Important Announcements–Opportunities to get more involved with KCACTF Region 4!

Hello, Region 4,

Our thoughts and prayers are with our friends and colleagues in Alabama after the horrific storms of last night.  I hope the folks who have been affected will let us know if there’s anything we can do.

Some of you have emailed or talked with me about getting more involved with KCACTF Region 4. Below are a few opportunities that will be available to continue the region’s long tradition in celebrating our students’ hard and excellent work in the region. There may be more opportunities coming up, but the three listed below are the most immediate needs right now. I apologize for this long email at the end of the semester, but please bear with me!

In August, probably in the middle of the month, I will be sending an email to solicit applications for important regional offices for KCACTF. The deadline for application will be September 15, 2011. All application materials should be sent to me electronically.

Ron Keller (Chair of R4 Design, Technology and Management), Ray Paolino (Chair of R4 New Plays Projects) and I are currently starting our last year of our terms as officers of KCACTF Region 4. Jeff Green (Vice Chair of R4), Paul Favini (Vice Chair of R4 DTM) and David Moberg (Vice Chair of R4 NPP) will become move into their respective chair positions in April of 2012. This means we will be sending out a call for applicants for the following positions, terms to start in April, 2012 (after the National Festival). I’ve included “job descriptions”:

Vice-Chair of Region 4

  • 3 year term
  • Will become Chair of the region (3 year term) after the term as Vice Chair is complete
  • We are currently refiguring “duties” and hope that the Vice Chair will handle all finances for the region:

o   Maintaining and balancing the accounts on a monthly basis
o   Cutting checks for mileage and festival expenses as they come up
o   Completing a year-end financial report for the KCACTF National Committee

  • Attend the National Festival in April and perhaps one other regional festival if schedules and the budget permit
  • Assist the Regional Chair in any other duties if schedules and time permit

Vice-Chair Region 4 DTM:

  • 3 year term
  • Will become Chair of R4 DTM (3 year term) after the term as DTM Vice Chair is complete
  • Assist the DTM Chair in organizing and planning for the regional festival
  • May attend the National Festival in April and perhaps one other regional festival if schedules and regional budget permit

Vice-Chair Region 4 NPP:

  • 3 year term
  • Will become Chair of R4 NPP (3 year term) after the term as NPP Vice Chair is complete
  • Assist the NPP Chair in organizing and planning for the regional festival
  • May attend the National Festival in April and perhaps one other regional festival if schedules and regional budget permit

Application packets must consist of

  • a cover letter, which should include the candidate’s willingness to serve the region, willingness to attend committee meetings, the candidate’s home institution’s support for the work that is entailed in the position;
  • The candidate’s CV, which should include their expertise in the area for which they are applying;
  • A letter of support from the candidate’s chair, dean or supervisor of record.

The Regional Executive Committee and the National Executive Committee will vet the candidates and nominees for each position. Again, I will send all of this information out again in mid-August and it will be posted on our R4 website. If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email me. My information is below.

Thank you for your time!

Shelly Elman
Professor of Theatre
Chair, Region IV, Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
University of West Georgia
Martha Munro Building, Room 207C
Carrollton, GA 30117
relman@westga.edu
678.839.4704 (Office)
678.839.4708 (Fax)