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Theater Resources Unlimited Hosts 2016 TRU Combined Auditions This Weekend

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) just announced it will hold its 2016 Combined Audition Event today, April 9, 2016 from 10:00am-6pm for musical auditions, and tomorrow, April 10, 2016 from 10am-6pm for drama auditions. The event will take place at the DeSotelle Theater, 300 W. 43rd Street, #301, NYC.

Early bird registration is open now at $50; after March 7th, the registration fee is $85 and the final registration deadline is March 28th. Discounts are available for TRU members and AEA members. Note: the first 80 people to apply will automatically be entered into the audition, after which priority consideration will be given to TRU members and Equity actors.

For consideration, you must fill out an application and postal-mail it with your hard copy headshot and resume before being approved for the event. Payment alone does not count as registration. YOU MUST SEND A HEADSHOT/RESUME. The application packet is available now as a downloadable PDF at

Over 40 producers, theater companies, writers and directors will be sitting in on two days of auditions. Sign up to be seen by them, and by at least three top New York agents, managers and/or casting directors! The event has proven popular over the years with casting professionals.

Here is what industry attendees have said:

"The whole day was well planned and organized. I do appreciate the fact that the schedule was maintained with no confusion for either actors or industry." ~Naomi Kolstein, Bohemia Group Management

"I attended your showcase last March and am now freelancing with 15 actors, three of whom I already booked work for. I am so impressed with the caliber of the actors, I cannot wait to meet more at this year's showcase!" ~Albert Bramante, Emerging Talent LLC

"The event ran very smoothly and professionally. I always seem to find someone of interest for our agency." ~Sue Winik, Sheplin-Winik Artists

"A great weekend of such professionally run auditions and good talent." ~Jamibeth Margolis, casting director

Confirmed companies include: The Actors Project NYC, American Bard Theatre Company, Ardea Arts, Broadway Heavyweights, Hugh Hysell Productions, The Killing Company, Loup Garou Internationale, New Millennium Theatre Works, Nuance Theatre, Off the Leash Productions, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Rhymes Over Beats, Rising Sun Performance Co., TRU Voices Play Reading Series, Untitled Theatre Collective, The Wild Whatever, Wildly Productive Productions.

Confirmed industry to date include: Deborah Dotoli of AAG Talent, Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent LLC, Jamibeth Margolis of Jamibeth Margolis Casting, Robin Carus of Robin Carus Casting, Scott Powers of Scott Powers Casting, Valerie Adami of SW Artists Agency and Bobby Holder of The Talent Express.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-four 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 the Annual Combined Audition and quarterly Resource Nights and "Speed Dating" as well as free 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 support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens; and with support from the Montage Foundation and the Friars National Association Foundation.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit or call (212) 714-7628.

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