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Bob Ost

President

Theater Resources Unlimited

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Theater Resources Unlimited

309 W. 104Th St. #1D

New York City, New York,10025

United States

Company Description

Over the years, TRU has developed a structured range of programs to address the needs of its members. TRU served as the umbrella organization for a co-production by several of its member companies as a part of the first annual New York Fringe Festival. From th...more

Background Information

Employment History

Copy Director

Revlon Inc


Affiliations

Dramatists Guild

Member


American Society of Composers , Authors and Publishers

Member


WorkShop Theater Company

Member Writer


Education

University of Pennsylvania


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Sing Act Dance

www.theateronline.com [cached]

"All three honorees have been valued members of the TRU family," states TRU president Bob Ost.
This year we take special pride in acknowledging the achievements of people who are working to expand our cultural experience," says TRU executive director Bob Ost. "Through TRU, Back Stage is able to reach beyond its actor base to a wider theater community," said Ost, "and we get more visibility through the Back Stage connection.


T.R.U. Basics

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Bob Ost is also founder and president of Theater Resources Unlimited, a network of supportive producers and producing organizations.
Bob Ost's CD's Page Bob Ost's Welcome Page


Musical Writerzine Number 11 - Ezine for Musical Writers and Producers

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"There really is no answer to that," admits Bob Ost, the Founder and Executive Director of Theater Resources Unlimited.
Nevertheless, Ost and a panel of experts will gather on Saturday, January 23, for a one-day, all-day "boot camp" titled Raising Money for Theater: How, Who and When to Ask. TRU was founded by Ost and fellow writers Cheryl Davis and Gary Hughes in 1992. "I had no intention of starting an organization of this sort," Ost insists. So, Ost made it his job to reach out to independent producers and the heads of theater companies. "Much to my dismay, I learned that they were having their own problems," he recalls. That's when Ost decided to gather the people he'd met at his apartment, in the hope that they could find ways of helping one another. "Thirty showed up," says Ost. ); and Bob Ost. Bob Ost began his involvement in the musical theater while growing up in Philadelphia. "I wrote my first play when I was 14," he says. "It was produced at my high school and taught in the English classes. So, I was a minor celebrity. At the same time Ost was teaching himself about music by plunking away on a neighbor's piano. Eventually he began to experiment with his own compositions. The two worlds came together when Ost attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he continued to write and compose, despite being discouraged by the faculty from attempting the latter. Ost recalls. "I listened to a lot of Prokofiev and Stravinsky and dissonance was just a part of my musical sensibility." Elaine Stritch and Bob Ost at TRU event - fundraising for new musicals activities [Photo: Elaine Stritch with Bob Ost at the 2007 TRU Love Benefit at Sardi's] Ost kept that experience very much in mind when he started TRU. "I thought, if I can self-produce, anybody can," he says. "She's an amazing speaker - so smart and articulate," Ost enthuses. "You pitch each producer for 2 minute; I blow a whistle; and then the producer responds with questions for 2 minutes; I blow a whistle; and then you move to the next producer," Ost explains. If you are considering self-producing your work, Bob Ost suggests that you think about the following: 1. Be clear about your goal in self-producing. Make sure that it is realistic. "What are you trying to achieve? Ost says to ask yourself. "I hear it all the time," Ost explains. "People come to me and say, 'Oh, my god, this cost me so much more than I thought it would!' Talk to people and find out what things really cost." 3. Understand your product. "Align yourself with people who are honest with you about who your audience is and about what the strengths and weaknesses are of the piece," Ost emphasizes.


Sing Act Dance

www.theateronline.com [cached]

"All three honorees have been valued members of the TRU family," states TRU president Bob Ost.
This year we take special pride in acknowledging the achievements of people who are working to expand our cultural experience," says TRU executive director Bob Ost.


TRU SITE

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Bob Ost, executive director of Theater Resources Unlimited, and TRU Literary Manager Cate Cammarata will facilitate.


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