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08December

Picture Yourself @ Florida State University

Featuring: Amanda Hiatt (Theatre Management MFA Student) Where is your favorite lunch spot on or near campus? The place to eat is near campus called Spear It. Great fried mac-n-cheese! Why did you choose FSU’s theater management program? I chose the management program because it is structured around three years of intense management work. During
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06December

Picture Yourself @ Purdue University

Featuring: Michelle Ohumukini (Audio Technology MFA Student) Why did you choose Purdue’s MFA program? Through URTA, I was able to attend events exposing me to many top-rate grad programs. I narrowed down my choices to Purdue because of a combination of factors: venue, where the Hall of Music has industry-competitive technology and design, mentorship, looking
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05December

URTA Alum and Tony Winning Sound Designer, Leon Rothenberg

URTA’s Rachel Friedman recently chatted with California Institute of the Arts alum, Leon Rothenberg about how his training shaped his career, and about his current show “Rancho Viejo”, now playing at Playwrights Horizons. I would love to start with the beginning of your career. You received your Bachelor of Music from Oberlin and then went
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02December

Picture Yourself @ Southern Methodist University

Featuring: Kolby Clarke (MFA Lighting Design Graduate Student) What are your favorite food options on campus? One or two times a week during the warm months campus is visited by various food trucks. It’s always nice to get outside for a moment, grab a taco, and remember why I like the air conditioning so much.
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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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