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The URTA Auditions – One Actor’s Story

Every year here at URTA, we get to meet the thousands of candidates that journey to New York, Chicago, and San Francisco for our National Unified Auditions and Interviews, hoping to find a graduate training program that will put them on the path to their desired career.  The energy, dedication, and perseverance of these students
  • acting, auditions, NUAI, Theatre, urta
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 02 Oct  0 Comments
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The URTA Q&A with David McGraw

David McGraw is the head of Stage Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at University of Iowa. He sheds some light on the world of graduate training in stage management–what to look for in a program, and what you should be ready for when you get there. Can you discuss how you came to pursue a career
  • Actors' Equity Association, NUAI, Stage Management, Theatre, University of Iowa, urta
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 30 Sep  0 Comments
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The URTA Q&A with James Knight

Actor, teaching artist, and URTA alum, James Knight, took some time to speak with URTA about the life of the professional actor, post-graduate school. How important would you say that training has been to you in your career?
  • acting, auditions, television, training, UMKC, urta
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 23 Sep  0 Comments
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The URTA Q&A with Joel Ebarb

Joel Ebarb is a professional theatre designer and the Chair of the Theatre Department at Purdue University. He recently took some time to answer our questions about graduate training for costume design, and pursuing a career in the professional theatre. Your primary work has been in design, but you have also done a good amount
  • costume design, design portfolio, nuais, Portfolio Review, Purdue
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 16 Sep  0 Comments
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The URTA Q&A with Ray Dooley

Ray Dooley is an accomplished actor and head of the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Today, Ray answers some questions about the program he leads, what he looks for in auditions, and much more. What are some of the guiding principles of UNC Chapel Hill’s actor training?
  • Alabama Shakespeare Festival, PlayMakers Rep, Ray Dooley, Seattle Repertory Theatre, UNC Chapel Hill
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 03 Sep  0 Comments
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The URTA Q&A with Jason George

Jason George is an actor with over fifty guest star and eight series regular television roles to his credit.   Most recently seen on Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Ben Warren, Jason is also a regular on the new ABC series Mistresses.  George is also known for his work on Eve and Eli Stone and films such
  • Jason George, Temple University, University of Virginia
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 19 Aug  0 Comments
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Q&A with URTA President Cal MacLean

As we enter a new academic year, Cal sat down to answer some questions about graduate theatre training–what it’s about, what to look for in a program, and what the University of Tennessee recruiters will be looking for this year. University of Tennessee’s relationship with the Clarence Brown Theatre Company is a perfect example of
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 14 Aug  0 Comments
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URTA Talks with Ward Duffy from Penn State Centre Stage’s GOOD PEOPLE

Actor Ward Duffy’s credits include productions at New York’s Lincoln Center, New Dramatists, Manhattan Theater Club, Cherry Lane Theatre, and others. He has appeared regionally in SPEAKING IN TOUNGUES (Acclaim Award), OTHELLO (CEA Nomination), THE UNDERSTUDY (Acclaim Award), at the Cincinnati Playhouse in The Park; AS YOU LIKE IT, THE THREE MUSKETEERS, OTHELLO (Arty Award),
  • Asolo Conservatory, David Lindsay-Abaire, good people, penn centre stage
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 10 Jun  0 Comments
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National New Play Map from HowlRound

First of all, if you’re not already familiar with HowlRound, you should check them out. It’s an online center for theater commons designed to promote the health and impact of non-profit theater. One very cool tool they’ve been working with others to set up is an open-source, interactive map of all new works being produced
  • HowlRound, New Play Map, new works, non-profit theater, theater commons, Theatre
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 07 May  0 Comments
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URTA Proud to be a Sponsor of KCACTF Allied Design & Technology Award

At next week’s USITT Annual Conference in Milwaukee, a student designer will be selected from among eight regional finalists to receive a full scholarship to attend Stagecraft Institute Las Vegas’ (SILV) eight-week summer session in cutting edge live entertainment technology. For the past three years, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) has presented
  • Posted by URTA  Posted on 13 Mar  0 Comments
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