Conference, Grad Auditions and Summerstock

There are many incredible opportunities for students to attend theatre conference, graduate school auditions, job interviews and summer stock theatres.  In fact, the department strongly supports your being involved in opportunities outside the area to expand your knowledge and experience.  And, who knows?  Maybe one of these will lead to your first paid job in theatre, or the ability to attend the graduate program of your dreams.

Below, please find some programs NMSU Theatre Arts strongly recommends and the faculty who can help answer your questions about that specific program.

 

USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology)
Department Reps:  Dave Hereford and Matt Reynolds
Annual conference, usually held mid-March, which provides workshops and job interviews for all design and technical areas.
 

URTA (University/Resident Theatre Association)

Annual auditions and interviews for graduate schools and some professional theatres held in New York, Chicago and San Francisco each January and February.
 

SETC (Southeastern Theatre Conference)

This annual conference is held in March every year and students can attend workshop sessions and audition/interview for professional work and graduate schools.

Midwest Theatre Auditions
Department Rep: Wil Kilroy
Annual auditions and interviews for all areas of theatre, specifically summer stock theatres.  Auditions and interviews are usually held in February.

New England Theatre Auditions
Department Rep: Wil Kilroy
Annual auditions and interviews for all areas of theatre, specifically summer stock theatres.  Auditions and interviews are usually held in March.

StrawHat
Department Reps:Wil Kilroy
Annual auditions and interviews for all areas of theatre specifically for summer stock theatres.  Auditions and Interviews are usually in mid-February.
 

KC/ACTF (Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival)
Department Reps: Wil Kilroy
National program that identifies outstanding students through productions at their own university.  Selected students can compete for awards and scholarships in all areas of theatre.