Directing Interviews

A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1965-66

Oh! What a Lovely War, 1965-66

Disjunctive Conglomerate, 1971

Oedipus, 1967

The Night of the Iguana, 1966

A Flea in Her Ear, 2005

A Flea in Her Ear, 2005

A Flea in Her Ear, 2005

Kiss Me Kate, 2005

Victor/Victoria, 2001

Robert Cohen's Machiavelli at The Hayworth Theatre, 2006

Blood Brothers, 2004

Sweeney Todd, 2003

The Bacchae Trilogy, 2009

The Bacchae Trilogy, 2009

Titus Andronicus, 2008

Titus Andronicus, 2008

Mary Stuart, 2011

Mary Stuart, 2011

Mary Stuart, 2011

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

Into the Woods, 2010

The Crucible, 2011

The Crucible, 2011

The Colored Museum, 2011

The Colored Museum, 2011

The Colored Museum, 2011

The Merchant of Venice, 2012

The Merchant of Venice, 2012

The Merchant of Venice, 2012

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, 2011

Waiting for Godot, 2011

Waiting for Godot, 2011

Waiting for Godot, 2011

Dames at Sea, 2012

Dames at Sea, 2012

The Rose Tattoo, 2013

Spring Awakening, 2013

Spring Awakening, 2013

After Troy, 2013

After Troy, 2013

A Christmas Carol, 2013

A Christmas Carol, 2013

A Christmas Carol, 2013

Angels in America, 2014

Angels in America, 2014

Angels in America, 2014

Angels in America, 2014

As You Like It, 2014

As You Like It, 2014

As You Like It, 2014

As You Like It, 2014

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 2013

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, 2013

Nickel Mines, 2014

The Trial of Dedan Kimathi, 2014

Oge Agulué

 

MFA in Directing Program:

Introduction
Course Requirements
Directing Interviews
How to Apply

*Please note, we are not accepting applications for Fall 2018 admission. We accept students for the MFA in Directing program every other year.

Every other year, starting in 2013, UCI will admit two MFA Directing candidates.  As a highly competitive program, we make our decisions based on your prior experience (many of our students have either professional directing experience or already hold one advanced degree), your recommendation letters and, most importantly, the half-hour interview.

In preparing for your 30 minute directing interview, you may find the following advice to be of help.

Directors should be prepared to discuss at the interview:

INTIMATE APPAREL by Lynn Nottage or ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE by Tony Kushner
and
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING or THE TEMPEST

Well written critical reviews of your productions may be submitted.

One or two of your directorial or script analysis papers may be submitted.

An updated resume will be helpful if it includes more information than you have previously submitted.

Director Notes from one of your production programs

Portfolio of your productions which may include photographs and reviews. 

One prompt book from an actual production you have directed.

OPTIONAL:

We would also be interested in copies (which we may keep) of plays you have written or your papers on the art of the director, the works of playwrights, or on theatrical critical theory.

Applicants from Abroad

We are very interested in foreign applicants with English proficiency. The interview cannot be waived; however, so it will be necessary for you to travel to one of the interview sites. If it proves difficult to meet with us on one of the scheduled dates, we will try to meet you in California at your convenience.

Please be aware that the University of California offers limited support to foreign students in residence, and the admission of foreign nationals requires a guarantee of funds to complete our three-year program. If you or your family cannot provide such a guarantee, you should apply at once to alternate sources of tuition and living expenses, such as home government grants and private foundation support.

Dates for Applications and Interviews

All interviews for admission for Fall 2017 must be completed before February 28, 2017. The application deadline is February 1, 2017.

Directing interviews for direct and U/RTA applicants will be held at the following cities/dates in 2017:

*Please check the U/RTA website for their application process.

  • New York:  Saturday, January 21, 2017
     
  • Chicago:  Saturday, January 28, 2017
     
  • Irvine campus:  Independently scheduled