Welcome Region IV Design, Technology, and Management Participants!
We hope your semester is going well.
As we get closer to our 2017 festival, we have exciting news to share with you. Things are lining up for a great festival with outstanding design respondents and special guests. Please check back for more updates as we approach Festival 49!
We are pleased that we will be bringing back many of your favorite activities from past festivals including productions, workshops, and of course, the professional responses to your work.
Any student may enter on the national level (for work done on produced productions at their campus) and regional level (unproduced, classroom projects), as long as their school has entered at least one associate or participating entry during the festival year.
Please consider presenting a project in the regional categories –sponsored by SETC, these opportunities are within scenic, costume, lighting and technical design/craft. The opportunities are endless! So bring that really exciting project that you created in class.
To qualify for awards, you must be registered for the Festival as an individual AND separately register each of your design or management entries, and participate in the Region IV exhibit and interview. Stage Managers be sure to check out the Stage Management Page and deadlines.
Please refer to the National Guidelines at www.kcactf.org for additional information.
Please note that there are no longer specific requirements for the design displays. This is to allow you to present the process you actually used rather than to make students create work that may not have been part of the design process simply because it is required for the display. This change is a direct response to input from students on the national level. A student should present materials, which most clearly tell the story of the process and evolution of the design. Supporting materials that have proven most useful include combinations of the following: research images, preliminary sketches, white models, color models, color sketches, drafting including sections, recording of sound cues and manipulations that lead to those compositions, design bibles, story boards, costume renderings, fabric and trim swatches, costume plot, cue synopsis, production photographs, tracking sheets, etc… This is in no way meant to be a definitive list. Choose elements that best articulate and document the conceptual approach, collaboration and process.
The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas Awards are for students who display potential for success in their chosen area. There are two kinds of SILV awards; the one-week regional scholarship for excellence in any area of design and technology, and the eight-week national scholarship for excellence in the field of allied crafts.
Special thanks to URTA who is a proud sponsor of DTM activities at the national KCACTF festival. Please check out all the opportunities URTA has to offer and visit their website for more information www.urta.com
Thank you for your participation in KCACTF and remember we are here to help you have the best festival ever! Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns,
KCACTF Region IV Chair DTM
KCACTF Region IV Vice-Chair DTM
Seamus M. Bourne
KCACTF Region IV Stage Management Coordinator
National Design, Technology, and Management Award Opportunities
Students who have submitted their work to the regional DTM Expo, and have had their work produced in a fully realized production at their home venue, may qualify for entry in the National KCACTF Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence, the Allied Design and Technology Award, and/or the Stage Management Fellowship Program.
Check out this document [pdf] for further information.
Special thanks to Barbizon Lighting Company for sponsoring national awards
Barbizon Lighting Company is a proud sponsor of KCACTF, with USITT and national KCACTF festival activities.
Regional Design, Technology, and Management Award Opportunities
Students who have submitted their work to the regional DTM Expo, and have not had their work produced in a fully realized production at their home venue, may qualify for entry in the Regional David Weiss/SETC Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence; in Scenic Design, Costume Design and Lighting Design and the Regional SETC Technical Design/Craft Awards. If you have a really cool prop or costume piece that you created either in a class or for your own portfolio bring it to the festival and entry it into the Regional SETC Technical Design/Craft Expo.
Affiliated Design, Technology and Management Awards
The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas awards are for students who display potential for success in their chosen area.
There are two kinds of SILV awards; the one-week regional scholarship for excellence in any area of design and technology, and the eight-week national scholarship for excellence in the field of allied crafts.
Each award includes tuition and housing, breakfast and lunches
(on class days), a Vegas show, and a backstage tour.
Special thanks to the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
The Stage Craft Institute Las Vegas (SILV) is a proud sponsor of DTM scholarships both at the regional and national levels.
The Focal Press/Rafael Jaen Showcase Award is dedicated to first-time Design, Technology and Management students. It is meant to inspire young DTM practitioners and encourage their studies in DTM fields. The recipient of the Focal Press/Rafael Jaen Award will receive a voucher to pick out a selection of books of
their choosing from Focal Press.
Special thanks to Focal Press
Focal Press is a proud sponsor of KCACTF, with book awards and other regional and national activities
The KCACTF Vectorworks Award is a multidisciplinary award for a Regional KCACTF entry in the areas of Scenic Design, Prop Design, Lighting Design and/or Technical Direction. It is for a project that demonstrates a clear solution from concept through process and completion potential. It is intended to help the recipient in developing their creative approach, and to promote thoughtful and explorative processes.
Special Thanks to Nemetschek!
VectorWorks is a proud sponsor of KCACTF, with software awards.
Also we would like to say thanks to USITT and especially USITT Southeast Section for their continued support of DTM in Region 4.
Please check out all the exciting opportunities USITT SE has to offer and visit their website for more information www.southeast.usitt.org
Special thanks to USITT
USITT is a proud sponsor of DTM activities at the national USITT Conference
Special thanks to URTA who is a proud sponsor of DTM activities at the national KCACTF festival.
Please check out all the opportunities URTA has to offer and visit their website for more information at www.urta.com
Special thanks to URTA!
URTA is a proud sponsor of KCACTF offering DTM applicant discounts.
Special thanks to S*P*A*M!
The Society of Properties Artisan Managers (S*P*A*M) is a proud sponsor of KCACTF regional awards.