Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Upcoming Zoom Gatherings
A reliable haven for lone performers, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now in its second year of non-stop weekly community gatherings this Friday, having offered nearly 100 conversations and unlimited camaraderie to date since April 17, 2020. TRU hosts their Community Gatherings every Friday at 5 p.m. ET via Zoom, to explore artistic and theatrical creation in the time of COVID-19. These crucial conversations will continue as the theater reopens. Ask questions, provide answers, be part of a community – it’s an opportunity to network with theater professionals and talk about surviving theater during the shutdown, and what we’re up to now, at the ‘to come up.
To receive the Zoom invitation for future meetings, email [email protected] with “Zoom Me” in the subject header. These gatherings are free for TRU members, non-members are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation – or consider joining TRU – to support the organization during this difficult time.
Friday 4/1 – Success by association: the advantages of the APAP to be seen and to be reserved. In the room: Sue Noseworthy, Membership Director of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals (APAP), and Mister Mojo of Mojo and the Bayou Gypsies. A basic overview of APAP as an association, and how they serve members with a particular focus on the APAP/NYC conference showcases and EXPO hall, as well as their program of our new colleagues and information on membership. Mister Mojo will talk about smart ways to use this annual conference to expand your artistic reach, his personal experience as an APAP member artist, and tips for others looking to join APAP and get noticed. by bookers across the country. Click here to register and receive the zoom link.
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Friday 4/8 – Virtual teamwork: “TRUSpeak” and the director/technologist collaboration. In the room: director Andrea Andresakis (Slave Trade), director Glynn Borders (Obstacle), technical director of TRUSpeak Iben Cenholt, director Cady Huffman (The First Anti-Vaxxers), technologist Carley Santori (The First Anti- Vaxxers, Slave Trade). Going from live to virtual performance for our TRUSpeak: Hear Our Voices! gala, TRU made the choice to use technical collaborators from day one when possible. We’ll talk about the value of a cinematographer and the absolute necessity of a creative editor, the benefits of bringing them in early, what each does, and how a director’s vision is guided and often inspired by a tech-savvy employee. Click here to register and receive the zoom link.
Friday 15/04 – Reaching Across: Revisiting London’s post-pandemic theater scene. In the room: Chris Grady, producer, director at the CGO Institute, member of the Royal Society for the Arts, avid networker; others to be determined. Ongoing initiatives to foster stronger bonds between producers, with a focus on international collaborations that generate opportunities to find what connects us all as human beings. Plus a dive into the production differences here in the US versus the UK, and the variables of theater reopening. Click here to register and receive the zoom link.
Friday 04/22 – Politics and Art: Current Efforts to Revitalize Live Performance in New York. In the room: Erik Bottcher, Councilman for the 3rd District of New York (Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen, Greenwich Village, West SoHo, Hudson Square, Times Square, Garment District, Flatiron, Upper West Side); Julie Menin, New York City Councilman for the 5th District (Upper East Side’s Yorkville, Lenox Hill, Carnegie Hill, Roosevelt Island, Midtown East, Sutton Place, El Barrio in East Harlem), former New York City Media and Entertainment Commissioner; Aimee Todoroff, Executive Director of the Independent Theater League. While government support for the arts is a given in many countries, why has America been slow to actively support our cultural voice? We ask this question and many more of our honored guests, as we hope to educate them about the needs of the independent and commercial theater communities. Click here to register and receive the zoom link.
Check back to our webpage for the 2022 calendar: https://truonline.org/tru-community-gathering/
Videos of past community gatherings can be viewed on TRU’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UC43rsChi4fA23dNLeloaF_A/.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the premier development network for theater professionals, a twenty-nine-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to help producers produce, emerging theater companies emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the world of the arts. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.
TRU publishes a community email newsletter on services, goods and productions; presents weekly community gatherings; offers a producer development and mentorship program taught by prominent New York theater producers and general managers, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop business skills. TRU serves writers through the TRU Voices Play reading series, Writer-Producer Speed Date, a hands-on playwriting workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works, and a Director-Writer Communication Lab.
Theater Resources Unlimited programs are supported in part by the Montage Foundation, The Storyline Project and the Leibowitz Greenway Foundation.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.