Category: Announcements

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
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16September

Inaugural URTA Grants Awarded

It is with great pleasure that we announce the recipient of the 2016-17 URTA Grant. Our inaugural grant was awarded to support the hiring of a United Scenic Artists design assistant. The grant has been awarded to Viriginia’s Barter Theatre. A founding member of LORT, the voice for Appalachia art, and one of the few
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15August

URTA visits Williamstown Theatre Festival

On Friday, August 12th, URTA staff visited the Williamstown Theatre Festival to speak with apprentices and interns about all things graduate school. Communications Director, Tony Hagopian and Education Manager, Rachel Friedman led an honest and open conversation about everything from how to know when graduate training is the right choice, how to research different programs,
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25July

URTA ANNOUNCES CANDIDATE AWARD IN SOUND DESIGN

New award offers free registration for MFA candidates at the 2017 URTAs, promoting professional training in theatrical sound design. Building on the huge success of last year’s Arts Leadership Initiative, aimed at promoting recruitment of MFA candidates in the area of theatre management, we’re expanding the program to candidates in sound design. The program, now
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06April

Want to Get a Sneak Peek of the URTA Auditions?

Announcing: URTA Auditions now have a “Sneak Peek” program! For 46 years, the URTA auditions have helped to match the best MFA candidates to the best training programs across the country and internationally. We’ve seen some big stars come through our process, from Ty Burrell, Kate Burton, Frances McDormand, Norbert Leo Butz, Keegan-Michael Key, Lauren
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06April

CalArts’ Marissa Chibas Awarded Fox Foundation Fellowship

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG) have awarded Marissa Chibas (Professor at URTA-member University, CalArts) an Actor Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement, in partnership with Bootleg Theater. Chibas plans to use the grant to develop The Second Woman, an interdisciplinary performance with themes from both John Cassavetes’ film Opening Night and
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06April

Indiana University Professor and Students Play Key Role in Prague Quadrennial

The November issue of Theatre Design & Technology features a fascinating article about the USITT-USA National Exhibition for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial. The technical director chosen to lead the build and installation was URTA’s own Paul Bruner, Associate Professor at Indiana University. A grant from USITT and another from a private donor in Bloomington, allowed
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06April

URTA at USITT

If you’re headed to USITT in Salt Lake City next week, you won’t want to miss a fantastic session led by URTA’s Vice President, Holly Poe Durbin (UC Irvine) Undergraduate Teachers: Frontline Educators/Mentors/Guides Teachers and students are invited to this panel discussion on teaching theatre design and technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The panel
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11November

Meet Kyle Mencel, URTA’s Newest Intern

This fall marks the launch of URTA’s new internship program and we are delighted to introduce our very first intern: Kyle Mencel! Kyle comes to us from The New School for Drama. He has been acting for about 7 years and has performed in productions ranging from Shakespeare’s The Tempest to Charles Mee’s Under Construction.
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13March

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
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