Time sensitive listings
(listed more or less chronologically, TRU events listed first)
ACCEPTING APPLICANTS FOR THE TRU PRODUCER DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAM
Space is very limited, but if you are a serious producer, our program offers the possibility three month mentorships with Broadway producers and general managers, one-time consultations and a series of monthly seminars. Plus ongoing coaching from program directors Meredith Lucio, Chris Massimine and Mari Carras. Now we have two separate but inter-active divisions: Career Path Producers and Self-Producing Artists. To apply, send a letter of interest to TRUMentor@gmail.com with "TRU Mentorship" as your subject header. We will send you an Intake Form that includes questions about your background and goals. After filling out the Intake Form, you will be interviewed by TRU's executive director and program directors. If accepted, you will need to join TRU at the Mentorship Level of $150 a year ($75 basic membership, $75 PDMP upgrade). Inquiries are accepted year-round, with mentorships running in three-month cycles. Although we have a particular interest in developing producers of color, all are welcome.
JOIN THE TRU PRODUCERS CIRCLE!
If you are a serious producer with interest in producing projects sent our way that need a producer, send us your name and brief credentials. Promising projects come our way frequently. In particular, TRU was the official matchmaker this year for FringeNYC, and we also hooked up a few producers at the Midtown Festival. A lot of good work is being accepted into these festivals on contingency of their finding a capable producer, or (as the Fringe calls the position) Authorized Company Representative. This is generally not a money-raising position, but rather an opportunity for you to be the main liaison and coordinator for the festival production, and get yourself a credible producing credit. I compiled a list of capable producers for the festival submissions, and continue to be made aware of other strong projects in need of New York exposure. Sign on, I will forward the show info and synopsis to you to see if the piece is of interest. You take it from there. If you want to be on the list, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject header "TRU Producers Circle;" include your name and brief producing or business credentials, if any.
SWEAT DEAL AT THE PRODUCERS CLUB!
The Producers Club "sweat equity" deal for night management personnel to house manage and lock up the theater in the evenings during the week and on the weekends. They have a program called Sweat Equity (similar to programs at other Off-Off-Broadway theater spaces) where a particular company can work volunteer hours at the Producers Club in return for $10 an hour in rehearsal/performance space. Many newer companies have taken advantage of this opportunity in the past as it is a good way to offset production costs as well as become familiar with the growing artistic community at the Producers Club. If you're interested, don't hesitate to get in touch: The Producers Club, 358 West 44th St., New York, NY 10036. Ph: 212/315-4743; www.producersclubtheaters.com.
DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS.
David Winitsky offers advice and services in the fascinating arena of non-profit development. Experience: Playwrights Theatre ($620,000 raised annually), Institute of Music for Children ($256,000 annually), Green Recoverings (start-up consulting for group featured on CNN and Oprah). Services offered: Grant Writing, Online Fundraising set-up and Email Campaigns, Interactive content development, Individual Giving Campaigns, earned-income and entrepreneurial consulting. Contact david@70Tuscan.com.
PRODUCTION SHOTS AND GRAPHICS AT A TRU SPECIAL RATE!
TRU photographer Ellis Gaskell is offering to do photography and graphics for your show's postcard or poster for just $150 complete--studio shoot or location, graphics treatment with copy provided by client, delivered on a disk printer-ready. (A shoot without the graphics service is $95 for TRU members and supporters.) You can find out more about the deal at www.ellisgaskell.com/TRUPromotion.htm, and more about Ellis at www.ellisgaskell.com.
TDF BRINGS GOOD TIDINGS TO THE HEARING-IMPAIRED.
Theatre Development Fund Accessibility Programs (TAP), a leader in programs and advocacy for theatergoers with physical disabilities since 1979, announces its schedule of open-captioned performances which will feature the service on Broadway this fall. Open captioning, which TDF introduced on Broadway in 1997, is more inclusive of all hard-of-hearing audiences than traditional sign language interpretation. In open captioning, an electronic text display, placed on the side of the stage, shows what the actors are saying or singing and describes sound effects on stage, simultaneously with the performance. To date, TAP has organized nearly 400 open-captioned performances of more than 275 different Broadway, Off Broadway and regional productions. Additionally, through TAP’s arts-in-education program, students with mild to severe hearing loss, and those who are blind or have low vision, will be able to enjoy Wicked through specially scheduled open-captioned, sign language-interpreted and audio-described performances of the musical. Theatre Development Fund's Accessibility Programs (TAP) was established in 1979 to provide access to the performing arts for people with physical disabilities. TAP serves theatergoers with mild to profound hearing loss with regularly scheduled open-captioned and American Sign Language-interpreted performances of Broadway and Off-Broadway shows; it also serves theatergoers who are partially sighted or blind, people who for medical reasons cannot climb stairs, and people who require aisle seating or use wheelchairs. Through TAP, TDF offers discount orchestra tickets that are chosen with the customer's specific seating needs in mind.
CASTING A SHOW? HERE'S A SPECIAL OFFER FROM BACKSTAGE!
Special BACK STAGE “Find Talent” Discount for TRU READERS. Visit www.BackStage.com/FindTalent to sign up for a free Find Talent/Casting Center account. Then use the exclusive promotion code TRUTALENT9 to publish notices for 20% off. Notices run in Back Stage’s print, online, digital, and e-alert editions, reaching hundreds of thousands of talented actors and entertainment-industry professionals and enthusiasts. With the Back Stage Casting Center, all of Back Stage’s talent-search tools will be at your fingertips, 24/7. Run notices calling for cast, crew, contestants, open-mike participants, workshop attendees, and more. Print-and-online posting rates start at just $60/week. Now at 20% off (starting at $48), with this special TRU discount. Note: An even bigger discount is available to full-fledged TRU members.
NYCASTINGS/TRU MEMBERS DISCOUNT.
NYCastings exists to make the road to acting success a breeze by connecting talent, with the right people in the acting business. NYCastings is a Casting Breakdown delivery system that works in the daily grind of Film, Television, Theatre, Commercials and Print production. Their website, www.NYCastings.com, is a site that you can go to every day to see what productions are currently casting. Also, through their website you can submit your Headshots, Resume & Reels for consideration within seconds. This is the fastest, easiest way to generate more auditions for yourself. NYCastings would like to offer a discount to all TRU members - 30% off the regular monthly price of $119 - just $80 for the year. Call NYCastings at 212/219-3339 x2 or email email@example.com and mention that you are a TRU member to receive the discount.
SOUP UP YOUR NOT-FOR-PROFIT
If you are a qualified not-for-profit, you may be eligible for a ton of technical software and other help through TechSoup. Click here for a full catalog of services available to you. TRU is a member, and we have gotten lots of software for very little money through this great online service.
MAKE FRIENDS WITH SMALL POND.
Introducing the Small Pond Friends Fund for those with independent theater companies and productions. Half of the proceeds from some of Small Pond's events and productions are raffled off to the members of the Friends Fund. We will announce those events in advance as well as any requirements to be eligible on a case-by-case basis. If you want to register for the Friends Fund e-mail us at the address above. Include the name of the company or production you are registering and who we should contact with more information. Hold for the Laughs participates in the Friends Fund every month and all you have to do is take a table at the Networking Event! E-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested!
A WELCOME SITE FOR OUR ACTOR FRIENDS.
TRU friend and acting community leader Jagger Kaye has re-launched the new gateway page www.CASTINGSnCLASSES.com. As most of you know, Jagger owns/operates the incredibly succesful FREE NYC casting group www.ActorsFirstNY.com (over 10,200 members) and also runs one of NYC's most popular and acclaimed acting facilities in www.AffordableActingClasses.com.
The new relaunch of www.CASTINGSnCLASSES.com began 10/01/08 so visit and see why they are called ... The NYC Area's Home For FREE Castings and AFFORDABLE Acting Classes
WIDE RANGE OF SERVICES FOR ARTISTS!
Fractured Atlas provides services, resources and support to liberate a nation of artists. FREE MEMBERSHIP for one year if you are a TRU member (offer not valid for current Fractured Atlas members). Email TRUnltd@aol.com for special code. From low-cost healthcare and event liability insurance, to production and fundraising workshops, to development grants and fiscal sponsorship, they supply critical tools for independent artists and arts organizations so they can focus on their own creative responsibilities. By nurturing today's vital but underrepresented voices, they hope to play a role in fostering a dynamic and diverse cultural landscape for tomorrow. Call 212/277-8020, email email@example.com, and learn more about them at www.fracturedatlas.org.
COMPLETE GRANTS FOR FRACTURED ARTISTS!
Creative Development Grants are made to Fractured Atlas members who need funding for specific expenses relating to artistic exploration or training but not connected to any particular project.
Eligible expenses include: workshops, classes, cultural exchange efforts, lab work. Priority for small arts organizations demonstrating a commitment to artistic risk-taking and ongoing exploration. Grants in this category range $250-$1000. What gets funded: Tuition costs, travel expenses, and other direct creative development costs. What doesn't get funded: Living expenses, recurring costs, production expenses, one-time expenses that don't demonstrate a compelling long-term impact. You must be a member of Fractured Atlas. Currently, Associate Members through Open Arts Network partners are ineligible to apply. Only one application during any six-month period. Go to http://www.fracturedatlas.org/site/eaf/grants
A HEALTHY PLAN FOR ARTISTS!
Announcing ArtsHealthAmerica: health coverage for anyone in film/video/TV, dance, theater, fine arts, music, graphic arts, written and spoken word. A safety net for professionals who work on a project-to-project basis, and therefore have found it difficult or impossible to be covered in any sort of corporate or group membership plan. Available to individuals, families, organizations and corporations involved in any aspect of the arts. Offers a spectrum of options from lowest cost basic coverage to comprehensive maximum coverage plans. Provides a mechanism which enables Membership in ArtsHealth America [with an extended benefits card], now available nationwide, therefore creating a collective basis to secure lower and lower rates for everyone over time. Go to www.ArtsHealthAmerica.org. PLAN NOT AVAILABLE IN NY STATE.
HELLO, FELLOW(SHIPS) DIRECTORS, FROM MANHATTAN THEATER CLUB.
Modest stipend and chance to assist directors at major theater. For early and mid-career directors. 3 different theaters, two fellowships. Application deadline for this year passed in April and they’re no longer accepting submissions; they’ll be publishing the application for next year’s program sometime in early 2013 with a deadline likely to fall in April. Click here for details of program.
ONGOING WORKSHOPS GOING ON. MUCH TO YIELD AT THE FIELD.
Support the creative process through rigorous, supportive discussions and the structure of weekly meetings. All arts. Fundraising Workshops; Solicitation Letters & Grant Writing; Marketing & Publicity Workshops - Audience & Press; Creative Residency Applications. New brochure coming. Fees vary, cheaper for members. Details at www.thefield.org. 212/691-6969. 161 Sixth Avenue, 14th floor.
HERE IS WHERE IT’S AT FOR ARTIST SUPPORT.
You heard it HERE first (maybe): HERE Arts Center in downtown Manhattan offers multiple ongoing programs to assist new artists in developing their work, including a residency program and a supported artist program that supplies artists with performance space for a subsidized rate. Visit www.here.org/be/programs/ for more information.
HUGE TICKET DISCOUNTS AT UNITED STAGES!
For show ticket and dinner giveaways every month join United Stages’ free audience club at www.unitedstages.com/seemoreshows.php. New shows added all the time!
OPERATING SUPPORT FOR NON-PROFITS!
The Shubert Foundation provides several operating support grants to nonprofit, professional resident theater and dance companies, as well as some arts-related organizations that help support their development. Grant recipients must have track records of artistic achievement, administrative strength and fiscal responsibility. For more information, visit www.shubertfoundation.org.
SHOW YOUR TUNES!
Do you want your CD reviewed? Website seeks to review little-known CDs. New CDs related only to musical theater and cabaret reviewed weekly on the website Talkin Broadway in the “Sound Advice” column. See column at www.talkinbroadway.com/sound/ Send inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org [7/20]
SUBSCRIBE TO THE NYFA QUARTERLY!
Timely. Insightful. Trusted. Informative. And only $12 a year. A subscription to NYFA Quarterly provides you with insightful analysis of important trends in contemporary art along with essential career information for working artists. Each issue also includes extensive listings of current funding and service opportunities for artists. Featuring exclusive interviews with emerging, mid-career, and established artists as well as one of the most comprehensive print listings of opportunities available to artists working in the visual, media, performing, and literary arts, NYFA Quarterly is your source for information on what’s happening and which opportunities you shouldn’t miss in the fast-paced arts world. For only $12 a year or $22 for two years, you can receive NYFA Quarterly four times a year via first-class mail or get exclusive access to the online version. Click this link or type www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=267&fid=1&sid=82 into your browser to ensure you don’t miss a thing! You may also subscribe by mail; send check, payable to New York Foundation for the Arts, to: NYFA Quarterly, New York Foundation for the Arts, 155 Ave. of the Americas, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10013-1507.
SUBSCRIBE TO THE NYFA NEWSLETTER!
The New York Foundation for the Arts has launched the new NYFA Current, NYFA's free, national e-publication. The revamped NYFA Current will continue Current's twelve year history of reporting the latest news and happenings in the arts world, but will put greater emphasis on the artist's voice. NYFA is uniquely qualified to monitor the pulse of today's art scene. Practicing artists and critics from across the country will comment on trends and movements in the art world as they happen with biweekly features, rants and raves on the contemporary scene, and artists, insider perspectives on exhibitions and performances. To subscribe, visit www.nyfa.org/current or email email@example.com Say you heard about it through TRU!
BE A BIG BROTHER OR BIG SISTER!
They still need you: Become a big brother or big sister with Children's Hope Foundation in their buddy program "SuperFriends." Responsible, caring adults matched to youngsters whose lives have been impacted by HIV/AIDS. Through outings such as museums, the zoo, theater, bowling, kayaking and a thousand other activities, SuperFriends act as role models providing the continuity and sense of future that children who live with AIDS lack. Men are especially needed. 30 of the more than 40 children currently waiting for a SuperFriend are boys. Many of them have been waiting for over two years. Contact Bruce Beckwith at 212/233-5133 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
ON-LINE MARKETING SERVICES!
Theatermania offers 10% off all marketing packages for TRU newsletter subscribers! TheaterMania is committed to helping small and mid-sized productions sell tickets and reach a mass audience, now with over 750,000 visitors a month to its website: over 120,000 NY Metro members, 230,000 nationwide. TheaterMania publishes an 85,000 piece magazine distributed in the NY Metro Area. TheaterMania offers the following tools to help your show succeed: Free online and phone ticketing services (comes with added free marketing) Affordable marketing programs for small and mid-size productions to reach TheaterMania's audience Free listings that can function as, or supplement your own website Free use of the audience development service, The Gold Club, to fill your houses and build word of mouth. Call 212/352-0255 for details or email email@example.com To submit free listings email: firstname.lastname@example.org And you get 20% off marketing services as a ticketing client!
FREE WEBSITE FOR YOUR SHOW!
TRU Members list your production or cabaret on TheaterMania.com for FREE!!! It's your own mini-website with your show's description, schedule, images, links, and ticketing information. For information on how to list, go to www.theatermania.com/extras/listyourshow.cfm. Also FREE through TheaterMania, online ticketing service with phone support and The Gold Club, our free papering service! To find out more, go to www.theatermania.com/extras/promoteyourshow.cfm today!
BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER - GO FOR THE GOLD: IT'S A TRU VALUE!
Get a year of theater practically
free! Join TheaterManias Gold Club for $59 (regularly $99) and access
complimentary tickets throughout the year! TRU has the lowest membership price you will find ANYWHERE--if you're a TRU member, you can now sign up for TheaterMania at http://www.theatermania.com/gold/partner/TRU. Not a TRU member? You can join and get the discount (here's the math: you join TRU for $75 and get a $40 discount on a Gold Club membership - doesn't that seem worth it?). Sign up for TheaterMania at http://www.theatermania.com/gold/partner/TRU -- tell them TRU sent you, and they'll give you an instant $9 Gold Club credit.
And dont forget: TheaterMania has great discounts, too. Become a TM Insider
FYI: MAILING SERVICE MIGHT SAVE YOU MONEY!
They specialize in small to mid-volume projects of 100 items to 100,000 and prepare letters, postcards, flyers, newsletters ... whatever you're mailing! Call 646/761-3954 for more information. And say you read about it in the TRU newsletter you'll get 20% off the cost of your first mailing!
TDF DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE TO TRU!
TDF has opened up their mailing list for tickets to TRU performing arts professionals for those great Broadway and Off-Broadway show offers. If you are turned off by Broadway's $100 ticket prices, TDF wants to remind you that as performing arts professionals you qualify to participate in Theatre Development Fund's Mailing List Program. TDF is the not-for-profit organization that runs the TKTS Discount Ticket Booths in Times Square and at South Street Seaport. Only students, teachers, union members, retirees, civil service employees, employees of not for profit organizations, performing arts professionals, members of the armed forces and clergy are eligible to become a TDF Mailing List member. As a member of TDF's mailing list, you will receive frequent mail and e-mail offerings to Broadway, Off-Broadway music and dance productions at a fraction of box office prices. As a member of TDF's Mailing List Program you are eligible to purchase TDF Vouchers which serve as admission to over 400 experimental and Off-Off Broadway theaters, music and dance groups. There is a $25 annual fee and you must enclose proof of your eligibility (TRU membership) to join. Applications may be downloaded from TDF's Web site www.tdf.org/application. You may also get an application by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to: TDF Applications, 1501 Broadway, New York, NY 10036.
MEMBERSHIP OFFER FOR TRU!
The New York Sheet Music Society offers discounted membership to TRU members. Yes, it's what it sounds like ... and a lot more. Sheet music and other theater-related memorabilia is always there for the buying; plus Linda Amiel Burns makes sure to book great entertainment for the monthly meetings. Great networking opportunity, especially for songwriters. (See listing at Events below.) Membership only $40 per year or $10 for individual meetings. RECIPROCAL MEMBERSHIP TO TRU MEMBERS AT A $5 DISCOUNT: JUST $35 A YEAR! More information, phone Linda Amiel Burns (President) at 212/595-4379.
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INTERNS SOUGHT FOR TALENT MANAGEMENT COMPANY, LA AND NYC
Boutique talent management company with live/work offices in New York and Los Angeles is seeking ambitious candidates who take initiative. Seeing part-time interns for the NYC and Los Angeles locations. Send cover letter, resume and three references for this job to: email@example.com
ARE YOU ABLE TO TALK TO THE PUBLIC? ABOUT THE PUBLIC?
The Public Theater is looking for part-time phone representatives who will process ticket orders and provide information about the upcoming seasons for The Public Theater and Joe's Pub and encourage single ticket buyers to become member ticket buyers. Requirements: strong customer service experience; Tessitura or other ticketing software and theater customer service preferred. Knowledge of The Public Theater a plus. 20 hours a week,
day and evening hours available. Please send resume and cover letter to Liz Sharp, Human Resources Manager, The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10003. firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE. No calls please.
BOX OFFICE MANAGER VITALLY NEEDED
Vital Theatre seeks a Box Office Manager. Ideal candidate must have box office experience, strong customer service skills and an aptitude for detail and accuracy. In addition to managing the box office staff, Box Office Manager will also manage and schedule all front of house staff including House Managers and Merch Staff. This is a full time salaried position. Salary commensurate with experience. E-mail resume with a cover letter, salary requirements and 3 references to email@example.com
GET ALL KAMPFIRED UP ABOUT THIS PR INTERNSHIP!
Intern at Kampfire Films Marketing and Public Relations, a New York City PR
firm specializing in entertainment-specifically film, theatre, and dance. Kampfire is handling the publicity and marketing for several exciting
Responsibilities as an intern would include theater PR work. Theatre duties
include greeting and seating the press before the show, writing pitches to
promote the show, helping create attention-grabbing Press Kits, assisting
the cast & crew during interviews, photo-shoots and making public
appearances at various theatrical functions.
This is an exciting opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the behind the
scenes work that goes on to making a show successful. Get a chance to
network with the top theatre companies in the city of New York. Must be
extremely personable, able to multi-task, and able to complete tasks
independently. This is an unpaid internship however credit will be given. Interested please send a copy of your resume, availability and a cover
letter expressing your interest in the world of Marketing/PR & Performing
Arts to PlanetErikaB@gmail.com
PAID INTERN POSITIONS FOR ACTING SCHOOL - CALL TODAY!
John Pallotta Studio and The Actors is looking for Acting School and Theater interns.This is a Part Time (Paid) Internship Commission plus BONUS, in New York City NY. John Pallotta Studio, AKA The Actors Workout, is currently seeking interns to work in our studio in NYC. In exchange for help, the interns will be offered free acting classes (improv, scene study, on-camera, etc.), as well as an opportunity to attend special events and be paid commission for bringing actors to our school as well as bonuses. Skills should include any, or all, of the following:
- Online Marketing
- Research Savvy
- Facebook Event Set Up
- General Administration
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of computers
- Web Design and web site optimization
- Graphic Design
- Adobe Photo shop
Classes offered are: Auditioning for Camera, Scene Study, Acting for Film and TV, Audition Technique. All classes are ongoing. Contact 646-619-7777 and visit www.johnpallotta.com
MANHATTAN THEATRESOURCE SEEKS PLAYWRIGHTS/PRODUCING ARTISTS!
Become a part of the PlayGround Development Series! Is your play ready for your public? Broadway ambitions but shoestring budget? Appreciate the support of a creative environment? Then the PlayGround Development Series could be for you! Present your work in a in a beautiful brick box in the heart of the Village, with no upfront fees. Staged reading to fully realized productions. For further details email Renee/Jenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or check www.theatresource.org
CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED COMPANY SEEKS DIRECTORS AND STAGE MANAGERS
Seeking directors and stage managers for award-winning, critically acclaimed RADIOTHEATRE productions. Now, in its 7th season, RT has produced over 40 shows in NYC, nominated for 2010 Drama Desk Award; won 2 NY Innovative Theater awards; nominated 13 times; 5 yrs in row as Best Performance Art. Should be familiar with our unique presentational story telling format which utilizes microphones and custom sound design and original symphonic scores. NOTE: RT is NOT an old time radio show; NOT a traditional play nor musical; NOT a reading group. Currently producing the H.P.LOVECRAFT FESTIVAL - 40 stories over the next year and we will be remounting FRANKENSTEIN and THE TIME MACHINE for short road show tours in OCT. And planning a Times Square Off Broadway show for NOV/DEC holidays. We use various theaters around town, but currently in residence at Horse Trade downtown. WITH PAY. Check out: www.radiotheatrenyc.com CONTACT: Dan Bianchi email@example.com
JOIN THIS WORKSHOP (AS A GRANT WRITER)
Not-for-profit, off-Off Broadway theater company seeks a highly motivated and organized individual with excellent written communication skills to serve as a grant writer. This is for our friends at the WorkShop Theatre, which has been producing great work for a very long time. The position requires the ability to analyze and develop statistical data on past productions, research likely funding sources and bring imagination to bear in matching those sources with specific project/production proposals. Follow-through with completed applications will be essential. To submit a resume and a letter of interest, contact Evan Bernardin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANY BOOKEEPERS OUT THERE?
Any bookkeepers out there who would like to be referred for work in theater-related companies? Send your info to email@example.com, and we'll put you in our database! Experience with not-for-profit needs is helpful. The average pay would be $15-$20 an hour. We'd like to collect a list of people to refer when requests come our way!
SMALL POND SEEKS BIG PRODUCING PARTNERS
"As I get more involved in the Broadway scene and the film world, I am looking to increase the number of producing partners I have. For that reason I am reaching out to each of the list serves I am a part of and asking around to see who might be interested. I have a number of exciting projects in the works and access to many more. I also help find funding for start up companies, as well as all other types of ventures. Below is a list of what I am looking for. If you think you fit, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org and let's grab coffee. Thanks for your time and look forward to working with you! What I'm looking for:
1. An individual who loves the arts and has a passion for making new projects happen.
2. An individual who has asked for money before either in Not for Profit or Commercial Theatre and if they haven't asked for money, is not afraid to.
3. An individual who has access to people who are high net worth with expendable
income and has good relationships with those people.
What you get being a producing partner:
1. The best deals on shows when raising money and an education on the deals if you don't have one already.
2. The opportunity to be involved in great projects and possibly be a Broadway producer.
3. A partner who will give you straight answers on every project and always make sure you get the best deal.
Contact Michael Roderick, Artistic Director/ Producer, Small Pond Entertainment Play Production and Casting, NY CEO." [12/2]
JOHN CHATTERTON STILL SEEKS DIRECTORS WITH ONE-ACTS.
Actors and directors wanted for John Chatterton's Short Play Lab, locations TBD. No pay. Send headshot (optional for directors) and resume (under 100K each, please) as attachments to WhereEaglesDareCasting@gmail.com, to go into a database for casting by their many playwright/producers (they present upwards of 30 plays a month). They'll put these files in a database to be browsed by their personnel. Great opportunity for exposure, practice, networking, fun!
JOIN THE CLUB. NIGHT MANAGEMENT PERSONNEL.
The Producers Club is currently looking for night management personnel to house manage and lock up the theater in the evenings during the week and on the weekends. They have a program called Sweat Equity (similar to programs at other Off-Off-Broadway theater spaces) where a particular company can work volunteer hours at the Producers Club in return for $10 an hour in rehearsal/ performance space. Many newer companies have taken advantage of this opportunity in the past as it is a good way to offset production costs as well as become familiar with the growing artistic community at the Producers Club. If you're interested, don't hesitate to get in touch: The Producers Club; 358 West 44th St.; New York, NY 10036. P. 212/315-4743; F. 212/315-0069; www.producersclubtheaters.com.
FOLLOW THESE DIRECTIONS, DIRECTORS WITH NEW WORK.
Director-driven projects wanted to be part of presentations in new space. Audience of public and industry people in an intimate, supportive environment. Throughout the year, The Directors Company will present work (maybe yours?) in various formats. Recently sponsored premiere season of Katherine & Friends (KNF): Theatre in the Rough, a month-long series of readings and workshops. Submissions for director-driven projects will be solicited throughout the year. Season and application information TBA. To find out more about studio series e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.myspace.com/directorsstudio. In new space at The Directors Company 311 W. 43 St., Suite 409, Phone 212/246-5877. Fax: 212/246-0668.
AMASS EXPERIENCE AT AMAS AS AN INTERN!
Amas Musical Theatre, dedicated to multiculturalism and training of inner-city youth. Seeking high school and college interns, and those not in school. Possible responsibilities include: administration (grants, fundraising, research, general office work, logging submissions from new writers, planning annual gala dinner); production (help with casting calls, rehearsal, and production, scenery and tech help, box office); education programs. Hours negotiable (6-24 per week). Stipends generally not available except for some transportation. Contact Mr. Jan Hacha, Managing Director of Amas, 115 MacDougal Street, #2B, New York, NY 10012. Call 212/563-2565 or fax 212/239-8332 or e-mail JHacha@aol.com with resume and cover letter. See www.amasmusical.org for more on this TRU friend and distinguished company.
SEE IF THESE WORKS MERIT PRODUCTION.
Seeking Literary Interns to evaluate scripts (if you don't have experience, you'll learn through the process) (if you are a playwright, evaluating scripts will help you sharpen your writing skills). Please contact Sandra Nordgren at NewWorksOfMerit@aol.com. See Internships/Literary at www.13thStreetRep.org; Sandra Nordgren, Literary Manager; 13th Street Repertory; 50 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10011, 917/363-2369.
STARTS IN THE ARTS. DO IT WELL AT ORIELLE.
Non-paid internship. Work in research, business development and initiatives, contracts/negotiation in entertainment areas with company president. Some grunt work, too, but not just administrative support. Must be independent, over 21 years old, able to work 10-20 hours per week for three-month commitment or more (some at downtown Manhattan office, home, some evenings/weekends). Must have own computer and be proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Internet, etc. with arts knowledge, excellent writing and people skills. Must have one year work experience in the field. May lead to paid job. E-mail resume to: intern@OrielleCreativeCompany.com (In subject line: Internship – Your Name). More info: www.OrielleCreativeCompany.com. No phone calls. Orielle Creative Company, LLC, 419 Lafayette Street, NYC 10003.
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FREE SPACE TO TRY OUT NEW WORK!
The Village View Community Room Theater is looking for monthly theatrical programming, i.e. a director and cast who would like to showcase a production. Although this is not an actual theater with a professional stage and lighting system, it is a large comfortable room which is set up theater style and accommodates about 40 to 70. They provide the basic audience, the room, and free refreshments. Looking for unstaged or partially staged readings (showcases, try-outs, authors testing their material before a live audience). They do very diverse material ranging from light comedies, humorous monologues and dramas to mysteries and a cabaret night. No admission and no pay for the performers, but the directors and performers have all the rehearsal time and space they need at no charge. The Village View Community Room Theater at 175 East 4th Street in the East Village. Contact Herb Latner at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 212/982-7809. [09/06]
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(Help Wanted and services offered beyond the NY Area)
THIS JOB’S A BEAUT (IN BUTTE)
Butte Center for the Performing Arts (BCPA). BCPA seeks a full time, experienced, self-motivated Executive Director for the 1200 seat Mother Lode Theatre and the 106 seat black box children’s theater, the Orphan Girl in Butte, Montana. Candidates must be willing to relocate, Bachelor’s Degree with at least 4 years management experience in a
performance venue preferred and have strong leadership, inter-personal relationship and decision-making skills. The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors(BOD)to turn the directives of the BOD into reality. The Executive Director will assure the following tasks are completed: prepare and meet an annual budget, initiate and coordinate fund-raising activities, supervise all public relations, community outreach and marketing activities and manage existing staff and hire new staff as needed. The Executive Director will also need to be proficient at grant writing and as such must have good writing skills and an operating and artistic vision of what the BCPA can become. The Executive Director will be responsible for crafting and getting BOD approval of Policies and Procedures including instituting an incentive pay program. Good working knowledge of how to market using Facebook and the Internet is important. Position
available immediately. Please send cover letter and resume` to: BCPA Search Committee P.O. Box 522 Butte, MT 59703. [12/20]
HANG OUT WITH THE LANTERN IN PHILLY
Lantern Theater Company seeks an intern with an interest in artistic and education programming to assist Artistic Director Charles McMahon and Education Director Joshua Browns with program administration. Artistic projects will include developing a database of potential collaborators and community partners, and assisting with special events and outreach. Education projects will include mailing list research/maintenance, dramaturgical research, and study guide development. You will provide valuable support while enhancing your skills, building your resume, and expanding your networks. The Artistic/Education Internship is 15-20 hours per week, with flexible scheduling to accommodate your school/work commitments. Necessary skills include experience with Microsoft Excel, online research, strong interpersonal and phone skills, punctuality, and initiative. Experience with Microsoft Access a plus. Internships are unpaid, but weekly travel stipend or course credit is available as well as free theater tickets and participation in special theater events. To apply, please send resume and cover letter describing your career objectives to Charles McMahon, Artistic Director, at email@example.com. No calls, please.
SINGULAR INTERNSHIPS AT THEATRE DOUBLE IN PHILLY
Theatre Double is currently accepting resumes for Interns who will be an important part of the production, artistic and producing teams gaining important real life skills. Seeking four- five interns to work 10 –20 hours a week. Producing Intern- Someone with strong computer and Interpersonal skills interested in learning how to produce independent theatre.
Artistic Intern- Will assist directors and Producers in all aspects of production, including literary management, casting and design. Great experience for aspiring director or producer.
Technical Intern- Assisting designers and technical director in preparing and executing four play season. Technical interests/ background required.
Publicity/Marketing Intern- will work closely with professional publicist and marketing firms who are marketing the 3 play theatre season and subscriptions. Excellent opportunity to work with professional theater publicist and marketers.
Please forward resume and cover letter to: Michael@theatredouble.net. No pay and real life resume experience. [12/20]
N.J. DINNER THEATER WORK BEFORE DINNER (MOSTLY).
Run lights, run errands, etc. during run of shows. Get a run for your money which will be paid per hour or per diem – no performers, please. Also help with props, painting, sets. Year-round schedule mainly Mon thru Sat afternoons, occasional evenings and Suns. Non-union house. Resumes/inquiries to Ken Schwarz, c/o Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, 88 Rt. 173 W., Hampton, NJ 08827, or call 908/730-8007 ext.12. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
GO INTO EXILE IN PHILADELPHIA.
Learn the inner workings of a growing professional theater company while gaining valuable hands-on experience in every area of theater administration. Immerse yourself in the Philadelphia theater community and work side by side with experienced theater professionals in a fun and supportive environment. Now in its twelfth season, Theatre Exile is a nonprofit company dedicated to providing a creative environment in which Philadelphia artists can grow and experiment. They produce risky and challenging plays that contain a sense of true "Philadelphia spirit," which is to say, plays that capture an innate human sensibility that focuses on family, work and indomitable drive. They are constantly striving to reach out to new theater audiences throughout the community by presenting both new works as well as established plays. This is an unpaid position. 10+ hours a week with flexible scheduling. While most of the job is administrative, there will be opportunities to observe the rehearsal process and work with our production staff. No prior experience necessary; however, applicants should have an interest in theater and/or live performance and should be hard working, positive and friendly. Please contact Bryan S. Clark, Managing Director, via e-mail at email@example.com for more information. You can also visit www.theatreexile.org.
DIRECT YOURSELF TO ROCKLAND COUNTY.
The Antrim Players, Rockland County's longest-running community theater, is seeking resumes for directors. They are also seeking technical help in the areas of lights, sound, stage managing and producing. Send resumes to Antrim Players, Inc., 15 Spook Rock Rd, Suffern, NY 10901, US. Contact Marty Andreas at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ACTORS ARE LINING UP FOR THIS GIG.
13th Street Rep (50 W. 13th St) is seeking male actor, 40+, to play the role of Fleming in Line, by Israel Horovitz. The show is the longest running play in NYC - 36 years at the same theater! Contact: Edith O'Hara 212/675-6677. Please do not reply via email. Phone call only.
RAISE THE CURTAIN ON THE NEXT PHASE OF YOUR LIFE.
The Dancing Curtain, a sketch comedy group, is casting new members. Commitment runs for one year, with possibility to extend. Rehearses and performs in NYC and CT; the company intends to tour throughout the U.S. and Canada. Seeking Comedic Actors, Writers, Comedians, Singers, Dancers, and Unusual Talents: 18+, all ethnicities, with strong comedic skills, should feel comfortable dancing in public and be willing to commit to the group for at least a year. Auditions will be held by appt. only. To schedule an appt., email pix and resumes to info@TheDancingCurtain.com. Prepare a short comedic monologue and/or a joke. Possible future pay. Non-Equity actors. More info at www.thedancingcurtain.com.
COME MEET YOUR DESTINY.
Destiny Lilly is working on a few projects and would like to find some talented people to collaborate with and further develop them. Firstly, she's looking for interview subjects for her podcast series, so if you're an actor, director, producer, playwright, casting director, or talent agent she would love to talk to you about your perspective on the casting process (recent interviews include career coach Betsy Capes and Chris Burney, the associate artistic director of Second Stage Theatre). Also, she's writing a book tentatively titled Casting Diversity: Conversations with Actors of Color. She's specifically looking to do in-depth interviews with Asian, African, African-American, Latino, Native American, and Mixed Race actors. If you're interested in either project, send me email. She's currently casting three films as well as two development reading series so, if you're an actor, submit your headshot and resume to her so she can add you to her files. She's also continuing to offer her audition consulting service where actors can spend 90 minutes with her going over your audition material and getting feedback on your technique, material, and presentation. Contact Destiny Lilly at 646/649-3426 or email@example.com, or get more info at www.destinylilly.com.
ACT NOW! (OR DIRECT NOW, OR WRITE NOW.)
M, F. The Supporting Characters are seeking additional local talent for their professional company of actors, directors, and writers. The group, made up of artists from the tri-state area, meets weekly at the Pelham Art Center for lab development of new work, presents a monthly staged reading series at the art center of work ready for public presentation, and mounts Equity showcase productions Off-Off Broadway while seeking a Westchester production venue. Equity and non-Equity actors of all ages and types, directors, and writers interested in development of original work from first reading THROUGH full performance should send resume, note of interest, and picture (no large jpegs) for actors to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JAPANESE-ENGLISH COMIC IMPROVISORS.
Seeking: Japanese-English bi-lingual comedic improvisors. Country of origin does not matter but must have professional theater training and be at least conversational in both Japanese and English. Short NYC showcase run with pay. Potential for future touring with pay. Send resumes with short cover letter in English and Romaji to Meredith Kaunitz at email@example.com or pics and resumes to Meredith Kaunitz, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 1101, New York, NY 10107. No drop-offs please.
ONGOING! AGENT BUILDING FILES!
H. Shep Pamplin and Sue Winik have left Top Cat Talent and re-opened Shep's previous company, Sheplin Artists. Photos/Resumes may be sent to: Sheplin Artists, 676A Ninth Avenue, Box 164, New York, NY 10036. Questions? 212/315-9610. Mention TRU, please. [7/01]
A CHANCE FOR ACTOR/WAITERS TO DO BOTH!
Aching Dogs Theatre is accepting new members, so if you are a member of any hotel union, or restaurant union, or if you work in a non-union hotel or a large restaurant, call and come to one of their workshops. Funded by the Hotel Restaurant Workers Union for its members, Aching Dogs was in the NY Times front page of the Metro section in December, and are in their 7th year. They do FREE weekly workshops and a show or two a year. Last year's director Nye Heron is currently second unit director on Jim Sheridan's film with 50 Cent. Call Pamela Scott at 212/567-0857 during business hours (9am to 6pm, M-F).
TRY OUT MATERIAL AT COMMUNITY CENTER!
Kew Gardens Community Center is starving for performers to come entertain them. Of course, they have no budget, but they do have a fine Yamaha baby grand. If there are singers or musicians who want to, for example, try out material or a program before hitting prime time with it, they'd be interested. The audiences are mostly (spry) seniors and the performance would have to be during a weekday. For more info, folks can contact Lucille at 718/268-5960. Tell her Howard Levitsky sent them via the TRU newsletter.
SEEKING COMMUNITY-MINDED CABARET PERFORMERS!
Seeking new performers and volunteers for Community Cabaret. Rachel Stone, producer of Community Cabaret, is always looking for new performers and volunteers for this midtown showcase opportunity, held approximately every two months from September through May, on Friday evenings. Volunteers needed for help with setup, hospitality, publicity, photography, etc. Performers should be self-contained acts. If interested, please contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 718-472-0102.
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AGENCY LOOKING FOR TALENT!
Steel Agency is searching for Male and Female Models and Talent (Non-Union) for representation for Print, Runway, TV/Films and Promotions. All ages. Must live in or near New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia Areas. Submit photos and or resumes (.jpg format only) to: Newfaces@steelagency.com or submit by mail to: STEEL Agency, 1218 Pulaski Highway, Suite 358, Bear, DE 19701. More info at www.steelagency.com.
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THE WRITERS BLOCK
Submission requests (listed chronologically - requests with no deadlines listed separately in next section)
TEN SEXY SONGS NEED EQUALLY SEXY MUSIC
Seeking composer for 10 songs for a full length musical with bawdy sexual humor and a modern feminist light. Must be reliable and dedicated and have a positive mindset. Will require sheet music for piano as well as vocal teaching demos. We can discuss professional demos & MDing down the road. Payment offered. Please email a link to your web samples of music and resume to Jaime at email@example.com References and signed contract will be required before you start work on this ground breaking project.
SUBMIT TO THE TRU NEW MUSICALS READING SERIES!
Attention producers, theater companies (and writers, too): let TRU pay for a developmental reading of a new musical you're interested in! Writers may also submit to our annual series, but producer-driven works are given priority. All musicals in our series must have a capable producer, and we will try to find you a producer if you don't have one. We are looking for a broad range of works, from mainstream commercial to non-traditional; we also seek submissions with multi-cultural significance. Musicals must not have had a paid public performance in the NY area, and must be presentable with no more than 12 actors in no more than 90 minutes (the actual show can be longer; the time restriction is to accommodate a panel discussion with industry professionals, which follows each reading). Click here for 2012 Guidelines, click here for our web page, or send an SASE to request our guidelines and application, to Theater Resources Unlimited, 309 West 104th Street, 1D, NYC NY 10025. Questions? Email TRUnltd@aol.com with "Musicals" in your subject header. Submission deadline: 8/11 (without producer attached), 8/18 (with producer).
SIX PLAYS, FOUR WEEKS, THREE ROSES, ONE-ACTS
Three Roses Players seeks one-act submissions for its monthly performance festival! An LA theater organization dedicated to new works and hardworking playwrights, TRP produces at least six new one-acts per month. In “The Writer Speaks” series, plays see the stage for the first time in a four-performance run. The audience scores those plays, and the top two move into the “Winners’ Circle,” where the winning playwrights submit two more one-acts, one of which is selected for performance. These four plays (the original two winners plus one of the two follow-up submissions from each winning playwright) then enjoy a four-week, fully produced run! “The Writer Speaks” is a monthly event, usually with a topical theme. Deadlines are the tenth day of the month prior to the performance month. (The next deadline is 7/10, for the performance month of August.) Authors of plays selected are notified by mid-month prior to the performance month. Please send submissions in Word or PDF format to Maggie Grant at firstname.lastname@example.org. For complete guidelines, go here: http://www.thetrestage.com/SUBMISSIONS.html. Visit the TRP website at http://www.thetrestage.com.
SUMMIT READING NEEDS NEW PLAYS IN TOP FORM
Submissions are now being accepted for Capital Repertory Theatre’s Next Act! New Play Summit. Next Act! is an expansion of Capital Rep’s commitment to the development of new work and is designed to complement the Upper Hudson Valley’s recent and future growth explosion in the fields of research and technology. The summit will directly reflect the theatre’s mission, “to create meaningful theatre generated from an authentic link to the community.” Next Act! takes place 11/2 - 11/4 and will feature readings of two never-before produced plays as well as special events throughout the weekend. Capital Rep, located in Albany, NY, is particularly interested in scripts that showcase world events as they impact the individual and society, highlighting the common threads that bind American culture together in a world that is defined more and more by diversity. The theatre will give preference to character-driven scripts that showcase technology’s impact on humanity. Multicultural and ethnically diverse plays are welcome, as are both comedy and drama! (Please do not submit plays about the theatre.) Eligible plays cannot have been previously produced, though previous readings are allowed. No more than seven characters. (Please do not submit works in which actors play multiple roles, unless it is a device used to illuminate generations.) No musicals. Submission deadline is 7/16. For more information, call 518-462-4531 or email Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill at email@example.com
NEW! READING SERIES WANTS TO TAKE YOUR WRITING TO NEW HEIGHTS
Red Shirt Entertainment seeks play submissions for its Rooftop Reading Series! Under the supervision of Producing Artistic Director Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj, the company will host its first annual play festival, The Red Shirt Rooftop Reading Series. Set beneath the backdrop of the New York City skyline, attendees will be treated to three days of performances featuring new works by emerging playwrights. From the ancient Greeks to William Shakespeare, theater has a long history of outdoor performance. With summer’s arrival, Red Shirt has decided to transform its glorious rooftop terrace into an artistic oasis. For information about how to submit a play, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Readings are slated for 7-9PM on Friday, 8/3; 7-9PM on Saturday, 8/4; and 2-5PM on Sunday, 8/5. Each will take place on the rooftop of 18 West 23rd Street.
NEWISH FESTIVAL NEEDS NEW PLAYS
The NEWvember New Plays Festival seeks submissions for its second
year! Inaugurated in 2011 as a co-production of Tangent Theatre Tivoli and
AboutFACE Ireland, NEWvember is a festival of rehearsed readings of new
plays. It takes place over four days at the Carpenter Shop Theatre in the
historic village of Tivoli in upstate New York. This year’s dates are Thursday,
11/8 through Sunday, 11/11. Submissions are being accepted from now to 8/1. Plays should have a cast size of 2-8 and a running time of 30-120 minutes.
Work must be previously unproduced, though the festival will consider material
that’s received previous readings and is still in development. No entry fee! For
submission instructions, visit www.NEWvemberFestival.com
PLAY AND MUSICAL COMPETITION FOR JERSEY BOYS (AND GIRLS, MEN, WOMEN)
The University Performing Arts Department of William Paterson University announces the Ninth (and Tenth) Annual NJ Playwrights Contest. This project helps bring new playwrights and composers and their work into focus in the community, the region, and the state of New Jersey. This contest is open to New Jersey residents only. This contest has both a musical and a non-musical component. Each component consists of two phases. First, three plays and three musicals respectively will be selected for staged readings from all entries received by 7/13. (Each finalist receives a small honorarium.) Second, one winner in each category will receive a production in the very flexible Hunziker Black Box Theatre. In addition to the full production, each winner receives an honorarium commensurate with his/her level of participation. Submissions should include: a cover letter, stating availability of the author for participation in the process and the performance history of the play or musical; a one-page synopsis of the play or musical; and a resume of the playwright and/or composer. NO PLAYS OR MUSICALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AT THIS TIME. Unless specified, all entries will be considered for both the 9th and 10th contests. Readings for the 9th Annual NJPC will be in December of 2012. The winning play and musical will be presented in the spring of 2013. Readings for the 10th Annual NJPC will be in February of 2013. The winning play will be presented in December of 2013 and the winning musical in June of 2014. Submissions should be emailed to TheatreSeries@WPUNJ.edu or mailed to Theatre Series, H 105-B, 300 Pompton Road, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ 07470. Scripts & music (including a piano score) and author interviews will be requested later this summer. Visit the contest website here.
THIS PLAYWRITING COMPETITION MERITS A CAREFUL LOOK
Merit Theater and Film Group announces its tenth annual playwriting contest! The New Works of Merit Playwriting Contest seeks to bring plays of social significance to the general public. Original full-lengths, one-acts, short stage plays, and children’s plays are eligible. The winner will receive $300 and a reading in a professional theater. (Speaking of winners, TRU President Bob Ost placed first in 2010 with his play Breeders.) Deadline extended due to website problem - entries must be postmarked by 7/31 and accompanied by a submission fee of $25 per play. For complete guidelines, visit http://www.newworksofmeritplaywritingcontest.com
NEW! POETS, WHY BOTHER WITH THE BEACH WHEN YOU HAVE THE SANDBOX?
Sandbox Theatre seeks poetry submissions that can be given to volunteers from the Twin Cities dance community, who will use the poetry as their "music" in creating original dance pieces. In October Sandbox will present its latest ensemble collaboration, Beatnik Giselle, a play combining Beat poetry with the classical ballet Giselle. In conjunction with this production, the company is also facilitating a collaborative performance project to bring together local writers and dancers. These pieces will be performed in a showcase on 10/20 at the Southern Theatre in Minneapolis. This is an exciting opportunity to not only have your work performed for an audience but to participate in cross-genre collaborative creation. Submissions must be able to be read aloud in under five minutes. There is no limit to style or subject, and writers may submit up to three different works. All submissions must be received by Friday 7/20. Please send entries and/or questions to Sandbox Theatre representative Derek Lee Miller at email@example.com.
Submission requests (ongoing - or no deadline that we know of)
DO THEY NEED 10-MINUTE PLAYS? AS A MATTER OF F.A.C.T., YES!
F.A.C.T. (Friends Always Creating Theatre) is looking for exciting NEW 10 Minute Plays for their 3rd Season of WORDS & WINE, their End-of-the-Month Sunday Reading Series to be held at their new location; A.R.T./New York Studio, 520 8th Avenue - 3rd Floor, New York City beginning in August. We especially encourage local NY/NJ Area playwrights as well as those from the Northeast to submit. Each month we select 6 plays, at least 3 or 4 local writers; meaning, yes, we do produce plays by out-of-area playwrights too! Any subject. Adult humor/language acceptable. No one preson plays. No musicals. We do prefer 3 or more characters. Feel free to submit up to three plays for the season. We produce Aug/Sept/Oct/Nov 2011 Jan/Feb/Mar/Apr 2012. No fee for submissions. No royalties. Selected writers are encouraged and invited to attend. Send email submission only to Fact.Theatre@gmail.com In Subject line - write Words & Wine.
DRAMATIC PUBLISHING SUBMISSIONS INFORMATION
Dramatic Publishing has an open submission policy and they are always interested in receiving new plays to review for publication. Scripts should be typed neatly and clearly reproduced (do not send us your only copy). Standard playwriting format is preferred but not required. In this format, character headings are centered above the line in capital letters, lines are 1.5 spaced, and stage directions are indented and single-spaced. We do not accept e-mailed submissions. All pages must be numbered. Always send a properly bound script. Do not send loose pages or pages held together with an elastic band or paperclip. Include your name, address, and phone number on the title page of the play. Include a cast list with specific character descriptions, assignment of male/female roles, and total cast/doubling. Also include the set/technical requirements. Include a synopsis of the play, its production history and/or photographs from productions, any relevant reviews, and any playwriting awards it has won. All plays must have had either a production or a staged reading to be considered for publication. If your work is a play with music, include a cassette tape or CD and any written sheet music. Please include a regular letter-size stamped envelope for our reply. We will not return any of the material submitted. If your play is a musical or a play with music, include a cassette tape or CD and any additional sheet music you have. Mail to: Dramatic Publishing,
Linda Habjan, Submissions Editor,
311 Washington St.
Woodstock, IL 60098. Visit http://www.dramaticpublishing.com/submissions.php, e-mail questions to the submissions editor SubmissionsEditor@dpcplays.com
BE A PART OF THE BLACK PLAYWRIGHTS GROUP 2012
Submissions for Black Playwrights' Group 2012 is underway, your chance to start that play, or re-write that play with a group of inspired playwrights. Created by ActNow Foundation and Liberation Theatre Company, the Black Playwrights' Group 2012 is in its 2nd year of bringing playwrights together to share and develop new work in a rigorous and professional environment. Playwrights who wish to be considered for the Black Playwrights' Group 2012 should submit a writing sample, resume and cover letter, outlining how our group would help your work as a playwright. We are seeking a committed group of ten (10) playwrights to participate in the yearlong group. This is a facilitated, but mostly self-guided group of professionals who desire creative connection and community relationships, at a one-time fee of $125.00. Monthly meetings will be the 2nd Saturday of every month, beginning January 14th, 2012, 10:30 -1:30pm, at A.R.T. NY, 138 South Oxford Street, in beautiful Brooklyn. Deadline: December 1st, 2011. At year's end, we will present a series of readings by the group. FYI - ActNow and LTC are committed to making this group affordable for many. $125.00 (tax deductible) nominal fee covers renting the group's meeting space for the year, administrative costs, and basic costs for the nights of readings. Liberation Theatre Company seeks funding for additional costs. Please feel free to join us as an actor (FREE) in the play development process by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, contact: Black Playwrights' Group c/o Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, 1855 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, #1C, Harlem, NY 10026. Or phone 212.289.2529.
HAVE YOUR PLAY PUBLISHED ON-LINE
Stageplays.com is now offering you the opportunity to include your play in the world's largest play database, listing it next to the likes of David Hare, Neil Simon and Sam Shepard and selling it as an ePlay Download. For details, go to http://action.stageplays.com/Publish-My-Play They are charging an admin fee to cover the costs of entering your play into our database. But after you sell 5 copies - they give you the admin fee back. Future sales will then be split 50/50. And every month, they will be featuring one of the new ePlays in their ezine - so a synopsis of your play could land in the inbox of 35,000 theatre fans across the world. “For too long, too few playwrights have had a platform to promote their art. Today we're trying to change that.” So give your play a chance - enter it into the world's largest play database and see how good it really is:
ACCEPTING NEW MUSICALS
FOR ENCORE LITEHOUSE SERIES
Encore Theater Company is again accepting submissions for consideration during
the third season of *Litehouse New Musicals Reading Series*. Interested creative teams should email email@example.com with a brief show description. ETC will send
complete applications and submission requirements as a follow-up. The
Litehouse Series is looking for new musicals at various stages of
development to present in a cold reading (with recorded demos of musical
numbers provided by authors) as part of our monthly series. The reading is
recorded on DVD and staff/cast complete evaluation forms. Both the DVD an
evaluation forms are made available to creators. Previous selections have
included NYMF Offical Selections, Chicago STAGES Festival Selections, and
many others. "The concept for this Litehouse series is a brilliant one. Simple,
constructive, and energizing. Musical Theatre in general needs more programs
like this one if it is to sustain itself and remain vital." - Pat Byrnes, Librettist/Lyricist for Despairadise
"Developmental programs like the Litehouse Reading Series are incredibly
valuable to musical theater writers. We feel privileged to have worked with
the smart, dedicated, and enthusiastic staff at Encore and we hope many
other writers will get to have an equally rewarding experience" - Brooke Pierce & Masi Asare, Creative Team for Sympathy Jones.
SUBMIT NEW WORK TO MONTHLY SERIES
Variations Theatre Group cordially invites you to submit to Major Variations Reading Series. Major Variations is a bi-monthly series that will focus on developing relationships with playwrights, directors, and actors. They seek to provide opportunities for emerging artists to develop new work. It is their goal to not only raise funds for future productions but to also develop a repertoire of new work that has the possibility of being produced on their mainstage. Each playwright will have an opportunity to hear their play read by professional actors, partake in a question/answer session, and of course have the possibility of moving forward with Variations! If you are interested, please email Artistic Director Rich Ferraioli at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief synopsis of your play, character breakdown, a brief biography of yourself, and a Word document of your play. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to let them know. For more information about Variations Theatre Group, please visit www.variationstheatregroup.com
LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD, OUT LOUD.
Out Loud, Ars Nova's bi-weekly play reading series, is dedicated to supporting the development of brand new work by emerging playwrights. To be considered for Out Loud, please send a synopsis and ten-page sample of your play, along with a playwriting resume and a cover letter detailing any previous development the play has undergone. Writers are also encouraged to invite us to readings or productions of their work. Please note: full scripts will not be considered unless requested based on the ten-page sample. Material for all the series is reviewed throughout the year. Due to the high volume of submissions and the time and attention given to each one, it can take us up to six months to respond; please be patient. If you would like your materials returned, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. All materials should be sent to: Attn: Submissions; Ars Nova; 511 West 54th Street; New York, NY 10019.
HAVE A GAY OLD TIME AT THE LGBT CENTER.
The Playwrights and Poets Series at the LGBT Center in New York has opened up full length script submissions. Plays should have at least one LGBT character central to the plot. Please email scripts to email@example.com
IF YOU BLINK YOU MIGHT MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY.
Blink Film is looking for feature-length, story-driven scripts with a quirky, independent feel. "We highly value scripts that:
• are emotionally primal, like the protagonist fighting for the love of his life in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Stranger than Fiction, and The Illusionist;
• are set in today's world but with one crucial, surreal twist like the ability to have one's memory erased in Eternal Sunshine, or "having a narrator" in Stranger than Fiction.
• help us see the world in a novel way, like Memento;
• have a life-affirming ending as in the first three above-mentioned films. Please do NOT submit any horror stories, police dramas, stories involving murders, or anything else dark. Also, please do NOT submit character-driven stories. We've received a lot of those already, but we're really only interested in story-driven scripts, which is to say the plots should revolve around a story, not some aspect of character development. Above all, submitted scripts must have a compelling, life-affirming ending." WGA and non-WGA writers may submit. Budget will not exceed $3 million. For further reference, please feel free to look Joe Shapiro (III) up on IMDb. TO SUBMIT:
1. Please go to www.InkTippro.com/leads.
2. Enter your email address (you will be signing up for InkTip's newsletter - FREE!).
3. Copy/Paste this code: 4mwpwd3qnx.
4. You will be submitting a logline and synopsis only, and you will be contacted to submit the full script only if there is interest from the production company. IMPORTANT: Please ONLY submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for EXACTLY.
EDGY THRILLER SCRIPTS WANTED.
Baie des Singes (UK) Ltd.: "We are looking for completed feature-length edgy thriller scripts, i.e. stories in the vein of No Country for Old Men, The Usual Suspects or The Yards. WGA or non-WGA writers may submit. Budget will not exceed $4 million. I am a major international commercials director with clients such as BMW, Ford, Audi, Nivea, Adidas, and Coca-Cola, and I am looking for a first feature script to direct." TO SUBMIT:
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IMPORTANT: Please ONLY submit your work if it fits what the lead is looking for EXACTLY. If you aren't sure if your submission fits, please ask InkTip first.
THEY'LL HELP YOUR PLAY BLOOM.
Little Hibiscus Productions in association with the Matthew Corozine Studio Theater looking for original full-length plays for their reading series. Playwrights will get a chance to have their new and original work read in front of an audience by professional actors for feedback and possible future production. One of the plays from our summer reading series, Fragments, by Michael Weems, was just mounted very successfully at the Matthew Corozine Studio Theater!!! Please e-mail submissions to Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org - please include contact information.
WHY NOT GO TO CHICAGO?
The Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, a non-Equity theater just outside of Chicago, has been running for 31 years and produces six shows a season including three musicals. JPAC has a particular focus on new work and has presented the Chicago Premiere productions of The Baker's Wife, Blood Brothers, Jekyll & Hyde and We Will Rock You as well as the North American Premiere production of Metropolis and the World Premiere productions of Danger Will Robinson! and Mr. Showbiz. JPAC welcomes submissions of new musicals and plays. Materials can be sent to Eddie Sugarman (our TRU friend) c/o Jedlicka Performing Arts Center, 3801 South Central Avenue, Cicero, IL 60804. www.jpactheatre.com.
SCORE A TENN WITH THIS CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS.
Playwrights' Forum in Memphis seeks full-length plays: adaptation, comedy or variety. Travel assistance: $350. You need a professional recommendation. What to submit: 10-page sample, full script. Material must not be published. The only remuneration is production. Best month to submit: June. Playwright must attend production to receive travel stipend. 553 Beale St. #201, Memphis, TN 38103. Phone: 901/270-9645. Fax: 901/756-2356. Email at email@example.com.
WHAT NEW SPECIES OF READING SERIES IS THIS?
Galapagos Art Space is accepting submissions for full-length and one-act plays. Beginning this fall, Galapagos will host a weekly reading series every Sunday afternoon. Playwrights will have one rehearsal with a Galapagos director and then hear their work out loud in front of an audience. Each week a different guest playwright, producer or industry professional will offer a critique, and all who attend will be encouraged to socialize after. Open to all genres. Every submission will be read and considered. Both electronic and hard copies accepted. Electronic submissions preferred. Please include a brief bio, letter of interest (including any production history of the script under submission), and the full script. Email materials to Hailey@galapagosartspace.com. Mail scripts to: Galapagos Art Space, Attn: Reading Series, 16 Main Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.
LOOKING FOR DIRECTION?
A call from Jessica McVea: “A few of the theater companies I work for are interested in me directing previously unpublished plays. The plays are my choice, but they do need to be unpublished, which, of course, rules out going to The Drama Bookshop! Please send me any and all plays (I'd like to read some one-acts, too, as there is always a place for them!) at your convenience to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll see what we can find!” Jessica has worked for Piper McKenzie, Prophecy Productions, Small Pond Entertainment and Manhattan Theatre Source, as well as having done a number of plays in the Fringe and Mitdtown Festivals.
LET THEM SEE YOUR LATEST STUFF - THEY WON'T SAVAGE IT.
Savage Theater Company is a new company looking to produce original works by a New York playwright. They're dedicated to putting artists' vision and expression on view, free from the social restraints of theater today. No subject is off-limits! Contact Savage Theater Company at email@example.com.
HEAD FOR THE HILLS.
In the western North Carolina mountains are the Lost Playwrights of Western North Carolina, a fairly large group of loosely connected playwrights, actors, techies, poets, novelists, etc. No dues or fees. They do monthly public readings in a cabaret-format venue (patrons are charged $5.00 to cover costs of printing, etc.). This is a unique situation - a venue by and for playwrights with no restriction as to language or subject, and no concerns over world or local premieres - they just want good stuff to present to their audience. No published works or royalties, though. Playwrights, actors and techies receive an envelope with a poster, program and a letter of thanks . . . that's it! They're looking for stuff with little/no/minimal set and props, and four or fewer cast members. Therefore, if TRU has any members with short (10-minute max) plays (especially comedy, but not necessarily) they wish to submit, please have them write me, Sam Stone, at firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also call Sam Stone at 828/692-5001. This is NOT a theater company . . . just a bunch of playwright wannabes having a good time doing staged readings before a live audience. Special consideration is given to playwrights willing to cast and direct their own plays.
ACT NOW! (OR DIRECT NOW, OR WRITE NOW.)
The Supporting Characters are seeking additional local talent for their professional company of actors, directors, and writers. The group, made up of artists from the tri-state area, meets weekly at the Pelham Art Center for lab development of new work, presents a monthly staged reading series at the art center of work ready for public presentation, and mounts Equity showcase productions Off-Off Broadway while seeking a Westchester production venue. Equity and non-Equity actors of all ages and types, directors, and writers interested in development of original work from first reading THROUGH full performance should send resume, note of interest, and picture (no large jpegs) for actors to email@example.com.
CROSS THIS BRIDGE.
The Bridge Theatre Company seeks full-length and one-act submissions. New Play Development through readings and workshops towards off-off-Broadway production (see website for development process www.thebridgetheatrecompany.com). Canadian and American themes.
MAKE YOURSELF VISIBLE TO THE VISIBLE THEATRE.
Westchester and NYC writers and advanced actors and apprentices sought. For professional weekly lab, writing circle and master classes. Diversity is a priority in their mission. Full info at www.visibletheatre.org. To apply, e-mail a one-page letter of introduction, including an artistic statement to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRITE THEATER ARTICLES FOR DRAMA LEAGUE
The Drama League seeks writers to contribute occasional articles and cover stories to its members-only monthly periodical, Theatre Today. Writers should be well-versed in the Broadway, Off-Broadway and regional theatre industries; previous experience with print or internet journalism preferred. Stipends: $150 per cover story (1000-1100 words), $75 per article (500-600 word). To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and two (2) article samples to email@example.com.
THE BRONX IS THE BASIS. BOROUGH-BASED JOURNAL WANTS YOU!
New online literary journal Cross Bronx gives preference to Bronx writers and digital artists or those who have the Bronx as primary influence. To be published 3 times a year, starts in April, featuring award-winning artists from Bronx Council on the Arts (sponsor) with commissioned works. Submissions encouraged from the emerging and established. E-mail previously unpublished short fiction or creative non-fiction (under 8500 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Poets can e-mail up to 3 poems to email@example.com. Up to 3 Original Digital Art/Photography submissions, maximum file size 100 megabytes, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Criticism or Artist interviews (first send proposal of 250 words or less) to email@example.com. Include full contact info in body of all e-mails. All pages must be numbered, have title, 1-inch margins, double-spaced, in 12-point font. Any questions go to firstname.lastname@example.org.
JERSEY IS JUMPIN’ FOR WRITERS. READINGS/WORKSHOPS.
Jump in. Garden State is blooming with new scripts and those who want to hear them out loud. The Garden State Screenwriters Guild Reading Series seeks original screenplays/adaptations/teleplays and original stage pieces, too - by writers who live or work in New Jersey (preferred) for workshopping and table readings (sponsored by Tony Award winning Producers Group, 2-3 three times a year at Essex Grand Buffet, West Orange, NJ; monthly sessions, usually on Mondays in same area. Also welcoming actors at readings to participate. Talent agents, production execs, techies, casting directors, distribution company somebodys invited to sit in to consider involvement. Additional meetings in Ocean County, NJ. Group may go together to readings in NYC. For info or to get on the list, e-mail GSSGNJ@aol.com.
TAKE AN EXCITING TRIP INTO THE FUTURE, AND DAYTON.
Dayton Playhouse is proud to be the home of FutureFest, the one-of-a-kind festival of new works. FutureFest developed, in 1991, out of the need to introduce new works into the American theater and at the same time provide playwrights the rare opportunity to see their works produced and professionally adjudicated during the early stages of development. This feedback is invaluable for the creative process and assists in advancing the script to the next level. Peter Filichia, New York Theatre “A” Critic and columnist from The New Jersey Star Ledger and theatremania.com called FutureFest “The best deal around for budding playwrights.” Each year, over 400 original scripts are submitted into the festival from playwrights across the country. A diverse committee of 25 volunteers begins the process of reading each script. To guarantee a variety of opinions and lively discussions, each script is read a minimum of three times before it can be submitted for further consideration or disqualified. This process lasts from September – February and during this time the committee narrows the entries down to 18 semi-finalists. The 18 semi-finalists are then submitted to a final reading committee of 9 to read and choose the six finalists. The format for FutureFest consists of six original never before produced scripts that will be presented over one weekend. Three of the scripts will be fully staged and three scripts will be staged reading. This is done to make the change over after each show possible. Following each production, the adjudicators evaluate the script on five different topics: Idea/Dramatic Concept, Plot/Story Development, Character/Dialogue Development, Page to Stage, and Theatrical Life. The final adjudicator gives a general wrap-up of the script including audience reaction. Following the adjudication, the audience is given the opportunity to provide their opinions and ask questions regarding the script. David Van Fleck, playwright and author of FutureFest 2000 winner Four Beers credits Dayton Playhouse for launching the script to an off-Broadway debut in October 2003. Nationally, FutureFest will continue to place Dayton on the map for new works and at the same time introduce six new scripts into the American theater. Since 1991, 21 playwrights have emerged out of FutureFest to see their script published and produced across the country. Dayton Playhouse is given credit as the scripts premiere production. The importance of FutureFest to a playwright is evident by the increase of submissions revived each year and the prestige garnered by being a finalist. Amy E. Brown, Executive & Artistic Director; Dayton Playhouse; 937/424-0057; 937/424-0062 (fax).
PLAYS ABLE FOR CABLE!
Be “as seen on TV” if chosen! Producer of a weekly Cablevision Public Access Program titled "The Play's The Thing" seeks original plays to be cast and taped in studio and shown on channels in Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties as play readings, staged or not. Don’t e-mail full script, just basic info including genre, number of characters, running time, short synopsis – mail to Richard Redmond, Producer, at email@example.com.
LITTLE SCRIPTS FOR LITTLE KIDS WANTED IN A BIG WAY.
Suitable for performances in library programs. Looking for plays for grades K-6, can be solo shows, interactive, physical shows. Send scripts and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Urban Stages, 17 E. 47 St., 6th floor, NY, NY 10017.
THEATER JOURNAL SEEKS ARTICLES, FOR PAY!
"TheatreForum," a journal devoted to innovative performance, welcomes new contributors. Our scope and readership is international; we welcome articles discussing new theatre and performance from any culture. Our articles usually focus on the recent work of one performer, director/choreographer, or company, but more wide-ranging overviews of recent developments are also accepted. Productions should have taken place at professional venues and be well-documented with photographs. Articles usually range from 3000 to 5000 words, and we pay 5 cents per word to a maximum of $150. If you are interested and don't know our journal, please check out our website, which includes Tables of Content from all our issues. If you have an idea you think is appropriate for "Theatreforum," just send a proposal in a paragraph or two, to John Rouse, editor at email@example.com. Visit their website: http://www.theatreforum.org
THEY KNOW WRITING A PLAY CAN BE MURDER ... HOPEFULLY.
Seeking murder mystery scripts. Send to Mazel Tov Events & Entertainment, Nancy Levine, 18 Highland Woods Blvd., Highland Mills, NY 10930.
ACT NOW TO WORK WITH ACTNOW FOUNDATION ON SCRIPTS.
Brooklyn-based progressive film and theater company looking to help produce plays presenting diverse cultures and populations. 90 minutes or shorter for full-length plays with 4-8 characters or one-act plays (4-30 minutes long). Must be provocative, enlightening, relevant, stirring. Subjects can range from love, dating, sex, sexuality, relationships, history, race, politics, etc. Dedicated to showcasing the minority experience in America. See www.actnowproduction.org; www.reelact.com/billjohnson
SEEKING UNPRODUCED PLAYS IN NYC!
Full-length previously unproduced play wanted for full NYC production. E-mail: one-page synopsis of the play's set-up (not the ending), a character breakdown including genders and ages; must be 8 characters or fewer; history of development; resume. Minimal production needs. MS word file or PDF only to Robot vs Dinosaur Theatre at firstname.lastname@example.org Info on the company at www.robotvsdinosaur.com or www.myspace.com/robotvsdinosaur.
DOES YOUR PLAY HAVE VIRTUE FOR VIRTUAL THEATER PROJECT?
"The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword," says this non-profit theater company dedicated to developing and staging new work. Whit Andrews, Literary Manager. Accepting submissions. Win $2,000 plus full production. 9 additional cash prizes. Details at www.virtualtheatreproject.org or call 323/663-0112.
STELLAR NETWORK SEEKS A STELLAR PLAYWRIGHT.
Service organization in London/NY has new series: Plays in Progress, a competition to find and introduce the next great playwright. Rules and guidelines at website: www.stellarnetwork.com.
LOVE (AND COMEDY) MAKE THE WORLD GO 'ROUND.
Is your play funny and loving? Entertainment company seeking romantic and comic scripts for possible projects. Up-and-coming writers with serious inquiries only, submit copywritten scripts for review (or queries) to email@example.com.
WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON? COULD IT BE YOU?
As a theater whose mission is the discovery and development of new and distinctive American writers, Playwrights Horizons feels it is important to accept unsolicited full-length manuscripts. Please submit the entire script with a cover letter, author's bio, and a SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope) if you want the script back. Playwrights Horizons says, "We do not accept one-acts, one-person shows, adaptations, translations, children's shows, screenplays, or works by non-US writers. We discourage synopses but will consider them if submitted. Play submissions should be sent to Adam Greenfield, Literary Manager. Musical submissions, with complete book and tape, should be sent to the attention Christie Evangelisto, Director of Musical Theater. Due to our small staff and the large number of scripts we receive, the response time for plays is typically 5-6 months; response time for musicals is typically 6-10 months. Our mailing address is: Playwrights Horizons, 416 West 42nd Street New York, NY 10036. COMMISSIONS - We award 4-6 commissions a year. We choose the recipients from a group of writers whose work we already know and wish to encourage. The best way to become a candidate for a commission is to start submitting your work."
LIVING IN THE LIVING ROOM WITH FELLOW PLAYWRIGHTS.
Monday night (6:30 pm) group seeks new blood. Playwrights looking for a forum to share scenes or plays in progress, that are collaborations with other writers, here’s a new group. EMG Workshop members gather to support one another in their craft, in members' living rooms (slightly nomadic). E-mail Elana Gartner: firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject "EMG Workshop." Space is limited.
SHORT BUT NOT SWEET. SUBVERSE IS SUBVERSIVE.
Pieces under 15 minutes in length wanted. Choosy about it being newsy. Common Air Theatre Company seeking submissions for ongoing performance (in the UK) of new writing called subVERSE. Work should be hard-hitting and reflect ongoing global conflict, politics, commercialization of the world and other current issues. Piece should be entertaining but also encourage political debate and inquiry. Contact: matthew@subVERSE.org.uk. Past performance info at www.subVERSE.org.uk.
FULFILL YOUR DESTINY AT EST!
Scripts with fresh perspectives on form and style wanted wanted at Ensemble Studio Theatre. Prefer full-length scripts on any subject; period, genre, drama, comedy, musical, etc. all OK if interested in developing a relationship with the theater. Strong characters. More action than exposition. By US mail only: Mail to Destiny Lilly, Literary Manager, Ensemble Studio Theatre, 549 W. 52 St., NY, NY 10019. If one-act, can be considered for EST Marathon. Include e-mail address. More info on the theater at www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org. Questions? E-mail email@example.com
WRITERS BLOCK SEEKS WRITERS BLACK… OR TOPICS BLACK, IN NASHVILLE.
Scripts on African-American history, culture or issues. Collards and Caviar Productions in Nashville seeks to communicate with African-American or other playwrights about submitting scripts. Must be open to cross-cultural casting. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
WRITERS, PONDER SUBMITTING TO SMALL POND'S READINGS.
New full-length plays/screenplays needed for reading series with future development possible. This off-off Broadway company is starting a monthly reading series, with a close writer relationship for further development and feedback, possibly fuller production. One week of rehearsal (company has its own directors if writer doesn't have one). Submit script and cover letters to: Small Pond Entertainment, Attn: Amy Lerner, 31-31 41 St., Apt. 2B Astoria, NY 11103.
NORTHWEST PLAYWRIGHTS, AND OTHERS!
Portland Theater Works (Portland, OR) is accepting submissions of new plays for their workshop series and reading series. A 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization which is dedicated exclusively to developing new work for the theatre. Portland Theatre Works produces workshops of new plays, giving the playwright the opportunity to work with a director, a group of actors, and others (depending on the needs of the play). Each workshop culminates with presentations for the public followed by a facilitated feedback session with the audience. Their FreshWorks program produces a series of monthly readings of new plays in front of an audience. Feedback after readings is optional, depending on the needs and desires of the playwright. For more information about Portland Theatre Works, go to www.ptwks.org and review submissions guidelines at www.ptwks.org/submissions.shtml Feel free to contact email@example.com They can't pay transportation, but if you can find your way to Oregon, they'll welcome you.
SUBMIT TO COLORADO NEW PLAY SUMMIT!
Denver Center Theatre Company accepts original, full-length, unproduced plays. All plays should be submitted through an agent, with the exception of plays by residents of the following Rocky Mountain States: Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. Adaptations will be considered only if the playwright has secured underlying rights, or if the adapted material is public domain. No musicals or children’s plays. We cannot accept email submissions. Please include an SASE if you wish return of your materials. Please submit no more than one play per year. Plays may be sent directly, without prior synopsis or dialogue sample. Response time may be up to six months, due to high volume of submissions. Plays are accepted year-round. Address submissions to: Bruce K. Sevy, Associate Artistic Director, Denver Center Theatre Company, 1101 13th St., Denver, CO 80204. Questions may be directed to Chad Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLAYWRIGHTS OF COLOR IN THE BRONX AND BEYOND!
A new Bronx-based multicultural theatre ensemble, and new play development lab, Actors Without Spaces, is seeking original submissions primarily from playwrights of color from all of the five boroughs. All contemporary, experimental, and provocative styles and subjects, one-acts and full-length stage plays only, small casts preferred. No musicals, no children's plays. AWS seeks to counteract the pervasive discrimination and isolation that minority playwrights continue to face in the theatre by providing developmental/dramaturgical support such as a bi-monthly play reading series, workshop productions of original works, theatre festivals, and panel discussions with professional theatre artists. Send bio, synopsis, ten-page sample of most current work to Actors Without Spaces c/o Desi Moreno-Penson, Artistic Director, 9 Metropolitan Oval, #7A, Bronx, New York 10462. Submissions will also be considered for Uptown Local/Singular Scenes Staged Readings events at Kingsbridge Library sponsored by the Bronx Writers Center, a program sponsored by the Bronx Council on the Arts.
COMPOSER NEEDED (SEE IF THIS SHOW LAYS YOU A GOLDEN EGG).
Fran Handman, Moondance Musical Theatre award winner for Adding Machine, the Musical and Mark Farnen, librettist, lyricist, seeking composer for SAM, based on The Golden Goose. Fran Handman, librettist, lyricist, Moondance Musical Theatre award winner for Adding Machine, the Musical and Mark Farnen, librettist, lyricist, both Lehman Engle BMI workshop alumni, seeking composer for a wacky adult fable, SAM, based on a fairy tale, The Golden Goose, about preconceptions - the goose is really not a goose, the King would rather be a standup comic, the shloompy princess would rather be a healer, etc., etc. They've got an outline, some scenes and lyrics. Looking for a New York composer who likes being involved in the early stages and is excited by the project. Contact Fran at email@example.com [8/10]
LUV TO FIND A COMPOSER FOR A PLAY WITH SONGS.
Playtime by Murray Schisgal (writer of the classic comedy Luv) needs a composer. The play is a serious if eccentric comedy about two financial industry men: Tommy Monroe, who is a tremendously successful hedge fund manager, and Abe Ribakoff, who is a mediocre stock broker with a problematic household. In spite of their differences in status the two men are drawn to one another and develop a close friendship. Unfortunately it leads to Abe, the broker, compromising himself and giving inside trader information to Tommy, the hedge fund manager. Though Abe is inspired by Tommy’s appreciation for the good things in life for a while, their illegal activities are soon discovered and they end up facing jail time. Tommy, the hedge fund manager, has a religious conversion and instead of saving his own neck, makes arrangements to get his friend off the hook. For more information write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEKING SLEEPY COMPOSER!
Laurie Eliscu, former BMI Workshop librettist, experienced director, is seeking a composer for a unique adaptation of Washington Irving's tales - combining Sleepy Hollow with two or more lesser-known tales woven in. Book and lyrics are well underway - but open to collaboration. This project was initiated to present in the Hudson River towns (Washington Irving country) through her company Hudson River Repertory Co. Music ranges from eerie/mysterious to comical - more Bernstein or Sondheim or Lucy Simon... not rock. Please contact: LaurieEliscu@aol.com
FORM A UNION WITH TREVOR JUSTICE, AND COLLABORATE ON THIS MUSICAL.
Musical about Cesar Chavez needs new book writer and lyricist. Sons based on the original book are at www.myspace.com/chavezthemusical. Conceived by award-winning composer and BMI workshop alumnus Trevor Justice.
FIND YOUR TEAM SPIRIT, WRITE AWAY!
Wanted: actors who write and/or just writers that want their work to be performed. New writing group forming. It would be best if the writing process were collaborative but the possibility also exists of producing original works that will showcase the talents of the performing group members. Interested? Contact email@example.com.
ARE YOU A LYRICIST WHIZ? THEN FOLLOW THE BLIZZ.
Seeking a professional lyricist (preferably a composer/lyricist) for Blizz: a romantic screwball comedy, about a Sarah Lawrence alum inculcated with its mantra, "Follow your bliss," who is a failed artist so far unable to LOCATE her bliss. And it never stops snowing. The lyrics for four songs in the book have been written, but the writer is good at editing and collaborating on lyrics. Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
CLUB FOR ASPIRING SCREENWRITERS!
The New York Script Club is a place for people who want to write screenplays, but lack the knowledge or drive to get started, to find motivation by meeting other aspiring screenwriters in the same predicament. Maybe you can even find a co-writer with similar interests! The club has adopted the innovative screenwriting tactics of "Save the Cat!" author Blake Snyder; plus members are surrounded with a support group of people who help one another along during the writing process. Joining the club is FREE! Just come to a meeting! Check out NYScriptClub.org for more information and the date, location and time for our next meeting. But email email@example.com to be added to their email list.
BLOG FOR YOUNG WRITERS!
Emails to a Young Playwright: Award-winning Los Angeles playwright Kelly Younger has just launched a new website featuring a blog on the Art, Craft, and Business of playwriting. Visit www.KellyYounger.net to read selections, submit a question, and register for his mailing list.
LYRICIST/SINGER SEEKS COLLABORATOR!
Looking to partner with a keyboardist/composer or band. Satiric/topical songwriter, singer & lyricist Rachel Stone seeks simpatico partner for collaborative songwriting, performing and recording. Style is essentially Cabaret/Broadway with highly eclectic influences that include Tom Lehrer, Christine Lavin, Phil Ochs, Lerner & Loewe, Gilbert & Sullivan, and Schubert. Song topics range from the Baby Boomer experience to current social and political issues. Call 718/472-0102 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.rachelstonemusic.com
EXPERT HELP FOR YOUR NEW MUSICAL!
Need an outside eye on your new musical? Elizabeth Lucas is a founding producer of the New York Musical Theatre Festival and a director of new musicals. She gives written evaluations and personal consultations for musical theater scripts at any stage of development. www.glassbubbleproductions.com/Script.htm
CHAMELEON SEEKS ADAPTABLE COMPOSER!
Chameleon Theatre Co., Ltd., is seeking composers for several musical comedies in various stages of development: That Jones Boy, based on Fielding's Tom Jones - book and lyrics complete, previous composer just withdrew - we have offers to do an abridged concert version this spring in the city and a full production in Westchester this coming summer; early drafts of a feminist take on Psyche (& Cupid), Pocahontas (based on the play by Martha Washington's grandson), and The Pied Piper (for adults as well as children). Contact Cash Tilton at email@example.com or Robert Carver at 718/204-9763.
HOW TO CURE AN AILING SCRIPT!
Professional Script Doctor Available! Are you a creative writer/student with a new stage play or screenplay? Why not have a professional script doctor review and help you enhance and perfect your script before submitting your work. Studios, agents and theatres will rarely look at your script more than once: impress them the first time. "I have years of experience as a professional writer and script doctor/ supervisor, working with some of the biggest talent in writing. I have worked for theatres and independent movie companies. For only $50-$75 I will read your manuscript twice, and within 72 hours respond with at least 2 or 3 pages of detailed suggestions and comments for revision. After which, any revision you send me is only $30. Unlike other script consultants, I will respect your vision for your piece and help you specifically as opposed to the general positive/negative feedback you would normally pay at least twice as much for. And finally, for you playwrights, with every report I can suggest theatres that may be receptive and open to your work. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information."
SCRIPT CONSULTANT FOR HIRE!
Plays and Screenplays ... Musicals a Specialty! Can't solve that structural problem? Not hitting the thematic core? Feel like you're almost there but missing something? Not sure about script format? Wondering about demo contents, quality and packaging? Is your script in optimum shape for a reading, private, invitation-only or public? Want the best shot at getting your work past the screeners and into serious consideration by producers and judging panels for competitions? Confidential, expert advice is available from a produced, published, and multi-award-winning musical dramatist and author (The Musical Theater Writers Survival Guide), who is also a screener, with an understanding of what happens "on the other side of the table." Improve your script ... Improve your presentation ... Improve your chances! Contact David Spencer c/o ScriptConsult@aol.com. Please specify consultancy need and provide a telephone contact. Timely replies will be made via email and phone. (For bio and credits, visit http://www.aislesay.com/NY-CONSULTANT.html)
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PA INTERN POSITION FOR MUD/BONE.
Production Assistant intern needed for Refuge, a cutting-edge multi-media theatrical presentation being developed by The Mud/Bone Collective. Be part of an original production from start to finish. Refuge sheds light on the untold stories of refugees in New York City. Through theatrical workshops with refugee communities, they have created an original collaborative fictional theater piece that goes to the heart of what it means to be forced to forced to flee your home, leaving behind everything you know. They want someone who is interested in stage management and/or producing to work with the stage manager and producer. Your responsibilities include attending and managing rehearsals in conjunction with the stage manager, basic correspondence and logistics between creative team and managerial team, assisting producer in developing marketing correspondence and assisting in transferring information between Bronx High Schools and production team. Production assistant is expected to commit approximately twelve hours per week. This hands-on opportunity allows you to experience how theater collectives create work, form partnerships, work with New York City public schools and manage grant budgets. Send a resume to email@example.com. There is a small travel stipend available.
COME SET THE PACE.
Pace University is looking for a TD for their black box theater. The preferred candidate will have basic carpentry skills, and be able to program a light board as well as as an up-to-date sound system, and manage student crew. The TD will work 20 hours per week at $20 an hour. Hours are flexible though tech rehearsals are often held on Saturday and Sunday. The TD need not be present if a capable student crew is in place. For further information contact Dr. Ruis Woertendyke at 212/346-1254, firstname.lastname@example.org.
DESIGNERS AND TECH FOR IRISH REP!
Designers, Stage Managers, and Production Staff - The Irish Repertory Theatre is seeking letters of interest and resumes. This is a general request creating a pool of talent from which to contact for upcoming projects, as needed. The Irish Repertory Theatre produces year-round under an AEA LOA or Off Broadway Agreement. The only year-round Off Broadway theatre company in the United States devoted to bringing Irish and Irish American works to the stage. Recognized with a Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Body of Work, and a special Drama Desk Award for Excellence in Presenting Distinguished Irish Drama, The Irish Rep celebrates the very best in Irish theater from the masters to the new generation of Irish writers who are transforming the stage. Email cover letter indicating interests and qualifications, resume, references to email@example.com. No phone calls, please. Address correspondence to Patrick Kelsey, Managing Director, The Irish Repertory Theatre, 132 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011.
THE TOTAL THEATRE LAB LIKE TOTALLY NEEDS YOU!
Total Theatre Lab, new company, needs Production Assistant, Designer and all kinds of total help. This new company is involved with new, non-traditional plays about US multi-cultural interaction and lessons learned. PA would work 8-12 hours a week: videotape improv/research sessions and attend company meetings, make phone calls, file, etc. A designer for sets, props, slides and video is needed, but one person would be great who can do both jobs! Must be interested in our mission statement (see www.totaltheatrelab.com). Other needs: Designer for logo (based on existing idea), website person, production consultant to help with getting money, Board members, staff and more. Contact: Caroline Thomas at 212/799-4224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUT OF TOWN
WHY TAKE YOU TO FUNKYTOWN, WHEN WE COULD TAKE YOU TO NEWTOWN?
Marple Newtown Players is looking for help with lighting and or sound design and operations. This is a non-paying position. This position is perfect for someone who wants experience lighting a show in a community theater. The lighting designer / sound board operator would need to be present for a total of 3-5 rehearsals in addition to production meetings and then all of production week/run of the show. They have a brand new sound board and need help for our shows. For info on shows and dates go to www.marplenewtownplayers.org
PHILL OUT YOUR RESUME AS A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT.
Applicants for Production Assistant should be well versed in the technical aspects of theater, and willing and ready to learn. Must be able to juggle multiple projects, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, have a professional manner and should work well in a fast-paced environment. Applicants must have the necessary technical and communication skills to work with actors, designers, directors, technicians and administrative staff at a professional level and be an integral part of the stage management team. Candidate should be available to join our Pericles production team immediately. EMC points and a small stipend are offered. Send cover letter, resume including 3 references, to email@example.com.
HOUSE MANAGERS, LET THIS LANTERN GUIDE YOU TO SUCCESS IN PHILLY.
Lantern Theater Company seeks part-time House Managers for evening and weekend performances throughout the 2009/10 season. You'll serve as the primary point person for patrons at Lantern performances, prepare public spaces for each performance, orient and supervise volunteer ushers, give curtain speeches, manage concessions booth, and work with Box Office and Stage Management staff to keep performances on schedule. Ideal candidates will have previous front of house experience, be comfortable with public speaking, and have a passion for theater. Hourly positions. To apply, send letter, resume, and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. No calls, please.
THEY NEED SOMEONE TO LEAVE A LIGHT ON IN THE BOX OFFICE WINDOW IN PHILLY.
Lantern Theater Company seeks part-time Box Office staff for four-show mainstage season, plus a variety of special events throughout the 2009/10 season. You'll assist patrons with ticket orders and provide top-notch customer service. Ideal candidates will have previous box office and/or customer service experience, a positive attitude, good attention to detail, and a passion for theater. Experience with Wintix a plus. Hourly positions. Flexible schedule includes nights and weekends. To apply, please send letter, resume, and references to email@example.com. No calls, please.
AN ELECTRIFYING OPPORTUNITY.
Upper Darby Summer Stage, one of the nation's most successful youth theater programs for 34 years, seeks an experienced master electrician for six children's musicals and a mainstage musical. Responsibilities: program and cue all productions, supervise and instruct electrics staff and apprentices. Ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of servicing and repairs of instruments, cables, etc. Must work well under pressure and be extremely well-organized. Essential is a desire to mentor and supervise motivated teens plus college coursework in technical theater. WholeHog 2 progamming, intelligent lighting experience a plus. All or part of a 10-week season, 6/8 through 8/14. Salary, no housing. Email resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information at www.udpac.org.
THE LIGHT AT THE END OF YOUR TUNNEL MAY BE IN DELAWARE.
New Candlelight Theatre needs a full-time Equity Stage Manager, ASAP. Open-ended dinner theater contract. The job is in Ardentown, DE. Send resumes to email@example.com.
THE THEATER PROJECT PROJECTS JOB OPENINGS.
Technical people needed in Jersey at The Theater Project (www.thetheaterproject.com) The company runs under the Equity - Special Appearances Agreement. 1. Stage Manager: may be called upon to operate light board for performances. $850 fee per production. Previous experience required. 2. Assistant Stage Manager: minimum $250 fee. (can start around the last 2 wks of rehearsals) 3. Tech Director: To coordinate and run designer meetings; generate budgets; hire crews; supervise set load-ins, construction and strike; oversee technical production through opening. Stipend of $1,000 per production. Must have own access to tools. 4. Set Designer: (For April show only) - to assist with the load-in, construction and painting of the set. $850 per production, with a materials budget of $1,000-$1,200, depending on the production. Must have own access to tools. 5. Costume Designer: $500 per production with a budget of $500-$900, depending on the production. Previous experience desired. 6. Sound Designer and Operator: to create sound design and operate sound board during performances. $450 per production. Previous experience required. Send resume to firstname.lastname@example.org and/or to TheaterProject@aol.com and call 201/993-3076 and leave message. Indicate: Attn: Renato Espinoza, Production Manager.
WEBSITE LISTING OF TALENT AND CREW RESUMES!
National Arts and Media job referral service and classifieds is updating its resume library. Now accepting for free inclusion, resumes from talent, crew, designers, authors, staff, and management in the areas of music, film, theater, events, digital media, radio, tv, and the performing arts. Resume inclusion is free, plus you will receive their free newsletter with industry news and career tips. Community of over 17,000 registered arts and media businesses, organizations, and professionals. To list your resume go to www.gigdirectory.net and click Sign Up in the left column, click Posting Instructions for important guidelines.
IN SIGHT 11, the producing arm of the Professional Playwrights Unit, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre is seeking stage managers, scene, costume, light and sound designers. Also seeking prop master, costumier, sound technician, light technician, production assistant. Pay for all positions. Stipends for interns. Send resumes to Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, 141 W. 94 St., NYC 10025; fax 212/307-6769; or email email@example.com, Attn: Miriam Colon or Allen Davis III.
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WHATEVER YOUR INSURANCE NEEDS, YOU HAVE A TRU FRIEND.
Health to homeowners and everything in-between. Contact Leon and insure a commission for TRU. If you are not married to your insurance agent, and are looking for better pricing, playwright and insurance agent Leon Kaye has agreed to support TRU by giving us a finder’s fee for every TRU member that will quote through his agency. Leon writes personal and business insurance as well as health and life. What better way to support TRU without taking money out of your own pocket? “I sell everything. Life/health/property/casualty. I have a great theatre policy that can save a great deal of money. I am licensed in many states. I have a great homeowner's policy for large homes (around 1 million and up). I have the standard carriers for regular homes/autos. I am an expert in restaurant insurance, and write a lot of wholesalers.” Email Leon Kalayjian of Kalayjian, Oaks & Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org
IT TAKES A BUNCH OF PEOPLE TO GET THE WORD OUT!
When getting your Off-Off Broadway show up and running, you need a Publicist/PR Agent. Bunch of People Press & PR offers full-service press and publicity: writing and sending press releases, following up with the press and reviewers, making sure your production gets listed where you need it to be listed and being your PR and publicity resource throughout the run of your show. Clients' productions have been written up the New York Times, New York Post, New York Daily News, NYTheater.com, Village Voice, Backstage, and many more. Reasonable rates. E-mail email@example.com or call 212/242-1648.
CASTING DIRECTOR AVAILABLE FOR FRINGE AND SHOWCASE PRODUCTIONS.
Tom Rowan, casting director for the Ensemble Studio Theatre Marathon of One-Act Plays, Nebraska Shakespeare Festival, America-In-Play, etc., is available to cast for Off Off Broadway productions. Tom will solicit submissions, select actors to audition, arrange space, schedule appointments, and run your auditions. Rates are custom-tailored to the size of the project and affordable for producers of FringeNYC productions, AEA showcases, etc. (theatre projects only). Experienced as a director and playwright as well as a literary manager, script consultant, and casting director, Tom understands the process of putting on a new play from all angles. He has a huge casting file and encyclopedic knowledge of the New York acting community. Free consultation available. 212/398-2389, firstname.lastname@example.org.
IT WOULDN'T BE PRUDENT TO SKIP THIS DEAL.
Prudential is offering a TRU deal for producers! If there are any producers in need of filing 1099s or W-2s for 2009, they will do them for 50% off the regular fee, if they are members of TRU. Regular fee $50, $25 for TRU members; 7 to 20 payees, (regular fee $75) $37.50 for TRU members; all of which includes mailing out copies to the payees, filing copies with IRS or SSA and sending any replacements as needed. Above 20 payees, call Walter Gowens, CFP, EA. Actors, Artists, Athletes and Authors. 212/869-9090; 212/869-9887 fax. www.prudentialvanguard.net.
DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING CONSULTANT OPEN FOR NEW CLIENTS.
David Winitsky offers advice and services in the fascinating arena of non-profit development. Experience: Playwrights Theatre ($620,000 raised annually), Institute of Music for Children ($256,000 annually), Green Recoverings (start-up consulting for group featured on CNN and Oprah). Services offered: Grant Writing, Online Fundraising set-up and Email Campaigns, Interactive content development, Individual Giving Campaigns, earned-income and entrepreneurial consulting. Contact david@70Tuscan.com.
THE BUSINESS OF ACTING JUST GOT EASIER.
The Business of Acting Just Got Easier! Please join LA’s leading expert in marketing for actors at New York’s first Actor’s Business Blueprint Workshop. Actors' advocate and award-winning author, Dallas Travers, invites you to an exclusive FREE event. Register now at www.dallastraversworkshop.com or find out more below. During this FREE 90-minute seminar, she'll present a tangible roadmap to acting success that has helped thousands of actors elevate their careers in less time, with less money. Whether you’re an emerging actor looking for a solid career plan or you’ve been acting for years and need a new strategy, this FREE workshop will transform your approach to the industry. This is not another “Business of Acting” Seminar! You’ll learn exactly how to:
1. get more auditions (with or without an agent);
2. land the right representation;
3. master the number one marketing rule EVERY actor must know;
4. save hundreds of dollars, thousands of hours and accomplish even more.
Only two dates left: Monday, 1/11th at 7:30 pm; Tuesday, 1/12 at 11:00 am. SEATING IS VERY LIMITED AND CLASSES ARE FILLING QUICKLY. REGISTER NOW AT www.dallastraversworkshop.com. If you haven’t seen Dallas live, you are in for a real treat! She’s LA’s leading career expert. Dallas Travers, Creative Career Coach & Author. 310/234-0116.
TRU'S PRESIDENT AVAILABLE FOR MARKETING CONSULTS, AND MORE
TRU's Bob Ost and partner Gary Hughes will help you clarify your goals, create your strategies, strengthen your pitch and executive your marketing materials. What do you want to achieve with the production you are planning? Come talk to us and help clarify your goals and make better choices. We'll also guide you in identifying your real market and suggest ways of reaching your audience. We can help with your marketing blurb, postcard graphics, press release and a simple website presence. With the TRU database at our disposal, we can also help you find your creative team. Initial consultation at $60/hour ($40/hour for TRU members). Additional work billed on an hourly rate, or we can build a package that you can afford. Email Bob at email@example.com (greater availability now thru August, time will be more limited in September)
GET YOUR (SCRIPT) FIX FROM LARRY.
Lawrence Harbison started his website, www.playfixer.com, in June, and since then he has done fifteen editing projects, helping playwrights make their plays even better. Check out his website for his bio, services, rates, testimonials and, on his blog, his weekly column about his adventures at the theater, “On the Aisle with Larry.” Pass this on to your playwright pals. Lawrence Harbison; 531 41st St. D-10; Brooklyn, NY 11232. 917/453-6395 or at LHarbison1@nyc.rr.com. Playscript Editor. www.playfixer.com. Senior Editor, Smith and Kraus, Inc. Outer Critics Circle Member. Drama Desk Member.
WRITE TO BRITTANY, RIGHT AWAY!
Brittany says: "As a writer, I am always looking for ways to keep my creative muscles flexed and one of the most helpful is to work with other people on their own writing. So I’ve been doing some freelance script doctoring on the side to complement my day job in feature film production. Whether you’re too busy or shy for writers’ groups or you just want quick feedback from an unbiased set of eyes, we can work together to help bring your piece to the next level. I can also assist those playwrights looking for guidance on how to turn their plays into pieces more suitable for the screen. Now I know there are a ton of script doctors out there who have been doing this for decades and have won all kinds of awards. I recognize I’m on the newer side to this, but as I said money isn’t my main objective (shocking I know!), and so I guarantee the price will be the most reasonable you’ve seen for this kind of work. Just email me what you are looking for and I’m sure we can agree on something that works for both of us." And, for TRU members, she's offering a free analysis on any ten script pages you want to send her way. Whether it is a full short script, or a couple of scenes from a longer one, she’ll send you free feedback and let you decide if you can work together. If you are interested, please email her at Brittany@brittanyrostron.com. Check out www.brittanyrostron.com. [9-22-09]
LET JAYE GET YOU ORGANIZED!
Whirling Dervish Jaye Maynard is presently available to work full to part time, temp, seasonal, and however the wind blows. She is a successful and resourceful personal assistant who is a whiz at organizing, and great at cleaning up and tidying. Also willing to jump into any of the following: coat check,
child care and chaperoning,
childrens acting and audition coach, demonstrator,
administrative assistant with special interest in theatrical office,
personal assistance-organizing, room and wardrobe , restyling,
holiday assistance-I know how to wrap and ship like no other...
and am a decorators dream
shopping on and offline bid retrieval. This in addition to the myriad other things this dervish can do for you. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org -
free consults, no job too large or too small.
BE TREATED LIKE A BIG FISH AT SMALL POND.
Small Pond Enterprises, LLC now offers a variety of services for your upcoming productions: internet marketing consultation packages, AEA showcase application help, budgeting assistance, as well as general management packages. If you are putting on a show and have no idea what to do, they can help! One-on-one consultation for any project, large or small. For rates, write to email@example.com. Email Michael Roderick, Artistic Director / Producer, Small Pond Entertainment Play Production and Casting, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 401/486-9661. More info at www.smallpondentertainment.com.
DON'T BRUSH OFF THIS AIRBRUSH DEAL.
Natural photo retouching and digital and airbrushing by Marilyn Hawkridge. Information at www.marilynhawkridge.com. Call for prices at 212/206-1342.
Playscripts for $5 (full-length, one-acts, monologues). Excellent material not only for producers but for actors looking for new audition material. Limited-time offer. Check out www.dramamama.net.
NEED A LAWYER? BRUCE LAZARUS WILL RISE TO THE OCCASION.
TRU friend Bruce Lazarus will offer Boot Camp grads and TRU members his theatrical legal services at a substantially discounted rate, including negotiating and drafting option/rights agreements, preparing and filing financing documents, etc. And he will provide an initial confidential consultation at no charge! When calling, mention “TRU” (Bruce will have to check with TRU first to validate your membership). Bruce is an entertainment attorney in New York City who has represented the legal, business and financing concerns for over 20 Broadway, off-Broadway, touring and licensed theatre productions. As the former Director of Business and Legal Affairs for Walt Disney Theatrical Productions Ltd. he negotiated the artistic and business agreements for the Broadway productions of The Lion King and Aida and the international touring companies of Beauty and the Beast. Bruce has produced the Broadway productions for Say Goodnight Gracie (2003 Tony nomination for Best Play) and The Gathering. Off-Broadway his producing credits include Only Kidding, Maybe Baby It's You, and the Lucille Lortel Award winning Shakespeare's R&J. Law Office of Bruce Lazarus is at 19 East 88th Street, Suite 5A; New York, NY 10128. 212/400-8100. Bruce@BruceLazarus.com; www.linkedin.com/in/brucelazarus.
GO OUT THERE AND WIN ONE FOR COACH MILINAZZO.
Acting coach Lisa Milinazzo is offering private acting coaching; she has plenty of experience teaching acting, privately as well as in schools. Find out more about what she has to offer at www.milinazzo.com! Email her at email@example.com, or call 914/329-9121.
GET THE EXECUTIVE TREATMENT.
Here's Elizabeth Barrett, experienced and accomplished personal and executive assistant, in her own words: "I am a super-organized, computer-literate, color-coordinated Mensa member who really enjoys working with people; helping to make their lives easier and more enjoyable. The bottom line is: if you need something done that involves people and/or paper; I can and will do it in a most efficient and gracious way. I have never left a job doing only what was called for in the original job description, so doing whatever is needed is my pleasure. Saying 'not my job' is anathema. I believe my experience with customer service in the performing arts, as well as in finance, business, medicine and law, makes me the perfect person to provide administrative support." Contact Elizabeth Barrett at 212/799-2044, or at firstname.lastname@example.org. [12/9]
GO BEHIND THE SCENES WITH BO METZLER.
What We Do by Bo Metzler is a general insider's behind-the-scenes exploration of the who, what and where of theater life in New York. It explores where plays come from and how they get produced; describes the kinds of people who work in the theater and a little of what they do; and explains how directors, stage managers and actors, etc., look for work, keep their jobs, and what they do when they are out of work. What We Do also looks at the different types of theaters and theater companies, and explains the similar and contrasting features that make all theater the same - yet different. It even outlines a typical audition situation; looks at an average rehearsal day; and observes a load-in and a work call - all from the point of view of someone who has actually worked in all areas of the theater. Order online at BBOTW.com. In New York you can find What We Do at The Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St., New York, NY 10018. 212/944-0595.
THIS ISN'T SOME FLYER-BY-NIGHT OPERATION
Need some flyers posted? Miles does flyer distribution, posters posted, email blasts to a targeted audience and press releases to mags/newspapers. The flyer distribution prices: 1000 flyers is $200, 2000 flyers is $250, 3k flyers is $300, 4k is $400, 5k is $500, 6k is $600, 7k is $700, 8k is $800, 9k $900 and 10k $1,000. www.artistasmedia.media.officelive.com. "For the flyers you get an itemized list of the places I've been to with some cell phone pics. Free internet classified listings when you buy distribution. For email blasts 5k emails is $350, 10k is $500. I belong to different groups on the internet. Like 20's, 30's, musicians, entertainment, fitness people or people from all walks of life. You name it. My email blasts contain your website, promotions, pictures of your establishment and contact info. I email you a proof before sending it. All targeted to what your individual business needs." Contact Miles at 917/292-3773, or at email@example.com.
REACH OUT AND TOUCH HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE.
Increase your audience with email blasts from Constant Contact: "I can help you set up your own Constant Contact account (or use mine!) to create beautiful email blasts for your reading, cabaret or production. Monitor your blast success for continued increases in audience attendance. It can all be done via phone, internet or with a quick meeting (will meet conveniently in midtown). Pay per hour or a flat fee per blast. Contact TRU member Jacqueline at 203/858-2000. Mention TRU for free consultation!" Contact ModernEyes Theatre Co. at www.moderneyestheatre.org.
GET YOUR PR DONE WRIGHT.
WrightGroupNY Marketing and Public Relations introduces Promotional Packages for Arts Organizations Services include:
• Press Release composition and dissemination (eblast and mailing);
• Promotional Collateral design: postcards, posters, adverts, flyers, brochures, business cards, etc.;
• Program design (including printer spreads);
• PDF mailings;
• Photographic Services (press and archival photos);
• Press Rep services (show presence, representation).
Packages start as low as $100. Since the formulation of the New York office in 2001, The Wright Group assisted in creating visibility for groups and projects including Cypreco of America at HBO's Summer Stage; Fordham University's Mimes and Mummers, Genesis Repertory Ensemble, Inc., None of the Above Theatre (at Stella Adler Conservatory and the 2007 Fringe Festival); Project R.E.A.C.T., The Chelsea Opera, The Greek Cultural Center, The Brooklyn Performing Arts Society, The Mazer Theater, Test Tube Productions, Vit Horejs and the Czech-American Marionettes, and Yeshiva University's Arts Festival. WGNY managed the public relations for featured events at two Spotlight-On Festivals, two Midtown International Festivals, three Samuel French New Plays Festival, three Fringe Festivals, a fundraiser at Island Mizpah Lodge, and a special staged reading at The Dramatists Guild. The client list grows larger and more prestigious (new clients include The Bronx Opera, Narrows Community Theater, Inc., Brooklyn One Theater, and special promotions at Macy's for Prescriptives and The Magic Apothecary online). WGNY also handles independent films. WGNY has created a presence for its clients at The New York Times, TimeOutNY, NY1, The Brooklyn Eagle, as well as countless sites and services. WrightGroupNY, Marketing & Public Relations. Contact Martin West at Suite 509/The Arts Office: 347/492-0534 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NO GAFF - THESE LOW PRICES ARE NO JOKE.
$10 gaffer's tape at Philadelphia Theatrical Supply. Very limited quantities, so reserve yours today! Call and place your order at 215/627-1225, or stop by the showroom at 229 N. 12th Street, Philadelphia 19107, or just check out their website: www.philatheatrical.com.
PUBLICIST FOR OFF-OFF-BROADWAY!
Are you producing an off-off Broadway show? Looking for a publicist to
help get in critics and press? Emily Owens PR is a New York City-based
public relations agency specializing in off-off Broadway theater. Email Emily at
email@example.com and visit her website at www.emilyowenspr.com.
THE RIGHT FIGHT, FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT.
Stage combat instruction from Mass Battle. Class focuses on most commonly needed moves for actors at a fight call during auditions. Taught by experienced fight choreographer - 18 hours over 6 weeks for $150. Details at www.massbattle.com.
IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE? YES.
Script Doctor will coach screenwriters. Coach with experience in development in L.A. will give feedback on problems in all areas, including dialogue, characterizations, structure, format, etc. Much follow-up/discussion. References available. More info/fees: e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
POSTERING/FLIER SERVICE IN MANHATTAN!
Philly-based company now expanded into NYC for distribution of your posters and fliers! A-List Promotions has expanded into New York City for your street marketing needs, now scheduling distribution for The Fall Season. Sell more tickets using A-List Promotion's Guerilla-style street marketing methods, including hand-to-hand, flyer and brochure retail drop-offs, postings, and more. Materials to distribute can include: Postcards, Flyers, Brochures, Invitations, Posters, Coupons, Small product items. Contact A-List Promotions, LLC at email@example.com or 215/482-EDGE. Read more at www.alistpromotions.com
YOUR RESOURCE FOR PROFESSIONAL "PLAYBILL" PROGRAMS!
United Stages partners with producers to build long-term relationships with audiences, by providing professional, affordable show programs, which include the built-in marketing of our calendar, linked visibility to our audience-friendly website, featured articles, critical reviews and more. Stay tuned to United Stages as they broaden their range of audience development, marketing, and public relations services that will help you increase ticket sales. Visit their website often at www.unitedstages.com. For more information or a sample program, contact Jonathan Reuning at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718/360-2958.
IT MIGHT BE PUPPET LOVE!
Puppet artist Yvette Edery is ready to pull the strings if you need a puppet built. She also does voiceover recordings, can be an artist in an animation or production department, a commercial director or a teaching artist for students. Contact her at email@example.com
SEEKING FULL-TIME OFFICE WORK!
Sheila has over 10 years’ experience in various administrative duties, and marketing, excellent interpersonal skills, as well as a conversational knowledge of French. She is versed in MSN Works, Word and Excel on a PC (not a Mac). Also has several years’ experience in various freelance writing projects, including plays, screenplays, TV sitcoms, children’s stories; also copywriting at an ad agency. Samples of work are available on request. Recently finished working as a retention coordinator for a major health insurance company. Experience in Sales Support and Telemarketing, and Economic Development Marketing (involved introducing British Government funded organizations to commercial American companies as a means of encouraging them to invest in Britain through various forms of expansion). Put me to work - email Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 212/243-3720. [5/1]
DISCOUNTS FOR ARTISTS!
Link up with The Artist Package, a website of great savings brought to you by The Talent Connection. New merchants join weekly as TC provides them with low cost advertising in exchange for discounts to artists like you. If you're an actor, you may want to add your picture and resume to their site. Find out more about The Artist Package at www.ttcap.biz or check out The Talent Connection at www.thetalentconnection.biz
PRESS AGENT INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH SMALL(ER) SHOWS
DARR Publicity is offering their services for new, fresh and interesting plays. DARR Publicity is a small "boutique style" press agent that is interested in working with shows they are passionate about. They have been the publicists for the critically acclaimed one-woman show Cirque Jacqueline, as well as small theaters including Theater Row Theaters, The Flea Theater, Rude Mechanicals Theater Company, White Horse Theater Company and Bank Street Theater. "I like to really work for my client as a PR rep - not just take their money. What's important to me is really loving and believing in the project. With that, many good things can happen." For fee schedule, contact David Gibbs at email@example.com or 212/502-0845.
BALANCING THE BOOKS: PUBLISHING OFF-OFF-BROADWAY'S BEST!
In an exciting move that will open the door for spotting and spotlighting underground playwriting talent, United Stages will publish and retail original Off-Off Broadway plays at the Drama Book Shop! United Stages has chosen to specialize in an area of New York theater that the larger publishing houses like Samuel French and Dramatists Play Service have found too elusive to capture - the fervent, ever-changing small-venue scene. They will only publish, promote and sell the plays. There are no plans to license the material and playwrights have the first and final word on who will produce their work. The inaugural collection included new works by Richard Willett (multiple award winner), Doric Wilson (legend of Caffé Cino and pioneer of Off-Off Broadway), Robert Patrick (legend of Caffé Cino and has been called the founding father of gay drama in America), Kevin Brofsky (OOBR award winner and the most-produced playwright of small-venue theater), Chris Weikel (OOBR award winner and FringeNYC acclaim), David Bell (OOBR award winner) and many more. Plays will feature the original cast credits, reviews and production photographs. Check it out at Drama Book Shop, 250 W. 40th St. NYC. For more information about United Stages please visit www.unitedstages.com.
LOOKING FOR ARTS-RELATED OFFICE WORK!
"I can be a valuable addition to your team. I have a results-oriented background in several key areas: 1) Resolving client concerns while simultaneously promoting good customer relations. 2) Instinctively establishing and maintaining strong relationships with external and internal clients. 3) Combining efficiency with creativity to produce bottom-line results. My administrative/miscellaneous experience includes working with such companies/organizations as Nickelodeon Magazine, Judith Shakespeare Company, and The Shooting Gallery." Contact Vicki at VickiHerschman@aol.com.
VOLUNTEERS AVAILABLE, BELIEVE IT OR NOT!
Volunteer service organization called One Brick gets a not-for-profit organization 15-20 volunteers at a time for a project, and they're terrific according to Melba LaRose at NY Artists Unlimited. You must let them know a couple of weeks in advance, so they can post it in their newsletter and organize the group. "We used them for a mass mailing and will use them for a painting party in our new space the City has given us in the East Village. A bunch of really nice, educated and interesting folks (even some artists) showed up." Contact Patrick Charles for more info at Patrick@onebrick.org or go to their website: Onebrick.org
ARTISTS' HELP DESK!
Dharma Road will operate a walk-in help-desk where emerging artists can come for career counseling and assistance with visas, applications, press kits, grants, production planning, and demo videos for the subsidized fee of $10 per half-hour. CRS members receive a 10% discount. The Dharma Road Artist Help-Desk is open weekdays from 12–3pm.
TOUR THIS WEBSITE BEFORE YOU TOUR!
Free searchable database designed to help independent performing artists, arts administrators, and audiences nationwide to research and design tours. The Field, NYC-based non-profit arts service organization, has launched www.gotour.org. Listings of artist-recommended local venues Articles by artists and arts administrators on their hometown communities, places they have toured, and how they have managed their careers Local resources recommended by artists and administrators in the community Classified listings to facilitate locating artistic collaborators, production assistance, services, goods, and other resources. Bulletin board for focused, issue-oriented discussions. Go to www.gotour.org.
HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
MASSAGE AND BODY TREATMENTS STARTING AT JUST $50 FOR TRU MEMBERS!
your best on stage and off with affordable massage (Swedish, deep tissue,
medical, shiatsu), body scrubs, wraps and specialty treatments. Special
TRU pricing available only for Monday thru Friday appointments between 9
am and 12 pm. Call Loribeth Marshall, LMT, at 646/298-0263 or email
firstname.lastname@example.orgLocated in Sunnyside, Queens, just
minutes from Grand Central in the relaxed comfort of a peaceful home
setting. Mention TRU.
THERE’S THE RUB!! MASSAGE KNEADED?
Masseuse for your use. Sliding scale for artists. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am – 4 pm. Mainly Swedish (traditional) Massage, Deep Tissue work, and Sports Massage, specializing in Integrative Massage. $55 and up. Call 917/400-7362. Nicole Lerario.
MAMMOGRAMS FOR UNINSURED WOMEN!
Attention uninsured women over 40. Call 1-800-564-6868. The Columbia University Breast Cancer Screening Partnership & NYPMC Avon Breast Imaging Center and the Hispanic Outreach Taskforce of the Upper Manhattan Office of the American Cancer Society (ACS) will be offering women who are 40 years of age and older, uninsured and have not had the opportunnity to have a mammogram in the last year.
SHAPE UP WITH A TRU DISCOUNT!
Kim Jones offers personal training for New Yorkers, with a 10% Personal Training discount for TRU members. She conducts workouts in homes, apartments, offices, and in gyms that allow trainers to visit. Achieve your weight loss, fitness, and nutritional goals by visiting www.kmjfitness.com or call Kim M. Jones st 917/751-4172, email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
HEALING AND FEELING WITH 10% DISCOUNT FOR TRU!
Reiki Healer offers services. Reiki healer with Masters in Spiritual Psychology and Certification in Kundalini Yoga offers Reiki/Chakra/Energy Healing Sessions - as well as for Stress Reduction and Relaxation - from the Manhattan Office of Dr. Vittoria Repetto. For more info or to book a session: Dredking1@yahoo.com or email@example.com 212/946-4475.
THE ART OF AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE!
Special health services for artists in NYC. Brooklyn's Woodhull Medical Center offers NYC artists/arts workers. Program of the pre-existing HHC Options program. Possible exchange of artistic services for care/sliding scale. Self-declaration of income acceptable. Info: 877/244-5600 or go to www.dtw.org/downloads/woodhullartistsfinal5-18.pdf Or go to www.dancenyc.org/topics.asp?file=news to download the Woodhull Q&A and the ArtistAccess application. [7/01]
REIKI SESSIONS FOR TRU READERS!
REIKI is an ancient and very gentle healing practice, involving a practitioner and participant, that balances our energy system and allows us to co-create our universe with joy and confidence. We can actually move unwanted negative energy out of our system through the power of intention and release. By letting go of stress, fear, self-defeat, we are awakening to our own Victory. Life becomes more enhanced and what we truly want joins us quickly and with a minimal amount of effort. Reiki takes us into our natural state of relaxation. When we are deeply still, we move with the universe's flow in Grace. Call Wendy Allegaert at 212/875-7701 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHITE LIGHT IN WHITE PLAINS?
If you live in the area, and want to relax, check out Meditation at Full Circle Family Care in White Plains. A wonderful program for beginners… or those who have difficulty meditating alone. It starts with discussion and instruction, then a partially guided meditation. Because it is a beginners group, they don't "sit" too long - just enough to enjoy the wonderful benefits! Wednesday nights from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Wednesday nights from 7:15 until 8:00 PM. Instruction and practice with Paula Caracappa. See www.CenterForSelfEmpowerment.org $15 per session, 8 sessions for $100. Full Circle Family Care, 1241 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605. Call to reserve your space: 914/421-1500 Also visit www.FullCircleFamilyCare.co
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LATOUR DE FORCE PRODUCTIONS WILL CREATE THE REEL, YOU'LL BOOK THE JOB!
TRU friend and Video Editor Kristina Latour of Latour de Force Productions creates custom demo reels for Performers/Actors. She creates professional reels from your performance footage, and edits onto a high quality DVD; complete with titles, chapters, and music for professional approach, designed to get the gig! Please visit www.latourdeforceproductions.com to see many examples and testimonials from clients. Call 212-462-9125 or email email@example.com
PHILLY COSTUMERS COULD BE A PERFECT FIT FOR YOU NEXT PRODUCTION
Lift a big weight off your shoulders by renting for your production from Pierre’s Costumes. For your entire show or even a few costumes, Pierre’s Costumes can build and alter pieces, all for the low price of $4.72 a costume per day for 11 days. Contact Kristine or Liz at Pierre's Costumes at 215/925-7121 and schedule a meeting. Visit the shop at 211 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19601.
PROPS FOR OUR PEEPS (FURNITURE, TOO) - 10% OFF!
Need props or furniture for your next production? TRU members get a 10% discount on prop orders from Lights Up & Cue Sound, LLC. Contact John@lightsupcuesound.com or call 516/459-0106. A small sample of their props is at http://www.lightsupcuesound.com However, images of over 1,000 pieces are available. Just let them know what you need. They are also a full-service company for rental or sales of lighting, audio and other theater gear including expendables like spike tape, glow tape and gels.
JEREMY HANDELMAN WILL SHOW YOU HOW TO REEL THEM IN.
TRU friend and producer Jeremy Handelman's "Wag That Reel" service provides demo reels for actors, choreographers, newscasters and other creative disciplines. They provide professional, individualized attention to your reel and treat you and your work with the respect it deserves. As a theater producer and former television executive, Handelman also brings particular insight into constructing an effective reel. Please visit WagThatReel.com to see many examples and glowing testimonials, or call 646-593-7877 or email info@WagThatReel.com
THIS IS A REEL DEAL.
There has never been a better time to put together your reel! Here's what Lee Kaplan, founder of MakeItReel, has to say: "During 2009, many artists have taken advantage of the very affordable, ongoing MakeItReel Recession Special and I hope you will too! I'm now pleased to offer actor websites in addition to reels and promos. I'll help you assemble your reel and create your website at a very competitive and reasonable price. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 646/964-4058 to book an appointment. Also, be sure to check out www.makeitreel.net to see video samples and read testimonials from satisfied customers."
DEMO REELS/WEBSITES - PLUS SPECIAL $25 DISCOUNT!
BroadwayDemo.com-Affordable Demos and Websites for New York City's Musical Theater Performers. Vocal Demo/Website Packages starting at just $295 piano accompaniment included! The Starter Package is just 295 and includes: 3 hours Studio Time to Record your Demo, Piano Accompaniment, Producer, Vocal Coach, WEBSITE DESIGN (Customized Template) featuring two headshots, your resume, and your demo. 1 year of renewable website hosting and 4 updates. Use code "Jayebirdnyc" and get a $25 discount on any add-on, including YourName.com hosting! Visit www.broadwaydemo.com or call 212/946-5044.
MORPH YOUR MEMORIES FROM VHS AND STILL PHOTOS TO DVD.
TRU friend Kristina will also put in music, titles, transitions. Your VHS, VHS-C or mini-DV to fully customized DVD. View sample clips at www.latourdeforceproductions.com Call 212/462-9125.
A “REEL” DEAL FOR ACTORS: REELS TRANSFERRED TO DVD.
Reel created from your performance footage. All edited onto high quality DVD, complete with titles, chapters, and music for professional approach designed to get the gig! View sample clips at www.latourdeforceproductions.com Call TRU friend Kristina at 212/462-9125 for rates.
EXPERIENCED STAGE MANAGER AVAILABLE!
AEA/AGMA Stage Manager with extensive Broadway and regional credits interested in serious projects. Relocating back to NYC after out-of-town stints, and wants you to know he's here and available for projects starting in May. Resume and references available upon request. Contact Jason at email@example.com
THEY'LL FLY YOU ANYWHERE!
The Chicago Flyhouse, a Chicago-based company providing nationwide rigging services. Specializing in theatrical rigging, including custom performer flying and scenic flying effects, rigging consultation, design, renovation, inspection, repairs, new installations, focus tracks, and fall protection - offers online sales of fall protection equipment. Flyhouse also offers the Ziplift, a joystick-controlled, flexible and adaptable motorized flying system well suited to touring productions and repertory houses. Call 773/728-8455. Read more at www.flyhouse.com
YOU'LL LIKE THE LOOK AND SOUND OF THIS DISCOUNT!
Video and Audio Services for Entertainment Professionals - All Digital, 10% discount! Video Demos for Actors, Voice Over CD's, Live Performance Taping, Song Demos, etc. Great Mics & Piano. High Quality / Reasonable Rates. Central Manhattan Location. Experienced, knowledgeable & easy to work with. You Create - We Facilitate. 10% discount for TRU members. 212/594-3593.
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MUSIC SERVICES/SONG WRITERS
HOWARD YOU LIKE A GREAT VOCAL COACH?
Do you need: Expert help in choosing and preparing musical audition material? Coaching that will bring out your best performance? Piano recordings of songs to help you practice? I've been a music director, conductor and keyboardist in the musical theater field for more than 25 years, on Broadway, on tour, in regional and stock theaters. Just returned from 3 years on the Chicago tour. Let me help you find what works for you and lose what doesn't work. 1-hour coachings reg. $50, $40 for TRU members. ALSO AVAILABLE: professional-quality FINALE music preparation: transpositions, transcriptions and original arrangements. Call Howard Levitsky at 917/572-2153 or e-mail HowLevMuso@aol.com.
STUDIO 5'S GOT THEIR FINGERS ON THE KEYS TO YOUR SHOW'S SUCCESS.
Pianist/Music Director available - for musicals, cabarets, revues, readings, dance, operas and classical or mixed style concerts/recitals. Credits include: pianist for off-Broadway musical at the SoHo Playhouse (NYC, 2007-2008), Piccolo Spoleto Festival (Charleston, SC, 2008) and Teaneck Festival of Arts (Teaneck, NJ, 2008); pianist/music director for The Three Penny Opera (Brecht & Weill, 2002, NYC), The Boyfriend (Wilson, 2002, NYC), Schubert/Schoenberg Project (Riverside Church Theater, music and dance, 2000, NYC); pianist/assistant musical director for the 15th and the 16th Annual Commissioned Opera Production (NYC, 2007 and 2008), Song New York (NYC, modern vocal concert, 2004). Contact: Studio5Music@hotmail.com or 201/892-7555.
RECORDING SERVICES, AWESOME DEAL.
Millrose Music has launched an exciting service called "Live Cabaret Recording." They take a three/four mic set-up and a very small recording rig to clubs, and record cabaret shows. Like in their studio, the goal is to skillfully capture an intimate “Piano/Vocal” recording–not a full band. Because of the small set-up Millrose Music can offer a high-quality multi-track recording of a performer’s one-hour show for a very low price. Unlike an ordinary hand-held stereo recording, these recordings put the piano and singer(s) on separate tracks, allowing for changes back in the studio–this is impossible with a stereo recording. Consequently, a "live show" can be recorded effectively and cheaply. You could even record read-throughs, special events and showcases. They have four mics, so get creative! Visit www.millrosemusic.com and click on the “Cabaret Recording” button to view pricing. Also, go to www.millrosemusic.com/sampler.asp to access a fabulous snippet of fab singer Annie Hughes they recorded this past May in the wonderful Metropolitan Room. Feel free to call Peter Millrose at 212/496-0444 for more info or just to chat. Most importantly, keep giving them great shows. They need your talents more than ever these days! Info at www.millrosemusic.com.
MUSIC DIRECTOR AVAILABLE.
More than 30 years of professional experience in musical theater as music director, conductor and keyboardist: Broadway, national tours, regional and stock theaters. I've just returned after 3 years on the road with Chicago and am ready for new projects. As a composer myself (BMI Advanced Workshop alumnus), I have a particular, though hardly exclusive, interest in working on new musicals. For more information and resume, contact Howard Levitsky, 917/572-2153, HowLevMuso@aol.com.
Producers/directors - Looking for incidental music for your productions? Librettists/lyricists - looking to collaborate on a musical project? I'm an award-winning composer, alumnus of BMI Advanced Musical Theater Workshop, ASCAP/Dramatists Guild member. Let's see if I'm the right fit for your project! Contact Howard Levitsky, 917/572-2153, HowLevMuso@aol.com.
FALL IN LOVE WITH DAVID'S SONGS!
Caution: Do not read this unless you love songs reminiscent of Cole Porter. I only write memorable songs, the kind you find yourself humming soon after hearing for the first time. If your interest is in intimate love songs, up-tempo ballads, “Broadway Two” specialty numbers or anything in between for a cabaret act, movie, musical play or revue, I can provide you with just one song or an entire score. After listening to my songs, you will never again say, “They don’t write songs like that anymore.” Contact David Conforte at: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631/987-4602.
DR. LIVINGSTON PRESUMES TO OFFER HIS SONGS.
Contemporary material for cabaret shows and revues, in the style of Tin Pan Alley standards and Broadway showtunes. See Songs Page of website www.dennislivingston.com for these and more (theatrical-sounding ballads, jazzy patter pieces, blues numbers and songs for the recital hall) - studio-produced demos, lyrics. MP3s, fully-arranged piano-vocal sheet music, in any key available by e-mail or hard copy. Special material written. Contact email@example.com
HE'LL MAKE MUSIC FOR YOU!
Original Music and Sound for Your Play or Musical! NYC-based composer who loves to create music and sound for area plays and musicals. Most recently created themes for Little Airplane Productions (TV) and Wildfire Productions (Theater). Now searching for new projects. Mason Rather guarantees exceptional compositions and support for your next project. Flexible rates accommodate the biggest and smallest budgets. To learn more visit www.masonrather.com
LOCAL VOCAL TRAINING IN WESTCHESTER.
Raise your awareness about raising your voice in song. Voice Training for Audition and Performance, whether your read music or not, class teaches how to sell a song at an audition or in performance so listeners will want to hear more. All ages and levels welcome. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Call 914.923.1703
NEED A GREAT SOUNDTRACK FOR YOUR FILM?
Mark Ferrier of MoBlue Entertainment is seeking film-makers who are looking for original professional soundtracks. Please contact email@example.com or visit their new site and have a listen. Willing to work for pay/no pay depending on the project and scheduling.
SING OUT THE NEW TRU DISCOUNT!
Adam Roebuck Studios is pleased to offer members of TRU significant discounts off private singing lessons, vocal coaching, 1 day workshops, and ongoing group classes at both his Midtown Manhattan location as well as in NJ. Adam's past students have appeared on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national/international tours, film, TV, MTV, & VH-1. This spring Adam will be featured on a new episode of Date Patrol, coaching several dating contestants for The Learning Channel.Discounts are as follows: 1st 1/2-hour private lesson $20 (regularly $30); first 1-hour private lesson $40 (regularly $50); 8-week group class $180 (regularly $200); 1-day workshop $20 (regularly $25). For more info visit his website at www.SingingMadeSimple.com or call 212/712-7461.
TRU DEAL ON TERRIFIC PIANIST!
Jono Mainelli, Vocal Coach, Broadway Pianist, and Personal Cheerleader is available for sessions. Jono is the pianist of choice for major New York Casting agencies, and provides expert coaching on performance and arrangements. Available to play personal audition appointments for your high profile calls. (It makes a great impression to bring your own pianist, trust me.) West Village location. $80/hr, $65 for TRU subscribers. Call 212.929.3397, 917.699.8330, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSICIAN RELOCATING FROM LONDON!
Musician, bandleader and composer available for reading, writing and arranging with strength in jazz, pop, latin and classical. Proficient at trumpet, trombone and flute, as well as percussion. Has worked with legends like David Byrne, Tito Puente, Celia Cruz, more, on BBC, film and radio. Available for parties, recording gigs, whatever you need. Contact Joe DeJesus at 718.231.6516 or 917.756.9003.
MUSIC CHARTS, TRANSPOSITIONS, MORE!
Music services at a TRU 20% discount: charts transcribed and printed, arrangements, transpositions. I can create beautifully printed chord charts or full piano arrangements, as well as arrangements for other instruments. Prices vary from recopying a scribbled lead sheet to transcribing chord charts off a tape to creating full arrangements, but I promise you a 20% discount off whatever work you bring my way. Example: simple lead sheet transcription and transposition, reg. $10/page, $8/page for TRU; lead sheet with piano accompaniment, reg. $15-$20/page (depending on complexity), $12-$16/page for TRU! Varying prices for piano arrangements and orchestrations. Call Bob for specifics: 212.864.3753 or email email@example.com.
AFFORDABLE SINGING LESSONS!
Vocal coaching and group classes in NYC and NJ, with special price for first lesson! Start saving on singing lessons, vocal coachings, & group classes with Adam Roebuck Studios. Private Lessons & Coachings (Both 1 Hour In Length): 1st Lesson - $20 for TRU (reg. $35), Regular Lesson Price - $45 or 4 lessons for $160. Group Singing & Vocal Coaching Class (2 hours in length) - $160 for seven weeks. "My students have been seen & heard on Broadway, Off-Broadway, national & international tours, film, TV, MTV & VH-1. My privates & group sessions are not limited to only professional singers. My specialty is working with beginners, dancers, actors, and non-singers." Contact Adam at 212.712.7461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
DISCOUNTED MUSIC SERVICES!
Is your sheet music too high or too low? In the wrong key? Just plain unreadable? ADAM2K, Inc. offers affordable transpositions of your 16 bar and 32 bar audition songs. TRU members get 25% off the usual price for all 16 bar and 32 bar transpositions. All work done in 48 hours or less. Please give Adam a call for a quote at 212/712-7461 or email email@example.com.
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AUDITION COACHING AND COLD READINGS
Do cold readings make you nervous and insecure at auditions? If so, Sheila can help you regain full confidence in this matter. "I am an actress trained in England and the first thing we had to learn at the start of formal training, was how to master the art of the cold read." Sheila, firstname.lastname@example.org , 212-243-3720.
TRU DISCOUNT FROM GREAT ACTING COACH!
Laurie Eliscu, Acting Coach/Director, offers discount on 1st session: only $25 plus studio for hour coaching of monologues or sides. Regular priced sessions are $45/hour plus studio. High Success rate & Fun! "Highly successful - That's why I keep losing students." MFA from Sarah Lawrence College, taught at SUNY-Purchase, directed around the country. "Laurie's...direction lifts the page-bound to stage-worthiness" - A. Klein, NY Times. Call 1-800-774-9430 or LaurieEliscu@aol.com
ACTORS, NOW YOU CAN PHONE IT IN!
Ever had a last minute audition or callback and could not get to your coach to prepare? Joshua Finkel, MFA answers the call! Through the Creative Combustion Acting Studio in Los Angeles, he offers AFFORDABLE IN PERSON AND PHONE COACHING for audition preparation. Proven results. Check out the website: www.ccactingstudio.com Questions? Email Joshua at email@example.com or call 310/285-6777.
PUT YOU OR YOUR CAST ON A POD-CAST!
You and Kelly Lincoln can be "The Pod Couple" ... Use Podcast as an advertising tool: "At The Table" is a new theater-oriented podcast currently seeking artists for interviews. The format: an edited version of a recorded interview is compressed into an mp3 file and uploaded to site, where it is available to all who want to listen. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SING OUT, LOUISE!
Nurturing singing lessons, and the best price in town! Pianist-singer-composer emphasizes “using proper breathing, phrasing, techniques, shaping tone, developing repertoire.” He likes working with beginners, and his price is music to your ears: just $20/hr in Park Slope or $35 in midtown. Email email@example.com or phone 718.788.5271.
YOUR COACH IS WAITING... NO CHARGE!
Director-Choreographer between projects is available for free monologue coaching and/or dance performance coaching. I said FREE! "I have produced and directed theatre/dance in NYC and Toronto, was a dancer in NYC for several years, have directed Shakespeare and hold an MFA in Theatre. If you have the space - I have the time." (Manhattan only.) Contact Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HAVE A PRONOUNCED ADVANTAGE AT A TRU DISCOUNT!
Award-winning dialect coach Amy Stoller says: Tired of struggling alone with a tape? Now you can work with an experienced professional who will help you learn not only how to make the right sounds, but also how to apply them with comprehension and confidence. See her website at http://www.stollersystem.com for more information, or call Amy at 917/319-7448. Courtesy discount for active TRU members. Member, Voice and Speech Trainers Association.
SAVE 10%! ARIA READY, The Business of Singing by Carol Kirkpatrick, a practical, step-by-step guide that shows the artist how to balance and maintain the personal and business aspects of a career. The information comes from Carol's 30 years as a professional singer and teacher and from the need she saw in her own students. Do you want to be more informed and prepared for what lies ahead on the career path before you actually embark on it? Designed to give you the tools, skills, ideas and information needed for you to present a more professional package. Regular price $20, TRU discount price $18. To order go to: email@example.com or call 212.304.4592.
IT'S TIME YOUR CAREER TOOK FLIGHT!
Discover ACTORS ALOFT! aerial training for actors, acrobats who want to beef up their resume with skills such as trapeze, silks, web, tight wire, stilts, hand balance blocks, double trapeze, cradle, juggling, and more. Do you want to "Defy Gravity"? Have you ever dreamed of being in the circus or learning all those amazing skills in Cirque du Soleil? Come fly with Robert Hedglin - he has 14 years of circus experience sharing the stage and ring with Cirque du Soleil, Ringling Brothers, Big Apple and many others. Combine your acting talents with Circus and make your resume FLY above the rest! Reasonable rates for actors. Call 212.769.7682 for an appointment or email HEDJJY@aol.com.
ACTING COACH, TRU DISCOUNT!
Actor(AEA)/writer/director with a BFA and an MFA from the Actors Studio Drama School, and a great deal of experience coaching actors. Audition techniques, songs, monologues, scene work, dialect coaching all available. Well versed in Shakespeare, Musical theatre, the classics and contemporary theatre. Sure, interview first (no charge) to see if we are compatible as teacher-student. Rates: $40/hour, $35 for TRU members. (Get a free coaching for each successful referral.) The catch: I don't have the personal space big enough to work but am happy to come to your space. Or I will be glad to reserve studio space for you, but you'd have to pay for that on top of my fee (usually rehearsal space runs $12-15 hour...I wouldn't rent anything higher than that, promise). You should be career-minded and acting should be something you truly want to pursue (not as a hobby). E-mail Timdouglasj@hotmail.com or call 212.462.3118. It won't cost you a thing to meet with me, and see what the chemistry's like.
ON-CAMERA LAB SESSION, 1/2-PRICE!
The award-winning Simon Studio is offering a 50% discount for a one-time 'on camera' lab session to TRU members. Now in its 25th anniversary of training and developing professional actors, writers, directors and producers, Studio head Roger Hendricks Simon has directed for the NY Shakespeare Festival, London's Royal Court Theatre, and Yale Rep. Contact him at 212.841.0204, or firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't forget to mention TRU!
BRIT DIALOGUE COACH AT A TRU DISCOUNT!
Anglo-American actress with many years experience in the business, looking to help performers give credible and authentic interpretations of dialects. There are approximately 50 dialects in the British Isles alone - as well as some European accents. She can help you get them right. Regular price $20 per hour, $15 for TRU members. Please call Sheila at 212/243-3720 for further information.
Speechless? Monologue search and coaching services for actors, at a TRU discount! Prudence Holmes, "the monologue detective," has 1000's of little-known monologues. She'll find ones that are perfect for you and coach you for auditions. Many former students have gotten jobs, agents and admission to acting programs with her help. Call 917.723.0164, or email email@example.com. TRU SPECIAL: reg. $85, $75 for TRU!
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DESIGNERS/PHOTOGRAPHERS FOR ALL!
HE'S GOT A LOTT TO OFFER.
Rex Lott is an accomplished headshot and fashion photographer looking to expand his client base, and what better place to start than with you? The standard fee for headshots is $400. That includes: at least 3 looks; both natural lighting and studio shots; 2 photos of your choice to be retouched; a disk of the entire shoot ready for you as you leave; a makeup artist can be arranged for $100. Friends and family: discounts are available. Let them know your budget. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, 646-831-5975.
PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES AT A TRU DISCOUNT!
Modernage is offering TRU a special price for color headshots: a minimum run of 50 is only $55.00 (reduced from $87.50) from either a negative or a digital file. They also offer Henderson Mailing lists, regular and ClearView mailers, and other products and services useful for the actor or performing artist. TRU list members can also enjoy a 10% discount on an order combining 100 Headshots + 100 mailers + any Henderson label set. Their Headshot Resource Center is a place where you can come to look at portfolios of different photographers, see samples of headshot repros, color composite cards, use their electric staplers for attaching resumes. And they also offer Resume services, copied on paper (no more trimming...they come pre-trimmed to 8x10) or printed directly onto the backs of the photos. You can visit them at 1150 Avenue of the Americas (at 44th) or 649 Lexington Ave. Call for more info: 212.997.1800 ... and mention TRU, for goodness sake!
GIVE THIS PROMOTION A SHOT.
Brayden is having a fun new promotion for headshots; this is for actors who currently have a headshot they are not completely happy with. Basically it works like this:
• You come ready to shoot along with your old headshot.
• You have a very brief consultation with Brayden.
• There is a 45-minute shoot.
If Brayden captures something that you prefer to your existing headshot you can either:
a.) *continue with a shoot* and you can pick one of the packages from Brayden's site.
b.) *end the shoot*- and you can keep all high res photos from your mini-shoot along with a *retouch* of your favorite one for *only $66.* If you do not prefer any of the shots to your existing one we delete all the photos and you pay nothing! http://www.braydenhade.com for portfolio; for this special promotion please ONLY REPLY VIA EMAIL TO THIS ADDRESS (feel free to forward this offer to your friends as it will only be posted to this list) [9-24-09]
WEBSITE DESIGNER ALSO OFFERS FINDERS' FEE!
Refer a client, get $500 or your own free web design. Seeking smaller businesses. Web designer provides sites which have e-commerce, web marketing tools and are completely maintained by the client using point-and-click technology plus 60 hours a week of technical support over the phone. Usual fee is around $1500. James@jamesdonegan.net.
FLASH: GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER, GREAT DEAL!
Publicity photography for off & off-off B'way theater and dance, only $85/per assignment. And TRU members receive four 8x10 prints FREE! For press releases, website publicity and producer solicitations on a budget! You get a disc of 50+ shots delivered in less than two days, with prints available at $5 or less (with quantity discount). Price quote good through February '06 and subject to schedule availability. FOR NO EXTRA CHARGE a studio set-up is available for advance PR or program shots. I'm skilled in unobtrusive photography during dress rehearsals and will turn around pictures next day if needed. Remember: photos in your logo sell more tickets. And on your website, where two-thirds of your tickets might be sold, pictures are worth a lot more than words! Check out Ellis Gaskell at www.ellisgaskell.com and then call him to discuss your needs: 917.494.3085.
FASHION YOURSELF SOME GREAT NEW HEADSHOTS!
Fashion and editorial photographer Aaron Kneile is now accepting headshot clients. Aaron excels at creating a comfortable atmosphere that will free you to let your inner self shine thru. His headshots focus on natural looks and extraordinary clarity in the eyes. A 3-4 hour session with Aaron includes includes about 400 pictures with a state-of-the-art digital camera, plus retouching for two photos, for a very low introductory price. Visit his website at http://www.akheadshots.com/, or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
EXCELLENT PHOTOGRAPHER, EXCELLENT DISCOUNT!
If you are serious about your acting career you need top quality head shots. Kind Photography is an excellent head shot service, as good as Hoberman or the bigger studios that charge $800 - $1000. From a TRU member: "I got amazing shots from my session! Plus there is no limit to how many shots you can get from session - it is all included. And it was the most fun and relaxed photo session I have ever experienced. This photographer knows casting and shoots to where you will get work. She works digitally so I reviewed the shots and she worked with me till we got what we wanted. Then post-shoot she helped me in choosing the perfect shots. With your pixs on a disc you can also use other shots for flyers or on your resume, etc. Great for affordable, flexible marketing yourself and showcases, etc." $550 (includes as many pictures as you select. She shoots & shoots until you get your shots.) Mention MoonSoup and TRU for a $50 New Client discount. KIND Photography: firstname.lastname@example.org, Phone: 212.501.4076.
HAVE YOUR HEADSHOTS TAKEN ... AT TRU SAVINGS!
Need headshots for the TRU Audition Event? Ben Strothmann is offering a $50 discount on a private sitting (and another $50 off if you have signed up for the TRU Auditions). He has been chronicling the events of such rooms as the Ars Nova, the King Kong Room, Makor, Town Hall, the West Bank Cafe. His photos have appeared in the Daily News, Playbill, "The Leading Men", "Diva Talk", Broadway.com, and both Genre and Next Magazines. A performer with a gift for self-promotion, Ben has combined his grasp of technology with his eye for photography, designing materials to help the working artist get noticed! From intricate web design to postcards and flyers, he can get you the best images and prepare them for practical use! Session is regularly $350. For more info, click on www.benstrothmann.com
PHOTOGRAPHY DISCOUNT FOR TRU!
Headshots from one of the best: excellent John Hart is offering TRU a 20% discount! Contact him at John Hart Studio, check out his website at www.johnhartpics.com or call 212.873.6585
WEBSITE SERVICES, DISCOUNTED - REVISED LINK!
Actors, Musicians, Directors, Producers, Designers: Market your talents and boost your career with your own web site! Discount set-up and design packages available to TRU Members! Contact: www.MarkRobinson.net or go to www.markrobinson.net/WEB%20DESIGN/webdesign.htm, or e-mail MRobo@nyc.rr.com.
ART FROM ED
Promotional illustration for the performing arts, at a TRU 20% discount! CD covers, posters, show flyers, personal portraits by seasoned professional illustrator with many years in the fashion and beauty industry. 20% off my usual project prices for members of this list. Call Ed Kurtzman at 201.569.2230... or e-mail EDRUART@aol.com
Check out my photography online, then call me for a 10% TRU discount on your new headshots! I offer simple, natural, and beautiful headshots to anyone who needs pictures and vibes with my style. 10% off for TRU subscribers (up to a $40 savings!). Check out my online portfolio at www.trevoroswalt.com for complete info and plenty of pics, or feel free to call Trevor Oswalt at 212.696.6453.
GOODS FOR ALL
EVERYBODY'S GETTING INTO THE ACT: HERE'S THE KEYE TO A SPECIAL PLACE IN SOMEONE'S HEART. . . .
Any CD of Bob Ost's - give it as a holiday gift this season, for just $10. "A Special Place: Songs from the Heart with Alice Ripley, Lillias White, Rebecca Luker and others; "Everybody's Gettin' into the Act" with Bryan Batt, Emily Skinner, Bob Cuccioli, Mary Testa, Mark Kudisch and others; or "Keyes to Heaven: MAC Award winners remember lyricist Eben Keyes" with Julie Reyburn, Sidney Meyer, Marcus Simeone, Lisa Asher and others. CD's are listed at $18 each, but Bob wants you to give them as holiday gifts and share his music with you, so you can have any CD for $10 if you can pick up at the TRU office. If he needs to mail, please add $2.50 postage and handling (total $12.50). Email your order right to Bob at BobOstCD@aol.com and include your name, please.
TRU DISCOUNT FOR PROPS, ETC.!
Great source for props and set dressing, with a 10% discount when you mention TU! Especially 50's, 60's, 70's but without the high prices of a lot of other vintage stores. Mid-century modern furnishings, too. Mention the TRU newsletter for a 10% discount at this Theatre & Film-friendly store. White Trash, 304 E. 5th St. (betw. 1st and 2nd Aves). Call 212.598.5956. Open Tues-Sat 2pm till 9pm, Sunday 1pm till 8pm.