Only students from institutions (located within the Region Boundaries) that had participating or associate productions with-in the last calendar year may be eligible for scholarships and awards. Students must be registered for the full festival to be eligible for any program, scholarship, or award.

(Day passes may be available to view programs and workshops)

Acting Scholarship Auditions

Formerly Irene Ryans: Multiple rounds of monologue and partner work with feedback sessions.

Arts Administration

Be a part in shaping the future of American Theatre

Critics Institute

Good theatre needs people who can write well about theatre.  ITJA is based on the recognition that people who write about theatre write in many different ways and in many different situations.

Design, Technology & Management (DTM)

Opportunity for student designers, technical artists and stage managers with the opportunity to exhibit their work through displays, presentations and interviews

Directing (SDC)

Program for student directors who have demonstrated success in directing. Includes workshops with professional directors, personalized feedback sessions and eligibility to participate in the national festival.


Now a part of NPP: The LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Initiative recognizes excellence in live and virtual student dramaturgy from across the region, and the exciting innovations which bring dramaturgy into the 21st century.

Fringe Events

Fringes don’t have a focus on a single discipline or genre, but are a performing-arts smörgåsbord.

Musical Theatre Intensive (MTI)

For students interested in developing their skills as musical theatre performers. We offer workshops in all areas of musical theatre.

Playwriting & New Play Program (NPP)

Program for student playwrights whose work is promising, dynamic, and above all, creative.  NPP’s central mission is to develop young playwrights and their work at Region 2’s Festival

Student Advisory Board

Help shape this and future festivals.

Undergraduate Theatre Scholar Awards

In order to further student activity in the discipline of theatre scholarship, this program encourages and rewards research and scholarly writing among undergraduates throughout the nation.


Share your insights, talents, research with other festival attendees as a presentor or check out the agenda to see session you might want to attend.

Workshop Sessions


Audition and Interview for Summer-Stock, Graduate Schools, and full-time employment

Want to be a part of the activities.


Registration Open Fall 2023

Representation-Equity-Diversity (RED)

We continue to evolve our anti-biased, anti-racist stance which impacts learning, teaching and empowers creativity.