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Rlata84

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About Rlata84

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  • Location
    Columbus, OH
  • Application Season
    2019 Fall
  • Program
    MFA Directing

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  1. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    Congratulations!
  2. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    Happy to share that I have received and accepted an offer from Texas State! A big thank you to everyone who has been contributing to this forum. It’s been super comforting to go through this process with all of you wonderful people!
  3. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    I believe they’ve all had final interviews
  4. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    @ManderLemon congratulations!! Very excited for you!
  5. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    @ManderLemon so happy to hear your SL interview went well! Fingers crossed for you! @36Biscotti congratulations!!
  6. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    @kalysias I’m in my mid 30’s and al though I always felt like the oldest of every other candidate, I can tell you that MOST of the currently enrolled MFAs I have met have been at LEAST my age. I don’t think age should be something of concern here.
  7. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    Anyone receive any news this week?
  8. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    @CalitoTexas18 not yet. UCSD deadline was a month ago. I’m surprised no one on here has heard anything.
  9. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    Congrats on your SL interviews @Odysseus24601 and @ManderLemon!! It seems like a really cool program. I like how it is so personalized and can really be tailored to your interests and needs.
  10. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    @Odysseus24601 Yup. Understand that feeling. Sending you good vibes and mojo!
  11. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    The waiting is enough to drive you crazy, right?!?! Sounds like everyone has made some progress in the process. Congrats to everyone! Here's my current body count: Penn State - Rejection received Texas State - Had second interview on campus - was told decisions will be made in 1-2 weeks. Florida State - URTA interview went great. We were each other's last interview of the day so we went over time quite a bit. She said second/final round candidates would be invited for on campus interviews sometime in February. Haven't heard anything yet. Ohio University - Invited for campus visit/interview. UC San Diego - Still no word (just like the rest of us).
  12. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    Welcome to the group @patrickjnorris! Glad to hear of your scheduled interviews! The only CA school I've applied to is Irvine and UCSD. I applied to Irvine through URTA and did not get invited to interview, and, like many on here, I am waiting to hear from UCSD. Not sure if anyone knows when they usually send out interview invitations. Have you looked back through the threads from previous years? I feel like there were posts in the 2016 thread where people shared interview questions they've received. I've had one interview so far. Below are some of he questions they asked - I've paraphrased quite a bit: 1. Why are you here today? Why now and why this program? (Probably everyone will ask some form of this. Although it was all a blur, I think I regurgitated some semblance of my initial letter of interest. I made a note for myself to try to include answers that maybe were cut from my initial letter, or at least provide additional insight into who I am). 2. I don't say this to scare you, but three years is a long time, and much of it may feel redundant or 'back to the basics.' How are you prepared to handle this lengthy commitment? 3. What type of work appeals to you and why? 4. How do you define the role of the director and their relationship and responsibility to collaborators and audience alike? (This one was very fuzzy to me. In all honesty, I struggled to understand what was being asked and should have requested the question to be repeated. Alas, my nerves got the best of me. So this is the question I answered, but not sure it is what was being asked. I've included it in the list to share my terror and remind everyone it's okay to ask for a question to be repeated.) 5. What are your thoughts on diverse or colorblind casting? 6. How important is it to make considerations of how an older story resonates with an audience. I hope this info is helpful, and encourage others to share your experiences. We're all in this together!!
  13. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    Welcome @MorganLee!! I will be at URTA Chicago this weekend. I'm interviewing with Texas State, Florida State, UT Austin, Ohio and East 15. Hopefully we will meet one another! Meeting people going through this process has been amazing. @36Biscotti thanks for the plethora of info! I'm relieved to hear that the program heads made it feel like a conversation. After my last interview, I am a bit nervous going forward. This is helpful information. @CalitoTexas18 and @Odysseus24601 I also applied to UCSD and haven't heard anything yet. HELP!! Does anyone have any tricks or things they recommend for anxiety before interviews? I feel mentally prepared - I know what I want to say, and I know that my experience makes me qualified. But my damn body seems to want to have involuntary responses of shallow breathing, rapid heartbeat and crippling shakes. I bombed my last interview as a result of it. I was mostly fine once I got in the room, but the minutes prior were hell enough to throw me off a bit. Any tips would be very appreciated.
  14. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    Interviewing in NYC tomorrow for Penn State. Rest of my interviews are at the Chicago URTAs. I’m leaning toward “dressy-casual” nice dark jeans, fun patterned button up shirt and a sport jacket. Good shoes. No tie.
  15. Rlata84

    MFA Directing 2019- Let's Connect

    Ok hivemind - this may seem a frivolous question, but I’m curious to know what you all are wearing to your interviews. I want to look professional and show some self expression, but I don’t want to be too overdressed or underdressed. Thoughts?
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