Archive for November 2016

29November

Picture Yourself @ University of Cincinnati- CCM

Featuring: Maria Lenn (Costume Design/Technology MFA Graduate Student) What drew you to CCMs MFA program? A couple things drew me to CCM. The first and main reason is that they offer the specialization in both costume design and costume technology. It is important to me as a designer to know how a costume is built,
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25November

Picture Yourself @ Ohio State University

Featuring: Ambre Shoneff (MFA Acting Student) What drew you to Ohio State’s MFA program? The program is unique in that it’s an acting MFA that is geared toward actor-creators. The emphasis on teaching, outreach, and helping artists to say what they want to say in the world was a great fit for me. I was
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22November

Picture Yourself @ University of Maryland

Featuring: Alexandra Kelly Colburn (Media Design MFA Student) What drew you to University of Maryland’s MFA design program? The lure of UMD’s MFA in Design is rooted in the fantastic resources of the tech shops, invaluable knowledge and experience of the faculty (in all facets- design, performance studies, acting, and dance), and the respect between
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18November

Picture Yourself @ University of Florida

Featuring: Tiana Alderson (Lighting Design MFA Student) What is campus life like at University of Florida? What are your favorite recreational things to do? My answer here is kinda bland. I honestly go to the theatre everyday, usually for 12 + hours. So the most I see of campus is our building and the main
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16November

Alumni Interview with Colby Lewis

Actor Colby Lewis is a 2014 MFA graduate of URTA member program, University of Connecticut. Since graduating, he’s performed a variety of major roles including, notably, Cassius Clay in the Denver Center Theatre production of One Night in Miami. Currently, he’s the Male Principal Standby in the Chicago company of Hamilton, understudying the roles of
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15November

Picture Yourself @ Northwestern University

Featuring: Lee Conrads (MFA Directing Student) What drew you to Northwestern’s MFA program? Why directing? I knew I wanted to do an MFA in directing from about the minute I graduated from undergrad, so it was just a question of where and when. I was very much drawn to Northwestern’s emphasis on the collaboration between
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11November

Picture Yourself @ California Institute of the Arts

Featuring: Anna Grossman (MFA Sound Design Student) What is your go-to lunch spot on or near campus? Tatum Lounge, our on-campus coffee shop. Aside from providing the necessary fuel for graduate study, they have some pretty good pastries and grab-and-go options. What has been your favorite class so far, and why? Production by Design. The
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08November

Picture Yourself @ Northern Illinois University

Featuring: Emily Vitrano (MFA Acting Student) What drew you to Northern Illinois Univeristy’s MFA program? The faculty. When I met with Patricia and Alex, something clicked that didn’t click with any other school. I felt incredibly comfortable, at home and also understood. I felt that the faculty really took the time and energy to get
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04November

Picture Yourself @ University of Iowa

Featuring: Samantha Paradis (MFA Stage Management Student) What is your favorite restaurant on or near campus? This is a bit of a tough question because Iowa City has so many great restaurants (a whole pedestrian mall and downtown full of them), but I would say my favorite is probably Oasis. It is known for some
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01November

Picture Yourself @ University of Virginia

Featuring: JD Stallings (MFA Technical Direction Student) What is your experience with technical direction and why did you want to go to graduate school? I spent the last 12 years as a high school technical director and I love working with students who are passionate about problem-solving and hands-on learning in a theatrical environment. Last year
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