Welcome to KCACTF

Region 1 / Festival 50

Western Connecticut State University
January 30th - February 4th, 2018

Contact Us


Stefanie Sertich, Regional Co-Chair

CUNY LaGuardia Community College
Humanities Department
31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101
W: 718-482-5468
stefaniekcactf@gmail.com


Ted Clement, Regional Co-Chair

Community College of Rhode Island
c/o CCRI
400 East Avenue
Warwich, RI 02886
C: 978-210-4573
tedkcactf1@gmail.com


Shawna Mefferd Kelty, Regional Co-Vice Chair

SUNY Plattsburgh
smeff001@plattsburgh.edu


Vana Trudeau, Regional Co-Vice Chair & Chair of Arts Management and Administration

Cape Cod Community College
vana.kcactf1@gmail.com


C. Julian Jiménez, Chair of National Playwriting Program (NPP)

CUNY Queensborough Community College
cjimenez@qcc.cuny.edu


Natasha Yannacañedo, Vice-Chair of National Playwriting Program (NPP)

CUNY Hostos Community College
natasha.yannacanedo@gmail.com


James Petty, Co-Chair of Design, Technology & Management (DTM)

Stonehill College
jamespetty@gmail.com


James McNamara, Co-Chair of Design, Technology & Management (DTM)

Westfield State University
jmcnamara@westfield.ma.edu


Erika Guay, Co-Vice Chair of Design, Technology & Management (DTM)

SUNY Plattsburgh
egray004@plattsburgh.edu


Emmett Buhmann, Co-Vice Chair of Design, Technology & Management (DTM)

Bridgewater State University
emmett.buhmann@bridgew.edu


Kathleen Sills, Chair of SDC Directing Initiative

Merrimack College
sillsk@merrimack.edu


Thomas B. Costello, Vice Chair of SDC Directing Initiative

SUNY Dutchess Community College
tcostello@sunydutchess.edu


Scott R. Gagnon, Chair of The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy

Emmanuel College
gagnons@emmanuel.edu


Theresa Lang, Chair of Dramaturgy

Boston College
langta@bc.edu


Jessica Corbin, Chair of Musical Theatre

CUNY Kingsborough / Marymount Manhattan
Jessica.corbin@kbcc.cuny.edu


John Berst, Vice Chair of Musical Theatre

University of New Hampshire


Jimmy Calitri, Chair of Respondents

Providence College
jimmykcactf1@aol.com


Thomas Rothacker, Chair of Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions

tomkcactf1@gmail.com

Richard Piatt, Vice-Chair of Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions

Merrimack College
IreneryanCoChairReg1@gmail.com


The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David and Alice Rubenstein.

Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting the John F. Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts’ Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Additional support is provided by The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; the Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; Beatrice and Anthony Welters and the AnBryce Foundation. Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.