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Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

The KCACTF Short Play Awards Schedule

Wednesday, April 18, 4-6pm Family Theater

Naomi Jacobson and Michael Russotto in 'The Coyote Stratagem' by Lupe Flores, 2011

Down by the Highway Side by Lupe Flores, Texas State University-San Marcos
Featuring Mitchell Hébert, John Stewart and Michael Willis
Directed by Jason King Jones
One imagined night of Robert Johnson's San Antonio recording sessions.

The Lost Slipper by Amanda Newman, University of Missouri
Featuring Lauren Culpepper, Rana Kay, Tuyet Pham, Anastasia Martin, Julia Proctor and Pomme Koch
Directed by Jessica Burgess
Lauren and Robert travel to China to adopt a baby

Starf*cker by Adam Pasen, Western Michigan University
featuring Jenna Sokolowski and Joe Brack
Directed by Michael Dove
Outside the mansion of a Hollywood A-Lister, Girl and Boy banter. As the banter slides dangerously close to a real conversation, she must decide whether to spend the night with the movie star or if she and Boy will embark on a movie of their own.

Honest to God by J.C. Pankratz, DePauw University
featuring Melissa Flaim
Directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner
After the death of her mother, Nina moves back to her Iowa childhood home to find the burning bush ablaze in her backyard.

Thursday, April 19, 4:30-5:15pm Family Theater

Brigid Cleary and Leo Erickson in 58&59 by Matt Fotis, 2011

White or the Musk Ox Play by Jonathan Fitts, New York University
Featuring Frank Britton, Rick Foucheux, Michael Kramer, Jennifer Mendenhall and Nancy Robinette
Directed by Colin Hovde
A grieving woman journeys to Point Barrow, Alaska to scatter her father's ashes and, when a muskox blocks her path, she must overcome both the beast and the memories of her father in order to finally let him go.

Thursday, April 19, 6-6:50pm Millennium Stage in the Family Theater

Brigid Cleary and Leo Erickson singing with open arms in 58&59 by Matt Fotis, 2011

Unnamed Lands by Nicholas Sawin, University of Missouri-Kansas City
featuring Bobby Smith and Jim Holmes
Directed by Bob Bartlett

Somewhere in Between by Zdenka Turecek, Florida State University
Featuring Lauren Culpepper and Alejandro Rodriguez
Directed by Rahaleh Nassri
Growing apart is part of growing up. Two friends find themselves in the middle of a dried out corn field, somewhere in between love and letting go forever.

Jars by Brittany Taylor, Abilene Christian University
featuring Alejandro Rodriguez and Joe Brack
Directed by Rahaleh Nassri
Two brothers try to connect over the distance caused by ones' service to war and the others' severe autism.
A scene from the recipient of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award

The Swing of the Sea by Molly Hagan
Ohio University, premiered by Arcadia University
featuring Rana Kay and Joshua Morgan
Directed by Steven Carpenter