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Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Professionals Workshop Series on Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 7pmat The Weist Barron Studios, 35 W. 45th Street, 6th floor.

Tickets are $25 ($15 for TRU members and students) for each individual workshop, and may be reserved by emailing or phoning the TRU message line at 212-714-7628. Please note that limited slots are available for non-TRU members. Formore information visit

Reaching the "Right" People in Your Creative Career

Tuesday July 1 at 7pm

with creative coach Joanne Zippel

This workshop will identify your networking goals, envision and identify your ideal collaborators and champions for your work, target and connect with the best people to achieve your goals that are aligned with your creative vision, identify and effectively use the resources you already have, move beyond the limiting beliefs that keep you from reaching out with confidence, and take immediate action to build your resources and relationships.

Joanne Zippel is a collaborator and communicator who has an extensive network of relationships in both the creative and corporate worlds. She has over 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur, working in theatre and live event production, promotion, sponsorship, B2B and B2C sales and marketing, creative development, literary management and creative coaching in the entertainment business. Joanne 's creative coaching business evolved out of her work as a manager of playwrights and screenwriters --guiding their careers and helping them to pursue their passions in what is well known as an often difficult, changeable and sometimes arbitrary business. Through her company Zip Creative, she works with clients helping them to open themselves up to their creative capacity, build a solid foundation from which to make authentic work and life decisions and take practical action on them. For more information go to Joanne graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and did graduate work at NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study. She is a graduate of the Hoffman Institute.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-two 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. For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit or call (212) 714-7628.

Weist Barron Acting for Film & TV was established in 1956 especially to train actors for the new media of television commercials. Today WB specializes in all areas of on-camera acting including film, television (sit-com and prime-time) voice-over, Hosting, audition technique as well as Industry Showcases and Workshops. We're proud to be known for our actor-friendly staff and affordable prices. Our Mission, WB Dir Valerie Adami declares, is to introduce passionate individuals to the fundamentals of performance, encourage them through all training that supports their career goals, make sure they have the business savvy to succeed then ultimately showcase them to the industry professionals that take them to the next step in their career. Consult for complete information.

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