Vice-Chair, Dramaturgy

Job Category: Faculty Leadership Opportunities
Job Type: Volunteer

The role of the Vice-Chair of Dramaturgy is to support the Chair in their efforts to expand knowledge of and access to dramaturgy for students in Region 1, offering support for students who are already engaged in dramaturgy, and promoting awareness of the field to those who do not have the option in their program. This is done through offering professional development workshops with industry professionals and faculty members, appointing and preparing respondents to dramaturgy submissions for the regional dramaturgy award, and work on new play development.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Attend (virtually or in-person, as needed) planning meetings and regional board meetings
  • Assist the Dramaturgy Chair 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 Dramaturgy Chair with facilitation of Festival Events
  • Communicate with students, faculty and guest artists prior to and during the Festival


  • Candidates should have at least a part-time affiliation with an institution of higher learning.
  • Candidates should have demonstrated experience in the field of Dramaturgy, literary criticism or a closely related field
  • 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 Vice-Chair of Dramaturgy and 3 years as Chair of Dramaturgy


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.

Welcome candidates!

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.

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