Maureen Condon

EVERY CREEPING THING
by David Beardsley,
directed by Sharifa Williams
produced by Jesica Garou

TICKETING (goes on sale 1/15)
General Admission is $55
for the virtual show ($30 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. 


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, $5000Email TRUnltd@aol.com for details of sponsorships.

 


2022 FINALISTS AND SEMI-FINALISTS

We received over 130 submissions, and we congratulate the following 10 finalists, 7 of which we will be presenting (see above):

Every Creeping Thing by David Beardsley
Good Bad Times by Diana Burbano
Obstacle by John Busser
She's Blown Away by Vince Gatton
The First Anti-Vaxxers by James McLindon
Only Black by Kristy Thomas
I Could See, a Raging Revolt by Ajene D. Washington
Cold Bread by Aladrian Wetzel
Slave Trade by Ian Patrick Williams
My Father's Father by Marie Yuen

Additional congratulations to the following additional semi-finalists - this was an amazing array of work, all addressing significant topics in effective and dramatic ways. We were truly overwhelmed!

Eviction Notice by Ramla Bandele
Black Santa by David Beardsley
Transcodicil by Peter Dakutis
Menapace by J Lois Diamond
Children Asking Why - Joe & Granddaddy by T Cat Ford
Water's Water by T Cat Ford
A Mother's Privilege by Donna Hoke
Birth Control by Nico Juber
Only a Matter of Time by Mark Levine 
Grace Finds Kel by Rex McGregor 
Closing Doors by John Minigan
Guilty by Joe Nelms
My (Diagnosed) Self by Dave Osmundsen
For Sale by Owner by Marc Paykuss
Last Night in the Lincoln Hotel by Adam Richter
Wish Me Luck by Laurie Tanner
Girls Softball by Greg Vovos

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