The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival
UNDERGRADUATE THEATREÂ SCHOLAR AWARDS
KCACTF is pleased to continue an awards program for undergraduate theatreÂ scholars attending KCACTF participating institutions.
In order to further student activity in the discipline of theatreÂ scholarship, this program encourages and rewards research and scholarly
writing among undergraduates throughout the nation. Research Papers on allÂ areas of the art and craft of Theatre, the outcome of class assignments orÂ students’ own research interests, will be reviewed by KCACTF-appointedÂ readers for cash awards and a KCACTF National Festival residency.
The manuscript should be a scholarly paper of 10-20 pages [plus endnotes andÂ references] on any area in the art, craft and/or history of theatre, or aÂ cross-disciplinary topic with the art of theatre featuring as a key area ofÂ investigation.
The submitting student must be a bona fide, matriculated undergraduateÂ student, at least half-time enrollment, at an institution that has
participated in KCACTF in 2010 or 2011.
The submitted manuscript should have been written no earlier than SeptemberÂ 2010.
At this time, co-authored manuscripts will not be considered for the awards.
A. All submissions will be in PDF format. No paper or CD Rom copies will beÂ accepted.
B. Each manuscript will be submitted with a blind title page:
- Title of Paper
- The statement: “This is a copyrighted work submitted for review purposesÂ only”
C. The manuscript will have no author identification within the body of theÂ paper [headers, footers, at pagination points, etc.]
D. A full title page consisting of
- Name of the author
- Copyright notice [“copyright 2011 name of author”] 5)E-mail address
- Snail mail address 7)Name of academic mentor must be submitted as aÂ second, separate PDF document in the same e-mail as the blinded manuscript.
E. toÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
F. by DECEMBER 23, 2011
Award Selection Criteria
The manuscripts will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Originality of the topic or approach
- Scholarly rigor
- Use of primary resources
A selection panel of eight readers, one from each KCACTF region, made up ofÂ faculty and emeritus faculty, will be appointed by each KCACTF RegionalÂ Chair. No faculty member with a student in the submission pool will beÂ appointed to the selection panel. The KCACTF Artistic Director will appointÂ a team of finalist readers in consultation with the KCACTF NationalÂ Committee, should the total number of submissions warrant.
The award recipients will be announced on or around March 1, 2012.
- First place $1000
- Second Place $500
The first place award-winner will receive an all-expenses paid fellowship toÂ participate in the National Festival at the Kennedy Center, April 17-21,Â 2012.
Gregg Henry, Artistic Director
Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Education Department
TheÂ John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Washington DC 20566-0001