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  • Illinois University Cal MacLean Immediate Past President University of Tennessee Knoxville Steve Broadnax Director Penn State University Michael Fry Director East 15 Acting School London Greg Leaming Director Florida State University Asolo Conservatory Jacob Pinholster Director Arizona State University Robert Ramirez Director University of Texas at Austin Claudia Stephens Director Southern Methodist University CONTACT US EXECUTIVE STAFF Scott L Steele Executive Director Sara Falconer Director of Membership Services Tony Hagopian Director of Communications Contract Services Christy Ming Trent Director of Operations URTA AUDITIONS INTERVIEWS Each year the URTA Auditions and Interviews bring together faculty from dozens of top training programs and hundreds of prospective MFA candidates in all areas of theatre including acting design and technology directing stage management and producing theatre management Candidates have the opportunity to be seen in one place New York Chicago or San Francisco by recruiters from among our 39 member universities as well as other prominent institutions Our Satellite Auditions program affords acting candidates the chance to meet additional non member training programs including many international schools Schools benefit by seeing hundreds of the top theatre candidates in the country over just a few days and candidates avoid the expense and inefficiency of arranging dozens of separate interviews travelling to different campuses and navigating applications for countless institutions The URTAs are also open to producing companies looking to offer candidates professional summer employment or apprenticeships URTA also supports philanthropic endeavors related to the Auditions and Interviews including our Sneak Peek program which gives current undergraduates a firsthand look at the graduate recruitment process helping them to better prepare for their future Our Arts Leadership Initiative promotes underserved areas of theatre training such as producing and theatre management by allowing candidates in those areas to attend the interviews and continuing education events for free INFORMATION

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  • URTA | Artist Engagement |
    university policy or state legislation Our non profit paymaster service serves theatres small and large navigating payroll requirements tax withholdings and reporting pension and health contributions workers compensation and more Our service is open to member and non member institutions available in all fifty states and processes over a million dollars in contracts annually URTA also maintains collectively bargained agreements with several theatrical unions creating paths to employment for union artists in academic settings and enriching both the training of students and experience of audiences If you d like to learn more about our services or to receive a quote for a particular project contact us at info urta com TESTIMONIALS I really appreciate the way URTA seems to do things I won t hesitate to hire an Equity actor for the college again in the future you ve made things so easy Ron Bashford Amherst College For what you re charging this is a steal Rachel Cornish Producing Director Tantrum Theater Thank you so very much for all of your hard work this year and always I appreciate everything you do to take such good care of us Panagiota Kanavaros Connecticut Repertory Theatre Thank you for stepping in to

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  • URTA | Cooperative Advertising |
    pictures and television not to mention potential audience members Publications taking part in our co op offer have included national magazines such as American Theatre Backstage Stage Directions Theatre Design Technology and Lighting Sound America as well as prominent online destinations like Backstage and Playbill com and digital journals like Live Design Rates are available for single ads or packages and represent a significant savings from the publisher s direct

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  • URTA | Continuing Education |
    of Washington Crown Plaza Sat 1 30 16 2 00 pm A panel of URTA acting recruiters will discuss what schools are looking for what to expect after the auditions how the interview process works and what graduate school is really like They may also discuss the alternatives to grad school There will be opportunity for questions from attendees Miller Voice Movement Technique for Actors Leader John Patrick University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Crown Plaza Sun 1 31 16 2 00 pm This workshop brings a new perspective to the actor s relationship to breath Presence is magnetic Presence is compelling Presence is why we are so drawn to great performers world class communicators and inspiring teachers And it all begins with the breath Exercises focused on how to find trust and follow impulse integrated with the Miller Voice Method will re train actors to literally breathe and share a space with others outside of one s judgments thoughts or preconceptions The focus to unlock the actor s subconscious so their preparation plays them rather than presenting their preparation skillfully How to be a Working Actor Panelists Tom Goff Breakdown Services Amelia Mathews Univ of Tennessee 10 Caitlin Cassidy East 15 Geoff Kanick East 15 Crown Plaza Mon 2 1 16 2 00 pm A panel discussion of former students who attended URTA institutions and who are now pursuing a career in New York or Chicago Plenty of opinions ideas suggestions and time for questions CHICAGO Events at the 2016 URTAs Behind the Scenes Realities of the Casting Process Leader Jason Teresi Director of Regional Services Breakdown Services Westin Michigan Avenue Feb 11th 2 00 pm This rare behind the scenes look at the casting process will shed light on how casting directors receive and manage submissions and reveal the most effective techniques actors use to stand out from the crowd to get noticed Attendees will see live demonstrations of actor agent submission from a Casting Director s point of view get an understanding of the speed and numbers involved and learn how to avoid the most common submission mistakes This presentation will uncover the myths and misconceptions of the selection process and include a discussion on Self Submission and Self Taping Grad School A Journey Not a Destination Panelists Andrei Malaev Babel Florida State University Ray Dooley University of North Carolina Colleen Kelly University of Virginia Westin Michigan Avenue Wed 2 10 16 2 00pm A panel of URTA acting recruiters will discuss what schools are looking for what to expect after the auditions how the interview process works and what graduate school is really like They may also discuss the alternatives to grad school There will be opportunity for questions from attendees The Importance of Play Leader Julia Gibson University of North Carolina Chicago Tue 2 9 16 2 00 pm Impulses are vital to the work of the actor This Workshop will incorporate a series of games and exercises designed to help release the imagination and

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  • URTA | Job Listings |
    course syllabi a brief statement of teaching goals and arrange for submission of three letters of recommendation at website address If work samples are to be submitted as opposed to a website link they must be emailed separately to bwolfe binghamton edu Questions to the same address Your cover letter should address ways in which issues of diversity are brought into your teaching scholarship and or service http binghamton interviewexchange com About the Program Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age race color religion disability national origin gender sexual orientation veteran or military service member status marital status domestic violence victim status genetic predisposition or carrier status or arrest and or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception Please visit our web site at binghamton edu Theatre Instructor Rio Hondo College Job Title Theatre Instructor Job Posted December 9 2015 Job Type Full Time Company Name Rio Hondo College Description Rio Hondo College is now accepting applications for a full time tenure track instructor position in Theater Arts requiring the ability to teach courses in Scenic Design Stagecraft Stage Lighting Technical Production and general Theater courses that include General Education Theater courses The ideal candidate will be a committed teacher an imaginative designer and skilled technician with professional level experience in theatrical design and production Rio Hondo seeks a collaborative team player who is a highly organized and detail oriented leader with experience working with diverse and underserved populations Applicants who possess the knowledge skills and life experiences to address the cultural and educational needs of a culturally diverse student population are encouraged to apply This is a full time 10 month tenure track position that begins in Fall 2016 Instructional assignments may include day and or evening classes Monday through Saturday as needed and rotate among the Theater faculty It is expected that over several semesters all levels of Theater Arts offered at the college will be taught Responsibilities Under general direction Instruct students in the assigned discipline develop curricula instructional methodology strategies advise students in both group and individual contacts assist students in improving time management and learning skills support performing arts events as technical director production manager scenic designer participate in institutional activities including but not limited to flex and staff development perform peer reviews as required in the association contract participate in other contractually required activities meet regularly with discipline division peers povide support for discipline division recruitment research and development picipate on institutional committees and activities work towards continuous personal growth and development perform other duties as directed or specified by Board Policy California Education Code or Faculty Association contract Qualifications MA MFA in drama theater arts performance OR BA BFA in drama theater performance AND Masters in comparative literature English communication studies speech literature or humanities OR A valid

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  • URTA | Showcase Calendar |
    both the training programs and the industry professionals involved However the number of presentations can become difficult to track and impossible to schedule without conflicts The URTA Showcase Calendar provides an all in one listing for agents casting directors and producers so they can better plan their schedule and attend as many events as possible You can list your event free of charge The calendar is open to MFA programs

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  • URTA | Sponsorship |
    years URTA has maintained a corporate sponsorship program to support our mission including financial support for student candidates at our auditions and interviews as well as the growth of our continuing education programs On top of the opportunity to bring your company s profile to the doorstep of future customers through targeted national marketing you can help URTA better support the future generation of theatre artists We call that a

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  • URTA | Grant Program |
    profit theatres with the contracting and paymaster services needed to hire union artists to both enrich the training of emerging artists and to support the expansion of great theatre to audiences everywhere With our newest initiative we ve chosen to support the employment of design assistants at theatres across the country The design assistant not only plays an important role in bringing a theatrical production to life but the position also provides the unique opportunity for a talented young professional to apprentice with a more experienced production designer It s an important step in the career development of a theatrical artist but unfortunately many smaller theatres simply can t afford to employ design assistants on a regular basis We want to make sure this opportunity isn t lost to emerging designers looking to build their experience and knowledge of the craft THE AWARD URTA will fund up to 1 500 toward a design assistantship for a member of United Scenic Artists including salary and contributions to union pension and health funds With the award URTA will provide paymaster services including workers compensation as well as any required withholdings and employer taxes QUALIFICATIONS The theatre must be collectively bargained under Equity

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