DISCOVER...the 2014 NUAIs!
URTA officially announces our National Unified Auditions and Interviews, with some exciting changes for this year! We invite you to DISCOVER:
- No more Screening Auditions
- NEW – Satellite Auditions
- Nomination no longer required
- Design/Tech Portfolio Review in Chicago only
- Expanded Continuing Education Program offering seminars and hands on workshops for all candidates.
Read on for all the details or click the image above to go straight to the application page!
URTA is a consortium of 39 university, graduate training programs in theatre from across the nation and in the U.K. Each year, the National Unified Auditions and Interviews (NUAIs) are conducted in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, allowing candidates in acting, design, directing, stage management, and theatre management the chance to audition and interview for all of its members programs, as well as invited guest recruiters, all in one place. This year URTA is implementing several changes to make it an even greater experience for all involved.
THE END OF SCREENING AUDITIONS
Starting this year, we're doing away with the Screening Audition that acting candidates were formerly required to attend before being passed on to the Final Auditions. This means that every acting candidate is guaranteed to be seen by ALL the recruiters attending the NUAIs.
NEW – SATELLITE AUDITIONS
The Satellite Auditions are a second, optional audition available to all acting candidates, and are attended by Guest Recruiters from non-URTA member institutions. The Satellite Audition will take place the day after the candidate’s URTA audition. To sign up for the Satellite Auditions, just check the box on the application ($15 fee applies).
NOMINATION NO LONGER REQUIRED
Candidates no longer need to be “nominated” for the NUAIs by a professor, director, or other theatre professional, as had been the case in the past. Candidates are still required to have completed an undergraduate degree by the fall of 2014, but no other recommendation is necessary. Acting candidates are still strongly encouraged to work with a coach or advisor in preparing their auditions.
DESIGN REVIEW IN ONE, CENTRAL LOCATION
URTA has centralized all design, technology, and theatre management recruiting in Chicago. This will enable us to enrich the experience there by adding an extra day and offering new seminars. Our faculty recruiters in all the various design disciplines will be able to take advantage of the depth of candidates to be seen in a single location.
EXPANDED CONTINUING EDUCATION
Finally, URTA is expanding our Seminar program with more hands-on, workshop and instructional-focused offerings. Our member faculty and distinguished guests have much to offer our candidates in all areas, and we are working to make this already great added value even better.
DISCOUNTS FOR AEA MEMBERS AND IRENE RYAN FINALISTS
As always, we provide special consideration to members of Actors Equity Association and National Finalists (and their scene partners) of the KC-ACTF Irene Ryan Acting competition. This year, qualified applicants in those groups will receive $25 off the NUAI registration fee.
TO REGISTER FOR URTA’S 2014 NUAIs, click over to our Candidate Information page where you can access the online application—but please be sure to read through the instructions, first! For a quick overview about how our auditions and interviews work, check out our videos HERE.
URTA’s National Unified Auditions and Interviews have been putting together the brightest graduate candidates with the top theatre training programs in the country since 1970. Here’s what some of our student candidates have to say:
“Two short years ago I interviewed in Chicago for this program. It turned out to be the best decision of my life. Thanks for all you do, URTA!” - David V., Theatre Management MFA
“I loved experiencing URTA. It was such an educational experience and I found a wonderful school that I had no idea about…they reached out to me and it turned out to be the dream program I never knew existed! Thanks!” – Actor, CHI
“It was a great way to be seen by many schools, in one, professional atmosphere. I will definitely recommend this process to others in the future.” – Gerilyn B., Acting, NYC ‘13
“Going to URTAs was one of the best decisions I ever made. Overall this was a wonderful experience and a great opportunity for students to get a start on their professional career and education. Thank you!” – Tiffany A., Design/Tech, NYC ‘13