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
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
Le Meridien San Francisco
Sat Feb 7 - Sun Feb 8: URTA Auditions and Interviews
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."
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.
"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