Where Master’s Candidates and Recruiters Connect

SETC and USITT partner each fall to bring graduate theatre degree programs together with people considering options for advanced education in one convenient, affordable location for interviews and information exchange. Discover your dream graduate school or recruit talented candidates.

8th Annual LiNK

This event will be held virtually December 1-3, 2021.

Registration is Now Open!  CLICK HERE to Register

Registration Deadline: November 11, 2021


$75 – Student Candidates
$325 – Recruiting College or University

Event Timeline

Friday, Nov. 19: Deadline for candidates to upload materials to the virtual platform
Monday, Nov. 22:
Recruiters receive access to candidate information/galleries
Wednesday, Dec. 1:
Recruiters will meet virtually with acting, directing and management candidates.
Thursday, Dec. 2: Recruiters will meet virtually with design and technical theatre candidates.
Friday, Dec. 3: Recruiters will meet virtually with any remaining candidates.


If you have LiNK audition, directing or management related questions, please contact Lee Crouse at SETC. For Design & Technology LiNK related questions, or online registration questions, contact Lizz Allers at USITT.

How the Virtual LiNK Will Work

Candidates will upload auditions and portfolios through a web portal. Recruiters will be able to view those materials and choose candidates to interview. They will contact candidates they are interested in and schedule meetings with them during the appropriate LiNK dates below.

September 7:
Registration opens. Applicants provide basic information including contact information and program area of interest. This is where you will pay your one-time fee of $75.

October TBA:
Applicants will receive an email with a link to upload their online display materials — audition video, portfolio, etc.


Scenic Design
Scenic Art
Lighting Design
Costume Design
Sound Design
Makeup & Wig Design
Digital Media Design
Stage Properties

Technical Direction
Stage Automation
Lighting Technology
Costume Technology

Acting/Voice/Musical Theatre

Admin & Management
Arts Management
Stage Management
Production Management

Recruiting Organizations

A list of 2021 LiNK recruiting organizations will become available as they register.

In the meantime, check out a list of who recruited in 2020:

Actors Studio Drama School at Pace University
Atlantic Acting School
Boston University
CalArts (California Institute of the Arts)
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Drama
Circle in the Square
College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) at the University of Cincinnati
DePaul University–The Theatre School
Florida Atlantic University
Florida State University
Hollins University
Indiana University
Kent State University
Le Moyne College
Louisiana Tech University
LSU School of Theatre
Mary Baldwin University + American Shakespeare Center
Michigan State University
Minnesota State University, Mankato Dept. of Theatre & Dance
New York Film Academy

Oklahoma City University
Purdue University
Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance
San Diego State University
SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design)
School of Drama | The New School
Southern Illinois University
Stella Adler Studio of Acting
Texas State University
Texas Tech University
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)
The Neighborhood Playhouse
The Ohio State University
The University of Alabama
The University of New Orleans, School of the Arts
Touchstone Theatre / Moravian College
Tulane University
University of California- San Diego
University of Connecticut

University of Georgia
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
University of Maryland
University of Memphis Department of Theatre & Dance
University of Missouri – Kansas City
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
University of North Carolina School of the Arts
University of South Dakota
University Of Southern MS
University of Texas at Austin
UNLV Department of Theatre
Villanova University
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia Tech
Wayne State University
West Virginia University
Yale School of Drama

“Great students & the opportunity to re-connect with people I had not seen for many years. The schedule was great!”

Rose Kaczmarowski, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

“One stop shopping for designers.”

Ruth Hutson, Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)


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