Theater Resources Unlimited, the go to place for producers, writers, directors, and actors, hosted a comprehensive all day event for theater professionals, which focused on raising money for theater in our current tough economy. The well attended workshop was an inspiring and informative look at the tools needed to plunge successfully into producing as well as an empowering networking source for new and established producers.
William Franzblau (Producer, Wonderland opening on Broadway in April) Tom Smedes (Producer, Next Fall, [title of show], Naked Boys SInging" "Ace The Musical")
William Franzblau, whose new musical WONDERLAND (with all original music) will open on Broadway in April was one of the notable producers that spoke including Cheryl Wiesenfeld (A Steady Rain, Legally Blonde, In the Continuum, and the current off Broadway hit Play Dead) and her partner Pat Blake (The Exonerated, In the Continuum, and Play Dead). Other producers who spoke were Tom Smedes (Tony & Drama Desk nominated Next Fall, [title of show], Naked Boys Singing), Van Dean (Catch Me If You Can, Rooms, a rock romance), Hillary Cutter (Rooms, a rock romance) RK Greene (Love Child, Room Service, Cougar!), Jane Dubin (The 39 Steps, Beebo Chronicles, The Norman Conquests) and business consultant Sheila Speller, who is working on the upcoming revival of Streetcar Named Desire.
Bob Ost, Executive Director and co founder of TRU hosted the event and did an amazing job of keeping things moving effectively on a tight schedule – hats off to Bob! For more information on Theater Resources Unlimited call 212-714-7628 or go to http://www.truonline.org/
Pat Blake (Producer, The Exonerated, In the Continuum, Play Dead) Cheryl Wiesenfeld (Producer, A Steady Rain, Legally Blonde, The Exonerated, Elaine Stritch: At Liberty, In the Continuum, Play Dead)