Raising Money for Theater:

Who, How and When to Ask

Created with participants in the upcoming summer festivals in mind. And specially priced.

Because we know how difficult it is to self-produce, TRU wants to offer a special discount for "Raising Money for Theater" to anyone who has been accepted into one of the upcoming festivals. Use code FEST100 for $75 savings on this essential workshop. And if you sign up for Raising Money, you can add on the March 9th "Mediation Workshop: Dealing with the Off-Stage Drama" for just $35. Two workshops to help you navigate some of the major pitfalls of producing, for just $135.

When you understand how to ask, it's not as hard to ask. Learn some basic tools to help you raise the money you need for your upcoming production - join us for an all-day intensive workshop about many crucial aspects of raising money for theater. Faculty this year will include producers Patrick Blake (Beldam Theatre's Hamlet/St. Joan, The Exonerated, Play Dead), Cheryl Wiesenfeld (Rocky, All the Way, Vanya & Sonya..., Porgy & Bess, Legally Blonde, A Steady Rain, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, The Exonerated, Play Dead), Jane Dubin (Ann, Peter and the Starcatcher, The 39 Steps, The Norman Conquests), Meredith Lucio (Porgy & Bess, The 39 Steps); producer/investor Neil Danoff (Bridges of Madison Country, All the Way, Lucky Guy, Matilda, Glengarry Glen Ross revival, Evita revival, The Addams Family, Spring Awakening); plus attorney Erach Screwvala and financial advisor Bailie Slevin, accountant Walter Gowens and an intensive presentation on creating an effective business plan, given by producer RK Greene (Peter & the Starcatcher, Cougar the musical, Room Service).

Find the money and resources to bring your project into production. We invite you to come acquire some basic tools and information that will help you to function effectively in hard times and the better days that are surely here. From pitching techniques and presentation skills to legal requirements and effective business planning, plus a wealth of first-hand experience from more than a half dozen producers who are currently active in the Broadway and off-Broadway worlds, we promise you an informative, empowering and inspiring day.

Just $100 when you use code FEST100!

Visit http://www.truonline.org/BootCampMoney14.htm for full curriculum (subject to change).


For just $35 more, add: "Mediation Techniques for Producers (and Everyone): Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas."


Sunday March 9th, 12:00pm to 4:30pm


Taught by attorney/mediator Eric S. Goldman, with a panel of commercial Broadway producers offering their commentary and observations.


With the festival season coming up soon, many artists will find themselves self-producing and having to embark on sensitive relationships with directors and others. This invaluable workshop will offer techniques for communicating effectively and productively as you embark on sensitive artistic relationships, as well as offer guidance and clues about finding colleagues who will work collaboratively.


• The director has notes on the script, and the writer is resisting the notes because (s)he is concerned about protecting the integrity of the piece. How does a producer resolve these differences and get on with the show?


• Two writers who are collaborating on a project are having trouble working together because they cannot agree on a common approach to the material. Should the producer step in, or walk away?


Limited to 25 participants.


JAMS Conference Room, The New York Times Building,

620 Eighth Avenue (betw. 40th and 41st St.), 34th floor


Regular price, $75

SPECIAL 33% DISCOUNT for anyone accepted into MITF (Midtown International Theatre Festival), Planet Connections, NYMF, Fresh Fruit or other festivals. Just $50!

Email TRUStaff1@gmail.com

for discount code, and tell us which festival you are in.

Add this workshop for just $35 when you sign up for "Raising Money for Theater."


Details at http://www.truonline.org/MediationLab14.htm

Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask

Saturday, Feb. 22nd 2014 at 10am-6pm

55 Lexington Ave

New York, NY

For more information, visit the event page on Facebook.