Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the WRITER-PRODUCER SPEED DATE (The Art of the Pitch). Writers often meet a producer at a party, and have two minutes to interest him in their work. TRU now offers them a chance to practice their pitching with real producers who are open to and looking for new work. "The producers probably won't offer options on the spot, but it's an opportunity to start developing relationships. And that's what this business is all about," said TRU president Bob Ost. Eleven producers have signed on, from both the commercial and not-for-profit worlds, all with an interest in new projects, as well as eleven aspiring producers from TRU's mentorship program. And writers also receive invaluable coaching from experts. Applications are available at www.truonline.org/WriterSpeedDateApp.pdf, or download application as a Word document from www.truonline.org/WriterSpeedDate.htm. To apply or to become a member of TRU, please call 212-714-7628 or e-mail [email protected] This is a competitive application process, limited to 22 writers. Applications must be postmarked by May 14. Email reservations are preferred.