• TEMPEST UIUC Keys photo Darrell Hoemann
  • AZ State ESCHER 700x150
  • Nebraska lightrig 700x150
  • THE GAMES AFOOT - Asolo Rep
  • AZ State ESCHER photo2 750x150
  • East 15 MFA Tempest 700x150
  • Henson Keys in University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign's "The Tempest" (photo: Darrell Hoemann)
  • Arizona State University's "Fall of the House of Escher" (photo: Tim Trumble)
  • MFA students work on a light rig at the Johnny Carson School of Theatre & Film (Univ. of Nebraska)
  • "The Game's Afoot" at Asolo Repertory
  • "Fall of the House of Escher" at Arizona State University (photo: Tim Trumble)
  • East 15 Acting School production of "The Tempest"

The Latest News

  • 2014 National Showcase Calendar

    URTA's National Showcase Calendar for 2013 is up and running!

    List your graduate showcase now!  For full information, head to our Showcase Calendar page.

    To request a calendar password, to add your shool's showcase dates, send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

    "URTA's Showcase calendar is such a blessing. It's an incredible resource for agents and casting directors. Congratulations on continuing this most valuable service."
    -Carol Nadell, Casting Director, Selective Casting


  • 2014 Sweepstakes Winners Announced!


    The 2014 National Unified Auditions and Interviews are complete. Even with all the changes to the process, and the sometimes uncooperative weather, It was a great year for the candidates and the recruiters from our Member Institutions, as well as our many Guest Participants.

    URTA again held a giftcard sweepstakes, sponsored by the Westin Chicago Michigan Avenue. Ten lucky NUAI candidates have been selected at random to receive $100 gift cards from Amazon!

    The winners have been contacted and their gift cards are on the way. A hearty 'thank you' to all who participated, and congratulations to our winners!

    For a list of the winning candidates, follow the link below.

  • URTA Announces Election of New Board Members

    The University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA) announced the result of the elections recently conducted for the association's Board of Directors, the governing body of URTA. Brant Pope, accomplished director and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Texas, Austin was elected as President of URTA. Holly Poe Durbin, an award winning entertainment costume designer and Head of the Costume Design program at the University of California, Irvine, won election as Vice President. Both officers will serve two-year terms starting in July 2014. In addition, Michael Fry, director, artistic director, and Deputy Director of the East 15 Acting School, London, UK, and Claudia Stephens, busy costume designer in theatre, opera and dance, and Associate Professor at the Meadows School of the Arts, Southern Methodist University, were elected as new directors on URTA's board. Directors serve three-year terms.