Festival 51 is coming! (Archive)

***Please note this is from 2018 – Please see the website for current year information***

Students and Colleagues,

We are anxiously anticipating another fantastic creative journey at the 51st annual Region 1 Festival. Following is a variety of useful information.
We look forward to seeing you all again.
All our best,
Ted Clement and Stefanie Sertich
Co-Chairs, KCACTF Region 1

Festival Location!!!
This year the festival will be hosted by Cape Cod Community College:

2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable, MA

The primary festival hotel is The Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis:

35 Scudder Avenue, Hyannis, MA
The secondary festival hotel is the Cape Codder Resort:

1225 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA

To register for the festival follow this link:

Hotel Rooms!!!
To reserve hotel rooms follow this link:

Student Opportunities!!!
The following is a variety of information regarding the areas of participation.

Design, Tech, and Management

DTM Student Expo
The DTM Student Expo is a wonderful opportunity for any student design project! There is no formal nomination process, as long as your university has one associate or participating production during the festival year (January 2018-December 2018), you can bring any project from the year! All Design and Technical Theatre Students may qualify for entry in the National KCACTF Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence, the Allied Design and Technology Award, and the Stage Management Fellowship Program. Please consider bringing realized work as National Entries and paper projects as Regional Entries from all design fields — lighting, sound, costumes, scenery, allied crafts, and stage management. For further information or clarification please contact James McNamara, Co-Chair DTM, jmcnmara@westfield.ma.edu.

Design Storm
Please encourage your DTM students to sign up for the Design Storm at this year’s festival on Wednesday. Students will work on creating a conceptual design for one of the NPP One-Acts. Conceptual designs will be displayed at the staged reading of each One-Act. For further information, clarification, or if you are interested in mentoring students through this process at festival please contact James McNamara, Co-Chair DTM, jmcnmara@westfield.ma.edu.

Stage Management Fellowship
Beginning this year, stage managers who participate with the Stage Management Fellowship will no longer be required to work an event at festival as part of the program. However, for those of you who would still appreciate the opportunity to meet new people and gain experience by working an event as we’ve done in the past, we would love to have you volunteer!  There are no additional fellowship perks for participating, but there are also no penalties for not volunteering. If you’re interested in learning more or in putting your name forward, reach out to our NEW email at StageManagementKCACTF1@gmail.com.

Featured Faculty Designer
We are seeking our next featured faculty designer! Want to share your design work with other students of the region? This is your chance! Anyone interested please contact Erika Guay, Co-Vice Chair DTM (egray004@plattsburgh.edu) for more information.

Festival Internship
Please encourage your students interested in Design and Technical Theatre to apply for the Festival Technical Internship. Interns are given housing for the festival week but are still responsible for their festival registration. More information can be found here http://www.kcactf1.org/dtm-intern-program.html.

Please consider teaching a workshop at this year’s Festival 51! The workshops are one of the most vital components of the festival for our DTM students. The deadline for workshop proposals is December 15, 2018. Proposals can be submitted here http://www.kcactf1.org/workshop-proposals.html

Vendor Fair
The Vendor Fair will return for the Festival. Make sure to check it out. We had eight vendors last year eager to talk to you about theatrical products, provide demos, give out swag, and generally network. Know of a potential vendor? Contact Emmet Buhmann, Co-Vice Chair DTM, ebuhmann@bridgew.edu

Arts Administration

The deadline for Arts Leadership and Administration Internship applications is December 8th!  Selected Arts Leadership & Admin Interns are eligible to participate in the inaugural ASPIRE KCACTF/LORT Leadership Program.

The ASPIRE KCACTF/LORT Leadership Program is designed to cultivate a new generation of artistic and administrative leaders for the American Theater with a focus of engaging people of color, women and members of other groups that are consistently underrepresented in the field. This diverse national cohort of fellows assembled from the eight regions of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival will engage in topics concerning Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as well as a weeklong curriculum designed to explore leadership in the performing arts, investigate institutional challenges in the profession, and create professional networking opportunities in the field.

To be considered for the ASPIRE leadership fellowship, candidates must apply for and be selected as an Arts Leadership and Administration Intern.

Register here for the Arts Leadership & Administration internship!

If you know a student in Region One who is interested in directing, please encourage them to explore the opportunities at this year’s SDC (Stage Directors and Choreographers Society) Directing Fellowship. Nominated by the individual institutions, all students who have demonstrated success in direction at their home school are eligible to apply. The institution must have entered either an associate or participating production in Festival 51: Regional Festival in January/February, 2019. (Note: These students do not have to have directed a main-stage production at their home institution, instead, directing success is more broadly defined i.e. they have directed a 10-minute play, a workshop production, a staged-reading or similar).

One student director from each region will be selected to participate at the national festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC each April. This award includes travel, lodging and per diem expenses, as well as attendance at KCACTF National Festival workshops and performances. In order to apply, the SDC student directing fellowship applicant must be nominated by a faculty member from the student’s institution.  For more information on application and nomination please visit our festival website homepage athttp://www.kcactf1.org/directing.html

**Each director will present a short scene from the list provided on the national website. The scene will include bona fide student actors, and must be rehearsed at the home institution, for presentation in a preliminary round. Applications to participate are due by 12pm on December 1st, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Directing Chair, Kathleen Sills at: sillsk@merrimack.

If you have worked as a dramaturg in class or on a production at your college join us for the opportunity to showcase your dramaturgy, meet dramaturgy professionals, and have your work responded to and considered for the LMDA/KCACTF National Award and the KCACTF Program Note Regional Award.
For more information follow this link:

Musical Theatre Intensive
To all Maltby nominees – please visit the website at http://www.kcactfregion1.org/richard-maltby-award-for-musical-theatre-excellence/maltby-song-selections/ to fill out the form and upload your song selections no later than January 4, 2019!
Please submit pdfs ONLY, no jpegs or other photos. If you have any questions regarding the song selections or how to make a pdf, please email MT Chair Jessica Corbin atJessica.Corbin@kbcc.cuny.edu. We need to have all of your selections with music by that date, in order to get them to our accompanists on time. Thanks for your cooperation!Irene Ryan Scholarship
Congratulations to all Region 1 nominees and partners! You have been selected to audition for this prestigious award because the quality of your work distinguished you amongst your peers. The Irene Ryan Acting Scholarships provide recognition, honor, and financial assistance to outstanding student performers wishing to pursue further education.
For more information follow this link:

Next Steps
Next Steps is an open call and interview for actors, designers, technicians and management students to present their work to a group of representatives from professional theatre companies, casting directors, BA and BFA undergraduate programs, as well as summer training schools. Jobs, internships, summer work and 4 year schools will be represented at the auditions and interviews.
For more information follow this link:

Fringe FridaySubmit your Fringe-worthy Performance Proposal today!

Fringe Friday is an open call for schools and/or student groups to submit work (not to exceed 30 minutes) that exists “on the fringe” of popular entertainment. Fringe Friday aims towards inclusivity – celebrating and creating space at the margins for unheard voices and for innovative approaches to performance. Fringe Friday provides a spotlight to theatre, dance, puppetry, music, spoken word, solo performance, and performance art without a focus on one single discipline or genre. Participating in Fringe Friday is different than producing your own show. Your show is part of a larger experience of the Fringe – with several presentations in two venues throughout the day.

The Fringe schedule runs at a fast pace, and our timeline is compressed. Reasonable requests in other circumstances could be an unrealistic request in the Fringe. Please trust in, and adhere to, our guidelines and rules to keep everything running smoothly. We ask you be professional, on time and prepared for a great day!

For more information about Fringe Friday, please follow this link:

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