• ucla
  • Arizona Midsummer
  • Nebraska lighting
  • Asolo
  • THE GAMES AFOOT - Asolo Rep
  • Kent State
  • AZ State ESCHER
  • East 15 MFA Tempest
  • MFA actors in class at UCLA
  • 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
  • Asolo Conservatory production of "School for Lies"
  • "The Game's Afoot" at Asolo Repertory
  • Kent State School of Theatre and Dance
  • Arizona State University's "Fall of the House of Escher" (photo: Tim Trumble)
  • East 15 Acting School production of "The Tempest"

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    The NUAIs offer the opportunity to audition and interview for the finest theatrical training programs in the US and UK.  

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  • 2015 Audition and Interview Dates

    New York

    Crowne Plaza Times Square

    Sat Jan 24: Directing and Stage Management Interviews

    Fri Jan 23 - Mon Jan 26: URTA Auditions and Interviews

    Sat Jan 24 - Tue Jan 27: Satellite Auditions and Interviews

    Chicago

    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

    San Francisco

    Le Meridien San Francisco

    Sat Feb 7 - Sun Feb 8: URTA Auditions and Interviews
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  • End of the Sarah Era!

    Former URTA President and Executive Director of the University of Washington School of Drama, Sarah Nash Gates, will retire from a 35 year career in higher ed. "20 years of being Department Chair is enough," said Sarah. "It is time to be a Costume Designer again." She will be designing Carousel for the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle this winter.

    Reflecting on her life in theatre (so far—there is still lots more to come!) Sarah writes, "Theatre education has become more sophisticated in the past 30 years, both at the undergraduate and MFA levels. I believe there is a deeper understanding of what 'professional standards' truly are among the URTA membership." She adds, "Of course, communication has changed, making it easier to share ideas and best practices with people across the country. That said, there is still work to do to help aspiring young theatre artists understand what they should be doing to prepare themselves for professional training."

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