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  • “Good Kids” Launches New Play Initiative |
    commission a new play for the Initiative every year for the next three years Each commission will include a 10 000 payment to the artist and the caveat that any Big Ten school will be able to produce the play royalty free Originally proposed by Alan MacVey Director of the Performing Arts Division at the University of Iowa the Initiative is meant to support female playwrights and to provide rich interesting roles for young female actors at both the university and professional levels two things MacVey currently sees in short supply In describing the Initiative MacVey says As educators and directors of theater training programs we are uniquely positioned to address the problem from the ground level With the commissions we re doing three things at once developing challenging scripts for our female students scripts that will make them stronger actors supporting outstanding female playwrights and encouraging the production of more plays by women which we hope will be widely produced by colleges and professional theaters Iizuka s play inspired by the events of the Steubenville rape case explores a casual sexual encounter gone wrong and its very public aftermath Reviews from the Michigan production were effusively positive with the Ann Arbor News writing Iizuka s play invites us to rethink our assumptions about gender and sexuality and have an honest discussion a noble attempt to produce positive change from an ugly tragedy URTA is proud to count 11 of its member schools among the Big Ten Consortium in actuality a group of 14 schools including Michigan State University University of Maryland University of Iowa Indiana University the Ohio State University Northwestern University Penn State University of Wisconsin Madison University of Nebraska Lincoln University of Minnesota and Purdue University Posted by URTA Posted on 21 Nov Post Comments 0 Search

    Original URL path: http://urta.com/good-kids-launches-new-play-initiative/ (2016-04-27)
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  • Meet Kyle Mencel, URTA’s Newest Intern |
    has performed in productions ranging from Shakespeare s The Tempest to Charles Mee s Under Construction Kyle is also a producer and director who is currently creating a variety of web series and invisible theatre work with his production ensemble End of The Line Productions Along with scripted work the production company is very involved with developing scripts and theatrical performance through improvisation Always encouraging new artists to join their group allows the ensemble to keep ideas and energy fresh The URTA internship will bring theatre students from all disciplines into our national office to gain firsthand experience in theatre arts administration by working in each of our URTA s programs We are excited to welcome Kyle to the team and to provide both he and our future interns an invaluable opportunity for their personal and professional enrichment If you or someone you know is interested in applying to be an intern at URTA contact our Director of Operations Christy Ming Trent at cmingtrent at urta com Posted by URTA Posted on 11 Nov internship Post Comments 0 Search Recent Posts Want to Get a Sneak Peek of the URTA Auditions CalArts Marissa Chibas Awarded Fox Foundation Fellowship URTA Interview

    Original URL path: http://urta.com/meet-kyle-mencel-urtas-newest-intern/ (2016-04-27)
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  • URTA | Blog |
    Actors Equity Association NUAI Stage Management Theatre University of Iowa urta Posted by URTA Posted on 30 Sep 0 Comments Read More 23 September The URTA Q A with James Knight Actor teaching artist and URTA alum James Knight took some time to speak with URTA about the life of the professional actor post graduate school How important would you say that training has been to you in your career acting auditions television training UMKC urta Posted by URTA Posted on 23 Sep 0 Comments Read More 16 September The URTA Q A with Joel Ebarb Joel Ebarb is a professional theatre designer and the Chair of the Theatre Department at Purdue University He recently took some time to answer our questions about graduate training for costume design and pursuing a career in the professional theatre Your primary work has been in design but you have also done a good amount costume design design portfolio nuais Portfolio Review Purdue Posted by URTA Posted on 16 Sep 0 Comments Read More 03 September The URTA Q A with Ray Dooley Ray Dooley is an accomplished actor and head of the Professional Actor Training Program at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Today Ray answers some questions about the program he leads what he looks for in auditions and much more What are some of the guiding principles of UNC Chapel Hill s actor training Alabama Shakespeare Festival PlayMakers Rep Ray Dooley Seattle Repertory Theatre UNC Chapel Hill Posted by URTA Posted on 03 Sep 0 Comments Read More 19 August The URTA Q A with Jason George Jason George is an actor with over fifty guest star and eight series regular television roles to his credit Most recently seen on Grey s Anatomy as Dr Ben Warren Jason is also

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  • URTA | Blog |
    commons designed to promote the health and impact of non profit theater One very cool tool they ve been working with others to set up is an open source interactive map of all new works being produced HowlRound New Play Map new works non profit theater theater commons Theatre Posted by URTA Posted on 07 May 0 Comments Read More 13 March URTA Proud to be a Sponsor of KCACTF Allied Design Technology Award At next week s USITT Annual Conference in Milwaukee a student designer will be selected from among eight regional finalists to receive a full scholarship to attend Stagecraft Institute Las Vegas SILV eight week summer session in cutting edge live entertainment technology For the past three years the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival KCACTF has presented Posted by URTA Posted on 13 Mar 0 Comments Read More 1 2 3 Previous Page Search Recent Posts Want to Get a Sneak Peek of the URTA Auditions CalArts Marissa Chibas Awarded Fox Foundation Fellowship URTA Interview with Beth Malone Tony Nominee and URTA Alum Indiana University Professor and Students Play Key Role in Prague Quadrennial URTA at USITT Archives April 2016 March 2016 January 2015 November 2014

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  • April | 2016 |
    William Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group TCG have awarded Marissa Chibas Professor at URTA member University CalArts an Actor Fellowship in Distinguished Achievement in partnership with Bootleg Theater Chibas plans to use the grant to develop The Second Woman an interdisciplinary performance with themes from both John Cassavetes film Opening Night and Posted by URTA Posted on 06 Apr 0 Comments Read More 06 April URTA Interview with Beth Malone Tony Nominee and URTA Alum Beth Malone is a graduate of the MFA Acting program at UC Irvine Last year she originated the role of Molly Brown in the world premiere of a wholly reimagined The Unsinkable Molly Brown at the Denver Center for the Arts This year she received a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Alison Bechdel in Fun Posted by URTA Posted on 06 Apr 0 Comments Read More 06 April Indiana University Professor and Students Play Key Role in Prague Quadrennial The November issue of Theatre Design Technology features a fascinating article about the USITT USA National Exhibition for the 2015 Prague Quadrennial The technical director chosen to lead the build and installation was URTA s own Paul Bruner Associate Professor at Indiana University A grant from USITT and another from a private donor in Bloomington allowed Posted by URTA Posted on 06 Apr 0 Comments Read More 06 April URTA at USITT If you re headed to USITT in Salt Lake City next week you won t want to miss a fantastic session led by URTA s Vice President Holly Poe Durbin UC Irvine Undergraduate Teachers Frontline Educators Mentors Guides Teachers and students are invited to this panel discussion on teaching theatre design and technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels The panel Posted by URTA Posted on 06 Apr 0 Comments

    Original URL path: http://urta.com/2016/04/ (2016-04-27)
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  • March | 2016 |
    Greg Leaming is the director of the FSU Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training and Associate Artistic Director at Asolo Repertory Theatre He spoke with URTA about exposing graduate students to the professional theatre auditioning acting candidates and more One of the cornerstones of URTA s mission is the fostering of ties between its member programs and professional theatres Posted by URTA Posted on 05 Mar 0 Comments Read More Search

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  • January | 2015 |
    took some time out of his busy production schedule to answer a few questions for URTA Welcome Jason Posted by URTA Posted on 23 Jan 0 Comments Read More Search Recent Posts Want to Get a Sneak Peek of the URTA Auditions CalArts Marissa Chibas Awarded Fox Foundation Fellowship URTA Interview with Beth Malone Tony Nominee and URTA Alum Indiana University Professor and Students Play Key Role in Prague Quadrennial

    Original URL path: http://urta.com/2015/01/ (2016-04-27)
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  • November | 2014 |
    Intern This fall marks the launch of URTA s new internship program and we are delighted to introduce our very first intern Kyle Mencel Kyle comes to us from The New School for Drama He has been acting for about 7 years and has performed in productions ranging from Shakespeare s The Tempest to Charles Mee s Under Construction internship Posted by URTA Posted on 11 Nov 0 Comments Read

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