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  • 09/08/2022 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Louisville’s state-of-the-art Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts will be home to AACTFest 2023, AACT’s national theatre festival, June 12-17, 2023.

    Mark your calendar to join your AACT theatre family for a great time—and great theatre.

    The National Companies to perform in Louisville will be announced in 2023.  Meanwhile, planning has begun for other festival events.

    Centrally Located Theatre, Hotel, Dining & More
    The Hyatt Regency is our host hotel, with discounted rates for festival attendees. It's also the location for AACTFest special events, workshops, and exhibits,, and is near the festival theatre and the city's many attractions More information.


  • 09/01/2022 1:12 PM | Anonymous


    The Center for Creative Arts Therapy is approved as a continuing education provider for Social Workers and Counselors by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, Approved Continuing Education Sponsor, (#159.001383).

    Experience fearlessly progressive education in intimate, experiential programs. Under the guidance of globally influential and award-winning faculty, students prepare themselves as leaders in their career, effecting purposeful and inspiring revolutions in the community.

    Courses are interdisciplinary with both Expressive Arts Therapy and Drama Therapy students, embracing creative artistic healing.

    • Drama Therapy Certificate
    • Expressive Arts Therapy Certificate


    The Drama Therapy and Expressive Arts Therapy training programs allow you to learn about drama therapy and its use of theatre techniques to facilitate personal growth and promote health, along with expressive arts therapy multi-modal focus (art, music, dance/movement, and poetry).

    Registered Drama Therapist (RDT) credential eligibility. North American Drama Therapy Association (NADTA) compliant program.

    Registered Expressive Arts Therapy (REAT) credential eligibility. International Expressive Arts Therapy Association (IEATA) compliant program.

    Classes are small and instruction individualized. The Drama Therapy Program is in alliance with the North American Drama Therapy Association's Alternative Training Requirements. For more information regarding registration, please visit More information on credentialing through the International Expressive Arts Therapy Association can be found at

    The Center for Creative Arts Training Programs also offer CEUs for Registered Drama Therapists.

  • 09/01/2022 1:04 PM | Anonymous

    Dates: March 1 - 5, 2023


    The SETC Fringe Festival is a non-competitive performance festival that takes place each year during the annual SETC Convention. The Festival seeks to provide and nurture an artistic community and outlet for SETC members and constituents to learn, experiment, and present their theatrical works. The primary goal of the Fringe Festival is to provide a theatrical experience for the SETC Convention attendees as well as a forum for works that may not easily fit in the parameters of other venues. Shows range from college/university theatre to professional theatre performances to one-person shows to experimental theatre to theatre for youth productions to state festival ‘runner-up’ performances. We invite all convention attendees to attend the Fringe Festival performances at no additional cost.

  • 08/12/2022 2:23 PM | Anonymous



    • Qualified and Regular Auditions: September 1st 12 noon (CST)
      • To attend UPTA 2023 Qualified or Regular Auditions, actors must be available for work year-round (i.e. not going back to school in the Fall or Spring) and meet ONE of the following criteria:
        1. Have an Master Level degree or higher in THEATRE (MA, MFA, PhD, etc.) by 9/1/23, or
        2. Be a current member of Equity, or
        3. Have attended previous UPTA auditions within the last 5 years, or
        4. Submit an audition video with recommendation from either a current UPTA or TCG company rep.
    • Pre-Professional Audition: September 1st 12 noon (CST)
      • To attend UPTA 2023 Pre-Professional Auditions, actors must be available for work year-round (i.e. not going back to school in the Fall or Spring) and meet ALL of the following criteria:
        1. Have an UNDERGRADUATE THEATRE degree (BA, BFA, etc.) by 9/1/23, AND
        2. Have registration validated by the department head of their theatre program, AND
        3. Be pre-screened by uploading an audition video. For more details, click here.
    • Production Personnel: September 1st 12 noon (CST)
      • To attend UPTA 2023 Production Interviews, attendees must be available for work year-round (i.e. not going back to school in the Fall or Spring) and meet ONE of the following criteria:
        1. Have an undergraduate THEATRE degree (BA, BFA, etc.) in their respective technical, administrative, or artistic field by 9/1/23, OR
        2. Have registration validated by a registered 2022 or 2023 UPTA theatre, OR
        3. Have registration validated by a current Theatre Communications Group (TCG) member theatre, OR
        4. Have attended previous UPTAs, OR
        5. Be an Equity Stage Manager.
    • Company: September 1st 12 noon (CST)
    • Current date and time is August 12th, 2:17pm
  • 08/12/2022 2:19 PM | Anonymous

    Date: March 15 - 18, 2023

    Location: St. Louis


  • 08/11/2022 4:15 PM | Anonymous

    Date: January 28, 2023

    Location: Palmer House Hilton

    All URTA faculty are invited and encouraged to attend the URTA Convening Day, which will provide a chance for focused and engaging conversations with fellow colleagues, along with the annual membership meeting, and the annual URTA awards reception.


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