Director of School of Theatre and Dance Elected to Noted Post



We are pleased to announce that Alex Gelman, the Director of the NIU School of Theatre and Dance, has been elected Treasurer of the University/Resident Theatre Association (URTA). Professor Gelman's term is for two years. The NIU School of Theatre and Dance is a proud member of URTA, the most elite group of theatre schools in the country.

URTA is the nation's oldest and largest consortium of professional, graduate (MFA) theatre training programs, and related professional theatre companies. The association consists of forty influential schools in training (39 in the United States and 1 in the United Kingdom), and fifteen partnered theatre companies. URTA advances theatre by connecting educational theatre programs with professional theatre and performing arts industries, promoting professional practices and artistic excellence in higher education, and assisting students with their transition into the profession.

Alex previously served as a member of the URTA Board of Directors. Congratulations, Alex!

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