GOING PRO Resource Fair for College Students

  • 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Los Angeles Theatre Center 514 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
  • (213) 972-7587

About

Co-presented by Center Theatre Group, LA STAGE Alliance, the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, and the USC School of Dramatic Arts, the CTG Going Pro Career Fair is designed to help current undergraduate and graduate-level students get ready to transition to a professional theatre career. The event is open to college and university students from any campus.


Schedule

RESOURCE FAIR: 11AM–5PM

Visit tables hosted by LA STAGE Alliance, Southern California theatre organizations, and local unions to learn more about their work and the resources they offer theatre artists.

FREE WORKSHOPS: 11AM–4PM

11am: What I Wish I’d Known: Professional Acting
12pm: What I Wish I’d Known: Professional Playwriting
1pm: Working in Los Angeles Theatre
2pm: Do I Need Graduate School?
3pm: Being a Multi-Hyphenate Theatre Artist

Come by any time, or stay for the whole day. Free snacks and beverages hosted by UCLA.

RSVP to reserve a space in the workshops, and get a free gift upon entry! Email studentbody@centertheatregroup.org with your:

Name, School and year (current college and university students only, please), Which workshops you’d like to attend, if any.

SPEED MENTORSHIP: 20-MINUTE SESSIONS, 11AM–5PM

Need a mentor—or just some advice? Fill out this Google form to request a 20-minute meeting with a working theatre professional. They can review your resume or portfolio, provide tips for breaking into the business, and talk about their own career path. The following professionals will be available: Playwright, Dramaturg, Lighting Designer, Scenic Designer, Costume Designer, Sound Designer, Technical Director, Actor, Director, Artistic Director, Producer, Casting Director, Stage Manager, Arts Manager.

NETWORKING MIXER: 4:30–5:30PM

Join the artists involved in the speed networking and workshops for an informal mixer. This is your opportunity to ask questions, make connections, and learn more about what it’s like to work in L.A. theatre. Mixer is hosted by USC.

For more information, please contact Felipe Sanchez at 213.972.7587 or studentbody@centertheatregroup.org.

LATC is accessible via public transit; visit Metro.net to plan your trip. Parking is available at local lots, including Joe’s Parking at 530 S. Spring Street for $8.