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2020 URTA Auditions - Chicago
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Date(s) - 01/25/2020 - 01/28/2020
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

Target Regions

Northeast: Illinois

Target Occupations

Performance, Actors, Singers


WHAT: 2020 URTA Auditions and Satellite Auditions* – Chicago
WHEN: January 25 – 28, 2020
WHERE: Palmer House Hilton – 17 East Monroe St Chicago, IL

The Audition: Graduate School Auditions for participating MFA programs 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.

*Satellite Auditions:  The Satellite Auditions are open to all acting candidates registered for the URTAs, and operate in much the same way (you can even perform the same audition!). Your Satellite Audition will not be scheduled on the same day as your URTA Audition, to avoid conflicts with any potential callback interviews.

View the 2020 Candidate Handbook for more information on how to prepare.

Sample Schedule
7:30 am Actor Warm-up
7:30 am Candidate Check-in Begins
8:00am Candidate Mandatory Orientation
8:30-1:30pm Auditions
~1:30pm  Movement Session – participants announced
2:00-3:00pm Movement Session 3:00-3:45pm Continuing Education
~3:45pm Callback Interview Schedule Distribution
4:15pm Callback Interviews Begin

Please review the links below for helpful information in advance. If you have additional questions, please visit the URTA website (www.urta.com), or email theurtas@urta.com.

About URTA…

Founded in 1969, the University Resident Theatre Association works to ensure the continued renewal of the American theatre by supporting excellence in the professional training of new artists.

URTA continues to develop programs and services that answer the needs of university theatres, training programs, and individual artists. Whether it’s articulating the highest standards for professional training, helping to match potential students with the MFA program best suited to their needs, facilitating engagement of professional artists at universities, or expanding the scope of our education and career outreach programs, URTA is setting the stage for emerging theatre artists, and professional advancement.

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