TRU's January Panel, PROJECTING THE FUTURE, Will Take Place 1/22
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by BWW News Desk
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the addition of some new speakers to its previously announced panel, Projecting the Future: When and How to Use New Technology on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre's Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre, 3rd floor, 115 MacDougal Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, panel starts promptly at 7:30pm.
Richard DiBella, production and video designer for the recent Broadway show The Performers, and the current Off-Broadway musicals Silence! The Musical and Forever Dusty: The Dusty Springfield Musical, and collaborating designer and director Jan Hartley, projection designer (Wagner's Ring Cycle at San Francisco opera, My Kinsman for Bruce Saylor opera Queens College, The Island of No Tomorrows and Hell and High Water for MultiStages) and Lorca Peress, artistic director Multistages multidisciplinary, multi-cultural theatre (The Island of No Tomorrows, Temple of the Souls) will be joining Stafford Arima, director (Carrie revival featuring Marin Mazzie, The Tin Pan Alley Rag, Altar Boyz, The Secret Garden featuring Laura Benanti, Steven Pasquale, Celia Keenan-Bolger & Will Chase, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Allegiance); Karen Eterovich, self-producing actor (Cheer from Chawton, Love Arm'd); and Sven Ortel, projection designer (Broadway: Jumpers, Faith Healer, Deuce, The Little Mermaid, Woman On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, Wonderland and Newsies; off-Broadway: Carrie revival).
This panel will explore the best ways for producers to utilize new technologies in their shows. The use of video, projections and other technology as part of a production should be a carefully considered artistic decision as well as a budgetary one. When does technology enhance and support a concept, and when does it become intrusive or distracting? Should more directors consider technology when they develop a visual approach to a piece, and should more producers plan for it in their budgets? How do a director, set designer, lighting designer and projection designer work together and maintain artistic integrity to create a unified production concept? What advances have been made in recent years to make technology more effective?
Admission is $12 (free for TRU members). Please RSVP by email to TRUStaff1@gmail.com or by phone at (212) 714-7628 at least one day in advance.
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is a twenty-one 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.