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TRU BOOT CAMPS
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Shape up! Get the training you need to be the best producer you can be with these TRU opportunities to hone your basic (and not-so-basic) business and organizational skills. This ongoing series of workshops addresses specific areas of need for anyone trying to make theater, film or any performance art happen. From the half-day "Essentials of Self-Producing" and "Mediation Techniques for Producers and Everyone" to the full day "Raising Money for Theater" and in-depth "Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing," you will get the information, inspiration and support you need to make everything seem possible. 

Email TRUStaff1@gmail.com if you are interested in any of these workshops, and to receive details of future workshops. Click below to read general information about each workshop:

Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask

"I researched almost all of the presenters before arriving so I was impressed.  I have to say that Lisaroxanne and Bailie blew me away with their enthusiasm and their knowledge, as well as the open, honest way they shared.  Bruce was forthright and honest, which I greatly appreciated.  Jack was, for me, the absolute best not only in imparting wisdom but in his approachability and warmth.  One might think that someone of his caliber would want to present and run, but Jack was generous with his time even beyond his presentation.  All of the presenters were generous with their time beyond their actual presentations and that, for me, was a wonderful surprise and most appreciated.  I think this speaks volumes about TRU's collaborative nature - bravo!" ~Charlene Donaghy/Raising Money for Theater 2017

"The TRU Money Bootcamp was an amazing non-stop exposure to fascinating, accomplished theater creators! Kudos for finding, recruiting, scheduling, organizing so many amazing panelists and speakers and designing an 8 hour continuous show with one intermission!!" ~Tita Anntares/Raising Money for Theater 2017

Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing

Thank you again for an incredible event this weekend.  I learned so many things, both deep and practical. The content, structure and community you’ve already created is so incredibly rich, there should be a waiting-list for your events -- and even paid live streaming. ~Deborah Henson-Conant

I found the Boot Camp to be a fantastic experience. I did learn a tremendous amount about what I need to know at the level on which I'm currently operating, and I got a great preview of what might be in store for me in the future if I can move up a level. ~Ed Levy

"I hope I've adequately conveyed to you how much the Producer's [Weekend] Intensive was helpful in my getting ready for [my show].... While I'm extremely proud of the show for myself, it's also a testament to what I gathered from the Producing sessions at TRU. As a TRU alum, I was able to put this on in a way I wouldn't have been able to had I not taken the course." ~Michael Doshier, Johnny Darlin: In the Closet (FringeNYC 2016)

"Thanks for organizing the event his weekend. We were very impressed by the number of theatre pros who turned out to speak and take questions from the likes of us. I found it very informative -- helpful to get a grasp of things and a sense of what the financial outlay might be for such ventures." ~D.W. Gregory

"I just wanted to say again how wonderful TRU is. I just took the 2nd boot camp after joining 3 months ago. I was out of the business for nearly 10 years and felt so lost coming back to my roots of theatre. I missed the theatre arts and artists and tried different groups but nothing resonated for me....TRU is "tru"ly spectacular! Not only am I amazed how much I've learned but how organized you are and most importantly how genuinely NICE you, the board, the guests and the other "students" are. I wish I would have found you and TRU twenty years ago. You've made me believe in myself again in others again and in theater again!" ~Antonia Kasper

Recognizing Commercial Potential: Is This Show Worth Investing In?

"Thanks so much for opportunity to attend the TRU Investor Lab! I learned so much (and took many notes)! Your panel was generous with their information and insights. As you know, I’m mainly a writer (musicals and plays) , but art, especially a collaborative art like theater, does not exist in a vacuum. It’s important understand the perspective of successful producers, investors, and our attorney and panel chair Eric Goldman." ~Sue Horowitz

Essentials of Self-Producing: So Many Hats, Only One Head

Mediation Techniques for Producers and Everyone

 
 
 

Events
  • Raising Money
    February 17, 2024
    12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

THIS WORKSHOP IS BEING RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL. CHECK BACK FOR EXACT DATE.  Click here for curriculum and speakers Click here to register (please fill out the registration form and pay using the red ticketing box on this page) Theater was on hold since March 2020, but hope finally is on the horizon: though uncertainties persist, at […]

  • Essentials of Successful Self-Producing
    October 14, 2023
    12:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Saturday October 14, 12pm to 6:30 pm EDT Our annual workshop reformatted and rethought for virtual presentation. Polaris North Studio, 245 W. 29th Street, NYC Simul-streamed on zoom for attendees and presenters outside of NYC. “Gee, I’m just an artist” no longer cuts it when you make the move from page to paying audience – […]

  • Investor Lab
    May 21, 2023
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Sunday, May 21st, 2023, 12-5PM We continue zooming into the Virtual World – Boot Camp has been reformatted for Zoom! For anyone thinking about investing in theater. (And anyone who hopes to attract investors.) An essential workshop for producers and investors. Panel will include Jane Dubin, producer (recent: Is This A Room, Dana H.; The Prom, Tony winning The Norman […]

  • Raising Money
    January 28, 2023
    12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 28, 12pm to 7:00pm Retooled for virtual participation.  Click here for curriculum and speakers Click here to register (please fill out the registration form and pay using the red ticketing box on this page) The world has been on hold since March 2020, but hope is on the horizon at last: though uncertainties persist, […]

  • Essentials of Successful Self-Producing
    July 31, 2022
    12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Sunday July 31, 12pm to 5:30 pm EDT Our annual workshop reformatted and rethought for virtual presentation Sometimes you’ve just got to jump in and be more than an artist to make theater happen. “I’m just an artist” no longer cuts it when you make the move from page to paying audience – you are […]

  • Raising Money
    January 23, 2022
    12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday, January 23, 12pm to 7:00pm Retooled for virtual participation during the current pandemic.  Click here for curriculum and speakers Click here to register (please fill out the registration form and pay using the red ticketing box on this page) The world has been on hold since March 2020, but hope is on the horizon at […]

  • Essentials of Successful Self-Producing
    September 26, 2021
    1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sunday September 26th, 1pm to 6:30 pm EST Our annual workshop reformatted and rethought for virtual presentation Sometimes you’ve just got to jump in and be more than an artist to make theater happen. “I’m just an artist” no longer cuts it when you make the move from page to paying audience – you are […]

  • A Conversation about Producing
    April 1, 2021
    3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thursday April 1st, 3pm-4:30pm eastern on Zoom. A Virtual Q&A with Jack W. Batman and Bruce Robert Harris, two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway Producers. Since 2005, they have produced over sixty plays and musicals for Broadway, London’s West End, Off-Broadway, regional theatres, and national and international tours and festivals plus many private and corporate events. Special […]

  • Raising Money
    January 23, 2021
    12:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Saturday, January 23, 12pm to 7:30pm Retooled for virtual participation during the current pandemic.  Click here for curriculum and speakers Click here to register (please fill out the registration form and pay using the red ticketing box on this page) The world has been on hold since last March, but hope is on the horizon at […]

  • Essentials of Successful Self-Producing
    December 6, 2020
    1:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Sunday December 6th, 1pm to 6:30 pm EST Our annual workshop reformatted and rethought for virtual presentation Sometimes you’ve just got to jump in and be more than an artist to make theater happen. “I’m just an artist” no longer cuts it when you make the move from page to paying audience – you are […]