Theater Resources Unlimited Announces July Panel 'Cracking The Code: Understanding The New Showcase Code'

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents a panel on the new Equity Showcase Code on Thursday, July 26, 2018: Cracking the Code: Understanding the New Showcase Code, and More at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at 7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. For more details, visit

Free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door), free for TRU. Please use the bright red reservation box at, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail

Speakers to include: Chris Aniello, general manager with Live Wire Theatrical; Eric Goldman, theatrical attorney; Chris Harcum, Director of a Bright Future of the League of Independent Theater and a recipient of the Leading Lights of Independent Theater Award for his ongoing advocacy and support; Marlene Thorn Taber, choreographer/director with Creative Equilibrium, member of AEA New Media, Education and off-off Broadway Committees; Guy Yedwab, community organizer and artist, active member of the League of Independent Theater.

Actors' Equity Association (AEA) has made changes to its Showcase Code for the first time since 2009. Representatives from the League of Independent Theater (LIT) and attorney Eric Goldman were involved in ongoing conversations about these changes over the last several years with AEA, and can shed light on the Equity perspective and the evolution of Equity's position about this and other agreements, as well as offer insights into best practices and productive ways for both indie and commercial theater to work within Equity guidelines. Equity member Marlene Thorn Taber will join us to explain the New Media agreements, and if time permits, answer questions about changes to other Equity agreements, including the Stage Reading Guidelines. Chris Aniello will discuss the role of general manager in interfacing with Equity and other unions.

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 taught by prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop business skills. 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, as well as the Montage Foundation and the Leibowitz Greenway Foundation. For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit or call 212 714-7628.

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