TRU 2013 Combined AUDITION

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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 appreciate being invited to the event. I always seem to find someone of interest for our agency. ~Sue Winik, Sheplin-Winik Artists

TRU 2013 Combined Audition Event
Presented in association with
Actors Access, Actors Connection, AM 1600 WWRL,
Modernage:, People's Improv Theater (The PIT),
The Players Theatre, Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 7 Photography, Theatermania,
Wag That Reel and Weist-Barron Studios.

Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th, 10am to 6pm
People's Improv Theater (The PIT), 123 E. 24th Street, NYC

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: extended to March 31st (postmark)
due to actor demand -
ignore the deadline on the application.

Click here for Online Registration.
Click here for application packet and complete guidelines as a Word Document
Click here for application packet and complete guidelines as a PDF
(You will be required to mail us your Paypal receipt, application and a headshot.)

CLICK HERE for a short summary of audition requirements.
CLICK HERE for companies are attending.
CLICK HERE to read what actors say about us.
CLICK HERE to meet our wonderful sponsors.


Early bird registration fee: $50
($10 discount and priority slots are given to members of Theater Resources Unlimited and AEAm aking your fee $40.
Non-members are welcome to join and qualify for Priority Registration - click here

Standard registration (3/5-3/31): $75*
($10 discount and priority slots for TRU and AEA,
making your fee $65)

Questions? Email

Sat 4/6
, 10am-6pm & Sun 4/7,
(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)

Special TRU Membership Package!
and be given a priority audition slot. Annual membership is $75, but you can join now at $55 and register for the Audition Event for a combined Membership/Audition Package price of $95 (after 3/5: $120)

All Equity applicants may apply with the TRU member rate and are eligible for Priority Registration, even if you are not a TRU member.

Everyone who applies will be entered in a raffle. Prizes will include seminars at Actors Connection 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.

Junenoire Mitchell is offering an exclusive Basic package, $295
Deluxe Package $400 (reg. $450 - save $50) -
includes makeup and styling.
Email and use code TRUShots!


100 headshots for under $100
For TRU members and audition attendees 100 8x10 headshots on traditional (real) photo paper for only $99.00. Use code TRU2013

Auditors and Industry

2013 confirmed companies (as of 4/2): 13th Street Repertory, Acclaim Theatrical, Aching Dogs Theatre Company, The Actors Project, African Arts Theatrical Productions, Alternating Incoherence Productions, American Bard Theatre, Assisted Living: the Musical, Big Boat Productions, Block & Tackle Productions, Emerging Artists Theatre (EAT), Ensemble Studio Theatre, eXit Productions, Fabco Productions, Filmus Inc., Fourth Wall Productions, Freedom: a hip-hop musical, Golden Fleece Ltd., Gorilla Rep, Legacy Stage Ensemble, LimanAde Productions, Love on Ice the musical, Many Hats Productions, Midtown International Theatre Festival, Milieu Theatrics, Mixing It Up Productions, Mother's Boy LLC, The Network's One-Act Festival, New York Theatre Workshop, NSR Productions, NY Artists Unlimited, Once Upon a Reality Productions, Orielle Creative, Passajj Productions, PCC Productions/West Village Musical Theatre Festival, Planet Connections Festivity, Premiere Productions, Rachel Reiner Productions, Riant Theatre/Strawberry Festival, Rising Sun Performance Company, Sacred Ground Productions, Sang That Productions, Stage 17, Theater to Go, Threshold Theater Company, TRU Voices, VMHF Theatricals, Wildly Productive Productions, Women of Color Productions, The Workshop Theater, Write Act Repertory/Eastside, Xoregos Performing Company, You and Me Productions plus independent directors and playwrights.

2013 confirmed industry* includes (as of 4/2): casting directors Erin Evers of Joy Dewing Casting, Caroline Kaiser of TheatreworksUSA, James Dreisbach from Pat McCorkle Casting, Jennifer Peralta-Ajemian and Robin Carus of J&R Creative, Barry Moss of MKA Casting, Helene Galek of HeleneGalekCasting, Carol Nadell of Selective Casting, Daniel O'Phalen of Hats Off Casting; manager Bob Luke; agents Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent, Sue Winik of Sheplin Winik Artists and Emily Sclar of Judy Boals, Inc.

*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 4/6 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 4/4 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 and look for the “2013 Auditors” link.

Come to our our Saturday March 9th "Meet the Coaches" meet-and-greet!

I was so impressed by the organization, professionalism and friendliness of all involved, not to mention the quality of talent brought in. It’s not often you find this anymore and I was very excited to be a part of it.  I will be sure, as you asked to forward your information to other theatre company's and professionals that I know. It was a pleasure! ~Nichole Donjé, TAPT (The Actors Playground Theatre), 2012 auditor

Wonderful event.  Thank you for putting it together and inviting us.  I saw many actors I can use in the future - if they are willing to come over to NJ. Hope to be more involved in the future. ~Louis Scarpati, The Company Theatre Group, NJ, 2012 auditor

Here’s what actors said about previous years' events:

Thank you so much for the well-organized, on time, smooth running TRU audition I was privileged to be a part of today.  There was no stress, everything was on time, and everyone was pleasant and informative.  What a pleasure!  People make lots of promises; what a joy to see your promises come true. ~Deborah Unger, '11

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

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.
~Marina Barry, '10

I want to thank ... 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!
~ 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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