UTK Department of Theatre

College of Arts & Sciences

MFA Acting Concentration Showcase

The final year of training culminates in a fully funded showcase for industry professionals held in New York City.  In 2008, UT was selected to join a prestigious consortium of MFA programs in the “New League” showcase.  The UT MFA classes of 2008, 2010, and 2012 showcased as a part of this consortium.  In 2012 the New Leagues were discontinued.  For the class of 2014, UT showcased in New York with the University of Washington and The University of Connecticut.  Currently, planning is underway to grow this consortium for the class of 2016 and beyond.

Recent graduates enjoy representation at Abrams Artists Agency, Don Buchwald and Associates, Dulcina Eisen Associates, Henderson Hogan Agency, and other highly regarded agencies.  Recent employment includes work in theatre, film, and television across the country, including:  Here Lies Love at the Joseph Papp Public Theatre; How to Get Away with Murder on ABC; Weeds on Showtime; Law and Order on NBC; SAG and independent feature films; Playmaker’s Repertory Theatre in Chapel Hill, NC; McCarter Theatre, Princeton, NJ; Cincinnati Repertory Company; St. Louis Repertory Theatre; The Acting Company, New York; Arena Stage, Washington, D.C.; The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; The Asolo Theatre, Sarasota, Florida; Fiasco Theatre, NY, NY; Portland Stage, Portland, Maine, and so on.

Please also refer to the professional biographies of UT Faculty.  Faculty work in major theatrical venues across the country, and can provide professional networking support to graduates entering the profession through showcase in New York and in other markets.

 

 

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