Join us Fridays at 4:30pm for weekly virtual Community Gatherings, conversations about creativity and theater in the time of COVID-19, led by TRU executive director/founder Bob Ost. To receive the Zoom link for each week's conversation, email TRUnltd@aol.com and use the word "Zoom" creatively in your subject line.
Friday 5/22 - Virtual Presentations: What We Think You Can and Cannot Do (But We're Probably As Confused As You Are). In the room: Cate Cammarata, curator of the Monday Night Reading Series on CreateTheater.com; entertainment attorney Lee Feldshon; Jim Kierstead, producer (Hadestown, The Inheritance, Ain't Too Proud, Mrs. Doubtfire) and founder of Broadway Virtual presentation platform; and general manager/producer Martin Platt (Woman in Black, Dames at Sea, Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike, In the Continuum, an oak tree).
Friday 5/29 - An Overview of Virtual Platforms. In the room: Emileena Pedigo The Show Goes On Productions, and Roger Gonzalez of LocalTheatreNY. We're researching the choices we have for virtual presentations, which platforms offer what, and how much the cost.
Friday 5/15 - Marketing Strategies for Virtual Performances. In the room: Roger Gonzalez, Editor & Publisher Alliance Media & Communications / LocalTheatreNY.com and Monica Hammond, Director of Marketing for Davenport Theatrical. How do we hold on to our audiences during COVID? Monica and Roger will talk about how marketing strategies may have changed in our new Virtual society, and what still works. And how to reach out to a virtual audience.
Friday 5/8 - Making Music Virtually. In the room: Ted Arthur, conductor for the virtual Sondheim 90th Birthday Celebration, talking about coordinating the parts of a musical presentation for virtual isolated performance.
Friday 5/1 - An overview of bestpractces for virtual performance. In the room: attorney Lee Feldshon and attorney/theater journalist Matt Windman addressing some of the legalities connected with the new virtual isolated performance model.
Friday 4/24 - Adapting to a New Medium. In the room: directors James A. Rocco and Dennis Corso, discussing how to adapt your theatrical bision to assommodate virtual presentation, including new ways of directing for maximizing the "theater experience" of a virtual performance.
Friday, October 2nd, 2020 at 4:30 Community Gathering on Zoom – register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. In the room: Sandi Durell, publisher/editor of TheaterPizzazz.com, Adam Feldman, Time Out NY theater editor and critic, Marcina Zaccaria, writer and administrative assistant at TheaterPizzazz.com. How our go-to theater publications are […]
Friday, September 25, 2020 at 4:30 Community Gathering on Zoom – register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. In the room: Lisa Fane, general manager of The Irish Repertory Theatre, and Aaron Simms, general manager of the York Theatre Company. How to keep a company afloat during a time of economic […]
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 4:30 Community Gathering on Zoom – register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. Some of the game-changing initiatives that cabaret is taking to generate intimate performances on isolated platforms. And how performance material needs to meet the current cultural moment. In the room: […]
Friday, September 11, 2020 at 4:30 Community Gathering on Zoom – register with the bright red reservation box to receive the Zoom link. The organizational pivots writers’ guilds have made during the pandemic … what initiatives they are taking to help members get through all this … how their members are surviving this challenging […]
Friday, September 4, 2020 at 4:30 Community Gathering on Zoom – register above to receive the Zoom link. Some forms of theatrical entertainment seem destined for these times of pandemic isolation. Our speakers will tell us about alternative experiences they are working with in order to engage stay-at-home audiences. For Artistic Stamp, this represents […]
Friday, August 14, 2020 at 4:30 Community Gathering on Zoom – register above to receive the Zoom link. A producer goes by many names these days: Creative Producer, Fundraising Producer, Self-Producing Artist, Producing Associate. Have you thought about what type of producer you are and how that informs your career? This conversation will revolve […]
Friday, July 31, 2020 at 4:30 Community Gathering on Zoom – register in the bright red ticketing box and we will send you the Zoom link. In the room this week: Emileena Pedigo of The Show Goes on Productions will moderate. Guests: include: D.J. Smith is the Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at The Glimpse […]