2013 TRU Love Benefit
Sunday, November 17, 2013 beginning at 12 pm
Caroline’s on Broadway
1626 Broadway, New York, NY 10019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) will celebrate its 22nd year as a not-for-profit service organization with a celebration of three extraordinary people at the annual TRU Love Benefit, Honoring Friendship, Remembering Friends.The 2013 TRU Spirit of Theater Award, presented to a member of the producing community who has demonstrated exceptional generosity, support and kindness to others in the business, will be posthumously awarded to producer Randall Wreghitt (Little Women, Beauty Queen of Leenane, Grey Gardens, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Golda’s Balcony, As Bees in Honey Drown, The Food Chain) who died unexpectedly at the age of 55 in May 2011. The event will take place Sunday November 17th at Caroline’s on Broadway at 47th Street. It will begin at noon with wine, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, followed by a luncheon at 1pm and the awards ceremony and performances at 2pm. Tickets are on sale now at www.truonline.org/store-new.html
The 2013 TRU Humanitarian Award will be given to theater critic Michael Feingold (a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist) for over 40 years of dedication to theater, using the vehicle of theater criticism to educate the American public about our cultural roots. He has written with a conscience and commitment to providing social, political and cultural context to help us better understand whom we are and where we have come from, and what theater’s historical place is in world culture. He has been writing for the Village Voice since 1971.
A third honor, the TRU Entrepreneur Award, given to a cherished TRU member and friend for ongoing achievement, will be given to Patricia R. Klausner, a twenty year industry veteran who in addition to an exceptional career that spans both the not-for-profit world (Shotgun Productions) and commercial producing (Pippin, Trip to Bountiful, Scottsboro Boys, Stick Fly), has honed her producing skills with the guidance of TRU’s Producer Development and Mentorship Program.