About Us

Organization promoting theatre education for students and faculty in higher education in Western NY, NJ, PA, OH, DE, MD, DC, WV, & Northern VA.

About KCACTF

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national organization that exists to celebrate the educational and creative process of university and college theatre. KCACTF promotes professional standards and provides students and faculty with opportunities to bridge the academic and professional worlds. KCACTF honors achievements in diversity and excellence and encourages experiences in all areas of theatre.

Institutions that enter one show per school year for a response are eligible to participate in KCACTF.  Participation allows students to be considered for National & Regional Awards. Festival programing and logistics are funded entirely by the production entry fees and Festival Registration Fees.

 

Region 2 Leadership

Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson

Anjalee Deshpande Hutchinson

she/her

RED Chair

Bucknell University

Cassie King

Cassie King

she/her

Vice Chair

Muskinghum University

Seth Schwartz

Seth Schwartz

he/him

Production Manager

Howard Community College

TJ Young

TJ Young

he/him

National Playwriting Program Chair

Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Schwartz

Michael Schwartz

he/him

National Playwriting Program Co-Vice Chair

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Ricky Ramon

Ricky Ramon

he/him

National Playwriting Program Vice-Chair

Howard University

Malcolm Womack

Malcolm Womack

he/him

Representation, Equity, & Diversity (RED) Vice-Chair

Penn State University

John Burgess

John Burgess

he/him

DTM Chair

James Madison University

Shana Joslyn

Shana Joslyn

she/her

DTM Vice Chair

McDaniel College

Naoko Skala

Naoko Skala

she/her

DTM Vice Chair

The College of Wooster

Carrie Winship

Carrie Winship

she/her

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy Coordinator

Bloomsburg University of PA

Tommy Iafrate

Tommy Iafrate

he/him

Musical Theatre Intensive

Binghamton University

Bryan Vandevender

Bryan Vandevender

he/him

Musical Theatre Initiative

Bucknell University

Matt Ripa

Matt Ripa

he/him

Acting Scholarship Auditions

Lycoming College

Nigel Semaj

Nigel Semaj

they/them

Acting Scholarship Auditions

UMBCC

Danielle Drakes

Danielle Drakes

she/her

SDC Directing

Towson University

Krystal Kennel

Krystal Kennel

she/her

Workshops & Next Steps

SUNY Oswego

James Phillips

James Phillips

he/him

Fringe Coordinator

Mount Saint Mary College

Bill Gillett

Bill Gillett

he/him

Immediate Past Chair

Howard Community College

Regional Associate Response Coordinators

Melissa (Lisa) Grande

Melissa (Lisa) Grande

she/her

Ohio and West Virginia

Marietta College

Zech Saenz

Zech Saenz

he/him

New York, New York City

University of Buffalo

Tom Colonna

Tom Colonna

he/him

New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia

Community College Baltimore County MD