Next Steps

What is Next Steps?

Auditions and Portfolio Reviews

KCACTF Region 4 now offers Festival participants a new opportunity to take the next step in their educational growth with this chance to be seen and heard by BA and BFA schools, as well as graduate and summer training programs. Jobs, internships, summer work, 4 year schools and graduate programs will be represented at the auditions and interviews.

Registration will open January 8th  Registration is closed for the festival.

Performers: you need to have digital copies of your headshot and resume to upload during registration. You will want to bring 5-10 hard copies for your callbacks. Auditions for performers will be held ….

Design/Tech/Management (DTM): Design students should prepare a portfolio of your work to bring to conference for interviews and tech students should bring a resume. Please be prepared to present your portfolio/resume to a group of interested parties, or introduce yourself and your experience if you are interested in more technical opportunities. We will supply a projector, but you will need a laptop and plug in if you want to project your work. You may also choose to simply pass your physical portfolio around the room. Interviewers will be given a copy of your application, resume and headshot. We do ask that you upload a headshot, so that our interviewers can remember you (doesn’t need to be fancy, just a good likening to yourself).
You will be scheduled a time to audition or interview before conference, and that information will be posted at the registration desk when you arrive at the festival.

Registration opens Tuesday, January 8th .
Slots are on a first come, first served basis. Have your information (headshots, resumes, etc.) ready when you log on to register!!!

How do I register for Next Step?
Make sure you are registered for the festival!

* 1.    Click on the appointment scheduling link.
* 2.    Next Step will have 2 options for you (Audition and Portfolio Review). Select to the option that best suits you. (if you are doing both Tech and Performance, you will have to repeat the process.
You will be notified via email of your audition/interview times and locations. There will also be a posting at registration when you arrive and check in at festival.

What do I prepare for Next Steps?
* Performers: please prepare 2 minutes of material; sing, do 1 or 2 monologues, any combination of appropriate choices totaling 2 minutes. You will need to provide your own accompanist.
*  Designers: please prepare a well-organized portfolio that will show your best work and be prepared for a 5 minute interview.
* Technicians/Managers: be prepared to discuss your resume and answer questions for 5 minutes.
Following the auditions and interviews, you may be asked to meet with individual companies, who will schedule those auditions/interviews with you directly.

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

Grechen Wingerter


Tim Davis