TRU 2012 Combined Audition Event
Presented in association with
Actors Access, Actors Connection, Actors Federal Credit Union, Back Stage, The Barrow Group Theatre Company & Acting School, Paul Greco Photography, Paul Michael's The Network, The Players Theatre, Precision Photos/36th Street Studio, Ripley-Greer Studios, Roy Arias Studios & Theatres, Wag That Reel and Weist-Barron Studios.
Saturday and Sunday, March 31st and April 1st, 10am to 6pm
The Barrow Group TBG Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, 3rd floor
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 two top New York agents
and/or casting directors*!
Final deadline: 3/19 (postmark).
Click here for Online Registration.
Click here for application packet and complete guidelines.
CLICK HERE for a short summary of audition requirements.
CLICK HERE for companies that attended last year.
CLICK HERE to read what actors say about us.
CLICK HERE to meet our wonderful sponsors.
Click Here for details of our 3/3 Meet the Coaches preparation event.
TRU AUDITION EVENT
Priority registration fee (subject to availability): $40
Priority slots are given to members of Theater Resources Unlimited and AEA. Non-members are welcome to join and qualify for Priority Registration - click here
Standard registration (2/28-3/10): $65*
Questions? Email TRUActors@gmail.com
Sat 3/31, 10am-6pm & Sun 4/1,
(You will be assigned a 2-minute monologue time slot
or 2-minute monologue/music time slot - see more audition details at bottom of page)
The Barrow Group TBG Theatre,
312 W. 36th Street, 3rd floor
Special TRU Membership Package!
JOIN THEATER RESOURCES UNLIMITED AT 20% SAVINGS
and be given a priority audition slot.
Annual membership is $75,
but you can join now at $59 and register
for the Audition Event for a combined
Membership/Audition Package price of $99 (after 2/28: $115)
|INFORMATION/MEET THE COACHES
on Saturday March 3rd, 3 to 8pm
The Network, 242 W. 36th Street
Prepare for the TRU Audition with a seminar led by TRU Audition Event Coordinator Clyde Baldo - meet 8 audition & vocal coaches. Wine & cheese reception, too. Plus Q&A about the event. FREE when you register.
SPECIAL FOR EQUITY ACTORS:
All Equity applicants may apply with the TRU member rate and are eligible for Priority Registration, even if you are not a TRU member.
SPECIAL FOR EVERYONE: THE TRU RAFFLE!
Everyone who applies will be entered in a raffle. Prizes will include seminars at Paul Michael's The Network and Weist-Barron Studios, 6-month memberships in sponsor Actors Access' Showfax, subscriptions to BackStage and more! Drawing will be held Sunday night after the event.
* $5 courtesy discount off total for any current paid member of TRU
(does not apply to Membership/Audition package or Priority registration)
2012 Auditors and Industry
2012 Auditors (as of 3/24): 13th Street Repertory, Acclaim Theatrical, Aching Dogs Theatre Company, The Actors Project, African Arts Theatrical Productions/Kef Theatrical Productions, Algonquin Theatre Company, Army of 7 Entertainment, The Artists Playground Theatre (TAPT), Arts for Anyone, Ask the Teacher, The Broadway Consortium, BWAZ Theatricals, Creative Equilibrium, Filmus Inc., Fourth Wall Productions, Going to Tahiti Productions, Golden Fleece Ltd., Howling Moon Cab Co., Hudson River Repertory, Julia Quinn Productions, The Killing Kompany Dinner Theatre, Manhattan Theatresource/Estrogenius Festival, Mary Ann Ivan Studios, Mermaid Productions, Mondays Dark Theatre Co., NY Artists Unlimited, Oberon Theatre Ensemble, Off The Leash Productions, PCC Productions/West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Pemart Productions, Planet Connections Festivity, Premiere Productions, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Riant Theatre/Strawberry Festival, Ripple Effect Artists, Scripts Up!, The Simon Studio, Spectrum Theatre, Stage 17, SUNY Stonybrook Theatre Arts, Terra Incognita Theatre, Theater To Go, Triangle Theatre Company, Turtle Shell Productions, UpMarket Productions, White Plains Performing Arts Center, Wildly Productive Productions, Women of Color Productions as well as the TRU Voices Play Reading Series.
2012 Industry (as of 3/24): Valerie Bernard & Associates, Barry Moss (Moss Kale Anastasi Casting), Carol Nadell of Selective Casting, Helene Galek, Bob Giovanelli, Katherine Hinchey from Hinchey Casting, Robin Carus and Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian of J&R Creative; talent manager Bob Luke, Jaye & Charlie Wright of
Wright Talent Management; and agents Albert Bramante and LaQuinta Prince of
Emerging Talent, Shirley Faison of Carson-Adler, Ginger Dicce of Ginger Dicce Talent Agency and Sue Winik of Sheplin Winik Artists. More on the way. Plus independent producers, writers and directors.
*The presence of a casting director is absolutely not a guarantee or promise of employment.
Basic Audition Requirements
• Non-singing auditions: you will have a two-minute audition slot in which you may perform
two contrasting monologues.
• Singing auditions: you will have a two-minute audition slot in which you may do a monologue and a song. Please check appropriate box above if you wish to sing. MONOLOGUE IS REQUIRED. Saturday 3/31 is our singing audition day.
• We anticipate that you will need to bring 60 headshots & resumes with you the day of the audition.
We will confirm the actual number needed at a later date.
• You will be assigned a time slot one week prior to the event. We expect all slots to be filled,
and to have a waiting list. If you cannot use your audition slot, we ask that you let us know
as soon as possible so that we may fill your slot with an alternate auditioner.
• If you cancel 72 hours prior to your scheduled time, you will receive a refund minus a $10 processing fee.
No refund will be offered if you cancel after Thursday 3/29 at 10am.
• Confirmed contact information for the attending producers will be posted AFTER the event, on our website.
Please go to our home page at www.truonline.org and look for the “2012 Auditors” link.
Come to our our Sunday March 3rd "Meet the Coaches" meet-and-greet;
and remember you get a discount on headshot reproduction from our sponsor Precision Photos!
Heres what actors said about previous years' events:
I just wanted to thank everyone involved at the TRU Audition for such a wonderful experience! Everyone was so helpful and gracious. The entire event was incredibly well-organized and having organized auditions in the past (certainly not of this size) I know how much work it takes. ~Celia Pilkington. ‘10
What a great time I had on Saturday morning. It was unbelievably well organized! ~Samantha Ridge, ‘10
I auditioned on Saturday for the TRU auditions, and I wanted to say "thank you" for a great experience. Your staff, volunteers and the whole process from arrival to departure is so organized; it was such a relief to just sit back and concentrate on my audition and put myself in your hands. ~Susan Stout, ‘10
Thank you for a well run and well coordinated audition experience. ~Chuck Marti, '10
I participated in my first TRU audition yesterday and had a lovely experience. Everyone involved was so kind, warm, organized, professional and encouraging that it was very worthwhile. In fact, all through the experience, from early emails, to "Tips and Tricks," to the actual audition day, everyone seemed committed to the actors having a good experience and being presented in their best possible light. ~Charlotte Patton, ‘10
Thanks for providing a wonderful atmosphere to audition in.
~Ludmillia Ilieva, '10
Thank you again for creating the TRU auditions and introducing all the coaches... a terrific evening, pre-audition info and being able to see and hear the coaches. I really appreciate and marvel at all you do for actors . . . not to mention producers, writers and directors! ~Marina Barry, '10
I want to ... ALL the TRU folks who assisted for the marvelous job you guys did! You were well organized, professional, considerate, and helpful at all times. I was very impressed and enjoyed myself immensely. (Had a ball doing my audition too.) As performers we have all experienced unkind and unfair treatment (at times) in this business of ours. So it is very affirming to be treated with the dignity and respect that is our due! ~Kelly Taylor, '09
Thank you very much for offering this event. It was well organized and
the staff was focused and pleasant. Furthermore, I have an appointment
with agent Ginger Dicce tomorrow. I would definitely recommend this event to
my colleagues next year and hope to audition again. ~Paul Lange, '09
I had a wonderful experience! It was so professional and well-run and really great exposure. ~Naomi Macdougall Jones , '09
The TRU Audition Event was a great experience.... Personally I've one staged reading call and an invitation to audition for a play by Orielle Creative Company. That's great for a start and I'm excited by the opportunities offered through the event and look forward to more. I'd like to add that I was very impressed by the efficiency of the whole undertaking and had a great time. ~Ritu Pande, '09
The event was great. Thank you for the opportunity you've provided for me. I've already received two auditions from that afternoon. ~Yury Lomakin, '09
From start to finish, it was a great experience! Wow! ~JF Garcia, '09
I enjoyed the audition. It was run really well. Very organized and actor friendly! ~Sarah Jane Marek, '09
Thank you for this great opportunity! I had a blast auditioning and, so far, have gotten
two callbacks… I truly appreciate your effort in bringing so many resources and
networking opportunities to actors. ~ Zak Kostro, '08
Thanks for another great audition experience. The event ran so smoothly. I appreciate
all the hard work you have put into it. I've gotten many callbacks and am looking forward
to working on new projects. ~ Jessica Lea Bailey, '08
I just wanted to thank you for an incredible job done incredibly well. In my straight working life, I ran special events for non-profit organizations... and I am well aware of the organization skill, concentration, dedication, fortitude and sense of the big picture (as well as of humor) it takes to make something like this event go as smoothly as it did. This is very hard work, and your team did it extraordinarily well. ~Kate Adams-Greenberg, '08
The TRU audition event is one of the best ways to get your foot in the door of the New York acting scene. ~Christopher Heffron, ‘07
TRU is a classy and amazing group to belong to! Their audition day was run with the utmost professionalism. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to get his/her work seen! ~Katie Yamulla, ‘07
The 2007 event was truly an amazing experience: quite empowering and one which provided various work opportunities/contacts. The way the event was organized and handled was stellar. The only reason why I cannot attend the 2008 event is because I’ll be working on a Broadway show. ~Tony Chiroldes, ‘07
The TRU staff was so great, running a punctual, but very professional audition. ~Linda Evans, ‘07
To be seen by a crowd of auditors for the same price I pay to be seen by one at other venues is very appealing and very cost effective. ~ Michael Fawcett, ‘06
This by far was one of the best audition opportunities. To be able to do your stuff and have that many people see you in one shot is something that actors desperately need. So, I thank you. And I could not believe how affordable you made it for all of us! Truly wonderful, with wonderful people as well. Thanks, it was a delight. ~ Rachel Axelrod, '05
Everyone on your staff was fantastically supportive and made the process enjoyable. TRU is just an amazing, amazing organization... one that I have found immense opportunities through, in addition to finding a sense of unity among all of us struggling artists out there. Bravo! ~ Patricia Runcie, '05
I'm an actress who is new to the New York area. I sincerely thank you for giving me (and so many others) the opportunity to get in front of so many casting people. For someone in my position this was an excellent way to get myself out there.~ Setor E. Attipoe, '05
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