Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) WRITER-PRODUCER SPEED DATE on Sunday, March 1 at 5:30pm and 6:30pm No, it's not really a "date." It's a quick way to meet over a dozen producers, from beginner to Broadway level. 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," says 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 receive invaluable coaching from experts, as well. And did we mention the wine and cheese afterwards?