Theater Resources Unlimited Announces Submissions For The 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces open submissions for the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series. Submissions for the 2019 TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series close August 12, 2018.

Let us pay for a developmental reading of your new musical! Created to nurture producers as well as writers, TRU VOICES seeks producer-driven projects, and also matches writers with producers. Each reading is followed by a "Dollars and Sense" panel discussion with prominent New York producers, general managers and artistic directors focusing on potential venues, marketing and budgeting of the work. According to TRU executive Director Bob Ost, "TRU welcomes a diverse range of new works, as long as they are full length (minimum of 80 minutes), and have not been performed in front of a paying audience in the New York area. We are equally interested in commercial works and the non-traditional and unconventional, and we have a special interest in finding works with multi-cultural significance."

"I direct a lot of these readings. But the event last night (and the whole experience) had to have been one of the most helpful, well thought out, useful readings I've ever been a part of." ~Jeremy Dobrish, director (Hell Hole Honeys)

"Wanted to say thank you for what turned out to be a great reading and a great experience.... Ended up loving the intimacy of the theatre and the panel talkback. My whole TRU experience has been wonderful."~Peter Kellogg, writer (Chasing Nicolette)

"Filled with gratitude to you and to your TRU reading series.... The panels you conducted rank among the best in all my years in theater. Too often such events bog down in pontification. You managed to guide and focus the dialogue - and to keep it constructive. Liked hearing the techniques and perspectives of producers. All of them (and you) enlightened us in one way or another." ~Rob Ackerman, writer (Volleygirls)

Click here for the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series detailed information and history, and to pay your submission fee. Submissions are open for the musicals series now through August 20th, 2018 (with a one-week extension to August 27th for TRU members and shows with a producer attached).

Visit https://truonline.org/musicals-series-2019-guidelines/ for 2019 TRU Voices Musicals guidelines

Visit https://truonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/TRU.musicals19-app-1.pdf to download TRU Voices Application as a writable PDF

Past participants in the TRU Voices Reading Series that went on to further productions include:

Musicals: My Life is a Musical (2013) | Hell Hole Honeys (2006) | Saint Heaven (2005) | The Great American Trailer Park Musical* (2001) | Vanities and Vexation (now nor'mal - 2000)

Plays: The Forgetting Curve (2013) | Film Chinois* (2008) | Missives (2006) | Pied a Terre* (2005) | Taxi to Jannah (2003).

* Published by Samuel French

This series made possible with public funds from New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Thanks also for the generous support of The Montage Foundation and the Leibowitz Greenway Foundation.

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.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org or call 212 714-7628.



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