Category: Auditions and Interviews


Picture Yourself @ URTA

As 2016 comes to a close we look back on all of the advice that current graduate school students at URTA member schools passed along. To read all our Picture Yourself@ MFA profiles in full, go here. What drew you to your school when you were looking? “…its illustrious founders, faculty and alumni.” –Aaron Arroyo,
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Continuing Ed at The URTAs in Chicago!

We’ve got a wealth of great workshops, panels, and seminars for you at The URTAs in Chicago. If you’ll be attending the Auditions & Interviews, make sure you check out some of these great events to get the most out of your trip. Tickets are $15 in advance if you’re a registered URTA candidate. (Tickets
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URTA Presents “A Career in the Arts” with Actors’ Equity

Join us on Monday, January 23rd at 2:00pm at the Crown Plaza in Times Square for “A Career in Theatre: The Role of Actors’ Equity” Tom Miller of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) leads a discussion about the union’s work protecting and securing the rights of actors and stage managers. This workshop explains how and
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Getting Out of the Starving Artist Trap

We have a ton of great Continuing Education events lined up during the URTA Auditions & Interviews January and February in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. You don’t want to miss “Getting Out of the Starving Artist Trap” on Saturday, January 21st at the Crown Plaza in Times Square. Financial expert Ari Teplitz offers
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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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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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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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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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The URTA Q&A with Holly Poe Durbin

Holly Poe Durbin is the head of Costume Design studies at the University of California, Irvine, as well as a member of URTA’s National Board.  Today, she offers some advice to those seeking a MFA in theatre design, as well as sharing some thoughts on her own career as a professional designer. Holly, can you
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The URTA Q&A with Alexander Gelman

Alexander Gelman is the Director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Northern Illinois University and the Producing Artistic Director of the Organic Theater Company in Chicago. He discusses with URTA a student’s decision to pursue graduate training, the program at Northern Illinois, and his own experience in grad school. Can you tell us
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