Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and generous sponsors Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Actors Connection, BackStage, Breakdown Services (Actors Access and CastingAbout), DeSotelle Theatre & Acting Studio, Precision Photos and Working Actor Studio presents the 2016 Combined Audition Event on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00am-6pm for musical auditions and Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 10am-6pm for drama auditions

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Actors, be seen by over 40 NY area companies and casting professionals! Submission deadline is March 28th for

The 2016 TRU Combined Audition Event

Saturday, April 9, 2016 and Sunday, April 10, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) and generous sponsors Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Actors Connection, BackStageBreakdown Services (Actors Access and CastingAbout), DeSotelle Theatre & Acting Studio, Precision Photos and Working Actor Studio presents the 2016 Combined Audition Event on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00am-6pm for musical auditions and Sunday, April 10, 2016 from 10am-6pm for drama auditions. The event will take placeat the DeSotelle Theater, 300 W. 43rd Street, #301, NYC.  The registration fee is $85 and the final registration deadline is March 28th (postmark March 26th). Discounts are available for TRU members and AEA members. Priority consideration will be given to TRU members and Equity actors, and applicants may use the $130 Audition/Membership Package to join TRU and be given priority acceptance.

For consideration, you must fill out an application and postal-mail it with your hard copy headshot and resume before being approved for the event.  Payment alone does not count as registration.  YOU MUST SEND A HEADSHOT/RESUME. The application packet is available as a downloadable PDF at

There are also a limited number of spots still available for producers looking to cast actors. Contact Carly J. Bauer at [email protected] if you have current or future casting needs and would like to see over 200 actors.

Over 40 producers, theater companies, writers and directors will be sitting in on two days of auditions. Actors can sign up to be seen by them, and by at least three top New York agents, managers and/or casting directors! The event has proven popular over the years with casting professionals. Here is what industry attendees have said:

The whole day was well planned and organized. I do appreciate the fact that the schedule was maintained with no confusion for either actors or industry. ~Naomi Kolstein, Bohemia Group Management

I attended your showcase last March and am now freelancing with 15 actors, three of whom I already booked work for. I am so impressed with the caliber of the actors, I cannot wait to meet more at this year’s showcase! ~Albert Bramante, Emerging Talent LLC

The event ran very smoothly and professionally. I always seem to find someone of interest for our agency. ~Sue Winik, Sheplin-Winik Artists

A great weekend of such professionally run auditions and good talent. ~Jamibeth Margolis, casting director

Confirmed companies include: The Actors Project NYC, American Bard Theatre Company, Apotheosis Opera Co., Ardea Arts, Big Dreamer Productions, Break A Leg Productions, Broadway Heavyweights, CJB Productions, Ensemble Studio Theatre,Filmus Inc., Gay & Girl Studios, Gorilla Rep, HME Productions, Hudson River Repertory,Hugh Hysell Productions, The Killing Kompany, Leopold Productions, Loup Garou Internationale, Lucky Pelican, Midtown International Theatre Festival, New Millennium Theatre Works, Nu*ance Theatre, NY Artists Unlimited, NYLon Fusion Theatre Co., Off the Leash Productions, Paul Michael, PCC Productions, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, Rhymes Over Beats, Riant Theatre, Rising Sun Performance Co., Seasonwalk Productions, Speranza Theatre Co., Stogie Bros Productions, The Strawberry Festival, The Telling Company, Terra Incognita, TRU Voices Play Reading Series, Unabridged Productions, Untitled Theatre Collective, Vampingo Productions, vMHF Theatricals, The Wild Whatever, Wildly Productive Productions, Write Act Repertory, Xoregos Performing Co.

Confirmed industry to date include: Deborah Dotoli of AAG Talent, Albert Bramante of Emerging Talent LLC, Helene Galek of Helene Galek Casting, Jamibeth Margolis of Jamibeth Margolis Casting, Robin Carus of Robin Carus Casting, Carol Nadell of Selective Casting, Scott Powers of Scott Powers Casting,  Valerie Adami of SW Artists Agency, Bobby Holder of The Talent Express, Michael Bloom of VSEG Managment, Bob Luke of Bob Luke Studios.

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-four year old 501c3 nonprofit organization created to help producers produce, emerging theater companies to emerge healthily and all theater professionals to understand and navigate the business of theater. Membership includes self-producing artists as well as career producers and theater companies.

TRU publishes an email community newsletter of services, goods and productions; presents the TRU VOICES Annual New Play Reading Series and Annual New Musicals Reading Series, two new works series in which TRU underwrites developmental readings to nurture new shows as well as new producers for theater; offers a Producer Development & Mentorship Program whose mentors are among the most prominent producers and general managers in New York Theater, and also presents Producer Boot Camp workshops to help aspirants develop the business skills they need. TRU serves writers through a Writer-Producer Speed Date, a Practical Playwriting Workshop, How to Write a Musical That Works and a Director-Writer Communications Lab; programs for actors include the Annual Combined Audition and Resource Nights and “Speed Dating” as well as free actor workshops.

Programs of Theater Resources Unlimited are supported in part by public funds awarded through the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the  NY State Legislature, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, 9th district Council Member Inez Dickens; and with support from the Montage Foundation and the Friars National Association Foundation.
For more information about TRU membership and programs, visit or call (212) 714-7628.


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