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TRU Voices
Description

Let us pay for a developmental reading of your new play or musical! Created to nurture producers as well as writers, TRU VOICES seeks producer-driven projects, and also matches writers with producers. Each reading is followed by a “Dollars and Sense” panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the work.

2021 TRU VOICES NEW PLAYS READING SERIES

Click here for the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series detailed information and history. 
Click here for 2020 Guidelines (2021 guidelines will be similar) - submissions will open January 4th for 2021 series. Submission deadline will be January 31st 2021 (with one week extension for TRU members and plays with a producer attached.)
Click this link to see the 2020 application (2021 application will be similar): PRS20Application (writable PDF) or PRS20Application (Word)

2021 TRU VOICES NEW MUSICALS READING SERIES
We will be taking a hiatus in 2020. No musical series this year. But we'll be back.

Click here for the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series detailed information and history.
Series is on hiatus due to a loss of funding, but we expect submissions to open in 2020 for 2021 series. While we try to second-guess COVID and the feasility of live presentations in 2021, we are looking into the presenting the musical readings virtually to determine if the need to pre-record and edit anything beyond a solo number will be cost-prohibitive. Bear with us. If feasible, guidelines and application for 2021 will be similar to these: 
CLICK HERE for 2019 TRU Voices Musicals guidelines
CLICK HERE to download TRU Voices Application as a writable PDF 

Some of the past participants in the TRU Voices Reading Series that went on to further productions are:
Musicals: My Life is a Musical (2013) | Hell Hole Honeys (2006) | Saint Heaven (2005) | The Great American Trailer Park Musical* (2001) | Vanities and Vexation (now nor’mal - 2000)
Plays: The Forgetting Curve (2013) | Film Chinois* (2008) | Missives (2006) | Pied a Terre* (2005)
 | Taxi to Jannah (2003).
 
* Published


 

Faculty
  • CATE CAMMARATA (TRU literary manager)

    is a producer, director, dramaturg and writer in NYC and is the Associate Artistic Director for Rhymes Over Beats Hip Hop Theater Collective. Cate has produced The Assignment off-Broadway and My Father's Daughter with Ursula Rucker at La Mama for Rhymes Over Beats. Regionally she produced My Life Is a Musical at Bay Street Theater and has directed many readings of new work in NYC. She is the Literary Manager for Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and is the Director of Creative Development for MusicalWriters.com. Cate holds a BFA in Acting/Directing from Syracuse University and an MFA in Dramaturgy at SUNY Stony Brook, and teaches Theatre Arts at Baruch College. Her latest book, "Contemporary Monologues for a New Theater," was listed as one of the Top Ten Books for theatre lovers by BroadwayDirect in 2018. catecammarata.comcreatetheater.com

Events
  • TRU Voices/No Entry (pay what you can to help us get through the current health crisis)
    June 17, 2020
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

OUR FIRST VIRTUAL READING SERIES! A benefit to help us make up for losses during COVID-19. Reserve and we will send you a Zoom link for the reading. Wednesday afternoon June 17, 2:30pm EDT Disbelief, A Cassandra Play by Garret Jon Groenveld Presented by Molly Morris Directed by Jess Cummings with Marija Abney, Ceasar F. Barajas, […]

  • TRU Voices/No Entry (pay what you can to help us get through the current health crisis)
    June 14, 2020
    2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

OUR FIRST VIRTUAL READING SERIES! A benefit to help us make up for losses during COVID-19. Reserve and we will send you a Zoom link for the reading. Use the bright red reservation box on this page, or CLICK HERE. Sunday afternoon June 14, 2:30pm EDT NO ENTRY by Marc Paykuss Presented by James Simon […]

  • TRU Voices/3 Months with Pook - moved to St Luke's Theatre, 308. W. 46th
    July 22, 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

CHANGE OF VENUE! Due to water damage at Soho Playhouse, the 7/22 reading will be at St Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street Monday evening July 22nd, 7pm THREE MONTHS WITH POOK by Jack Feldstein Presented by Xander Flynn Chauncey Directed by Ella Jane New with Wade McCollum* and Karley Willocks* (*Actors appearing through the […]

  • TRU Voices/The New Galileos
    July 1, 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monday evening July 1st, 7pm THE NEW GALILEOS by Amy Berryman Presented by Mightee Shero Productions Directed by Mia Walker Ginna Le Vine* (Blue Bloods), Lisa Ramirez* (The Convent), Constance Shulman* (Orange Is The New Black), and Sharlene Cruz* (Red Bull Theater’s Mac Beth) (* Actors appearing through the courtesy of Actors Equity Association) “Dollars and […]

  • TRU Voices/Passing Parades
    June 17, 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monday evening June 17th, 7pm PASSING PARADES Or the Strange Case of the Sole Surviving Suffragist by Fengar Gael anthem by Sheilah Rae Presented by Pat Flicker Addiss Directed by Lorca Peress with Lauren Molina* Richarda Abrams* Raissa Katona Bennett* Kathryn Layng* Sean Phillips* Joan Ryan* Amanda Salazar* (*Actors appearing through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association) An explosion of feminist […]

  • Seeing Red, free musical reading
    February 4, 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

SEEING RED  IS SOLD OUT, BUT WE ARE TAKING NAMES FOR A WAITING LIST. TRU VOICES NEW MUSICALS READING SERIES 2019 annual series of new musicals by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by our “Dollars and Sense” panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers. Monday evening, February 4th, 7pm Presented by […]

  • Miracolo, free musical reading
    January 14, 2019
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

TRU VOICE NEW MUSICALS READING SERIES 2019 annual series of new musicals by TRU writers produced by TRU producers, followed by our “Dollars and Sense” panels on producing featuring prominent commercial producers, artistic directors and general managers. Monday evening January 14, 7pm MIRACOLO Presented by Harold Heno in association with R.K. Greene book and lyrics by Jarlath […]

  • 2018 TRU Voices Play Reading
    June 11, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monday evening June 11th, 7pm JASPER by Grant Macdermott Presented by Frank Avellino/Boz and the Bard, Inc., in association with Leigh Adel-Arnold/Adelaide Productions, Inc.  Directed by Katie McHugh The Soho Playhouse 15 Vandam Street, NYC Dollars & Sense panel featuring Chris Aniello, general manager with Live Wire Theatricals (Disaster! the musical on Broadway, Kristin Chenoweth: My Love Letter to […]

  • 2018 TRU Voices Play Reading
    June 18, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Monday evening June 18th, 7pm ADELE’S WAY by Dennis Porter Presented by Bruce A! Kraemer Directed by Joan Kane with Kevin Gilmartin, Helen Herbert, Bryan James Hamilton, Morgan V. Canham and Rivka Borek Dollars & Sense panel featuring Georgia Buchanan, consultant and former managing director National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, formerly with The Women’s Project and Shakespeare Theatre of NJ, producer (Communicating […]

  • 2018 TRU Voices Musical Reading
    February 5, 2018
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Presented by Tweiss Productions (Sharon Weiss & Eileen B. Weiss) A new country-western musical written by Bryan D. Leys & Kevin Kuhn Directed by Joe Barros She always liked fighting. This time she knew what she was fighting for. Jennifer Blood (B’way: Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder; Violet; Matilda); Richard E. Waits (Relatively Conscious); Mallory Hawks […]