URTA & Satellite Audition* Dates: January 29 – February 1, 2018
Registration: NOW OPEN – Graduate Candidate Registration
Location: Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel, 909 N Michigan Ave, 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. You can also arrange interviews for MFA programs in directing, stage management, and arts leadership! View the Candidate Handbook for more information on how to prepare.
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.
The University Resident Theatre Association was founded in 1969 with the mission of supporting excellence in professional training of theatre artists, ensuring the continued renewal of the American theatre.
Since that time, URTA has grown to include many programs and services, all working toward that same goal. Whether it’s maintaining the highest quality standards for our member universities, helping to match potential students with the MFA program best suited to their needs, facilitating engagement of professional artists at universities, or expanding our offering of continuing education programming to students, faculty and professional artists, URTA is setting the stage for emerging theatre artists, superior theatre training, and professional advancement!