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15September

URTA on the Map- University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Who: Tracy Bersley, Head of Movement and Coach for Playmakers Repertory Company Where: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill City: Chapel Hill, North Carolina What advice would you give to new students about how they can build relationships and form communities in a new environment? Find people with common interests, which means being willing to
  • MFA training, PlayMakers Rep, UNC Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina, URTA Auditions, URTA on the Map
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12September

URTA on the Map- Louisiana State University

Who: Nick Erickson, Associate Head of MFA Acting Where: Louisiana State University City: Baton Rouge, LA What advice would you give to someone who is in the process of applying to MFA programs? Do your research. Find the right programs for your needs and career goals and focus on them. Also, remember that you are
  • LSU, MFA training, Swine Palace, URTA Auditions, URTA on the Map
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05September

URTA on the Map- East 15 Acting School

Who: Robin Sneller, Head of MFA Acting Where: East 15 Acting School City: Loughton, UK What should a prospective student look for in a training program? And what qualities do you think candidates would find in your program that is different from others? Prospective students can come to a strong training program with any number
  • East15 Acting School, MFA training, URTA Auditions, URTA on the Map
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01September

URTA On The Map – Michigan State University

School: Michigan State University Who: Rob Roznowski, Artistic Director and Head of Acting and Directing Where: East Lansing, Michigan What advice would you give to someone in the process of applying to MFA programs? Make sure to do your research. There are many great MFA programs out there but it is really about finding the
  • MFA training, Michigan State, URTA Auditions
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30August

URTA on the Map- Kent State University

School: Kent State University Who: Tamara Honesty, Assistant Professor of Scenic Design Where: Kent, OH What should a prospective student look for in a training program? The student should identify why s/he is interested in going to graduate school. Do they want to be an educator, do they need to strengthen their skills, do they
  • Kent State, MFA training, Porthouse Theatre, URTA Auditions, URTA on the Map
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18April

URTA Events at the American College Theater Festival

If you’re attending the American College Theater Festival this week at Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center, you won’t want to miss these great URTA Continuting Education events! Designer Roundtable Friday, April 21 2:00-5:00 PM Terrace Gallery, Roof Terrace level, Hall of States side URTA hosts a discussion with Mikhail Kachman, head of MFA in Design at
  • ACTF, acting, auditions, design, graduate school, KC-ACTF, mfa, MFA acting, MFA design, Theatre, theatre training, University of Maryland, urta
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18April

Liberty University’s Scott M. Hayes Talks URTA Training and the Terminal Degree

Scott M. Hayes, an URTA alum of the Asolo Conservatory at Florida State, and current Interim Dean of Liberty University’s School of Visual and Performing Arts, spoke about his graduate theatre training, professional journey, and offers advice for those interested in performing, teaching, and more. You’re a multi-faceted artist–a playwright, director, producer, and actor. What
  • acting, arts administration, Asolo, Asolo Conservatory, graduate school, Liberty University, mfa, Regent University, The URTAs, Theatre, theatre arts, UC Irvine, university theatre, urta
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30March

“Come From Away” URTA Alums Jenn Colella and Joel Hatch

Broadway’s Come From Away is a unique new musical that beautifully intertwines the stories of a group of strangers stranded in Gander, Newfoundland where international flights were forced to reroute on September 11, 2001. All actors in the show’s ensemble play multiple characters. The cast features two URTA alumni—Jenn Colella and Joel Hatch—who each play
  • acting, auditions, Broadway, Come From Away, mfa, MFA training, musical theatre, musicals, The URTAs, theater, Theatre, theatre arts, UC Irvine, University of Minnesota
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17January

Interview with “Beautiful” star and URTA Alum, Ben Jacoby

What made you decide to go to graduate school? I felt like I needed more training. I went to a small, liberal arts college where I studied a wide range of subjects. Acting, of course, was one of them, but the liberal arts atmosphere didn’t afford me the in-depth training I felt like I needed
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02January

Interview with Lighting and Set Designer Justin Townsend

Justin Townsend is an international lighting and set designer for performance. He has been nominated for the 2016 Tony Awards and Drama Desk Awards for Broadway productions “The Humans” and “American Psycho”. He holds a MFA from URTA member university, CalArts. Mr. Townsend is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Brooklyn College. He spoke recently
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