The Regional Co-Vice Chairs work collaboratively with the Co Chairs to supervise all regional activities that promote the philosophy and programs of KCACTF. For Region 1, the co-vice chairs may share responsibilities for social media and marketing, coordination of special programs such as Invited Scenes, assist with scheduling and travel planning for the Board, VIP and Guest Artists and more. Furthermore, they collaborate on gathering the requirements of each program area chair to ensure the region provides the appropriate logistical support (space, technology, materials) to that area during Festival.
- Attend (virtually or in-person, as needed) planning meetings and regional board meetings
- Assist the Co-Chairs in recruiting guest artists and presenters
- Collaborate with the Regional Board to ensure just and equitable practices in programming, recruiting of guest artists and response to and celebration of student work
- Attend Production Respondent training and respond to at least one student production per semester
- Attend the annual Regional Festival (virtually in 2021) typically held in the last week of January
- Assist the Co-Chairs with facilitation of Festival Events, particularly with regard to the management of the festival schedule and/or travel planning for board members, VIP guests and festival staff.
- Assist with outreach and social media marketing of the festival
- Communicate with students, faculty and guest artists prior to and during the Festival
- Applicants should have at least a part-time affiliation with an academic institution.
- Ideally, they have managed a program area for the region (SDC, Irene Ryans, DTM, etc.), but this is not required.
- We are seeking applicants that represent a diverse array of lived experiences, including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender identity, educational background and more.
Term of Service: Typically, board members serve a term of 3 years as Co-Vice Chair followed by a subsequent 3 years as Co-Chair.
The goals of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival are:
- To encourage, recognize, and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theater programs
- To provide opportunities for participants to develop their theater skills and insight; and achieve professionalism
- To improve the quality of college and university theater in America
- To encourage colleges and universities to give distinguished productions of new plays, especially those written by students; the classics, revitalized or newly conceived; and experimental works.
Through state, regional, and national festivals, KCACTF participants celebrate the creative process, see one another’s work, and share experiences and insights within the community of theater artists. The KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design. KCACTF is a year-round program in eight geographic regions in the United States.
We are seeking candidates from diverse backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender identity, sexual orientation as well as areas of creative specialty/interest. Please include a brief personal statement that addresses the ways in which your lived experiences might enhance or support diversity within Region 1.