Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)’s 25th Anniversary Benefit will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017 beginning at noon at Caroline’s on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th and 50th Streets), NYC. Pre-show cocktails start at noon followed by a 3-course luncheon at 1pm and performance and awards at 2pm. Tickets range from $50 (bar only, and show) to $225 for first tier VIP seats with luncheon. For more information or to reserve tickets, visit https://truonline.org/events/tru-love-2017/.
25 Years of TRU Love: Creating Community Through the Arts will honor TRU Spirit of Theater Award recipient, Jana Robbins, producer (Roof of the World, Ragtime revival, I Love You Because, Little Women) and Broadway actress (Gypsy with Tyne Daly, Tale of the Allergist’s Wife).
Directed by Jim Brochu, the performance will include a LIVE AUCTION of an eight day seven night UNIWORLD Western European Boutique River Cruise valued up to $10,000, as well as tickets to Hamilton. Reception will also feature a Silent Auction with prizes that include tickets to Broadway and Off-Broadway shows plus consultations, coachings and more to be announced.
The proceeds from this event directly benefit the programs of Theater Resources Unlimited, a not-for-profit service organization that educates people in the business of the arts, with a focus on producers, emerging theater companies and self-producing artists. Programs include monthly panels, workshops, a Producer Development and Mentorship Program, a new plays and new musicals reading series and a community e-blast of jobs, services, resources and theater events.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the leading network for developing theater professionals, a twenty-four 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 the arts. 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; 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, How to Write a Musical That Works and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition, Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as actor workshops.
Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislatureand the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district former Council Member Inez Dickens; and with support from the Montage Foundation and the Friars National Association Foundation.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212 714-7628.