BFA Acting majors also put their studio training into practice through the many performance opportunities available at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre. Although first-semester freshmen are not eligible for casting in CRT productions, from their second semester on, acting majors must audition for all CRT shows. (The Equity Membership Candidacy Program, however, does not begin for undergraduates until their sophomore year, upon successful completion of their continuance evaluation at the end of the freshman year). Even though many of the more mature roles in our Mainstage productions go to professionals and graduate students, a very high percentage of roles in these productions still go to undergraduate acting majors. There are also many casting opportunities available to undergraduate actors in the two CRT Studio Works productions that are done every year in our smaller Studio Theatre. In addition, the Department of Dramatic arts usually produces two or three student-directed "D-Series" productions each year, with undergraduate acting majors performing most of the roles.