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    2017 Fall
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    MFA Theatre Directing
  1. Iowa City, IA

    I will be going to U Iowa this fall. When I visited in October I LOVED it. A beautiful accepting liberal artsy oasis. Signed a lease for a 1 bed apartment north of downtown. Big house with 5 units. Evidently, they're mostly undergrads so I'm a bit worried. The town had a surprisingly awesome small food scene, coffee shops and even a speakeasy with $5 craft cocktail happy hour (and live jazz thursdays)!!!! VERY excited to live there for 3 years.
  2. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    CONGRATS @_RICdirects_!!!!! Well done!
  3. Playwriting MFAs

    Anyone hear from Iowa yet? Based on past years, it looks like they will be emailing this week for interviews...
  4. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    Many Reasons: 1) Iowa's funding package is better 2) ASU is nearly 100% devising/ensemble based which excited me since I see myself as a theatre maker and not solely an interpreter of someone else's text, BUT I wanted a bit more of a balance between devising and new plays. Iowa has focus on all types of new work. 3) Getting to work with the Iowa Playwrights Workshop for 3 years. 4) Iowa offered me a unique opportunity to not only direct an Opera instead of Shakespeare for my classical term, I will also hopefully be able to develop the musical theatre certificate with them. 5) This is less important, but still holds weight: Iowa has a better "name" than ASU. When chatting with Anne Bogart, she mentioned how she didn't feel comfortable with the amount of debt Columbia students inherit and recommended the program to me. ASU certainly did tempt me, but I visited Iowa last fall and fell in love with the program, faculty and the town.
  5. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    As I just officially accepted my offer and received my last rejection this week... Here is my update (in order of preference): YALE: Interview & Rejection IOWA: Interview & Acceptance (Attending) UT AUSTIN: No Interview UCSD: No Interview ASU: Interview & Acceptance (Not Attending) CMU: Interview & Self-Withdrawal UCLA: Interview & Self-Withdrawal Crossing my fingers for you @Directorial... Would be awesome if two classmates came from this thread! Hope everyone's final interviews went well. While I know that Iowa is literally the perfect program for the work I want to make, a small part of me regrets not applying to Brown or DePaul. Oh well, it wasn't meant to be. As I am 30 this year, I promised myself this would be the last year I'd apply.
  6. Playwriting MFAs

    Has anyone heard from Iowa, Carnegie Mellon or Northwestern?
  7. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    Just reached out to UCSD and looks like interviews were scheduled for tomorrow and Saturday... don't know if that's the only round of first interviews or not, but I won't be holding out any hope.
  8. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    Also received a no from yale. Today's a fun day.... not.
  9. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    Rejection from UT Austin this morning. Oh well. Not meant to be.
  10. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    Just received an offer from one of my top choices: IOWA!!!!! This morning I got an email saying Alan wanted a 15 minute follow-up phone call. I had no idea what that meant, but he just wanted to let me know over the phone. Flipped out on the phone a bit... so much for playing it cool HAHA Still waiting to hear about final rounds at Yale and first round at UT Austin and UCSD. Yale trumps all schools, but I can't decide about the other two. Iowa does seem like the absolute perfect program for me...
  11. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    Today's the day that URTA schools can start sending out offers and possibly hear from Yale about final round... maybe the most nervous I've been in my life - can't stop checking my phone. GOOD LUCK ALL!
  12. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    I applied for VTech a couple years ago and remember that everything took longer than I thought it would. I also think there was maybe only one round of interview on campus? Yes?
  13. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    Radio silence from UCSD and UT Austin here too. Getting to be EXTREMELY frustrated.... Just got an email from Arizona State saying that I'm in the top six for two slots. Not an offer at all, he's just wondering if I am actually interested in the program since they have to wait 3 weeks between making initial offers and backup offers in URTA guidelines. Smart move on his end since someone they interviewed could have hated the program. I'll definitely be saying yes, I love their "cohort" approach and faculty seemed esteemed, from different experience and exciting methods.
  14. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    @KillerWingfield It was probably the same letter but in email form. It was addressed to all the URTA applicants. He said that he had forgotten to give it to me. @Directorial How exciting! Congrats! Alan is awesome... The idea of spending 3 years with him is so exciting!
  15. Directing MFA 2017 - Who's with me?!

    Hmm... did you talk about the financial package in the interview? He said he forgot to mention it to me and that's why he sent the email.