Next Steps: Auditions & Interviews

Are you looking for your work to reach professionals? Are you looking for a summer internship? Transfer from a 2 Year College to a 4 Year? KCACTF Is here to help you achieve those 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.


Next Steps Auditions & Interviews are typically held on the Saturday of Festival. Please check the official Festival Schedule for complete details.

How Do I Participate?

STEP ONE: REGISTER HERE. Be sure to indicate if you are AUDITIONING (Acting) or INTERVIEWING (Design, Tech, Management, Administration). This will provide the Next Step organizations your contact information and areas of interest.


** PERFORMERS: Please prepare 1 minute of material, choosing musical or non-musical performance. Live accompaniment will be provided, you must provide sheet music.

** Design/Tech/Management (DTM): Please prepare a portfolio and/or resume to bring to interviews. Please be prepared to present your portfolio/resume to a group of interested parties, or introduce yourself to individual companies/programs if you are interested in more technical opportunities.

Previous Years’ Participating Companies

Barrington Stage Company
Circle in the Square
College Light Opera
Chester Theater Company
Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Contemporary Theatre Company
Counter-Productions Theatre Company
Epic Theatre Company
Intar Theatre
Inviolet Theatre Company
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
Margolis Method Center
Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County
Open Jar Institute
Out Loud Theatre
The Workshop Theatre
Trinity Repertory Company

Previous Years’ Participating Colleges

St. Michaels College/St. Michael’s Playhouse
Boston Conservatory
Dean College
Fitchburg State University
Salem State University
SUNY Plattsburgh
SUNY Potsdam

Registration for Next Steps

REGISTER HERE for your spot!
Auditions and Interviews will be conducted from 12:30-3pm, on the Saturday of Festival. Please check Sched for location details.


Please contact Stefanie Sertich and Ted Clement at