KCACTF

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF)

Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center’s founding chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents.

National KCACTF

  • Participant (Dramaturg): New Play Development Intensive
  • National Award: Distinguished Director of a Play: Machinal (2015)
  • Reader, Paula Vogel Award in Playwriting (2012)
  • Reader, National Undergraduate Scholar Award (2011)
  • Faculty Fellowship, National Critics Institute, O’Neill Theatre Center (2004)

Region 6

  • Director, Machinal, Invited Production, Region 6 Festival (San Angelo, 2015)
  • Meritorious Achievement Award for Directing, Machinal (2014)
  • Innovation in Teaching Prize, Association of Theatre in Higher Education (2013)
  • Meritorious Achievement Award for Directing, The Trojan Women (2013)
  • Region 6 Webmaster (2008-2011)
  • Region Festival Workshop Coordinator (2008)
  • Director, Scenes from an Execution, Respondent’s Choice, Texas State Festival (2008)
  • Replacement Director, Quake, Region Festival Invited Production (2008)
  • Region Festival Workshop Presenter (2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2014)
  • Irene Ryans Preliminary Respondent (2007, 2014)
  • Respondent, Associate Entries (2014)

Region 5

  • Meritorious Achievement Award for Directing, A Lie of the Mind (2005)
  • Member, Region Advisory Committee (2003-2005)
  • Region Dramaturgy Coordinator (2003-2005)
  • Director, LOST, Invited Production, Region 5 Festival (2004)
  • Meritorious Achievement Award for Scenic Design, LOST (Denver, 2004)
  • Director, I of the Beholder, Showcase Production, Region 5 Festival (Lincoln, 2002)
  • Region Festival Workshop Presenter (2000-2005)
  • Irene Ryans Preliminary Judge (1999-2005)
  • Meritorious Achievement Award for Sound Design, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2001)
  • Respondent, Associate Entries (1999-2005)