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.

7th Annual LiNK

December 2-4, 2020
This year’s LiNK event dates have moved to early Dec. and auditions and interviews will be held online.


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

Registration Opens: September 8, 2020
Registration Deadline: Midnight, November 16, 2020

Friday, Nov. 20: Deadline for candidates to upload materials to the virtual platform
Wednesday, Dec. 2:
Recruiters will meet virtually with acting, directing and management candidates.
Thursday, Dec. 3: Recruiters will meet virtually with design and technical theatre candidates.
Friday, Dec. 4: 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.

Tuesday, Sept. 8:
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.

Applicants will receive en 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

“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)


We are 110% committed to our constituents, inclusion, and the craft of theatre.