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TRU to Present Jan 2013 Panel PROJECTING THE FUTURE, 1/22

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Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) continues its season of monthly networking panels with Projecting the Future: When and How to Use New Technology on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre's Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.

This panel will explore the best ways for producers to utilize new technologies in their shows. The use of video, projections and other technology as part of a production should be a carefully considered artistic decision as well as a budgetary one. When does technology enhance and support a concept, and when does it become intrusive or distracting? Should more directors consider technology when they develop a visual approach to a piece, and should more producers plan for it in their budgets? How do a director, set designer, lighting designer and projection designer work together and maintain artistic integrity to create a unified production concept? What advances have been made in recent years to make technology more effective?

Panelists include Stafford Arima, director (Carrie revival featuring Marin Mazzie, The Tin Pan Alley Rag, Altar Boyz, The Secret Garden featuring Laura Benanti, Steven Pasquale, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Will Chase, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Allegiance); Karen Eterovich, self-producing actor (Cheer from Chawton, Love Arm'd); Sven Ortel, projection designer (Broadway: Jumpers, Faith Healer, Deuce, The Little Mermaid, Woman On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, Wonderland and Newsies; off-Broadway: Carrie revival), among others.

Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least one day in advance.

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.

Built in 1907 and converted into a theatre in the late 1940's, The Players Theatre, host of the monthly TRU panels, has been a jewel in the midst of beautiful Greenwich Village, serving as a magnet for performing artists and their audiences. The mainstage theatre has been home to such long run productions as An Evening with Quentin Crisp, Psycho Beach Party and Ruthless starring an 8 year old Brittany Spears, Natalie Portman and Legally Blonde the Musical's Laura Bell Bundy. The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, a 60-seat loft space on the 3rd floor offers an intimate home for TRU's panels, as well as a range of new works. For more information, please visit www.theplayerstheatre.com.

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.

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