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Theater Resources Unlimited to Kick Off TRU PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP SERIES, 5/6

Theater Resources Unlimited to Kick Off TRU PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP SERIES, 5/6

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Professionals Workshop Series on Tuesday evenings, May 6, June 3 and July 1, 2014 at 7pm at The Weist Barron Studios, 35 W. 45th Street, 6th floor. Tickets are $25 ($15 for TRU members and students) for each individual workshop, or $60 ($30 for TRU members and students), for the set of three workshops, 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. For more information visit

The first workshop, Improve Your Financial Health: A Workshop for Artists and Producers, will be on Tuesday May 6 at 7pm and will feature financial advisor Bailie Slevin

This workshop will take the fear out of finances. As a freelancer/artist/business owner or producer you have a very different relationship to money then a salaried employee. The workshop will begin by examining emotions about money and how it relates to art and your goal of success, followed by the fundamentals of traditional business planning and they can be applied to the arts. Participants will walk away with a more organized method of creating, tracking and growing their artistic ventures.

Bailie Slevin is a member of AEA, League of Professional Theatre Women and The New York Coalition of Women in Arts and Media. Bailie has stage managed, general managed and produced shows and events off-off Broadway, Off Broadway and Broadway that have won IT Awards, OBIE Awards, Drama Desk and Tony Awards. She is currently a financial advisor with Forest Hills Financial Group on a mission to bring fiscal health and responsibility to the entertainment community.

The Workshop Series will continue on June 3rd, with Redefining and Selling Your Passion, taught by Michael Ian Cedar, and on July 1st with Reaching the "Right" People in Your Creative Career, taught by Joanne Zippel.

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.

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