Target OccupationsDance, Design, Performance, Production, Stage Management, Technical
WHAT: KCACTF Region 5
WHEN: January 21 – 27, 2018
WHERE: Des Moines, IA
Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre
Stoner Theatre – Des Moines Civic Center
Kum & Go Theatre – Des Moines Social Club
About the Festival:
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.
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.