National Unified Auditions & Interviews

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The National Unified Auditions and Interviews (NUAIs) are conducted each winter in New York City, Chicago and San Francisco, with hundreds of candidates participating from around the world. Students interested in acting, design, directing, theatre technology, stage management and theatre management are provided the opportunity to audition and interview for numerous positions with a variety of graduate training programs. Occasionally, there are also opportunities for seasonal employment with summer theatre companies, Shakespeare festivals and other professional producing organizations--though most recruiters are seeking students for their graduate programs.

Of the more than 1,100 candidates that are seen each year, many are students of prestigious undergraduate programs or conservatories, winners of various national competitions, including the KCACTF Irene Ryan Competition, as well as members of the Actors Equity Association.

The acting auditions, as well as the interviews for directors, designers, stage managers, technicians and administrators, are open to recruiters from URTA's member training programs, associated producing companies, and many guest organizations.  Shakespeare festivals and summer theater programs constitute a small portion of the attending organizations.

Non-member organizations may be eligible to attend if they meet certain URTA requirements.  More information is available by calling or emailing the URTA National Office.

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