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Theater Resources Unlimited announces the 2019 Audition Weekend
May 18 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 6:00 pm
Actors: be seen by over 50 companies, casting directors and agents in a single audition …
Theater Resources Unlimited
2019 Audition Weekend
Saturday, May 18, and Sunday, May 19, 2018
at The PIT (Peoples Improv Theater)
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2019 Audition Weekend, Combined Auditions presented with sponsorship from BackStage, Actors Connection, The PIT and Reproductions.com on May 19 and 20 at The Peoples Improv Theater, 123 E 24 Street, NYC. Non-singing auditions will be held on Saturday, May 18 10am – 6pm with limited slots on Sunday, May 19 10am – 11am. Singing Auditions will be held Sunday, May 19 10:30am – 6pm (monologues will also be required). Standard registration is open until April 7, 2019 (postmark), and is $65 for non-TRU members ($50 for AEA and TRU members, or $130 for an Audition/Membership package). Late Registration opens April 8, 1019 and closes May 6, 2019 (postmark), and is $99 for non-TRU members ($85 for AEA and TRU Members, or $165 for Audition/Membership package). Registration is available at https://truonline.org/events/audition-event-2019/
New this year: to save actors expense, TRU will not require 60 headshot to be brought and distributed to the attendees. Instead, they will create casting sheets for the event, and attending industry will request headshots and resumes via email.
Your commitment to providing value is what made this a winner for me. ~Alexander D. Carney, ’18
This was a wonderful experience. The efficiency and thoughtfulness of the staff was a rare treat and you created an amazingly actor-friendly environment that allowed actors to stay focused on their work and preparation, and feel well cared for. ~Lynda Rodolitz, ’18
Just wanted to thank you and everyone on your staff for the TRU audition event yesterday. What could have been chaos was beautifully in sync. What could have been scary was harmonious and positive. ~Kathie Kneese, ’17
It was the most professionally run and enjoyable audition experience in which I have had the pleasure of being a participant. Your volunteers were kind and “on the spot” without ever being intrusive. My accompanist was wonderful and a friendly face to quell one’s nerves. Perfection from start to finish. I will recommend the TRU Audition Event to all my thespian friends.
~ Pamela J. Nigro, ’17
Over 50 producers, theater companies, writers and directors will be sitting in on two days of auditions. Sign up to be seen by them, and by at least two top New York agents and/or casting directors*! Here is a list of who has already confirmed – check the TRU website for ongoing updates.
Confirmed companies as of 3/12/18: American Bard Theater Co, Antonia Arts, August Strindberg Repertory Theatre, Blake Avenue Productions, Break a Leg Productions, Chris Reza Music, Dirty Laundry Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theater, GF & Co, Gorilla Repertory Theatre Co, HME Productions, Hudson River Repertory Co, J. Jewell Productions, JMTC Theatre, KBO Theater Co, Killing Kompany Dinner Theater, NewYorkRep, New York New Works Theatre Festival, Nu*ance Theatre, Nylon Fusion Theater Co, Open Hydrant Theater Co., Pulse Ensemble, Ripple Effect Artists, RolyPoly Productions, Speranza Theatre Co, TAPT, The Players, TRU Voices Reading Series, vMHF Theatricals, White Wolf Theatricals, The Wild Whatever, Wildly Productive Productions.
Confirmed industry as of 3/12/18*: agents Valerie Adami of Sheplin-Winick Artists, Albert Bramante (Emerging Talent), Susan Wright of Ann Wright Representatives; casting directors Angela Citrola (Citrola Casting), Helene Galek (Helene Galek Casting), Bob Kale (MKA Casting), RJ Magee (Magee Casting), Scott Powers (Scott Powers Casting) and Tom Rowan (Tom Rowan Casting); manager Bobby Holder of The Talent Express; casting consultant Bob Luke of Bob Luke Studios.
Registration includes free or discounted access to both of these pre-event workshops designed to prepare actors to do their best audition possible:
– Meet the Coaches (plus Orientation) – Sunday April 28th (to be confirmed), 1-5pm
– Audition Technique & Protocol (plus Orientation) with agent Valerie Adami and casting director Bob Kale – Sunday May 5th (to be confirmed)
To apply: register and pay using the payment options on website athttps://truonline.org/events/audition-event-2019/; then scan and email your application and headshot/resume to TRUStaff1@gmail.com –everything (payment, application, headshot, resume) must be received before an application is considered complete.
Secret: the first 80 submissions are automatically passed in and accepted. After that, only TRU members and Equity members are automatically accepted; non-member applications will be passed in after the final submission date of May 7th, subject to availability. If we do not have room for you, we will issue a check refund of your submission fee minus a $10 processing fee.
Download PDF of application packet at https://truonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/AE19-Audition_Packet-MASTER2.pdf and read carefully and completely. Electronic submissions are preferred, but you may also hard copy mail your check and materials (application, headshot, resume, check or money order) to:
Theater Resources Unlimited/Audition
309 W. 104th St., #1D
NYC, NY 10025
To be guaranteed a slot, purchase an early bird Membership/Audition Package for $130 before 4/7; or a standard Membership/Audition Package for $165 after 4/7.
FINAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 6th (postmark); deadline may be extended if there are available slots.
PAYMENT ALONE DOES NOT COUNT AS REGISTRATION.
* The presence of a casting director is absolutely not a guarantee or promise of employment.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the leading network for developing theater professionals, a twenty-five 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 Legislature the Montage Foundation.