Any school entering at least one associate or participating production during the festival year will be allowed limitless number of Design, Technology and Management entries from their season for the KCACTF Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence, KCACTF Allied Design and Technology Award and/or the KCACTF Stage Management Fellowship Program. All entries must have been realized and produced at their home institution. Participants must attend their regional festival, display their supporting materials and documentation, and attend response sessions.
In addition to the National KCACTF award entries, this year students are encouraged to present the best of their Non-Realized Class Projects. Students participating are allowed to submit designed projects in any of the following areas: Lighting, Scenic, Costume, Sound, Costume Crafts, Scenic Art, or Props. You may enter a project in more than one category. Students are required to bring all drafting for the design, research, developmental sketches, thumbnails, renderings, and white or painted models. Sound projects will need to have all reference materials, sound samples, and the finished sound cue or soundscape. This is a chance for you to show those class assignments, that you have stayed up all night for and worked so hard on.
Entries will be responded to purely on their design aesthetic, the core of the design approach, and your presentation (both visually and verbally) of those elements. Designers and technicians entering this competition should be prepared to discuss, defend their approach, and process to the respondent. Depending on quality of entries, all categories may not have an award recipient. Lighting, Scenic, Costume, and Scenic Art entries will receive a 4 x 8 panel. Costume Crafts, Props, and Sound entries will receive a half of an 8 ft table.
There are numerous ways you can participate in the Design, Technology, and Management programming. On the national level, we have the KCACTF Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence (scenery, costumes, lights, and sound), the Allied Design & Technologies Award, and the National Stage Management Fellowship. One participant in each area at the regional level will be sent to the Kennedy Center each spring to participate in programming with recognized professionals.
Any student may take part in the KCACTF Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence, KCACTF Allied Design and Technologies Award and/or the KCACTF Stage Management Fellowship Program, as long as their school has entered at least one associate or participating entry during the festival year. All entries must have been realized and produced at their home institution. Participants must attend their regional festival, and display their supporting materials and documentation.
USITT 2017 Conference and Expo with participation from KCACTF
United States Institute of Theatre Technology and the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Design, Technology and Management leadership are excited to combine efforts for participation in the USITT Annual Conference and Stage Expo 2016 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Through joint plenary sessions, hands on workshops and information sessions, we will explore, encourage, examine and support the state of the art. We look forward to sharing strategies, ideas and information across the discipline while providing networking, educational and training opportunities for students, practitioners and teaching artists. We look forward to your participation, and invite you and your colleagues to attend one of the many KCACTF sponsored sessions and reception during the United States Institute Theatre Technology Annual conference and Stage Expo during conference week of March 8-11, 2017 in St. Louis.