Next Steps

What is Next Steps?

Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

KCACTF Region 4 now offers Festival participants from two-year schools a new opportunity to take the next step in their educational growth with the chance to be seen and heard by BA and BFA schools.

Representatives from Berry College, College of Charleston, MTSU, Auburn-Montgomery, Campbellsville University, Newberry College, Catawba, USC Aiken
William Carey University, Meredith College, and more will be attending the auditions.

The Next Steps Auditions will be held on Friday, February 7th from 12:30-3:30pm with Call Backs after.

GENERAL REGISTRATION for NEXT STEPS will CLOSE on January 29th

What is General Registration?

We want to have an idea how many of you want to take advantage of this opportunity. This will help us find a big group of four year schools to commit and will also give you time to prepare your audition/interview materials. After general registration, please proceed to sign up for an audition time (below.)

Registration for this year’s Next Steps interviews is closed for the festival season.

What do I prepare for Next Steps?

* Performers: you will have 60 seconds to perform a monologue or 90 seconds to perform a song and a monologue. We will not have a piano in the room so you will need to provide a track. Please bring hard copies of your headshot and resume. Plan on bringing at least 15 copies. We will email you a specific number as soon as we can. We still have four-year schools contacting us.


* Designers: Please prepare a 1-2-minute design statement and a sample design to share with the schools. You will have the opportunity to share your portfolio at call backs.  Please bring hard copies of your headshot and resume. Yes, you need to bring a headshot too but it does not need to be fancy. Make sure it looks like you so the 4-year schools can remember what you look like. Plan on brining at least 15 copies. We will email you a specific number as soon as we can. We still have four-year schools contacting us.

* Technicians/Managers: be prepared to discuss your resume and answer questions for 1-2 minutes.
Following the auditions and interviews, you may be asked to meet with individual companies, who will schedule those auditions/interviews with you directly. Please bring hard copies of your headshot and resume. Yes- you need to bring a headshot, too but it does not need to be fancy. Make sure it looks like you so the 4-year schools can remember what you look like. Plan on brining at least 15 copies. We will email you a specific number as soon as we can. We still have four-year schools contacting us.

If you have any questions, please contact one of the Next Steps Coordinators:

Elizabeth M. Sloan
emsloan@northeaststate.edu