A reliable haven for lone performers, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now in its second year of non-stop weekly community gatherings this Friday, having offered over 90 conversations and unlimited camaraderie to date since April 17, 2020. TRU is hosting its Community Gatherings every Friday at 5 p.m. ET via Zoom, to explore artistic and theater making in the time of COVID-19. These crucial conversations will continue as the theater reopens. Ask questions, provide answers, be part of a community – it’s an opportunity to network with theater professionals and talk about surviving theater during the shutdown, and what we’re up to now, at the ‘to come up.

To receive the Zoom invitation for future meetings, email [email protected] with “Zoom Me” in the subject header. These gatherings are free for TRU members, non-members are encouraged to make a tax-deductible donation – or consider joining TRU – to support the organization during this difficult time.

Friday 3/4 – How Extended Reality (XR) is providing new creative opportunities for theatre. And vice versa. In the room: Eric Roffman, futurist, producer/editor of QPORIT. Eric will explain the terms and timeline of XR’s interaction with theatre, separate the real from the hype and branding, and clarify the sometimes hazy confusion that hides a simple fact: digital technology doubles in power and halves in size and cost. every few years, affecting everything, including the theater. Click here to register and receive the zoom link.

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Friday 3/11 – Going Places: touring opportunities and support for artists. In the room: Robyn Busch, Program Officer/International at Mid Atlantic Arts, which encourages and funds the creation and presentation of diverse artistic expressions and connects people to meaningful artistic experiences in our region and beyond. Recognized for their work in international cultural exchanges and their model programs in performing arts tours. With solo artists Valerie David (The Pink Hulk) and Heather Massie (Hedy! The Life and Inventions of Hedy Lamar). Click here to register and receive the zoom link.

Check back to our webpage for the 2022 calendar: https://truonline.org/tru-community-gathering/

Videos of past community gatherings can be viewed on TRU’s YouTube channel at youtube.com/channel/UC43rsChi4fA23dNLeloaF_A/.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is the premier development network for theater professionals, a twenty-eight-year-old 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to help producers produce, emerging theater companies emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the world of the arts. Members include self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.

TRU publishes a community email newsletter on services, goods and productions; features monthly panels as well as new weekly community gatherings; offers a producer development and mentorship program taught by prominent New York theater producers and general managers, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop business skills. TRU serves writers through the TRU Voices Play reading series, Writer-Producer Speed ​​Date, a hands-on playwriting workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works, and a Director-Writer Communication Lab.

Theater Resources Unlimited programs are supported in part by the Montage Foundation, The Storyline Project and the Leibowitz Greenway Foundation.

For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit www.truonline.org.