2019 URTA application, 2019 URTA Auditions, 2019 URTA Interviews
2019 URTA Application Opens
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Date(s) - 09/04/2018
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Target Regions

Northeast: Illinois, Northeast: New York, Southwest: California

Target Occupations

Design, Actors, Singers, Production, Management, Stage Management, Technical


The 2019 URTA application will open September 4, 2018. 

MFA training in theatre begins with URTA.

At the URTAs, you can audition and interview with our 40 member universities all in one place, on a single day. Why navigate dozens of different applications, fees, appointments, and travel when you can get it all done at the URTAs?

Choose your city—New York, Chicago, or San Francisco—and register to be seen by our recruiters in either acting, design, directing, stage management, or arts leadership. 


New York City (Millennium Hotel, 145 West 44th Street, New York, NY)
URTA and Satellite Auditions Jan 18 – Jan 21
Directing, Stage Mgmt, Arts Leadership Interviews Jan 19-20

Chicago (Palmer House Hilton, 17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL)
Design/Tech Interviews Jan 23 – Jan 26
URTA and Satellite Auditions Jan 26 – Jan 29
Directing, Stage Mgmt Interviews Jan 25

San Francisco (Auditions- Academy of Art University, 79 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA.
Callbacks- Courtyard Marriott, 299 2nd Street, San Francisco, CA)

URTA Auditions (Satellites combined) Feb 1 – Feb 2
In a single day, present your acting audition or design portfolio to more than a dozen MFA programs at once–and attend callback interviews that same afternoon.

You can also arrange interviews for MFA programs in directing, stage management, and arts leadership!

About the URTAS…
Our nationally ranked member schools boast professional faculty, a commitment to the highest standards in professional, graduate training, and are peer-reviewed on a continuing basis. Most also offer various forms of financial assistance. Graduates of URTA programs are working on Broadway, in top theatres across the country, in film, television, and beyond.

At the URTAs, you can also participate in the Satellite Auditions, where dozens of additional schools are recruiting acting candidates, including several international programs.

The URTAs aren’t simply auditions and interviews. A full slate of classes, workshops and panels take place throughout the event with topics of interest to candidates in all areas of theatre.

Registration fees start as low as $100 + $15 processing fee. Register before November 20, when late fees take effect. 

For candidates in certain areas of study, URTA offers the Candidate Award which waives your registration fee for the URTAs and allows you free attendance to workshops and panels. For 2018, Candidate Awards are available in Sound Design and Arts Leadership.

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