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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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01November

Flourishing Opportunities in Producing/Theatre Management at the URTAs

One of the categories of recruiting at the annual URTAs is Producing/Theatre Management. We’re often asked by candidates what that area of study encompasses. The answer is, a whole lot. Whether your interest is marketing, development, executive leadership, arts advocacy, producing, or entrepreneurship, a graduate degree can put you on the path to the career
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28October

Picture Yourself @ University of Nevada-Las Vegas

Featuring: Amanda Valdez (MFA Lighting Design Student) Where is your favorite spot on campus to do work? My favorite spot would have to be our Theatre Department’s Graduate Office located in the Flora Dungan Humanities (FDH) Building. Our department has generously provided the graduates an intimate office where we are free to use their computers
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27October

Alumni Highlight: “Vietgone” at Manhattan Theatre Club

Attending a performance of Vietgone at Manhattan Theatre Club I knew very little about the show, other than it centered around a love story starting after the Vietnam War, and that there might be some rap. It turned out to be a beautiful and hilarious piece written by Qui Nguyen and directed by May Adrales,
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25October

Picture Yourself @ University of California- Los Angeles

Featuring: Jayongela Wilder (MFA Directing Student) Why did you choose to go to UCLA? As an interdisciplinary professional school, UCLA was the perfect choice to help mold me as a creator, storyteller, and visionary. UCLA is a collaborative community, where theater, film, and television collide. I needed to be in a graduate school where I
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21October

Picture Youself @ Pennsylvania State University

Featuring: Gabriel Pena (MFA Acting student) What drew you to Penn State MFA’s program? I was initially drawn to Penn State by the faculty. The professors at Penn State are experts in their teaching areas and provide insight based on extensive experience at the highest levels of performance. On a personal level they offer open
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18October

Picture Yourself @ University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Featuring: Dustin Mosko (MFA Directing student) Why did you choose Nebraska’s MFA program? The University of Nebraska’s Johnny Carson School offers a MFA Directing for Stage and Screen so I was able to study both here. What is your favorite production you’ve directed at UNL? Asking a director that question is like asking them to
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14October

Picture Yourself @ University of Missouri- Kansas City

Featuring: Duncan McIntyre (MFA Acting Student) Why did you choose UMKC’s MFA program? I attended the URTAs in Chicago in February 2015, and I met our Head of Acting, Theodore Swetz, in my callback. This callback was my favorite by far, because I entered the room and Ted said to me “We’ll talk about the
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11October

Picture Yourself @ Temple University

Featuring: Ariel Wang (MFA Costume Design Student) Where is your go-to spot for a quick bite to eat on or near campus? It’s definitely the two famous food trucks right outside the theater building: Burger Tank and Temple Creperie. As the name suggested, Burger Tank has the best burgers and grilled cheese. Temple Creperie has
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07October

Picture Yourself @ University of California- Irvine

Featuring: Aaron Arroyo (Acting MFA Student) Why did you choose UC Irvine’s MFA program? What drew me to this MFA program originally were its illustrious founders, faculty, and alumni. What was even better about this program is that UCI and its faculty is devoted to training professional actors: actors who are insightful, creative, and driven
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