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Audition Event
Description

An annual opportunity for theater companies and producers to see over 200 talented actors, both union and non-union, in one inspiring weekend. Originally presented live in a NYC venue, shutdown has pushed us to do this virtually made possible by a partnership with John Lant and Tamra Pica of WRITE ACT REPERTORY. This has allowed us to be more inclusive of actors and producers from outside the New York area. The event is free for all companies and individuals with genuine casting needs. There is a modest fee for the actors who come and audition.

Actors sign up for a scheduled 2-minute audition slot in which they are expected to present two contrasting pieces as a way of increasing their potential appeal to a wide range of producers with varying casting needs. One weekend day is set aside for singing actors, and the other for non-singers. Everybody, h0wever, is required to prepare at least one monologue, including singers.

Faculty
  • VALERIE ADAMI

    (audition coach)¬†A native New Yorker, Ms. Adami has worked in every area of show business including opera and musical theatre, She moved on to work in voice-overs and industrial narration as well as dayplayers on NY Soaps.¬† For over twenty-five years she was Director of the Weist-Barron Film & TV School, guiding actors and directing showcase programs.¬† As an independent Casting Director she specialized in Commercial and Industrial projects for clients such as Sony, AT&T, Franklin Speir Publishing, Hamilton Standard, Virginia Lottery, Riuniti Wines and Parliament Cigarettes (Japan).¬† She was an original member of the Industry performers group ‚ÄúLABORS OF LOVE‚ÄĚ that produced fundraisers benefiting BCEFA.¬† Currently, coming full circle Valerie was invited to join SWArtists Agency to develop their youth department preparing young actors to successfully pursue their goals.¬† Her clients have worked on ‚Äė7 Seconds, Billions and Blacklist, numerous independent films and commercials.¬†

  • BOB KALE

    A partial list of the projects Bob has worked on as a casting director would include: Broadway‚ÄĒ Souvenir, King Hedley II¬†(August Wilson),¬†An Inspector Calls, A Tale Of Two Cities, Little Women-The Musical, The Who's Tommy, Titanic-The Musical, The Life, Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel.¬† Off-Broadway includes‚ÄĒFrank McGuinness'¬†Gates Of Gold, Dracula, Dietrich & Chevalier, Over the River and Through the Woods, Avow, The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, Tap Dogs. Tours include‚ÄĒThe Best Little Whorehouse in Texas¬†starring Ann-Margret,¬†Barry Manilow's Copacabana, Nunsense¬†(25th Anniversary Tour), Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk¬†starring Savion Glover; Television‚ÄĒHBO's Scarred City, Due South, Elmo‚Äôs World: Happy Holidays!, PBS Sesame Street, Cosby Mysteries, As The World Turns, and the miniseries Sally Hemmings (NY Casting). Feature Film includes‚ÄĒJack & Jill (additional NY Casting), You Don't Mess With The Zohan (additional NY casting), I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (additional NY casting), Beavis and Butthead Do America (NY Voice Casting), The Quest for Camelot (NY Voice Casting), Looney Tunes: Back in Action (NY Voice Casting), Big Daddy (NY Casting), Little Nicky (NY Casting). See www.bobkaleonline.com for more information.

  • JAMIBETH MARGOLIS

    is a professional casting director in New York. She has worked with Johnson-Liff Casting, Cameron Mackintosh, and Margolis-Seay Casting and is now out on her own as a freelance casting director.  Her company is Jamibeth Margolis Casting and Productions. Previous credits include the Broadway and National Touring Companies of such mega hits as Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, The Producers, Cats, and Jane Eyre as well as two dozen other shows on Broadway. She also currently casts for Off-Broadway, National Touring Companies and shows for prominent regional theaters and the major theater festivals in NYC. Her casting office is dedicated to the development of new plays and musicals. Additional casting credits include multiple television pilots and on-camera industrials for major US companies. Current And Recent Casting Projects: Fiddler On The Roof In Yiddish (Stage 42 Off-Broadway/Winner of 2020 Artios Award For Casting), National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Season, Sistas: The Musical (Off Broadway), Cleveland Musical Theatre Season, Parity Productions, Streaming Musicals and more. Jamibeth served as assistant director to Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks on the Broadway revival of The Caine Mutiny Court Martial and also on Jules Feiffer’s A Bad Friend at Lincoln Center Theatre. She has also helmed developmental productions and readings of the new works, including Naked In Encino, Owl Creek, Far From the Madding Crowd, Plane Crazy, Great Googley Moo, 1812, and Warsaw. Jamibeth also teaches musical theater, acting, and audition technique in studios all around NYC. She serves on the BFA Acting Faculty at Pace University. Member: Casting Society of America.  She served as a Tony Awards Voter for three Broadway seasons. Member: Lincoln Center Directors Lab.

  • TAMRA PICA

    producer and casting director for Write Act Repertory. Tamra's theater and television work spans 33 years and over 250 productions as a prop designer, AEA Stage Manager, producer and casting director of plays, musicals, dance and ice shows. She produces both Off Broadway, as well as, managing the Los Angeles theater presence for Write Act.  Recent credits include the long-running Frankenstein, Wicked City Blues, and Swing.  Other credits include: Lili Marlene, Caldwell’s Bomb for the New York Venus/Adonis Theater Festival, Renewal, Your Name on My Lips at Theater for the New City and the long running musical Fabulous! Queen of the New Musicals where she served as a casting director and producer.  Alongside theater, Tamra’s work production, casting, and development television work can be seen for companies such as Disney, Sony, Cartoon Network, NBC Studios, TBS, CBS, MTV, ABC and FOX.  She currently works on the animated Disney series Mira, Royal Detective.

Events
  • Meet the Coaches
    April 28, 2024
    1:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday April 28, 2:00 to 6:00 (check-in at 1:45) – eastern time A virtual workshop on Zoom. Register to be sent the Zoom link. FREE for all actors who apply to the TRU Audition, $30 for all others (fee can be applied to Audition registration) NOTE: IF YOU DON’T RESERVE BY 12:30PM SUNDAY 4/28, WE […]

  • 2024 TRU NYC Virtual Auditions
    May 18, 2024 - May 19, 2024
    11:30 am - 6:00 pm

TO SERVE OUR FRIENDS OUTSIDE OF NEW YORK CITY, WE HOLD THIS EVENT VIRTUALLY.¬†¬† Theater Resources Unlimited in association with Write Act Repertory presents TRU 2024 COMBINED AUDITION WEEKEND¬† (now including film and virtual producers, as well as live theater) May 18 and May 19 on ZOOM¬† 11:30am to 6:00pm eastern time Be seen by […]

  • Audition Technique & Protocol (Margolis)
    September 6, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AUDITION TECHNIQUE AND PROTOCOL, PLUS EVENT Q&A with casting director Jamibeth Margolis and TRU executive director Bob Ost. (CLICK HERE for Thursday workshop with Valerie Adami & Bob Kale) Tuesday Sept 6th, 7PM to 9PM ET on Zoom Another great opportunity to prepare yourself for the TRU Audition, and it’s free for anyone who has […]

  • Audition Technique & Protocol (Adami/Kale)
    September 8, 2022
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

AUDITION TECHNIQUE AND PROTOCOL, PLUS EVENT Q&A with agent Valerie Adami of SW Artists, casting director Bob Kale and TRU executive director Bob Ost. (CLICK HERE for Monday workshop with Jamibeth Margolis) Thursday Sept 8th, 7PM to 9PM ET on Zoom Another great opportunity to prepare yourself for the TRU Audition, and it’s free for […]

  • Meet the Coaches
    August 28, 2022
    1:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday August 28, 2:00 to 6:00 (check-in at 1:45) – eastern time A virtual workshop on Zoom. Register to be sent the Zoom link. FREE for all actors who apply to the TRU Audition, $30 for all others (fee can be applied to Audition registration) NOTE: IF YOU DON’T RESERVE BY 12:30PM SUNDAY 8/28, WE […]

  • 2022 TRU NYC Virtual Auditions
    September 17, 2022 - September 18, 2022
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm

DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS, AND THE VALUE OF OUR NOW-GLOBAL AUDIENCE, WE ARE HOLDING THIS EVENT VIRTUALLY.¬† Theater Resources Unlimited in association with Write Act Repertory presents TRU 2022 COMBINED AUDITION WEEKEND¬† (now including film and virtual producers, as well as live theater) September 17 and September 18 on ZOOM¬† 10am to 6:00pm eastern […]

  • Audition Technique & Protocol (Margolis)
    May 10, 2021
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

VIRTUAL AUDITION TECHNIQUE AND PROTOCOL, PLUS EVENT Q&A with casting director/coach Jamibeth Margolis and TRU executive director Bob Ost Click here for the Virtual Audition Technique workshop with Valerie Adami and Bob Kale, on May 8th. Monday May 10th, 7PM to 9:00PM ET on Zoom Another great opportunity to prepare yourself for the TRU Audition, […]

  • Audition Technique & Protocol (Adami/Kale)
    May 8, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

AUDITION TECHNIQUE AND PROTOCOL, PLUS EVENT Q&A with agent Valerie Adami of SW Artists, casting director Bob Kale and TRU executive director Bob Ost. (CLICK HERE for Monday workshop with Jamibeth Margolis) Saturday May 8th, 1PM to 3:00PM ET on Zoom Another great opportunity to prepare yourself for the TRU Audition, and it’s free for […]

  • Meet the Coaches
    May 2, 2021
    12:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday May 2, 1:00 to 5:00 (check-in at 12:45) – eastern time A virtual workshop on Zoom. Register to be sent the Zoom link. FREE for all actors who apply to the TRU Audition, $30 for all others (fee can be applied to Audition registration) NOTE: IF YOU DON’T RESERVE BY 12:30PM SUNDAY, WE WON’T […]

  • 2021 TRU NYC Virtual Auditions
    May 22, 2021 - May 23, 2021
    11:00 am - 6:00 pm
The friendliest audition in town!

DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL TRU LIVE EVENTS ARE BEING RETHOUGHT VIRTUALLY WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE “ALL CLEAR.”¬† Theater Resources Unlimited presents TRU 2021 COMBINED AUDITION WEEKEND¬† May 22nd and May 23rd on ZOOM¬† 11am to 5:30pm eastern time COVID really stopped the show. We’d like to help get it started again. […]