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  • THE GAMES AFOOT - Asolo Rep
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  • University of Arizona "A Midsummer Night's Dream" (photo: Ed Fores)
  • MFA students work on a light rig at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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  • "The Game's Afoot" at Asolo Repertory
  • Arizona State University's "Fall of the House of Escher" (photo: Tim Trumble)
  • The Clock is Ticking - Apply Now!

    We are still accepting applications for the 2016 National Unified Auditions and Interviews. But there are a limited number of slots available, so apply now to secure your place! Click to go to the Candidate Information Page.

    Sound Designers are highly in-demand among our recruiters, but faculty are seeking candidates in all design areas, as well as Stage Management, Directing and Theatre Management.
    Acting slots are available in all three cities, but they are going fast. Don't forget to sign up for the Satellite Auditions too. They are a great way to be seen by even more schools during the NUAIs. If you've already registered, you can go back to the Candidate Information Page and click Adding Options. 
  • The URTA Arts Leadership Initiative

    URTA is excited to announce the Arts Leadership Initiative, aimed at promoting professional training in the fields of arts management, and entrepreneurship. As part of the initiative, candidates in Theatre Management at URTA's 2016 National Unified Auditions and Interviews will pay no application fee, and be able to take advantage of free seminars and workshops.

    URTA also seeks to inform undergraduates nationwide about career possibilities in producing, arts administration, and theatre management; to broaden the pool of MFA candidates in theatre management programs and supply a larger and more diverse group of trained producers and theatre managers to the professional theatre community.

    "This initiative was born from a call by our member schools for a larger pool of diverse MFA candidates for their Theatre Management programs," said URTA Executive Director Scott Steele, "At the same time, URTA's national board has been considering ways in which to support the LORT (League of Resident Theatres) Diversity Initiative, aimed at increasing diversity in administrative positions across the industry. This program hopes to serve both of these needs; by broadening the pool of students, we hope to deepen it as well."

    URTA President, Brant Pope added, "An increasingly important function of URTA is its ability to serve as a bridge between member programs and the theatre and entertainment industry. This Initiative is perfectly positioned to assist our members attract and train these management professionals and make them known to employers."

    The Arts Leadership Initiative is sponsored by the Westin Michigan Avenue, the Chicago site of URTA's National Unified Auditions and Interviews, and a longtime supporter of URTA.

    Online registration for URTA's National Unified Auditions and Interviews is taking place now.

  • Audition and Interview Dates

    New York

    Crowne Plaza Times Square
    Fri Jan 29- Mon Feb 1: URTA Auditions and Interviews
    Sat Jan 30: Directing and Stage Management Interviews
    Sat Jan 30 - Tue Feb 2: Satellite Auditions and Interviews

    Westin Michigan Avenue, 909 N. Michigan Avenue
    Thu Feb 4 - Sun Feb 7: Design/Tech Candidates
    Sat Feb 6: Directing/Stage Mgmt/Theatre Mgmt Interviews
    Mon Feb 8 - Thu Feb 11: URTA and Satellite Auditions and Interviews

    San Francisco
    Le Meridien San Francisco
    Sat Feb 13 - Sun Feb 14: URTA Auditions and Interviews