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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 “LABORS OF LOVE” 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 ‘7 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— 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 includesFrank McGuinness' Gates Of Gold, Dracula, Dietrich & Chevalier, Over the River and Through the Woods, Avow, The Deep Throat Sex Scandal, Tap Dogs. Tours include—The 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; TelevisionHBO's Scarred City, Due South, Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays!, PBS Sesame Street, Cosby Mysteries, As The World Turns, and the miniseries Sally Hemmings (NY Casting). Feature Film includesJack & 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 MiserablesThe Phantom Of The OperaMiss SaigonThe ProducersCats, 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, RenewalYour 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
  • 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  11am to 5:30pm 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. […]

  • Audition Technique & Protocol
    April 5, 2020
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL TRU LIVE EVENTS ARE BEING RESCHEDULED WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE “ALL CLEAR.”  We are discussing possible dates for rescheduling. Meantime we are gearing up to present virtual events, free to the TRU community. Stay tuned. And stay healthy! AUDITION TECHNIQUE AND PROTOCOL, PLUS EVENT Q&A with agent […]

  • Meet the Coaches
    March 29, 2020
    12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday March 29th, 12:45 to 4:30 (check-in at 12:30) Actors Connection  630 Ninth Avenue (45th/46th), Suite 1410 NY NY 10010 We want all actors to do their best at our audition, and all auditions. And we firmly believe that even the most experienced actor needs an outside eye to help shape their audition pieces. Trust […]

  • 2020 TRU NYC Auditions
    April 1, 2020
    5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS PANDEMIC, ALL TRU LIVE EVENTS ARE BEING RESCHEDULED WHILE WE WAIT FOR THE “ALL CLEAR.”  Actors Connection and TRU have agreed to meet once the social distancing restriction is lifted, and discuss possible dates for rescheduling. Meantime we are gearing up to present virtual events, free to the TRU community. […]

  • Audition Technique & Protocol
    May 5, 2019
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

AUDITION TECHNIQUE AND PROTOCOL, PLUS EVENT Q&A with agent Valerie Adami of SW Artists, casting director/coach Bob Kale and TRU executive director Bob Ost. Sunday May 5th, 3PM to 6:30PM Clinton Cameo Studios 307 W. 43rd Street, Studio B, NYC Another great opportunity to prepare yourself for the TRU Audition, and it’s $10 for anyone […]

  • Meet the Coaches
    April 28, 2019
    1:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Sunday April 28th, 1:45 to 5:30 (check-in at 1:30) Clinton Cameo Studios  307 W. 43rd Street, Studio B NYC, NY 10036 We want all actors to do their best at our audition, and all auditions. And we firmly believe that even the most experienced actor needs an outside eye to help shape their audition pieces. […]