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Ok, it never really went away–but spring is right around the corner, and it’s the Calendar’s time to shine again. URTA’s National Showcase Calendar is a one-stop shop where you’ll find showcase listings from dozens of training programs all in … Continue reading →
We continue our profiles of Guest Participants attending the Satellite Auditions with Stony Brook University – Southampton. Stony Brook is located in the beautiful seaside town of Southampton on the East End of Long Island, a bus or train ride … Continue reading →
Today we’re following up on our recent post about the URTA Auditions in San Francisco by taking a closer look at the MFA Acting program at UCLA. An URTA Member School, UCLA will be recruiting design candidates at the NUAIs … Continue reading →
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The University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA) advances theatre by connecting theatre training programs with the professional performing arts industry, promoting professional practices and artistic excellence in higher education, and assisting students with their transition into the profession.
Established in 1969, URTA is the nation's oldest and largest consortium of professional, graduate (MFA) theatre training programs and partnered professional theatre companies.
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Carole Brandt (photo: Jim Olvera)
URTA notes with sorrow the death of Professor Carole Brandt on Tuesday, March 4th, in Dallas, Texas. Carole was the former Dean of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University, which includes the URTA member Division of Theatre. Carole served as Chair of programs at Illinois Wesleyan, the University of Florida, and Pennsylvania State University. She was an active participant in NAST, of which she was President, and ACTF.
She was an accomplished costume designer, a brilliant school executive, a vigorous advocate of professional training, and an extraordinary individual. As one colleague said, "She was as a game-changer."
She will be missed very much.
It's showcase season once again, and URTA's National Showcase Calendar is the best tool for training programs to list and promote their presentations, as well as for agents and casting directors who want to keep their schedules straight.
Check out the Calendar here. To get YOUR showcase listed, contact the URTA offices at
Break legs, everyone!
Sat Jan 24: Directing and Stage Management Interviews
~Fri Jan 23 - Tue Jan 27: URTA and Satellite Auditions and Interviews
Westin, Michigan Avenue, 909 N. Michigan Avenue
Thu Jan 29 - Sun Feb 1: Design/Tech Candidates
Sat Jan 31: Directing/Stage Mgmt/Theatre Mgmt Interviews
Mon Feb 2 - Thu Feb 5: URTA and Satellite Auditions and Interviews
Sat Feb 7 - Sun Feb 8: URTA Auditions and Interviews