Free event for college and graduate students and early career individuals

Going Pro Career Fair 2023

Saturday, April 15, 2023
May You Live in Interesting Times: When Your Life Becomes Your Art
Los Angeles Theater Center: 514 S Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

RSVPs are now closed, but walk-ins are welcome to join us at the Fair as space permits. See you tomorrow!

Sunday, April 16, 2023
Speed Mentoring Appointments
Online Only
Speed Mentorships are now closed.

We are excited to introduce the speakers for our opening plenary, May You Live in Interesting Times: When Your Life Becomes Your Art:

Kristina Wong, Performance Artist, Comedian, Writer 

Luis Alfaro, Performance artist, Writer, Theater Director, and Social Activist 

What happens when life no longer imitates art, it takes over the creative flow and forces its way into the narrative? As artists, we have learned that creativity is often the element of life that keeps us sane, engaged, informed, and educated. This year's fair focuses on the power of theatre to transform as well as understand the times in which we are living, not only for the betterment of society but also the survival of the art form.

Join us for conversations about ways the theatre is evolving both on and off the stage, workshops to guide the next generation of theatre practitioners in their professional development, plus in-person and virtual networking opportunities. Also sign up for a free, professional headshot (Subject to availability. Priority will be given to current college students). If you'd like more focused attention, meet one-on-one with a speed mentor who will share their career trajectory and offer advice in their field.

Designed for current college and graduate students, early-career individuals, and college, university and trade tech educators, the Fair is free to attend, but registration is required. Speed Mentoring sessions will fill up quickly, so make sure to register in advance; speed mentorship requests will close on April 10th.

Please register for the Fair by April 13th to receive further information about how to participate and the complete schedule for the day. If you have any questions, please email us at We look forward to seeing you at the Fair!

Watch the sessions and pre-recorded workshops from the 2021 Going Pro Career Fair below:

  • Keynote Conversation & Discussion | Watch
  • Future Canon: Higher Education | Watch (Resources)
  • The Pivot | Watch
  • Internship DIY | Watch (Resources)
  • A Guide to MFA + MBA Programs Applications in partnership with The Art of Applying | Watch
  • Resume Builder by Artist Magnet | Watch
  • Closing Session: We Demand/We Commit, Part 2 | Watch