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
Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Northeast New York, Rhode Island, Vermont
January 28-Feburary 1, 2014
Cape Cod Community College
Maryland, Delaware, District of Columbia, New Jersey, Western New York, Northern Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
January 14-18, 2014
West Chester University
Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin
January 7-12, 2014
Saginaw Valley University
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)
Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota
January 19-25, 2014
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas
February 22-26, 2014
McNeese State University, Louisiana
Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
February 18-22, 2014
Boise State University
Arizona, Central and Sourthern California, Hawaii, Southern Nevada, Utah
February 12-15, 2014
Los Angeles Theater Center
April 14-19, 2014
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David and Alice Rubenstein.
Additional support is provided by The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; the Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation;
The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; and Beatrice and Anthony Welters and the AnBryce Foundation.
Education and related artistic programs are made possible through the generosity of the
National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.