Welcome to KCACTF

Region 1 / Festival 50

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

Region 1

KCACTF Region 1 is proud to count with the support of some wonderful sponsors. They include:

Advanced Lighting & Production Services. http://www.alpsweb.com/index.html
ALPS is one of New England's most comprehensive sources for theatrical lighting and effects. As a full service organization, ALPS has earned an excellent reputation with KCACTF Region 1, providing excellent master classes and equipment for festival venues.

Barbizon Lighting Company.
Lighting equipment, accessories and installation for Theater, Film & Television studios and Architectural spaces. . For many decades, Barbizon has partnered with KCACTF to sponsor KCACTF Awards for Theatrical Design Excellence.

Focal Press.
Focal Press publishes the best Theatre books covering Acting, Costume, Makeup, Lighting, Sets, Drawing, Rendering, Worship Technology, Scenic Art and much more. Focal Press gifts books to all award reciptints acroos the eight KCACTF regiopns. In adition the have created the FOCAL Press/Rafael Jaen Show Case Award dedicated to students presenting their work for the first time as a regional entry at the Design-Technology and Managements exhibit at each KCACTF region. The award honors design substance and innovative ideas and is meant to inspire young DTM practitioners encouraging their learning in the Design, Technologies and Management fields. Award recipients receive a FPRJ certificate, a Focal Press credit to purchase three (Focal Press) books of their choice, and an opportunity to have their work represented at the USITT Conference as part of the KCACTF Digital display.

Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas (SILV)
The Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas has partnered with KCACTF to create the Award For Excellence in Technology and Design so students from each region a one-week master class in the area of their choice. SILV classes may include Computer Drafting, Computer Modeling, Rigging, Automation, Props & SFX, Sound, Makeup & Masks, Wigs, Lighting Technology, Patterning, Projections & Video, and Moving Lights.

Each award includes a full tuition grant, housing, daily breakfast and lunch. Transportation is not included. At each regional festival, a team of theatre design and technology respondents will select a student exhibiting outstanding achievement in their area of allied theatre technology, crafts or design as the award recipient.

StageSource. http://www.stagesource.org/
StageSource reaches over 6,000 households and businesses including individual theatre artists (actors, directors, designers, playwrights, and other theatre professionals), 220 theatre, film, casting, audio, video, service and theatre support companies, and over 50,000 patrons directly and hundreds of thousands more through our member theatres. Our members are located throughout New England, New York and beyond. StageSource has partnered with KCACTF Region1 to award Stage Management Fellows with free one-year memberships.

S*P*A*M (The Society of Properties Artisan Managers) http://propmasters.org/
S*P*A*M is an association of professional Prop Managers and Educators.  The purpose of S*P*A*M is to serve as an educational vehicle and resource for the managers and to create fellowship among property professionals to address issues of common importance to its members. S*P*A*M has partnered with KCACTF to sponsor the S*P*A*M Award for Excellence in Property Design.

The New England Section of USITT is a growing group of design and production professionals in the performing arts actively promoting the advancement of the knowledge and skills of its members and the performing arts profession. USITT is dedicated to the professional development of men and women who are an integral part of the performing arts community. USITT NE has partnered with KCACTF Region 1 to sponsor the USITT NE Allied Crafts: Innovation and Craftmanship Award.

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.