University of Virginia
MFA Professional Actor Training Program
Virginia Rep is proud to partner with the University of Virginia’s MFA Professional Actor Training Program. This two-year, highly selective program offers an ongoing integration between academic work and professional experience. Students participate in new play development through the new biannual Playwrights Weekend at Virginia Rep. In addition Virginia Rep provides an opportunity for the MFA candidates to perform with an Equity company at a professional theatre.
Virginia Rep is thrilled to have access to a very talented pool of actors. In 2014, two students had lead roles in Moliere’s comic masterpiece, Tartuffe, and in Jon Robin Baitz’s contemporary work, Other Desert Cities.
Learn more about the program at virginia.edu/drama/
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Rep is pleased to have an ongoing partnership with VCU’s BFA in set and costume design. In addition to the award winning designs by department chair, Ron Keller, Virginia Rep provides an opportunity for accomplished students to actualize their designs for many of our mainstage productions. Many of these students have won awards for their work with Virginia Rep.