Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Meet the Coaches on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Ripley Grier Studios, 520 8th Avenue, 10th Floor, NYC from 2pm-5pm. This event is free to all registered participants in the TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event, and $15 for all others. Further information including bios of the coaches can be found at www.truonline.org/CoachesAE13.htm.
Meet the Coaches is an event that offers actors the chance to meet, listen to, and book sessions with 11 highly experienced and talented coaches: six acting coaches and five vocal coaches. This event encourages TRU Audition participants to shop for the right acting or vocal coach to help them vault their career to the next level. Meeting someone face to face helps an actor get a better sense of the vibe of a coach, and hearing presentations from 12 different coaches helps an actor to pick the best possible match from a wide and varied range. This year's coaches include monolog coaches Clark Jackson, Laurie Eliscu, Richard Butler and Clyde Baldo; vocal coaches Natalie Wilson, Brad Ross, Alissa Endsley and others.
The event also offers information and a Q&A about the upcoming TRU Audition Event, which will take place April 6th and 7th at The PIT, 123 E. 24th Street, NYC. This unique opportunity for union and non-union actors alike is produced by Jaye Maynard and Michelle Slonim, and presented in association with Actors Access, Actors Connection, Modernage/HeadshotRepros.com, People's Improv Theater (The PIT), The Players Theatre, Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 7 Photography, TheaterMania, Wag That Reel and Weist-Barron Studios. Headshot sponsor Junenoire Mitchell of Studio 7 will be on hand at Meet the Coaches to give advice on headshots, and the event culminates in a wine and food reception during which all actors can have one-on-one meetings with each of the coaches.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-one year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-Producing Artists as well as career producers and theater companies.
TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; TRU offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include an Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and "Speed Dating" as well as free monthly actor workshops, in partnership with Weist-Barron Studios. TRU's monthly panels have been a core program of TRU since its inception, and in recent years executive director Ost has partnered with Back Stage to generate topics of interest to both TRU members and Back Stage readers.
Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens and Council Member Christine Quinn; The Montage Foundation, as well as generous support from the Friar's National Foundation Association.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call (212) 714-7628.