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.

  • Successful Not-for-Profits
    March 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Tuesday evening March 19th, doors open at 7pm for networking, panel starts at 7:30 Polaris North Theatre, 245 W. 29th Street, 4th floor Panel will include Luis Reyes Cardenas, co-founder and co-artistic director of Open Hydrant Theatre Company; Anne Hamburger, founder & artistic director En Garde Arts; Ralph Peña, producing artistic director of Ma-Yi Theater Company; Lorca Peress, […]

  • Solo Success
    February 19, 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tuesday 2/19, networking and refreshments at 7pm, panel at 7:30 Polaris North Theatre, 245 W. 29th Street, 4th floor  Panel to feature Valerie David, solo artist, self-producer (The Pink Hulk); Aizzah Fatima, solo artist, self-producer (Dirty Paki Lingerie); Ingrid Griffith, writer, performer and self-producer (Demerara Gold); Kurt Johns, writer (Hello Kitty Must Die), director (Churchill, The Unfortunates), […]

  • Getting Past the Gatekeepers
    January 24, 2019
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday 1/24, networking and refreshments at 7pm, panel at 7:30 Polaris North, 245 W. 29th Street, 4th floor  Co-moderated by Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly’s Last Jam, Caroline or Change; TV’s All My Children, Fear the Walking Dead), the panel will feature Christine Bruno, actor,  teaching artist, SAG-AFTRA NY Board member, Disability Inclusion Consultant;  […]

  • What It Means to Be a Producer
    December 13, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Thursday, 12/13 – doors open at 7pm for networking, panel starts promptly at 7:30 Polaris North, 245 W. 29th Street, 4th floor  With commercial producers Margot Astrachan (The Prom, A Gentleman’s Guide…, Nice Work If You Can Get It, On a Clear Day…), RK Greene (Peter and the Starcatcher, Terms of Endearment, Cougar), Cody Lassen (Indecent, Spring Awakening revival), Brian Moreland (The Lifespan […]

  • General Manager and Attorney
    November 15, 2018
    7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Thursday 11/15, 7:00 networking, 7:30 panel The Actors’ Temple · 339 West 47th Street · New York, N.Y. 10036 Speakers to include: Bob Brinkerhoff, associate general manager at KGM Theatrical; David Elliott, producer and general manager Perry Street Theatricals; Lee A.G. Feldshon, entertainment attorney; Ed Gaynes, producer, general manager, theater owner (The Actors Temple, St. Luke’s […]

  • 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 […]