Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
A Conference for Theatre Education: For Students, Staff, and Faculty in Higher Education
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Empowerment Statement
Theatre as an art form can encourage debate, spark innovation, and incite deep feelings. Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival empowers all attendees to place their well-being first and remove themselves from any activities that may cause harm.
What is KCACTF?
January 24-27 2024
“One of the things that surprised me the most during this conference is the focus on putting people first, rather than product. Multiple workshops that I attended highlighted the concept of prioritizing actors and management as people, rather than just facilitators of a show. … Change starts with the new generation of creative artists, and KCACTF is centered around making sure there are positive changes being made in all aspects.”
Please note that registering for a response does not guarantee that we can find an available or appropriate volunteer respondent. Productions should be entered no later than 30 days before your opening date to give everyone the best chance of having a successful response.
Please remember the expectation is that for every production response requested, someone from your college should be prepared to volunteer to respond at another school.
To get more information on Responding and Respondent Training click here.
2022-2023 Production Registration Costs
|Virtual Participating Production||$75.00|
|Virtual Associate Production||$50.00|
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival affirms its commitment to policies and practices of promoting inclusion and diversity in its leadership, both regional and national, as well as in its programming. We pledge to nurture talent in all areas of the theater based solely on merit and achievement. We encourage production respondents to avoid discriminatory comments and embrace the variety of artistic choices generated by the diversity of perspective that exists on college campuses across the country. We promote collegial exploration of new ideas, supported by a clear understanding of long-held artistic practices, fully respecting the communicated intentions of the playwright. We encourage discourse that effects positive change in the ways that under-represented groups are portrayed onstage, and we oppose acts of cultural appropriation and character depictions that deepen existing cultural divides. We embrace the idea that diversity in experience and perspective makes our organization stronger and more relevant and is therefore essential to our educational mission of training the future artistic leadership in American theater.