Monthly Panels

TRU offers monthly panels on a variety of topics relating to theater. Panels are free for TRU members, $15 for non-members at the door, and $12.50 if you pay in advance.

  • Who Is TRU? - free season opening panel
    September 20, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, September 20th season opener Doors open 7pm, panel starts 7:30 The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor   Come to our free-for-everyone seasonal kickoff and networking meet-and-greet. And meet the program directors and illustrious board members of Theater Resources Unlimited that make it possible to bring you the range of programming we […]

  • July panel: The New Showcase Code
    July 26, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

PANEL HAS BEEN CANCELED AT EQUITY’S REQUEST Speakers to include: Chris Aniello, general manager with Live Wire Theatrical; Eric Goldman, theatrical attorney; Chris Harcum, Director of a Bright Future of the League of Independent Theater and a recipient of the Leading Lights of Independent Theater Award for his ongoing advocacy and support; Marlene Thorn Taber, choreographer/director with Creative Equilibrium, […]

  • April Panel: Stream It and They Will Come...
    April 26, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday April 26th, doors open at 7pm, panel at 7:30 The Playroom Theater, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor Panelists to include Broadway producer Michael Alden (Come from Away, Disgraced, Grey Gardens, Not That Jewish, Becoming Dr. Ruth); David Carpenter and John Pinckard of Tilted Windmills Theatricals (Puffs off-Broadway); Themis Gomes, CEO, Cennarium America, Inc.; Broadway producer Stewart […]

  • June panel: Winning Ways
    June 28, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, June 28th (note this is a Thursday) The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl.  Peter Breger, president of the Off Broadway Alliance, presenters of the Off-Broadway Alliance Awards; Shay Gines, founding co-director of the New York Innovative Theatre (NYIT) Awards; Simon Saltzman, president of the Outer Critics Circle; Charles Wright, current president of the […]

  • May panel: Attracting Wanted Attention
    May 22, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday May 22nd, networking at 7pm, panel at 7:30 The Playroom Theatre 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor With confirmed panelists Pippa Bexon, director of client services at Situation Interactive, a digital-first marketing agency; Themis Gomes CEO, Cennarium America, Inc.; Monica Hammond, director of marketing for Davenport Theatricals; Emily McGill, founder of Press Play and a press rep […]

  • March panel: So Many Festivals...
    March 20, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Playroom Theatre 151 W. 46th Street, 8th floor With confirmed panelists Lenore Skomal, artistic director of Broadway Bound Theatre Festival; Jay Michaels, publicist for Downtown Urban Arts Festival and Fresh Fruit Festival; Michael Scott-Price, artistic director Dream Up Festival at Theatre for the New City; Elena Holy, producing artistic director of FringeNYC; Liz Ulmer, managing director of New York […]

  • February Panel: New Tax Laws
    February 20, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, February 20th The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl.  Speakers to include: Bailie Slevin, financial consultant with Entertaining Finance, a business management and financial consulting firm geared specifically toward creatives; Dave Spaulding, Enrolled Agent (EA), Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor (CRPC) and the Accredited Domestic Partnership Advisor (ADPA) and partner at Phillips Gold & Partners. […]

  • January Panel: Theater Around the World
    January 30, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, January 30th The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl.  Speakers to include: Teresa Eyring, Executive Director and CEO of Theatre Communications Group, co-President of the US Center for the International Theatre Institute and co-founder of the Global Theatre Initiative at Georgetown; Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of Sundance Institute Theatre program, under whose leadership, the […]

  • December Panel: Developing New Musicals
    December 12, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, December 12th Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th Street   Speakers to include Ken Cerniglia, Dramaturg and Literary Manager, Disney Theatrical Group; Jason Cocovinis, Director of Marketing, Music Theatre International (MTI),one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theaters from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and […]

  • November Panel: Understanding Off-Broadway
    November 14, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, November 14th Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th Street   Speakers to include Peter Breger, entertainment attorney and chairman of the Off-Broadway Alliance; Charlotte Cohn, actress/writer/producer (Church and State, Handle with Care, Rated P for Parenthood);  Jack Cummings III, founding artistic director of the Obie Award winning Transport Group (Strange Interlude,  Inge in Rep, Lysistrata Jones, Once Upon a […]