Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Regional Festivals 2013

The regional, or in some instances the state, festival is a gathering of people to see one another's work and to share ideas. In addition to performances, there are a wide range of activities that in the past have included workshops and seminars on such topics as playwriting, auditioning, voice, movement, stage combat, theater for children, scene painting, scenery construction, and so on. There are sessions for the beginning theater artist and the experienced faculty member. During January and February, a total of eight regional festivals are held throughout the country. The KCACTF regional festival designations, dates, and sites for the current season are listed below.

Students, faculty, and staff who bring productions to regional festivals are encouraged to attend the entire festival . All festival participants are urged to attend productions brought by their peers, participate as audience or auditioners in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship program, and to avail themselves of the full range of workshops, symposia, and exhibits that are part of each regional festival.

The presence of the student playwright whose work is being presented at state and regional festivals is essential to achieve the overall goals of KCACTF. It is expected that depainclude the student playwright in their companies, and provide funding to support necessary travel, lodging, and food costs (commensurate with other student company members). The playwright's absence from these festivals may result in disqualification for consideration at the next level.

Regional Festival Dates

Region I
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northeast New York, Rhode Island, Vermont

January 28-Feburary 1, 2014
Cape Cod Community College

Cathy Hurst
St. Michael's College

Region II
Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Western New York, Northern Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

January 14-18, 2014
West Chester University

Elizabeth van den Berg
McDaniel College

Region III
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin

January 7-12, 2014
Saginaw Valley University

Michelle Bombe
Hope College

Region IV
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Southern Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

February 4-8, 2014
Hollins University (co-hosted by Mill Mountain Theater)

Jeffrey Green
Georgia Southwestern State University

Region V
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota

January 19-25, 2014
University of Nebraska, Lincoln

Rick Anderson

Region VI
Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

February 22-26, 2014
Amarillo College

Joy Pace
McNeese State University, Louisiana

Region VII
Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming

February 18-22, 2014
Boise State University

Leigh Selting
University of Wyoming

Region VIII
Arizona, Central and Sourthern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada, Utah

February 12-15, 2014
Los Angeles Theater Center

John H. Binkley
California State University Northridge

Kennedy Center National Festival

April 14-19, 2014
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC