Faculty Welcome

KCACTF Region IV Faculty – Your participation is what makes KCACTF work. This organization is driven by volunteers from the regional colleges and universities – YOU! We encourage you to work your way through the web page (be patient – we are still working on it) to get yourself familiar with KCACTF. Remember that the festival is a year long event – it is not just the February Festival but also the entire year of production responses. If you are interested in serving as a respondent please plan on attending the respondents workshop at the festival and check out the Register Production page for respondent information. Please take a look at all the opportunities available for faculty.

In order for your students to participate you must register productions as either associate or participating. Please encourage your students to participate in all aspects of the festival. Students who are nominated for Irene Ryans, Design, Allied Arts, Dramaturgy, or Stage Management will need to register for those events as well as the festival. See the area web pages for registration information.

Please encourage your directing students to apply for either the SDC directing fellowship or to be a director of one of the ten minute plays at the festival. If you have students who are interested in Arts Journalism and Advocacy encourage them to participate in the ITJA program at the festival – no pre-registration required.

The Arts Management initiative is in its third year. This year the process will be more formalized. Check out the information page to learn more. This program encourages participation by all students but has a focus on developing women and people of color in arts management.

Please check out the ATHE and Medallion Award and consider nominating yourself or a faculty member that you feel deserves these opportunities.

KCACTF Diversity Statement

Diversity in thoughts and ideas are the backbone of artistic creation. Often it is the clash or juxtaposition or reexamination of the “tried and true” that makes for exciting and new artistic creation. A diversity of thought and perspective makes our organization stronger and more relevant. And the sharing of these diverse perspectives is central to our educational mission. Therefore, diversity should be essential and integral to our approach. Educational excellence that truly incorporates diversity thus can promote mutual respect and make possible the full, effective use of the talents and abilities of all to foster innovation and train future artistic leadership in American theater.

Therefore, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival affirms its commitment to being inclusive and respectful in all aspects of its programming, and regional and national leadership. We vow to nurture talent in all areas of theater based on merit and achievement, regardless of economic or social status and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnic origin, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, gender, gender identity, weight, physical or mental disability, marital status, or age. Respondents are encouraged to avoid discriminatory comments that deride artistic choices based on any of the aforementioned areas. Instead, choices that “break tradition” should be discussed in a respectful and collegial way that challenges long-held practices and beliefs and encourages further exploration, leading to more dramatic and long lasting discoveries.