Vice-Chair, Representation, Equity & Diversity (RED) Initiative

Job Category: Faculty Leadership Opportunities Guest Artist
Job Type: Volunteer

The Vice-Chair for Representation, Equity and Diversity (RED) works collaboratively with the RED Chair as well as the program area chairs within the Region to support programming, recruitment of guest artists and respondents, and efforts to create a more just and equitable organization and Festival.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Work with the RED Chair to develop and execute Regional anti-bias and/or anti-racism training
  • Attend (virtually or in-person, as needed) planning meetings and regional board meetings
  • Attend Production Respondent training and respond to at least one student production per semester
  • 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 the annual Regional Festival (virtually in 2021) typically held in the last week of January
  • Communicate with students, faculty and guest artists prior to and during the Festival
  • When appropriate, assist in Respondent Training for new respondents


  • 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.
  • Candidates should identify as a member of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color), LGBTQ+ community or otherwise be a member of an historically underrepresented group.
  • Candidates may be working artists, community leaders or employed by an institution of higher learning.
  • Candidates must be able to attend (virtually for 2021) and participate in the annual Festival (typically the last week of January)
  • Candidates should have experience with anti-racism and/or anti-bias training
  • At this time, those enrolled in undergraduate study, or participating in KCACTF as a student are not eligible.

Term of Service: Typically, board members serve a term of 3 years as Vice-Chair and 3 years as 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.

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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