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FESTIVAL 52 - FEBRUARY 23-27, 2020 - ABILENE, TEXAS

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Sunday, February 23
 

2:00pm CST

DTM Dramaturgy by Design/Design Storm Signups
Sign up to participate in Design Storm, our At-Festival Design Challenge.

Moderators
Sunday February 23, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

2:00pm CST

DTM Expo Load In
Moderators
Sunday February 23, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

2:00pm CST

DTM Tech Olympics Signups
Sign up to participate in Saturday's Tech Olympics!!!

Moderators
Sunday February 23, 2020 2:00pm - 8:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

2:00pm CST

Festival Registration/Information Booth Open
Registration, Information

Sunday February 23, 2020 2:00pm - 10:00pm CST
Box Office

4:00pm CST

DTM Respondent Walkthru
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Misti Bradford

Misti Bradford

Misti is thrilled to be a part of the UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Company as a professional artist/educator. Misti is a member of the United Scenic Artist, Local 829 and has extensive professional design and academic theatre experience, and has recently taught courses in costume design... Read More →
avatar for Erica Richie

Erica Richie

Erica Richie currently runs StageSpot LLC, an online lighting supplier and owns Olden Lighting, an Austin lighting rental and install company with her husband. She started at her local theater at 14 learning electrics, all the way from hang and focus up to lighting design. Erica attended... Read More →
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers is a Props Master based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ball State University then continued her education at Yale University, after graduating she became staff Props Assistant. Ashley has done props for on/off Broadway in NYC, short films/tv shows in LA. Ashley... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Kocher

Cindy Kocher

Cynthia Kocher is the Chair of Stage Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami. Broadway Stage Management credits include King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at... Read More →
avatar for Casey Cowan Gale

Casey Cowan Gale

Faculty, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Casey teaches theatre at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Los Angeles Pierce College, and at East Los Angeles College. She has designed theatrical lighting for the Taper Too, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Los Angeles Theatre Center among others, and has designed Architectural... Read More →
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 4:00pm - 10:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

5:00pm CST

VIP Dinner
Closed Event - Festival VIPs & Invited Guests Dinner

Moderators
avatar for Mike Burnett

Mike Burnett

Region 6 Chair, KCACTF Region 6

Sunday February 23, 2020 5:00pm - 6:30pm CST
TBD

7:00pm CST

FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY AND PERFORMANCE!!
Come join us for our Festival Opening Session, featuring a performance of (I)sland T(rap) by Austin Dean Ashford and an inspirational talk from Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Guest Artistic Director Sonja Parks.

Sunday February 23, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

8:30pm CST

Honor Crew Orientation

Sunday February 23, 2020 8:30pm - 9:00pm CST
AUDITORIUM

8:30pm CST

Arts Admin/ASPIRE Initiative Meeting
Students who have signed up to participate in the Arts Admin/ASPIRE Initiative will meet with Region Chair Mike Burnett and past Aspire recipients Dori Bosnyak and Ryan Duncan-Ayala.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Burnett

Mike Burnett

Region 6 Chair, KCACTF Region 6
avatar for Dori Bosnyak

Dori Bosnyak

I am a recent MFA Arts Administration graduate from Texas Tech University and I had the privilege to participate in the regional and national Equity Diversity Initiative/Arts Leadership track in 2019. Currently I work as the Director to the TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala is a Latinx early career arts administrator from South Texas. He was the recipient of the KCACTF Region VI 'Excellence in Arts Administration' Award which allowed him to be a part of the 2019 National LORT ASIRE Arts Leadership program that took place at the Kennedy... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 8:30pm - 9:15pm CST
203/204 36

8:30pm CST

Stage Management Intensive Orientation

Sunday February 23, 2020 8:30pm - 9:15pm CST
EXPO HALL

8:30pm CST

Devised Initiative Paricipant Meeting
A meeting for those participating in the devised initiative, or for those interested in participating in the Festival On-Site Devised piece.

Moderators
Sunday February 23, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm CST
US CONF ROOM

8:30pm CST

Dramaturgy - Orientation
Student dramaturgs will meet and socialize with fellow dramaturgs, receive the schedule for the week, and learn what to expect from the dramaturgy program.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Sunday February 23, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

8:30pm CST

DTM Dramaturgy by Design/Design Storm 1st Meeting
Design Storm participants meet with respective teams to begin collaboration

Moderators
Sunday February 23, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

8:30pm CST

Invited Production Walk Thru
Walk thru of the performance/tech spaces for invited productions Designers, Directors, Stage Managers, and Technical Staff. Please do not bring actors.

Sunday February 23, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

8:30pm CST

NPP Playwright - Orientation
All playwrights with plays being read at the festival should attend this informational meeting.

Moderators
Speakers

Sunday February 23, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm CST
CC-I

8:30pm CST

SDC Informational Meeting
All SDC Directors and Faculty Mentors meet with SDC Facilitators. SDC Casts should not be at this meeting.

Moderators
Sunday February 23, 2020 8:30pm - 9:30pm CST
CC-IV

10:00pm CST

VIP/Faculty/Staff Hospitality Room
Hospitality Room @ the conference hotel
ROOM 124

Sunday February 23, 2020 10:00pm - 11:59pm CST
MCM Elegante
 
Monday, February 24
 

6:30am CST

Red - Load In
Monday February 24, 2020 6:30am - 10:30am CST
AUDITORIUM

8:00am CST

8:00am CST

DTM Continental Breakfast
DTM Respondent Meet & Greet - Continental Breakfast is provided. All DTM Students should plan to attend

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Misti Bradford

Misti Bradford

Misti is thrilled to be a part of the UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Company as a professional artist/educator. Misti is a member of the United Scenic Artist, Local 829 and has extensive professional design and academic theatre experience, and has recently taught courses in costume design... Read More →
avatar for Erica Richie

Erica Richie

Erica Richie currently runs StageSpot LLC, an online lighting supplier and owns Olden Lighting, an Austin lighting rental and install company with her husband. She started at her local theater at 14 learning electrics, all the way from hang and focus up to lighting design. Erica attended... Read More →
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers is a Props Master based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ball State University then continued her education at Yale University, after graduating she became staff Props Assistant. Ashley has done props for on/off Broadway in NYC, short films/tv shows in LA. Ashley... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Kocher

Cindy Kocher

Cynthia Kocher is the Chair of Stage Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami. Broadway Stage Management credits include King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at... Read More →
avatar for Casey Cowan Gale

Casey Cowan Gale

Faculty, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Casey teaches theatre at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Los Angeles Pierce College, and at East Los Angeles College. She has designed theatrical lighting for the Taper Too, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Los Angeles Theatre Center among others, and has designed Architectural... Read More →
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:00am CST

NPP - Auditions
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am CST
CC-I

8:00am CST

NPP - Auditions
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am CST
CC-I

8:00am CST

NPP - Auditions
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 8:00am - 10:00am CST
CC-I

8:00am CST

VIP/Faculty/Staff Hospitality Room
Hospitality/Break room for VIP, Faculty, and Staff

Monday February 24, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
VIP

8:00am CST

Festival Registration/Information Booth Open
Registration, Information

Monday February 24, 2020 8:00am - 6:00pm CST
Box Office

8:00am CST

Irene Ryans Prelims Holding Area
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 8:00am - 11:00pm CST
CC-III

8:30am CST

8:30am CST

Design Initiated Collective Creation
What happens if we flip the script, and put design at the forefront? By deconstructing the current hierarchical structure of theatre creation, and placing the designers and creators at the helm, what kind of world can we create? C. Alex Webster, Emilia Richardson, and Kelly Murphey will discuss the process of creating “9 in the Morning”, a 10-minute performance presented marathon style using bone conduction headphones.

Speakers

Monday February 24, 2020 8:30am - 9:30am CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

8:30am CST

Dramaturgy Initiative Meeting #1
Dramaturgs will share their dramaturgy production experience with the group and provide a brief overview of the contents of their dramaturgical casebook. Also, dramaturgs participating in the NPP 10-Minute Play Festival will receive an overview of the production process and get guidance on how to be active contributors to the festival.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Allied Crafts - Session 1
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers is a Props Master based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ball State University then continued her education at Yale University, after graduating she became staff Props Assistant. Ashley has done props for on/off Broadway in NYC, short films/tv shows in LA. Ashley... Read More →
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Costumes - Session 1
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Misti Bradford

Misti Bradford

Misti is thrilled to be a part of the UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Company as a professional artist/educator. Misti is a member of the United Scenic Artist, Local 829 and has extensive professional design and academic theatre experience, and has recently taught courses in costume design... Read More →
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Lighting - Session 1
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Erica Richie

Erica Richie

Erica Richie currently runs StageSpot LLC, an online lighting supplier and owns Olden Lighting, an Austin lighting rental and install company with her husband. She started at her local theater at 14 learning electrics, all the way from hang and focus up to lighting design. Erica attended... Read More →
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

9:00am CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 1
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am CST
CC-IV

9:00am CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 1
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
CC-II

9:00am CST

9:00am CST

ITJA Orientation
All ITJA participants should attend this meeting.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Andy Propst

Andy Propst

Andy Propst is an arts journalist and author of biographies of composer Cy Coleman and writer-performers Betty Comden & Adolph Green, in addition to the recently released The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre. His reviews have appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out/NY... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
GREEN ROOM

9:00am CST

Arts Admin/ASPIRE Initiative Session 1
Session with Gregg Henry, KCACTF Artistic Director, Michelle Bombe, KCACTF National Chair, Brad Dell, KCACTF National Vice Chair, and Sonja Parks, KCACTF Guest Artistic Director

Moderators
avatar for Dori Bosnyak

Dori Bosnyak

I am a recent MFA Arts Administration graduate from Texas Tech University and I had the privilege to participate in the regional and national Equity Diversity Initiative/Arts Leadership track in 2019. Currently I work as the Director to the TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala is a Latinx early career arts administrator from South Texas. He was the recipient of the KCACTF Region VI 'Excellence in Arts Administration' Award which allowed him to be a part of the 2019 National LORT ASIRE Arts Leadership program that took place at the Kennedy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry is artistic director of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is artistic associate for New Works and Commissions for Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences and is director of the Kennedy Center/Kenan Trust Performing Arts Fellowship Program. Gregg... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Parks

Sonja Parks

An accomplished actor/writer/director/activist/educator, Sonja has worked nationally and internationally at many notable venues including: The Public Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company-London, The Kennedy Center, The New Victory Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizon, The Guthrie Theatre... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am CST
203/204 36

9:00am CST

The Building Blocks of Action
How do you as a playwright develop your plot? How do you select and create an order of events that provide meaning? What is the importance of a “scenario”? Does your plot have to follow a formula? What are the outcomes you are seeking? And ultimately, how do you tell your story? These are some of the questions we will explore in creating “action” in your plays.

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am CST
207/208 60

9:00am CST

On Site Devised Rehearsal
Rehearsal time for the Festival On-Site Devised piece.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Pratik Motwani

Pratik Motwani

Originally from Mumbai, Pratik Motwani is faculty/recruitment director/company member with Dell’Arte International. Pratik is also an independent artist/producer/educator who creates/produces/tours original works of devised physical theatre (More info: www.embeddedtheshow.com/... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 9:00am - 10:45am CST
US CONF ROOM

9:30am CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 2
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am CST
CC-IV

9:30am CST

Saying Yes: Improvisation for the Actor
Improvisation is an essential tool for every actor; yet many actors break into a cold sweat just thinking about going off-script! This gentle, friendly workshop is open to all levels of experience and will help performers use improv to achieve greater spontaneity on stage. If you find yourself “stuck” sometimes, wishing you could make truly bold choices - this is the class for you! Using techniques from top improv schools such as The Second City, Peoples Improv Theater, and Upright Citizens Brigade, actors will explore how to “live in the moment” more fully – embracing impulses, reacting truthfully, and building self-awareness. The workshop will begin with group warm-ups to explore the essential concept of “Yes, And,” followed by exercises focused on listening, making positive choices, and how to foster cooperation within an ensemble. Ultimately students will implement concepts through improvised scenes. The fundamental skills learned in this workshop will surely enhance an actor’s approach to scripted work, but can also apply to directing, teaching, and many other disciplines.

Speakers

Monday February 24, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am CST
205/206 74

9:30am CST

Status in Acting
Determining and understanding the status of a character can dramatically affect the choices made by an actor. Vocal placement, movement patterns, posture, gesture, tempo, rate and rhythm are all colored by the character’s status in their world. In this experiential workshop, participants will uncover questions in determining character status, explore what characters are willing to do to maintain their status, and investigate how other characters are affected by the status choices.


Monday February 24, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am CST
209/210 55

9:30am CST

The Writer's Mixtape | Exercises in Rhythm
In this class writers will explore rhythmic potential in dialogue and monologue. Through a series of exercises writers will challenge traditional form and function of theatrical language, and embrace the musicality of their own writer voice. This is not a class on songwriting, poetry, or how to write a "proper" monologue. No need to be good at any of the aforementioned. Bring music, soundscapes, instruments, any other device that disrupts silence, and a willingness to write and laugh for a bit in a high energy room. And water. Water is always good.

Speakers
avatar for Aniello Fontano

Aniello Fontano

he/him/his.Chicago playwright, screenwriter, Associate Board Member (BUILD Chicago), and Journeyman (IATSE, Chicago Local 476, Studio Mechanics). Currently finishing candidacy in the Dramatic Writing MFA Program at The University of New Mexico. Studying under Gregory S. Moss,Dominika... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am CST
201/202 54

10:00am CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 3
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 10:00am - 10:30am CST
CC-IV

10:00am CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 2
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
CC-II

10:00am CST

10:00am CST

10:00am CST

ITJA Session 1
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Andy Propst

Andy Propst

Andy Propst is an arts journalist and author of biographies of composer Cy Coleman and writer-performers Betty Comden & Adolph Green, in addition to the recently released The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre. His reviews have appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out/NY... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
GREEN ROOM

10:15am CST

DTM Dramaturgy by Design/Design Storm Group Session 1
Design Storm teams check in with their progress

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

10:30am CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 4
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am CST
CC-IV

11:00am CST

Red - Performance
Sul Ross State University presents Red by John Logan

Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm CST
AUDITORIUM

11:00am CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 3
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 11:00am - 1:00pm CST
CC-II

11:00am CST

11:00am CST

12:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 4
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
CC-II

1:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

Red - Load Out
Monday February 24, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

1:30pm CST

EDGE setup 1 - In Women, Too
In Women, Too - Sam Houston State University

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 1:30pm - 1:45pm CST
US CONF ROOM

1:30pm CST

Leather Working: Basics and Practical Applications
Leather Working Basics and Practical Applications -Overview of leather and it's uses-Looking at leather applications for the stage and personal use-Leather tools and demonstrations-Where to buy on a budget.


Monday February 24, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

1:30pm CST

The Playwright's Toolkit: On Building Worlds and the Semiotic Language
Semiotic theories take signs or sign systems as their object of study. Playwrights are charged with the task of creating the Semiotic Language for the stage (by portraying systems, functions, ideas and thoughts through conflict, metaphor, and the juxtaposition of language and image.) This is an interactive laboratory for those wanting to explore the function of image as language, and language as image-making for the stage. Through a series of activating writing prompts, the participants will write stage directions, a short monologue, and a robust character description prompted from a series of images, a musical score, and an interesting collection of costume pieces and props, respectively.

Speakers
avatar for Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar is a NYC-based Playwright and Director born and raised in México. She has participated in residencies including the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Artists Residency and is a recipient of the Theatre For Young Audiences National Award from the Kennedy Center. Her... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm CST
207/208 60

1:45pm CST

EDGE PERFORMANCE 1 - In Women, Too
In Women, Too - Sam Houston State University

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 1:45pm - 2:30pm CST
US CONF ROOM

2:00pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 5
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 2:30pm CST
CC-IV

2:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 5
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
CC-II

2:00pm CST

2:00pm CST

2:00pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Sessions 1, 2, 3 - Rehearsal/Prep Time
Floaters, by Payton Russell, Texas State University; Prisoners - Gage Pipkin - Univ of Arkansas Little Rock; The South Room - Lila Pearlman - Texas State University

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
CC-I

2:00pm CST

Faculty/Staff Only Town Hall
Faculty/Staff can come together in this safe environment to discuss openly your concerns and ideas for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Wood

Jim Wood

Jim Wood is the Chair of KCACTF Region 5 and an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University, where he also serves as Supervisor of Business for the department.  Recent productions at SDSU include Jekyll & Hyde, True West, Rent and Next Fall.  During the summer... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
209/210 55

2:00pm CST

Student Advisory Board - 1st meeting
Closed session - Student Advisory Board meeting

Speakers
avatar for Dori Bosnyak

Dori Bosnyak

I am a recent MFA Arts Administration graduate from Texas Tech University and I had the privilege to participate in the regional and national Equity Diversity Initiative/Arts Leadership track in 2019. Currently I work as the Director to the TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala is a Latinx early career arts administrator from South Texas. He was the recipient of the KCACTF Region VI 'Excellence in Arts Administration' Award which allowed him to be a part of the 2019 National LORT ASIRE Arts Leadership program that took place at the Kennedy... Read More →
avatar for Mike Burnett

Mike Burnett

Region 6 Chair, KCACTF Region 6
avatar for Sonja Parks

Sonja Parks

An accomplished actor/writer/director/activist/educator, Sonja has worked nationally and internationally at many notable venues including: The Public Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company-London, The Kennedy Center, The New Victory Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizon, The Guthrie Theatre... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
203/204 36

2:00pm CST

Dramaturgy New Script Office Session
Students will learn how to approach the process of new play development as well as effective strategies for helping playwrights think about and revise their work. Students will have read a full length play and will be prepared with a script report to discuss with the group. Playwriting students are welcome to drop in for all or part of this conversation, to listen in on how dramaturgs report and respond to new work.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

2:00pm CST

Light Lab - Q&A and Open Session
Open Q&A session in the Light Lab!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie is a proud IA member from Austin, TX who has spent his professional life (and much of his childhood) working in the lighting industry. His first paying “gig” was as a spotlight operator for Marvin Hamlisch. Too many productions to count and after over a decade touring... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
LIGHT LAB (EXPO 1) 28

2:00pm CST

Directing When You're the Only ___________ in the Room
Join professional directors as they share their experiences of diversity in the theatre workplace. Directors will share their stories, what they learned and the tools they developed to be successful. We will conclude our session with some leadership exercises and games for directors.


Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
205/206 74

2:00pm CST

Light Lab - Q&A and Open Session
Open Q&A session in the Light Lab!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie is a proud IA member from Austin, TX who has spent his professional life (and much of his childhood) working in the lighting industry. His first paying “gig” was as a spotlight operator for Marvin Hamlisch. Too many productions to count and after over a decade touring... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
LIGHT LAB (EXPO 1) 28

2:30pm CST

EDGE strike 1 - In Women, Too
In Women, Too - Sam Houston State University

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 2:30pm - 2:45pm CST
US CONF ROOM

2:30pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 6
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 2:30pm - 3:00pm CST
CC-IV

3:00pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 1 - Reading
Floaters, by Payton Russell, Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm CST
CC-I

3:00pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 7
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm CST
CC-IV

3:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 6
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
CC-II

3:00pm CST

3:00pm CST

3:00pm CST

Four Verbs and Eight Movement’s That Can Inspire Dialogue
Delve into how four verbs and the eight basic movements of the Laban Technique can inspire and impact dialogue.

Speakers

Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
209/210 55

3:00pm CST

DTM Responses - Scenic - Session 1
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

3:00pm CST

DTM Responses - Sound - Session 1
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

3:00pm CST

DTM Responses - Stage Management - Session 1
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cindy Kocher

Cindy Kocher

Cynthia Kocher is the Chair of Stage Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami. Broadway Stage Management credits include King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at... Read More →
avatar for Casey Cowan Gale

Casey Cowan Gale

Faculty, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Casey teaches theatre at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Los Angeles Pierce College, and at East Los Angeles College. She has designed theatrical lighting for the Taper Too, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Los Angeles Theatre Center among others, and has designed Architectural... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

3:00pm CST

KA-POW!! Stage Combat Slaps & Punches That WORK
Learn SAFE but Dramatically Effective SLAPS & PUNCHES for the stage that really help “sell” the moment! BONUS: Learn why you should NEVER “just slap’ em” - No More Contact Slaps! You won’t need them with these techniques! Taught by nationally-recognized Society of American Fight Directors Certified Teacher, H. Russ Brown

Speakers

Monday February 24, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

3:30pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 1 - Response
Floaters, by Payton Russell, Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CST
CC-I

3:30pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 8
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CST
CC-IV

3:30pm CST

Dramaturgy Casebook Reviews
One-on-One Casebook Feedback Sessions w/ Dramaturgy Guest Responder - Students will meet with the Dramaturgy Guest Responder receive personalized, in-depth feedback on the contents of their casebook. All dramaturgy participants are encouraged to be available during this session. These casebook response sessions are not public presentations.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

3:30pm CST

ITJA Session 2
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Andy Propst

Andy Propst

Andy Propst is an arts journalist and author of biographies of composer Cy Coleman and writer-performers Betty Comden & Adolph Green, in addition to the recently released The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre. His reviews have appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out/NY... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
GREEN ROOM

3:30pm CST

Intensive: Lift Our Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories
Be heard! Uncover your unique experiences and empower your creative voice in a sacred and shared space by working to write, shape, embody and perform narratives that use the spark of theatre as one of the greatest communicative tools. Narratives will be showcased and celebrated at the festival. Led by Brad Dell.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Wood

Jim Wood

Jim Wood is the Chair of KCACTF Region 5 and an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University, where he also serves as Supervisor of Business for the department.  Recent productions at SDSU include Jekyll & Hyde, True West, Rent and Next Fall.  During the summer... Read More →
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
207/208 60

3:30pm CST

Face Casting
During my workshop we will go through the process of creating a face mold. We will be using Smooth On products to create the silicone mold then topping with the mother mold. While I create this face mold I will be describing each step and answering any questions. It will be a fun, messy, and educating experience.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers is a Props Master based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ball State University then continued her education at Yale University, after graduating she became staff Props Assistant. Ashley has done props for on/off Broadway in NYC, short films/tv shows in LA. Ashley... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

3:30pm CST

Side Man - Load In
Monday February 24, 2020 3:30pm - 7:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

4:00pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 2 - Reading
Prisoners - Gage Pipkin - Univ of Arkansas Little Rock

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm CST
CC-I

4:00pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 9
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm CST
CC-IV

4:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 7
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
CC-II

4:00pm CST

4:00pm CST

4:00pm CST

Building Comunidad: Connecting with a Bilingual Theatre Community
Assistant Professors Adriana Dominguez and Jay Stratton will discuss their struggles, successes, and strategies of adapting classics for bilingual audiences as well as promoting bilingual work in local schools to promote cultural identity. Strategies and open discussion will frame the core of this session.


Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
203/204 36

4:00pm CST

Whelan Tape Technique
Actors and directors will learn how a simple tape recorder can take them to new levels of physical and emotional connection with their characters.

Speakers

Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
201/202 54

4:00pm CST

Invisible Theatre: From Boal to the Mannequin Challenge
"While some people make theatre," says Boal, "we all ARE theatre." Come join us while we create performance art involving techniques by Augusto Boal. Moving tableaus, political theatre, and sensitive topics are explored. In an effort to transform theatre from the "monologue" of traditional performance into a "dialogue" between audience and stage, we will be ending the workshop with a field trip.

Speakers

Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
205/206 74

4:00pm CST

The Physical Actor: WAY beyond the psychological! Aware, Available, Responsive!
Join us for this dynamic and explosive investigation of the actor-creator from the perspectives of Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Come prepared to be present, open and available; to move and be moved; to respond and react; to create and engage in a playful vitality as participants explore the the work of the physical actor.

Speakers
avatar for Pratik Motwani

Pratik Motwani

Originally from Mumbai, Pratik Motwani is faculty/recruitment director/company member with Dell’Arte International. Pratik is also an independent artist/producer/educator who creates/produces/tours original works of devised physical theatre (More info: www.embeddedtheshow.com/... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 4:00pm - 5:30pm CST
209/210 55

4:30pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 2 - Response
Prisoners - Gage Pipkin - Univ of Arkansas Little Rock

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CST
CC-I

4:30pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 10
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CST
CC-IV

5:00pm CST

DTM Dramaturgy by Design/Design Storm Group Session 2
Design Storm teams check in with their progress

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

5:00pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 3 - Reading
The South Room - Lila Pearlman - Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
CC-I

5:00pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 11
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
CC-IV

5:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

5:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 8
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 5:00pm - 7:00pm CST
CC-II

5:00pm CST

5:00pm CST

5:30pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 3 - Response
The South Room - Lila Pearlman - Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm CST
CC-I

5:30pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 12
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm CST
CC-IV

6:00pm CST

6:00pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 13
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 6:00pm - 6:30pm CST
CC-IV

6:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

6:00pm CST

VIP Dinner
Closed Event - Festival VIPs & Invited Guests Dinner

Moderators
avatar for Mike Burnett

Mike Burnett

Region 6 Chair, KCACTF Region 6

Monday February 24, 2020 6:00pm - 7:45pm CST
TBD

6:30pm CST

SDC Prelim Rehearsal - Director 14
Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 6:30pm - 7:00pm CST
CC-IV

7:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

7:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 9
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
CC-II

7:00pm CST

7:00pm CST

8:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

8:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 10
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
CC-II

8:00pm CST

8:00pm CST

8:00pm CST

Side Man - Performance
University of Arkansas - Ft Smith presents Side Man by Warren Leight

Monday February 24, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm CST
AUDITORIUM

9:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Monday February 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

9:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 11
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
CC-II

9:00pm CST

9:00pm CST

10:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Preliminary Round 12
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling Cheung

Ka-Ling is a NY-based actor and an adjunct acting professor at NYU Tisch, New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts and SUNY Purchase.  Her acting credits include the Broadway tour of "War Horse" and the National Tour of "The King and I”.  Regional credits include: American Conservatory... Read More →
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Monday February 24, 2020 10:00pm - 11:00pm CST
CC-II

10:00pm CST

10:00pm CST

Side Man - Load Out
Monday February 24, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

10:00pm CST

VIP/Faculty/Staff Hospitality Room
Hospitality Room @ the conference hotel
Room 124

Monday February 24, 2020 10:00pm - 11:59pm CST
MCM Elegante

10:30pm CST

STUDENT PIZZA PARTY
Sponsored by Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance

All students Pizza Party @ the MCM Elegante.  Pizza and soft drinks will be provided. Starts after the conclusion of the evening invited performance.

Monday February 24, 2020 10:30pm - 11:30pm CST
MCM Elegante

11:00pm CST

 
Tuesday, February 25
 

7:30am CST

Student Body - Load In
Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:30am - 11:30am CST
AUDITORIUM

8:00am CST

Next Step Registration
Registration is open to all students - https://airtable.com/shrIdcUMENHMnt7fH These companies will be in attendance - Santa Fe Opera (tech only)
National Theatre Institute (actors only)
Canterbury Summer Theatre (tech and actors)
The Shakespeare Project (AL) (tech and actors)
Trike Theatre (tech and actors)
North Texas Performing Arts Summer Theatre (actors only)
Prairie Rep (tech and actors)

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
CC-II

8:00am CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 1 - Rehearsal/Prep Time
What We Scream Underwater When No One Can Hear Us - Caitlin Turnage - Texas State University

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
CC-I

8:00am CST

On Site Devised Rehearsal
Rehearsal time for the Festival On-Site Devised piece.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Pratik Motwani

Pratik Motwani

Originally from Mumbai, Pratik Motwani is faculty/recruitment director/company member with Dell’Arte International. Pratik is also an independent artist/producer/educator who creates/produces/tours original works of devised physical theatre (More info: www.embeddedtheshow.com/... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:00am - 9:30am CST
US CONF ROOM

8:00am CST

Next Step Holding Area
Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:00am - 11:00am CST
CC-III

8:00am CST

VIP/Faculty/Staff Hospitality Room
Hospitality/Break room for VIP, Faculty, and Staff

Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
VIP

8:00am CST

Festival Registration/Information Booth Open
Registration, Information

Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:00am - 6:00pm CST
Box Office

8:30am CST

Dramaturgy Initiative Meeting #2
Brief check-in time for dramaturgs to report back about the 10 Minute play rehearsals and other dramaturgy business. As we're working to build ensemble, this is an opportunity for the student dramaturgs to support each other's process.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 9:00am CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Allied Crafts - Session 2
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers is a Props Master based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ball State University then continued her education at Yale University, after graduating she became staff Props Assistant. Ashley has done props for on/off Broadway in NYC, short films/tv shows in LA. Ashley... Read More →
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Costumes - Session 2
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Misti Bradford

Misti Bradford

Misti is thrilled to be a part of the UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Company as a professional artist/educator. Misti is a member of the United Scenic Artist, Local 829 and has extensive professional design and academic theatre experience, and has recently taught courses in costume design... Read More →
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Lighting - Session 2
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Erica Richie

Erica Richie

Erica Richie currently runs StageSpot LLC, an online lighting supplier and owns Olden Lighting, an Austin lighting rental and install company with her husband. She started at her local theater at 14 learning electrics, all the way from hang and focus up to lighting design. Erica attended... Read More →
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Stage Management - Session 2
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cindy Kocher

Cindy Kocher

Cynthia Kocher is the Chair of Stage Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami. Broadway Stage Management credits include King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at... Read More →
avatar for Casey Cowan Gale

Casey Cowan Gale

Faculty, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Casey teaches theatre at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Los Angeles Pierce College, and at East Los Angeles College. She has designed theatrical lighting for the Taper Too, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Los Angeles Theatre Center among others, and has designed Architectural... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:30am CST

Auditioning Without Monologues
Are you doing devised, ensemble-driven, or generataive work? Are you auditioning children, non-majors, or community members? Are you casting a movement-based or non-realistic show? This workshop will help you creative an efficient, effective audition process to meet your production's special needs, when using traditional monologues and sides is not the best option.

Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
205/206 74

9:00am CST

Dramaturgy Casebook Interviews
One-on-One Casebook Feedback Sessions w/ Dramaturgy Guest Responder - Students will meet with the Dramaturgy Guest Responder in 30-minute sessions to receive personalized, in-depth feedback on the contents of their casebook. These casebook response sessions are not public presentations.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

9:00am CST

Red - Response
Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
201/202 54

9:00am CST

Effective Rehearsal Methods for Musical Theatre Voice Students
Do you feel as though you or your students encounter breakthroughs in the voice classroom but are unable to recreate these successes in the rehearsal room? This is a common problem for many voice students and a lack of information is partly to blame. This session will focus on my research into solo musical theatre rehearsal methods and the techniques we can all use to reinforce good habits.


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
209/210 55

9:00am CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 1 - Reading
What We Scream Underwater When No One Can Hear Us - Caitlin Turnage - Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am CST
CC-I

9:00am CST

Arts Admin/ASPIRE Initiative Session 2
Session with Jeff Woodward, Managing Director of Dallas Theatre Center, Angela Gieras, Executive Director of Kansas City Rep, and Brandon Kahn, General Manager of the Alley Theatre.

Moderators
avatar for Dori Bosnyak

Dori Bosnyak

I am a recent MFA Arts Administration graduate from Texas Tech University and I had the privilege to participate in the regional and national Equity Diversity Initiative/Arts Leadership track in 2019. Currently I work as the Director to the TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala is a Latinx early career arts administrator from South Texas. He was the recipient of the KCACTF Region VI 'Excellence in Arts Administration' Award which allowed him to be a part of the 2019 National LORT ASIRE Arts Leadership program that took place at the Kennedy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Gieras

Angela Gieras

Angela Gieras joined KCRep as Executive Director in 2013 and co-leads with the artistic director to fulfill KCRep’s vision and mission. She is a passionate change-agent and fierce advocate of EDI and female leadership.  Since arriving at KC Rep, the organization has completed $10... Read More →
BK

Brandon Kahn

Brandon Kahn joined Alley Theatre in 2018 as General Manager. Brandon came to the role from Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, where he served over six seasons as Resident Production Stage Manager, Associate Line Producer and most recently Producing Manager. During his... Read More →
JW

Jeff Woodward

Jeffrey Woodward is the Managing Director of the Dallas Theater Center.  He has worked for: Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theater Center, , Northlight Theater, Hartford Stage, and the Mark Taper Forum.  He has served on the Theater Communications Group board of trustees;  was president... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
203/204 36

9:00am CST

ITJA Session 3
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Andy Propst

Andy Propst

Andy Propst is an arts journalist and author of biographies of composer Cy Coleman and writer-performers Betty Comden & Adolph Green, in addition to the recently released The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre. His reviews have appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out/NY... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
GREEN ROOM

9:00am CST

Next Step Auditions
Auditions for Employment (registration required - https://airtable.com/shrIdcUMENHMnt7fH)

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
CC-II

9:30am CST

Open Scene Challenge
New this year! There will be four different open scenes (each with two characters) featured in this event. Fringe coordinators will randomly assign an open scene to each pair of actors. (Scenes will work for any/all combinations of gender, ethnicity, etc., so there’s no need to factor that in when choosing a partner.) Multiple groups will perform the same scene. Memorization is not required!
---There is no need to register in advance! YOU AND YOUR PARTNER can show up 15 minutes before the start of the event and get signed in. *Depending on how many interested students we have and how long our slot is, this may turn into a first come, first-served scenario.
---Shortly after sign-in is complete, scenes will be assigned, and groups will have just a few minutes to prep their scenes. After that, all groups will enter the performance space and sit amongst the audience (or maybe stand, if we sell out!). The performance order will be called at random. When you are not performing, we ask that you stay in the space to observe/cheer on other participants.

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:30am - 11:00am CST
US CONF ROOM

10:00am CST

Side Man - Response
Speakers
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
201/202 54

10:00am CST

Archetypes and Character
Students will explore the creation of character through exploration of various stock archetypes. This will be a physical and vocal workshop. Students will discover their natural archetypes, and archetypes that they can utilize in performance.

Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
209/210 55

10:00am CST

Light Lab - Q&A and Open Session
Open Q&A session in the Light Lab!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie is a proud IA member from Austin, TX who has spent his professional life (and much of his childhood) working in the lighting industry. His first paying “gig” was as a spotlight operator for Marvin Hamlisch. Too many productions to count and after over a decade touring... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CST
LIGHT LAB (EXPO 1) 28

10:00am CST

Improvisational Comedy
Improv is the jazz of the acting world. It is scary, difficult, and ultimately rewarding. The main skills practiced in improv of acceptance, reaction, development, and fun are essential in all areas of acting. This workshop touches on the essential tools to create instantaneous characters in a truthful situation, whether that be for the Comedy Club or the Commercial audition.

Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CST
205/206 74

10:00am CST

Light Lab - Q&A and Open Session
Open Q&A session in the Light Lab!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie is a proud IA member from Austin, TX who has spent his professional life (and much of his childhood) working in the lighting industry. His first paying “gig” was as a spotlight operator for Marvin Hamlisch. Too many productions to count and after over a decade touring... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CST
LIGHT LAB (EXPO 1) 28

10:30am CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 1 - Response
What We Scream Underwater When No One Can Hear Us - Caitlin Turnage - Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:30am - 11:00am CST
CC-I

10:30am CST

Managing Prop Paperwork
Creating collaborative and active lists, innovative show books and so much more using standard office features in MS Office and Google Docs, Forms, Sheets. Participants will learn about workflow managers, document merges, and sharing, all in order to create a more seamless and complete prop management environment.

Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:30am - 11:45am CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

10:30am CST

Resume Tune-up
An open forum discussion on how to best sell yourself via your resume.

Speakers
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:30am - 12:00pm CST
207/208 60

11:00am CST

EDGE setup 2 - Improv Strikes Back
Improv Strikes Back - Stephen F. Austin

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 11:15am CST
US CONF ROOM

11:00am CST

Women and Allies Meet & Greet
Join us for the first Annual KCACTF Women and Allies meet & greet Region V. Being a woman and theatre student or educator in a primarily male field can be a challenging experience. This social event offers a space for all KCACTF Region V Women Theatre Artists and their allies (students, faculty, and staff) to recognize the richness and value of cultural diversity in the theatre. Get to know who is doing what in theatre throughout our region and continue to build on your creative and social network. Bring your business cards and get ready to make new and meaningful connections with folks who are committed to diversity in our field.

Speakers
avatar for Sonja Parks

Sonja Parks

An accomplished actor/writer/director/activist/educator, Sonja has worked nationally and internationally at many notable venues including: The Public Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company-London, The Kennedy Center, The New Victory Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizon, The Guthrie Theatre... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
VL

Vicky Lantz

Victoria P. Lantz is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at Sam Houston State University. Recent work includes dramaturging at American Players Theatre, an article on fandom performance in The Journal of Popular Culture, and a book chapter on First Nation Identity... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
209/210 55

11:00am CST

Acting Truthfully: Meisner Emotional Prep
If you've ever wondered how to create repeatable emtional responses on stage, come to Meisner Emotional Prep! This effective technique helps actors to honestly meet the emotional needs for a play, and the method works for repeated performances. We will discuss how to create "starting emotions" for the top of a scene and "sudden emotions" for quick emotional changes within a scene.

Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
201/202 54

11:15am CST

DTM Dramaturgy by Design/Design Storm Group Session 3
Design Storm teams check in with their progress

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

11:15am CST

EDGE PERFORMANCE 2 - Improv Strikes Back
Improv Strikes Back - Stephen F. Austin

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:15am - 11:45am CST
US CONF ROOM

11:45am CST

EDGE strike 2 - Improv Strikes Back
Improv Strikes Back - Stephen F. Austin

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 11:45am - 11:50am CST
US CONF ROOM

12:00pm CST

MTI Prelim Orientation
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
CC-II

12:00pm CST

Student Body - Performance
Lone Star College Montgomery presents Student Body by Frank Winters

Tuesday February 25, 2020 12:00pm - 1:15pm CST
AUDITORIUM

1:00pm CST

MTI Prelim Round 1
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Speakers
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
CC-II

1:00pm CST

SDC Preliminary Round - Preparation
Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
CC-IV

1:15pm CST

Student Body - Load Out
Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:15pm - 2:45pm CST
AUDITORIUM

1:30pm CST

EDGE setup 3 - Wolf Moon
Wolf Moon - Texas Tech University

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:30pm - 1:50pm CST
US CONF ROOM

1:50pm CST

EDGE PERFORMANCE 3 - Wolf Moon
Wolf Moon - Texas Tech University

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 1:50pm - 2:30pm CST
US CONF ROOM

2:00pm CST

Dramaturgy Casebook Reviews
One-on-One Casebook Feedback Sessions w/ Dramaturgy Guest Responder - Students will meet with the Dramaturgy Guest Responder receive personalized, in-depth feedback on the contents of their casebook. All dramaturgy participants are encouraged to be available during this session. These casebook response sessions are not public presentations.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

2:00pm CST

MTI Prelim Round 2
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Speakers
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
CC-II

2:00pm CST

Responses - MTI Prelim Round 1
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
CC-II

2:00pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Sessions 4, 5, 6 - Rehearsal/Prep Time
Not Every Hand - Vic Shuttee - Texas State University; Golden Doors - Kelly Ducat - Texas State University; Capri - Jeffrey Park - Texas State University

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
CC-I

2:00pm CST

Students Only Town Hall
Your voices will guide the future of theatre. The student town halls are designed for students only to come together to brainstorm and shape the future. Discussion prompts have been created by members of the Student Advisory Board and the discussions will be moderated by participants in the LORT/ASPIRE Management Intensive. Students can come together in this safe environment to discuss openly your concerns and ideas for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Dori Bosnyak

Dori Bosnyak

I am a recent MFA Arts Administration graduate from Texas Tech University and I had the privilege to participate in the regional and national Equity Diversity Initiative/Arts Leadership track in 2019. Currently I work as the Director to the TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala is a Latinx early career arts administrator from South Texas. He was the recipient of the KCACTF Region VI 'Excellence in Arts Administration' Award which allowed him to be a part of the 2019 National LORT ASIRE Arts Leadership program that took place at the Kennedy... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
209/210 55

2:00pm CST

Documentary Playwriting: "Say it right, say it correct"
Often the most compelling stories are hidden in plain view, or emerge from surprising perspectives of those witnessing the world around them. This workshop will explore documentary playwriting as a means of artistic expression. What makes a compelling story? Whose stories need to be told? Should interviews be conducted? How do people’s actual words become a play? And perhaps most importantly, how do we "say it right, say it correct"?

Speakers
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
207/208 60

2:00pm CST

Stage Management for Opera
- Interested in opera? Have a background in music? Just want to widen your career options? Learn what some of the differences are between stage managing opera vs. theatre. Hear about opera traditions, tips and tricks.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Kocher

Cindy Kocher

Cynthia Kocher is the Chair of Stage Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami. Broadway Stage Management credits include King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
SM (EXPO 3) 66

2:00pm CST

DIRECTOR'S FORUM
Closed meeting for the directors of the 6 invited productions

Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
GREEN ROOM

2:00pm CST

Basic Marbling Techniques
This workshop will cover the basics steps and components of doing a marble treatment. This will be a hands-on workshop that will include actual painting, paint aprons/shirts will be provided. Paint supplies will also be provided, however students may need to work with a partner depending on attendance.

Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

2:00pm CST

Set Design with Purpose
What is the purpose of scenery in contemporary Western Theatre? What does it communicate to an audience? How do set designers balance scripted requirements with directors' visions and ever-tightening budgets? This interactive workshop will explore strategies for developing creative set designs based on the three aesthetic purposes that scenery serves.

Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
201/202 54

2:00pm CST

Arts Admin/ASPIRE Initiative Session 3
Continuation of Session 2

Moderators
avatar for Dori Bosnyak

Dori Bosnyak

I am a recent MFA Arts Administration graduate from Texas Tech University and I had the privilege to participate in the regional and national Equity Diversity Initiative/Arts Leadership track in 2019. Currently I work as the Director to the TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala is a Latinx early career arts administrator from South Texas. He was the recipient of the KCACTF Region VI 'Excellence in Arts Administration' Award which allowed him to be a part of the 2019 National LORT ASIRE Arts Leadership program that took place at the Kennedy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Gieras

Angela Gieras

Angela Gieras joined KCRep as Executive Director in 2013 and co-leads with the artistic director to fulfill KCRep’s vision and mission. She is a passionate change-agent and fierce advocate of EDI and female leadership.  Since arriving at KC Rep, the organization has completed $10... Read More →
BK

Brandon Kahn

Brandon Kahn joined Alley Theatre in 2018 as General Manager. Brandon came to the role from Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, where he served over six seasons as Resident Production Stage Manager, Associate Line Producer and most recently Producing Manager. During his... Read More →
JW

Jeff Woodward

Jeffrey Woodward is the Managing Director of the Dallas Theater Center.  He has worked for: Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theater Center, , Northlight Theater, Hartford Stage, and the Mark Taper Forum.  He has served on the Theater Communications Group board of trustees;  was president... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
203/204 36

2:00pm CST

Next Step Call Backs
Call Backs for Graduate Programs and Employment (registration required - https://airtable.com/shrIdcUMENHMnt7fH)

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Auditorium Upper Lobby

2:00pm CST

Next Step Technical Interviews
Technical Interviews for Employment (registration required - https://airtable.com/shrIdcUMENHMnt7fH)

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
Auditorium Upper Lobby

2:00pm CST

SDC Preliminary Round - Performances
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry is artistic director of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is artistic associate for New Works and Commissions for Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences and is director of the Kennedy Center/Kenan Trust Performing Arts Fellowship Program. Gregg... Read More →
avatar for S. Denise O'Neal

S. Denise O'Neal

S. Denise O'Neal, Executive Director - Named a recipient of the Mary McCloud Bethune Award (National Council of Negro Women, 2015) and one of the “100 Creatives” of 2014 by the Houston Press, Ms. O'Neal has been a writer, director, and producer for over twenty years and has most... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm CST
CC-IV

2:30pm CST

EDGE strike 3 - Wolf Moon
Wolf Moon - Texas Tech University

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 2:30pm - 2:50pm CST
US CONF ROOM

3:00pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 4 - Reading
Not Every Hand - Vic Shuttee - Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →
avatar for Raul Garza

Raul Garza

Raul Garza is an Austin-based playwright who tells stories that resound with culture and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:00pm - 3:30pm CST
CC-I

3:00pm CST

MTI Prelim Round 3
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Speakers
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
CC-II

3:00pm CST

Responses - MTI Prelim Round 2
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
CC-II

3:00pm CST

SAFE SPACE
KCACTF and Region 6 recognize that some of the issues addressed in today’s performance of “Student Body” may have brought forth uncomfortable feelings, emotions and thoughts. We would like to give anyone who needs to the opportunity to discuss these in a safe and supportive environment. Please join us today from 3 to 4p in 207/208.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
VL

Vicky Lantz

Victoria P. Lantz is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at Sam Houston State University. Recent work includes dramaturging at American Players Theatre, an article on fandom performance in The Journal of Popular Culture, and a book chapter on First Nation Identity... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Parks

Sonja Parks

An accomplished actor/writer/director/activist/educator, Sonja has worked nationally and internationally at many notable venues including: The Public Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company-London, The Kennedy Center, The New Victory Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizon, The Guthrie Theatre... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
209/210 55

3:00pm CST

Dramaturgy Lit/Office
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

3:00pm CST

DTM Responses - Stage Management - Session 3
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cindy Kocher

Cindy Kocher

Cynthia Kocher is the Chair of Stage Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami. Broadway Stage Management credits include King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at... Read More →
avatar for Casey Cowan Gale

Casey Cowan Gale

Faculty, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Casey teaches theatre at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Los Angeles Pierce College, and at East Los Angeles College. She has designed theatrical lighting for the Taper Too, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Los Angeles Theatre Center among others, and has designed Architectural... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

3:30pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 4 - Response
Not Every Hand - Vic Shuttee - Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Raul Garza

Raul Garza

Raul Garza is an Austin-based playwright who tells stories that resound with culture and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:30pm - 4:00pm CST
CC-I

3:30pm CST

Financial Planning for the Theatre Artist
This workshop will cover personal finance tips for the freelance designer transitioning out of college and into the professional world.

Speakers
avatar for Misti Bradford

Misti Bradford

Misti is thrilled to be a part of the UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Company as a professional artist/educator. Misti is a member of the United Scenic Artist, Local 829 and has extensive professional design and academic theatre experience, and has recently taught courses in costume design... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

3:30pm CST

Ion Console Tips & Tricks
This session will cover console shortcuts and inventive ways to get more out of your Eos, Gio, Ion, or Element console. We will discuss how to easily incorporate macros, pallets, direct selects, and magic sheets into your tech rehearsals and performances. All levels of board operators, lighting designers, and anyone else who comes in contact with the light board are welcome – attendees should already be familiar with basic lighting console concepts, such as patch, channels, and groups. Please bring your questions to class!

Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:30pm - 4:45pm CST
LIGHT LAB (EXPO 1) 28

3:30pm CST

ITJA Session 4
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Andy Propst

Andy Propst

Andy Propst is an arts journalist and author of biographies of composer Cy Coleman and writer-performers Betty Comden & Adolph Green, in addition to the recently released The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre. His reviews have appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out/NY... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
GREEN ROOM

3:30pm CST

Dive into Devising: Theatrical Text
Dive into Devising: Theatrical Text offers a brand new piece of theater using techniques taught at the National Theater Institute. Through a series of games, ensemble building practices, and multi-media analysis, students will learn how to think on their feet and create a brand new theater piece. Focusing on collaboration, courage, and creativity, this introduction to devising is perfect for young theatermakers dedicated to developing the next generation of theater. All experience levels are welcome. Participants should wear comfortable clothing.

Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
205/206 74

3:30pm CST

Props Round Table
Round Table discussion with Ashley Flowers.

Ashley Flowers is a Props Master based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ball State University then continued her education at Yale University, after graduating she became staff Props Assistant. Ashley has done props for on/off Broadway in NYC, short films/tv shows in LA. Ashley Flowers is also the co-host of the props podcast, Silk Flowers and Papier Mache Hearts.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers is a Props Master based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ball State University then continued her education at Yale University, after graduating she became staff Props Assistant. Ashley has done props for on/off Broadway in NYC, short films/tv shows in LA. Ashley... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
207/208 60

3:30pm CST

So You Want to be a KCACTF Respondent-Respondent Training
Training for Faculty and Staff to become KCACTF production respondents.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Burnett

Mike Burnett

Region 6 Chair, KCACTF Region 6


Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
201/202 54

3:30pm CST

Ada and the Engine - Load In
Tuesday February 25, 2020 3:30pm - 7:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

4:00pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 5 - Reading
Golden Doors - Kelly Ducat - Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 4:30pm CST
CC-I

4:00pm CST

MTI Prelim Round 4
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Speakers
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
CC-II

4:00pm CST

Responses - MTI Prelim Round 3
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
CC-II

4:00pm CST

Latinx and Allies Meet & Greet
Join us for the first Annual KCACTF Latinx and Allies meet & greet Region 5. Being a Latinx and theatre student or educator in a primarily white field can be a challenging experience. This social event offers a space for all KCACTF Region 5 Latinx and their allies (students, faculty, and staff) to recognize the richness and value of cultural diversity in the theatre. Get to know who is doing what in theatre throughout our region and continue to build on your creative and social network. Bring your business cards and get ready to make new and meaningful connections with folks who are committed to diversity in our field.

Speakers
avatar for Raul Garza

Raul Garza

Raul Garza is an Austin-based playwright who tells stories that resound with culture and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director... Read More →
avatar for Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar is a NYC-based Playwright and Director born and raised in México. She has participated in residencies including the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Artists Residency and is a recipient of the Theatre For Young Audiences National Award from the Kennedy Center. Her... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
203/204 36

4:00pm CST

Empathy, Vulnerability, and the Meisner Technique
Speakers

Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
209/210 55

4:00pm CST

SDC Preliminary Round - Responses
Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm CST
CC-IV

4:30pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 5 - Response
Golden Doors - Kelly Ducat - Texas State University

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 4:30pm - 5:00pm CST
CC-I

5:00pm CST

DTM Dramaturgy by Design/Design Storm Group Session 4
Design Storm teams check in with their progress

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

5:00pm CST

Arkansas State Meeting
Meet your KCACTF State Chair and Vice-Chair.

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
207/208 60

5:00pm CST

Louisiana State Meeting
Meet your KCACTF State Chair and Vice-Chair.

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
209/210 55

5:00pm CST

New Mexico State Meeting
Meet your KCACTF State Chair and Vice-Chair.

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
203/204 36

5:00pm CST

Oklahoma State Meeting
Meet your KCACTF State Chair and Vice-Chair.

Moderators
avatar for Jake Yenish

Jake Yenish

Assistant Professor of Theatre Design, Oklahoma Baptist University
Jake is the KCACTF State Chair for Oklahoma (want to respond to a production?) and Assistant Professor of Theatre Design at Oklahoma Baptist University, were he regularly serves as Technical Director, Scenic Designer, Lighting Designer, and all-around production manager. Prior to... Read More →

Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
205/206 74

5:00pm CST

Texas State Meeting
Meet your KCACTF State Chair and Vice-Chair.

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
201/202 54

5:00pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 6 - Reading
Capri - Jeffrey Park - Texas State University

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →
avatar for Raul Garza

Raul Garza

Raul Garza is an Austin-based playwright who tells stories that resound with culture and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 5:30pm CST
CC-I

5:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

5:00pm CST

MTI Prelim Round 5
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Speakers
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
CC-II

5:00pm CST

Responses - MTI Prelim Round 4
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
CC-II

5:30pm CST

DTM Dramaturgy by Design - Setup Presentations
Design Storm teams set up presentation panels

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

5:30pm CST

NPP One Act Play Concert Readings - Session 6 - Response
Capri - Jeffrey Park - Texas State University

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm CST
CC-I

6:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

6:00pm CST

MTI Prelim Round 6
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Speakers
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
CC-II

6:00pm CST

Responses - MTI Prelim Round 5
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Tuesday February 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
CC-II

6:00pm CST

VIP Dinner
Closed Event - Festival VIPs & Invited Guests Dinner

Moderators
avatar for Mike Burnett

Mike Burnett

Region 6 Chair, KCACTF Region 6

Tuesday February 25, 2020 6:00pm - 7:45pm CST
TBD

7:00pm CST

Responses - MTI Prelim Round 6
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:00pm - 8:00pm CST
CC-II

7:30pm CST

MTI Dance Auditions
Come audition for the MTI Dance Finals. This is open all to all students at the festival. 10-16 students will be selected to work with Open Jar representatives on a combination to be performed at the Awards Ceremony on Saturday night. Hope to see you there!

Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Speakers
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Tuesday February 25, 2020 7:30pm - 8:30pm CST
US CONF ROOM

8:00pm CST

Ada and the Engine - Performance
West Tx A&M Presents Ada and The Engine by Lauren Gunderson

Tuesday February 25, 2020 8:00pm - 10:00pm CST
AUDITORIUM

9:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 9:00pm - 10:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

10:00pm CST

Ada and the Engine - Load Out
Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00pm - 11:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

10:00pm CST

Open Mic
Bring your best monologue, scene, standup, improv

Moderators
Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00pm - 11:45pm CST
CC-II

10:00pm CST

VIP/Faculty/Staff Hospitality Room
Hospitality Room @ the conference hotel
Room 124

Tuesday February 25, 2020 10:00pm - 11:59pm CST
MCM Elegante
 
Wednesday, February 26
 

7:00am CST

Everybody - Load In
Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00am - 11:00am CST
AUDITORIUM

8:00am CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 2 - Rehearsal/Prep Time
Fall the House by Nicholas Kaidoo, University of Texas

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:00am - 9:00am CST
CC-I

8:00am CST

VIP/Faculty/Staff Hospitality Room
Hospitality/Break room for VIP, Faculty, and Staff

Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
VIP

8:00am CST

Festival Registration/Information Booth Open
Registration, Information

Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:00am - 6:00pm CST
Box Office

8:30am CST

Dramaturgy Initiative Meeting #3
Student participating in the NPP program as dramaturgs will meet to discuss and review their program notes for the NPP 10-Minute Play Festival. This is a collaborative feedback session, as their 1st draft of the program note was due Thursday at midnight and their final draft must be turned in Friday at noon. Mandatory meeting for dramaturgs.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Scenic - Session 2
Moderators
Speakers
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Sound - Session 2
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:30am CST

DTM Responses - Stage Management - Session 4
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Cindy Kocher

Cindy Kocher

Cynthia Kocher is the Chair of Stage Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami. Broadway Stage Management credits include King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at... Read More →
avatar for Casey Cowan Gale

Casey Cowan Gale

Faculty, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Casey teaches theatre at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Los Angeles Pierce College, and at East Los Angeles College. She has designed theatrical lighting for the Taper Too, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Los Angeles Theatre Center among others, and has designed Architectural... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
EXPO HALL

8:30am CST

Creative Characterization
Utilizing the acting techniques of Michael Chekhov, participants will be actively introduced to various ways of character creation - from physicality to emotional life.

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
205/206 74

8:30am CST

Arts Admin/ASPIRE Initiative Session 4
Presentations of the Arts Admin/ASPIRE Initiative projects

Moderators
avatar for Dori Bosnyak

Dori Bosnyak

I am a recent MFA Arts Administration graduate from Texas Tech University and I had the privilege to participate in the regional and national Equity Diversity Initiative/Arts Leadership track in 2019. Currently I work as the Director to the TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala is a Latinx early career arts administrator from South Texas. He was the recipient of the KCACTF Region VI 'Excellence in Arts Administration' Award which allowed him to be a part of the 2019 National LORT ASIRE Arts Leadership program that took place at the Kennedy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Gieras

Angela Gieras

Angela Gieras joined KCRep as Executive Director in 2013 and co-leads with the artistic director to fulfill KCRep’s vision and mission. She is a passionate change-agent and fierce advocate of EDI and female leadership.  Since arriving at KC Rep, the organization has completed $10... Read More →
BK

Brandon Kahn

Brandon Kahn joined Alley Theatre in 2018 as General Manager. Brandon came to the role from Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, where he served over six seasons as Resident Production Stage Manager, Associate Line Producer and most recently Producing Manager. During his... Read More →
JW

Jeff Woodward

Jeffrey Woodward is the Managing Director of the Dallas Theater Center.  He has worked for: Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theater Center, , Northlight Theater, Hartford Stage, and the Mark Taper Forum.  He has served on the Theater Communications Group board of trustees;  was president... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30am - 11:00am CST
203/204 36

8:30am CST

SDC Finalist Interviews
Individual Interviews for SDC Finalists. A schedule will be posted at the festival registration booth.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry is artistic director of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is artistic associate for New Works and Commissions for Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences and is director of the Kennedy Center/Kenan Trust Performing Arts Fellowship Program. Gregg... Read More →
avatar for S. Denise O'Neal

S. Denise O'Neal

S. Denise O'Neal, Executive Director - Named a recipient of the Mary McCloud Bethune Award (National Council of Negro Women, 2015) and one of the “100 Creatives” of 2014 by the Houston Press, Ms. O'Neal has been a writer, director, and producer for over twenty years and has most... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:30am - 11:00am CST
Auditorium Upper Lobby

9:00am CST

Student Body - Response
Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Jim Wood

Jim Wood

Jim Wood is the Chair of KCACTF Region 5 and an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University, where he also serves as Supervisor of Business for the department.  Recent productions at SDSU include Jekyll & Hyde, True West, Rent and Next Fall.  During the summer... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
201/202 54

9:00am CST

SDC Final Rehearsal - Director 1
Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
CC-IV

9:00am CST

Finding your little escapes in a stressful industry
A round-table discussion for all faculty and staff to share their little ways of coping with the day to day stresses of theatrical education. Do you embroider limericks into pillows during a long rehearsal? Does a nice walk during lunch make afternoon lab hours a breeze? Let us know your tips for self-care in a judgment free environment!

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

9:00am CST

Queering The Moving Body
Queering The Moving Body is a workshop designed to investigate the ways we can unlock the true self through movement. A series of short self studies will require the participant to investigate the ways their body has been gendered in order to find the pathway to freedom. The workshop will require group participation, writing, communication, and patience.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
209/210 55

9:00am CST

Oral Kaleidoscopes: Using the Voice to Tell the Story
In this workshop we will explore how oral patterns and sounds made through the vocal instrument can inspire the imagination to create visual pictures. 75 mins. 20 participants max.

Speakers
avatar for Kim James Bey

Kim James Bey

Kim James Bey has been the vocal and dialect consultant for numerous productions in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  As an actor, she has performed Off-Broadway, and at multiple regional theaters. Kim is a Professor of Acting at Howard University (DC), and certified in Fitzmaurice... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am CST
207/208 60

9:00am CST

On Site Devised Rehearsal
Rehearsal time for the Festival On-Site Devised piece.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Janyce Caraballo

Janyce Caraballo

The National Theatre Institute
Janyce Caraballo (NMTI Spring ‘16) is a working actor and educator based in Chicago.Some of her Chicago acting credits include work with Raven Theatre, Teatro Vista, Emerald City Theatre, and Theo Ubique. Regional work with Indiana Repertory Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and First... Read More →
avatar for Pratik Motwani

Pratik Motwani

Originally from Mumbai, Pratik Motwani is faculty/recruitment director/company member with Dell’Arte International. Pratik is also an independent artist/producer/educator who creates/produces/tours original works of devised physical theatre (More info: www.embeddedtheshow.com/... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 10:45am CST
US CONF ROOM

9:00am CST

ITJA Session 5
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Andy Propst

Andy Propst

Andy Propst is an arts journalist and author of biographies of composer Cy Coleman and writer-performers Betty Comden & Adolph Green, in addition to the recently released The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre. His reviews have appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out/NY... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
GREEN ROOM

9:00am CST

Open Jar Auditions
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Speakers
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
CC-II

9:00am CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 2 - Reading
Fall the House by Nicholas Kaidoo, University of Texas

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →
avatar for Raul Garza

Raul Garza

Raul Garza is an Austin-based playwright who tells stories that resound with culture and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
CC-I

9:00am CST

Open Jar Broadway Workshop/Auditions
Work with Broadway Veteran, Angelique Ilo! With 5 Broadway shows to her credit, she will guide you through the aspects of good audition technique. Plan to dance, (sneakers ok) and learn about The Open Jar Institute; building the future of Broadway. openjarinstitute.com

Speakers
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
CC-II

10:00am CST

Ada and the Engine - Response

Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
209/210 55

10:00am CST

LGBTQ+ and Allies Meet & Greet
Join us for the first Annual KCACTF LGBTQ+ Allies meet & greet Region 5. This social event offers a space for all students, faculty, and staff to recognize the richness and value of cultural diversity in the theatre. Get to know who is doing what in theatre throughout our region and continue to build on your creative and social network. Bring your business cards and get ready to make new and meaningful connections with folks who are committed to diversity in our field. OPEN TO ALL!

Speakers
avatar for Sonja Parks

Sonja Parks

An accomplished actor/writer/director/activist/educator, Sonja has worked nationally and internationally at many notable venues including: The Public Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company-London, The Kennedy Center, The New Victory Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizon, The Guthrie Theatre... Read More →
avatar for Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar is a NYC-based Playwright and Director born and raised in México. She has participated in residencies including the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Artists Residency and is a recipient of the Theatre For Young Audiences National Award from the Kennedy Center. Her... Read More →
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
205/206 74

10:00am CST

SDC Final Rehearsal - Director 2
Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am CST
CC-IV

10:00am CST

Adding a Dimension in Your Drawings
In this workshop, anyone can learn the tricks to transferring images and how to transforming 2D flat images into three-dimensional images. Each person will get hands on training in Trompe ‘leoil and how to get the most out of your highlight and shadow.

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:15am CST
201/202 54

10:00am CST

DTM Dramaturgy thru Design Presentations
Presentations of Completed Design Storm projects for critique

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Erica Richie

Erica Richie

Erica Richie currently runs StageSpot LLC, an online lighting supplier and owns Olden Lighting, an Austin lighting rental and install company with her husband. She started at her local theater at 14 learning electrics, all the way from hang and focus up to lighting design. Erica attended... Read More →
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CST
EXPO HALL

10:00am CST

Eos Augment3d
Come check out the newest software for Eos family consoles. Augment3d is a new visual programming tool that is included free with Eos 3.0 software. Come see how easy it is to import a drawing, add lighting fixtures and get programming with this incredibly powerful new tool for all Eos, Gio, Ion, and Element consoles.

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CST
LIGHT LAB (EXPO 1) 28

10:00am CST

New Play Development Dramaturgy
The workshop will explore best practices for supporting the development of new plays through a dramaturgical lens. We will talk about the field of new play development and practice giving feedback focusing on neutral questions. If you are a playwright, dramaturg, or interested in the journeys new plays take from the head of the playwright to stage, this workshop is for you!

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

10:00am CST

Technical Directors Forum
An open discussion about processes and techniques used for Technical Direction.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 11:30am CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

10:00am CST

HEADSHOTS
Sign up for a professional headshot session - https://www.cstanphoto.com/kcactf-region-6-booking

Headshots that look just like you.

Get a dynamic new headshot while at the Region 6 Festival for a fraction of the going professional headshots rate.

Only $50 gets you a 15 min studio headshot session, up to 100 photos to choose from, and one final edited 8x10 with your name.

To book a slot, visit: https://www.cstanphoto.com/kcactf-region-6-booking

Speakers
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00am - 2:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

10:15am CST

DTM Dramaturgy by Design - Presentations
Design Storm teams set up presentation panels

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Erica Richie

Erica Richie

Erica Richie currently runs StageSpot LLC, an online lighting supplier and owns Olden Lighting, an Austin lighting rental and install company with her husband. She started at her local theater at 14 learning electrics, all the way from hang and focus up to lighting design. Erica attended... Read More →
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:15am - 11:15am CST
EXPO HALL

11:00am CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 2 - Response
Fall the House by Nicholas Kaidoo, University of Texas

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →
avatar for Raul Garza

Raul Garza

Raul Garza is an Austin-based playwright who tells stories that resound with culture and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 11:30am CST
CC-I

11:00am CST

SDC Final Rehearsal - Director 3
Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
CC-IV

11:30am CST

Everybody - Performance
Sam Houston State University presents Everybody by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Wednesday February 26, 2020 11:30am - 1:00pm CST
AUDITORIUM

12:00pm CST

SDC Final Rehearsal - Director 4
Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm CST
CC-IV

1:00pm CST

1:00pm CST

SDC Final Rehearsal - Director 5
Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm CST
CC-IV

1:00pm CST

Everybody - Load Out
Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:00pm - 2:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

1:00pm CST

Irene Ryans Semi Finals Holding Room
Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:00pm - 6:00pm CST
CC-III

1:30pm CST

A transparent conversation with a Literary Manager for early career playwrights and dramaturgs. "Really, ask me anything."
A casual discussion with a literary manager with ten years experience. If you are a playwright with questions about submitting your plays with someone who has read for the O'Neill, PlayPenn, Seven Devils, Great Plains Theatre Conference, and is the current Literary Manager for Bay Area Playwrights Festival, happy to answer. How is literary management evolving from being less of a gatekeeper and more of a passionate advocate for writers? What are some good strategies for writing artistic statements, goals, and objectives? If time, we'll do a short writing prompt at the end.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

1:30pm CST

A transparent conversation with a Literary Manager for early career playwrights and dramaturgs. "Really, ask me anything."
A casual discussion with a literary manager with ten years experience. If you are a playwright with questions about submitting your plays with someone who has read for the O'Neill, PlayPenn, Seven Devils, Great Plains Theatre Conference, and is the current Literary Manager for Bay Area Playwrights Festival, happy to answer. How is literary management evolving from being less of a gatekeeper and more of a passionate advocate for writers? What are some good strategies for writing artistic statements, goals, and objectives? If time, we'll do a short writing prompt at the end.



Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
DRAMATURGY (EXPO 4) 51

1:30pm CST

SAFE SPACE
KCACTF and Region 6 recognize that some of the issues addressed in today’s performance of “Everybody” may have brought forth uncomfortable feelings, emotions and thoughts. We would like to give anyone who needs to the opportunity to discuss these in a safe and supportive environment. Please join us today from 130p-230p in 205/206.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Parks

Sonja Parks

An accomplished actor/writer/director/activist/educator, Sonja has worked nationally and internationally at many notable venues including: The Public Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company-London, The Kennedy Center, The New Victory Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizon, The Guthrie Theatre... Read More →
VL

Vicky Lantz

Victoria P. Lantz is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at Sam Houston State University. Recent work includes dramaturging at American Players Theatre, an article on fandom performance in The Journal of Popular Culture, and a book chapter on First Nation Identity... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
205/206 74

1:30pm CST

So you're the ASM . . . now what?
The Assistant Stage Manager (ASM) is a crucial member of the Stage Management Team. Where do you start? What are your responsibilities? Learn about standard paperwork that a professional ASM creates and maintains through the production process.

Speakers
avatar for Cindy Kocher

Cindy Kocher

Cynthia Kocher is the Chair of Stage Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami. Broadway Stage Management credits include King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:30pm - 2:30pm CST
SM (EXPO 3) 66

1:30pm CST

1:30pm CST

National Committee - Lunch Meeting
Closee Meeting for the KCACTF National Committee

Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:30pm - 3:00pm CST
GREEN ROOM

1:50pm CST

EDGE setup 4 - Oklahoma, USA!
Oklahoma, USA! - University of Central Oklahoma

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 1:50pm - 2:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

2:00pm CST

EDGE PERFORMANCE 4 - Oklahoma, USA!
Oklahoma, USA! - University of Central Oklahoma

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:00pm - 2:45pm CST
US CONF ROOM

2:00pm CST

SDC Final Rehearsal - Director 6
Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
CC-IV

2:00pm CST

Audio Playwriting
In this workshop, you will learn to write for audio-only media like radio or podcast. Explore what can be done when there is nothing to see. Topics covered include sound effects and narrators.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
203/204 36

2:00pm CST

Heigh-Ho its off to work we go! The ins and outs of the Disney College Programs and Internships.
Would you like to have an internship with the largest single-site employer in the United States? If so join us to learn the amazing opportunities the Disney Internships and Programs offer. Find out the requirements, application process, housing, and Disney perks included.

Speakers
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm CST
207/208 60

2:00pm CST

Demystifying Shakespeare With The Actor's Toolbox
This workshop brings the Bard's heightened language back down to Earth through organically engaging exercises, games, and text analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Krystel Lucas

Krystel Lucas

Krystel Lucas received her MFA from the NYU Graduate Acting Program after attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and attaining her BA from UNC-Asheville. She has been a freelance actor and teaching artist for over a decade. Some of her favorite credits include Shakespeare... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
209/210 55

2:00pm CST

Get that light in my board!
Lighting control isn't as straight forward as it used to be. This workshop will give attendees the opportunity to better understand how to work with multi-parameter lighting devices, such as color changing LEDs, moving lights, atmospherics, etc... Attendees will have the opportunity for hands on experience in patching fixtures on ETC consoles and basic programming and addressing.

Speakers
avatar for Erica Richie

Erica Richie

Erica Richie currently runs StageSpot LLC, an online lighting supplier and owns Olden Lighting, an Austin lighting rental and install company with her husband. She started at her local theater at 14 learning electrics, all the way from hang and focus up to lighting design. Erica attended... Read More →
avatar for Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie

Kevin Richie is a proud IA member from Austin, TX who has spent his professional life (and much of his childhood) working in the lighting industry. His first paying “gig” was as a spotlight operator for Marvin Hamlisch. Too many productions to count and after over a decade touring... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm CST
LIGHT LAB (EXPO 1) 28

2:00pm CST

Arts Admin/ASPIRE Initiative Interviews
Individual Interviews for Arts Admin/ASPIRE Intitiative students

Moderators
avatar for Dori Bosnyak

Dori Bosnyak

I am a recent MFA Arts Administration graduate from Texas Tech University and I had the privilege to participate in the regional and national Equity Diversity Initiative/Arts Leadership track in 2019. Currently I work as the Director to the TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala is a Latinx early career arts administrator from South Texas. He was the recipient of the KCACTF Region VI 'Excellence in Arts Administration' Award which allowed him to be a part of the 2019 National LORT ASIRE Arts Leadership program that took place at the Kennedy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angela Gieras

Angela Gieras

Angela Gieras joined KCRep as Executive Director in 2013 and co-leads with the artistic director to fulfill KCRep’s vision and mission. She is a passionate change-agent and fierce advocate of EDI and female leadership.  Since arriving at KC Rep, the organization has completed $10... Read More →
BK

Brandon Kahn

Brandon Kahn joined Alley Theatre in 2018 as General Manager. Brandon came to the role from Williamstown Theatre Festival in Massachusetts, where he served over six seasons as Resident Production Stage Manager, Associate Line Producer and most recently Producing Manager. During his... Read More →
JW

Jeff Woodward

Jeffrey Woodward is the Managing Director of the Dallas Theater Center.  He has worked for: Syracuse Stage, McCarter Theater Center, , Northlight Theater, Hartford Stage, and the Mark Taper Forum.  He has served on the Theater Communications Group board of trustees;  was president... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:00pm - 5:00pm CST
Auditorium Upper Lobby

2:30pm CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 3 - Rehearsal/Prep Time
Summertime by Aniello Fontano, University of New Mexico

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

2:30pm CST

Creating your own work: A Devised Theatre Approach
We begin with the premise that theatre should serve mankind. How can we create theatre that brings understanding to something that is misunderstood AND provide an audience devoted enough to support the effort?

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:30pm - 3:30pm CST
205/206 74

2:45pm CST

EDGE strike 4 - Oklahoma, USA
Oklahoma, USA! - University of Central Oklahoma

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:45pm - 2:50pm CST
US CONF ROOM

2:55pm CST

EDGE setup 5 - Help Wanted
Help Wanted - University of Central Oklahoma

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 2:55pm - 3:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

3:00pm CST

EDGE PERFORMANCE 5 - Help Wanted
Help Wanted - University of Central Oklahoma

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 3:20pm CST
US CONF ROOM

3:00pm CST

Irene Ryan Semi Final Round 1
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kim James Bey

Kim James Bey

Kim James Bey has been the vocal and dialect consultant for numerous productions in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  As an actor, she has performed Off-Broadway, and at multiple regional theaters. Kim is a Professor of Acting at Howard University (DC), and certified in Fitzmaurice... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
CC-II

3:00pm CST

Company Management: A Workday that Does Not End
This workshop will be a round-table discussing company and program management. We will discuss a Company Manager's role in a production or educational program as well as exchange tips and tricks for effectively leading a team. No experience in company management is necessary to attend!


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
207/208 60

3:00pm CST

From Pixar to Puppets: How puppetry can reshape old classics
How is an animated film different from typical cinema? The answer reveals a surprising connection to how puppetry can be used in the theatre. Join us for an exciting look at how puppetry can reshape our view of classic literature. Participants will create a paper bag puppet and work with scene partners.

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
201/202 54

3:00pm CST

Raising the Stakes in Playwriting
The workshop starts from the notion that scenes in playwriting fall into three categories: fights, negotiations, and seductions. By using these three types in both solitary and combined forms, students and teachers will be able to leave the workshop having written a new scene.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm CST
203/204 36

3:00pm CST

DIRECTOR'S FORUM
Closed meeting for the directors of the 6 invited productions

Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 4:30pm CST
GREEN ROOM

3:00pm CST

HEADSHOTS
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Speakers
avatar for Colin Hovde

Colin Hovde

Colin is a Seattle-based producer, director, and photographer. He served as artistic director of Theater Alliance in DC. He has directed at Theater Alliance, Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Imagination Stage, Adventure Theatre, Rustaveli Theatre, WSC, Rorschach, Solas Nua, Perseverance... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:00pm - 5:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

3:20pm CST

EDGE strike 5 - Help Wanted
Help Wanted - University of Central Oklahoma

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:20pm - 3:30pm CST
US CONF ROOM

3:30pm CST

DTM Award Deliberation
CLOSED TO FESTIVAL

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Misti Bradford

Misti Bradford

Misti is thrilled to be a part of the UW-Parkside Theatre Arts Company as a professional artist/educator. Misti is a member of the United Scenic Artist, Local 829 and has extensive professional design and academic theatre experience, and has recently taught courses in costume design... Read More →
avatar for Erica Richie

Erica Richie

Erica Richie currently runs StageSpot LLC, an online lighting supplier and owns Olden Lighting, an Austin lighting rental and install company with her husband. She started at her local theater at 14 learning electrics, all the way from hang and focus up to lighting design. Erica attended... Read More →
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →
avatar for Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers

Ashley Flowers is a Props Master based in Los Angeles. She graduated from Ball State University then continued her education at Yale University, after graduating she became staff Props Assistant. Ashley has done props for on/off Broadway in NYC, short films/tv shows in LA. Ashley... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Kocher

Cindy Kocher

Cynthia Kocher is the Chair of Stage Management at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  Previously, she taught at the University of Miami. Broadway Stage Management credits include King Hedley II, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Drowning Crow. Regionally, she has worked at... Read More →
avatar for Casey Cowan Gale

Casey Cowan Gale

Faculty, Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Casey teaches theatre at the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, Los Angeles Pierce College, and at East Los Angeles College. She has designed theatrical lighting for the Taper Too, the Hollywood Bowl, and the Los Angeles Theatre Center among others, and has designed Architectural... Read More →
MO

Mike Ortiz

Michael Ortiz is the Associate Technical Director at the Santa Fe Opera. This is his 17th season with the company in various capacities. His biggest drive is helping to teach and encourage the next generation of theatrical technicians. He holds a BA in Theatre from the University... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
SOUND ROOM

3:30pm CST

Lessons from the touring crew: Marking the stage the Centerline and Zero Zero way.
One of the first steps for any load in is marking the stage. This workshop with describe and demonstrate two of the methods used by touring shows to lay out points in a quick and efficient manner. The “Centerline” method uses two cloth tapes and “Zero Zero” method, with a roll of curtain webbing. These methods are normally intended for the layout of motor points used by a touring show; however, they can be used by any department that needs to mark their stage with great accuracy.

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 4:30pm CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

3:30pm CST

Intensive: Lift Our Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories
Be heard! Uncover your unique experiences and empower your creative voice in a sacred and shared space by working to write, shape, embody and perform narratives that use the spark of theatre as one of the greatest communicative tools. Narratives will be showcased and celebrated at the festival. Led by Brad Dell.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Wood

Jim Wood

Jim Wood is the Chair of KCACTF Region 5 and an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University, where he also serves as Supervisor of Business for the department.  Recent productions at SDSU include Jekyll & Hyde, True West, Rent and Next Fall.  During the summer... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
209/210 55

3:30pm CST

Ah-Ha! the Moment of Discovery
Ever wonder what makes a performance seem new and fresh? What is it that we crave to watch a performer do onstage? The answer may live in finding and recreating the moments of discovery. This workshop will focus on actors understanding, developing, and recreating honest discovery in performance.


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
205/206 74

3:30pm CST

Broadway Bootcamp Dance
Workshop: Broadway Bootcamp: Dance - Work with Broadway's Angelique Ilo (A Chorus Line, Steel Pier, Contact, Crazy For You, The Wedding Singer, The producers ) from NYC's Open Jar Institute in this dance master class. Learn a dance combination from a Broadway show and learn tips and techniques to booking the gig on Broadway.

Speakers
avatar for Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo

Angelique Ilo (Choreographer/Director) Under the dynamic direction of Michael Bennett, Angelique began her theatre career in the landmark Broadway musical, A Chorus Line. A veteran of the Broadway stage, she has 5 Broadway shows to her credit; Crazy For You, Steel Pier, Contact, Wedding... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 5:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

3:30pm CST

Dramaturgy Workshop - Off Campus Museum Dramaturgy
This event is flexible and dependent on interests of the group. It's our time for either a relaxed, professional developme Q&A at a local coffee shop, OR a creative writing event at a local Abilene museum. Other students who have an interest in dramaturgy are welcome to drop in, but please contact instructor in advance so we can coordinate the travel situation.

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and Undergraduate... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm CST
TBD

3:30pm CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 3 - Reading
Summertime by Aniello Fontano, University of New Mexico

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →
avatar for Raul Garza

Raul Garza

Raul Garza is an Austin-based playwright who tells stories that resound with culture and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director... Read More →
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

3:30pm CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 3 - Reading
Summertime by Aniello Fontano, University of New Mexico

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Becky Becker

Becky Becker

Dr. Becky K. Becker is professor of theatre and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University.  A director and dramaturg, Becky has directed a wide range of established and new works, and conceived, written, and directed several documentary plays.  Becky is Chair... Read More →
avatar for Raul Garza

Raul Garza

Raul Garza is an Austin-based playwright who tells stories that resound with culture and sense of place. His full-length play Fantasmaville received the National Latino Playwriting Award. When not writing, Raul explores kundalini yoga, devours pop culture, and serves as creative director... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 3:30pm - 5:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

4:00pm CST

Irene Ryan Semi Final Round 2
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kim James Bey

Kim James Bey

Kim James Bey has been the vocal and dialect consultant for numerous productions in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  As an actor, she has performed Off-Broadway, and at multiple regional theaters. Kim is a Professor of Acting at Howard University (DC), and certified in Fitzmaurice... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
CC-II

4:00pm CST

4:00pm CST

Prague Quadrennial 2019:  Student Perspectives of Changes in Scenographic Practices
Prague Quadrennial 2019 was held last summer, and the presenters had the fortunate experience of attending exhibits, workshops, and studios over 11 days in Prague, CZ.   The presenters are graduate students from Texas State University who represent 2 different design disciplines, giving them each a unique perspective on their experiences at the showcase.  They will review the highlights of the work they saw, as well share their discoveries of how design is evolving on a global scale. PQ’s mission is to act as “a global catalyst of creative progress by encouraging experimentation, networking, innovation, and future collaborations.”  The presenters left PQ with a desire to continue an international dialogue and share their discoveries with other students and theatre professionals in our country who were not able to attend. PQ featured the work of 800 artists representing 79 countries in a curated exhibit.  Programming included lectures from leading international practitioners as well as in-depth studio workshops and experimental technology as scenography. These lectures explored questions such as, “What is scenography?” “How is the field changing?” “What is the role of the scenographer in creating dynamic performance design?” “How do we collaborate with one another?”  We are in the midst of an enormous change in practices both in our country and abroad.  This workshop addresses the changes that are occurring on a national and international stage.

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm CST
207/208 60

4:30pm CST

ITJA Session 6
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Andy Propst

Andy Propst

Andy Propst is an arts journalist and author of biographies of composer Cy Coleman and writer-performers Betty Comden & Adolph Green, in addition to the recently released The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre. His reviews have appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out/NY... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
GREEN ROOM

4:30pm CST

Differently Abled and Allies Meet & Greet
Join us for the first Annual KCACTF Differently Abled and Allies Meet and Greet. This social event offers a space for all students, faculty, and staff to recognize the richness and value of cultural diversity in the theatre. Get to know who is doing what in theatre throughout our region and continue to build on your creative and social network. Bring your business cards and get ready to make new and meaningful connections with folks who are committed to diversity in our field. OPEN TO ALL!

Speakers
avatar for Sonja Parks

Sonja Parks

An accomplished actor/writer/director/activist/educator, Sonja has worked nationally and internationally at many notable venues including: The Public Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company-London, The Kennedy Center, The New Victory Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizon, The Guthrie Theatre... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
201/202 54

4:30pm CST

Engineering a New Stage Blood
Sharing the recipe for a new, off the shelf, innovative stage blood product.

Speakers

Wednesday February 26, 2020 4:30pm - 5:30pm CST
DTM WORKSHOP SPACE (EXPO 2) 44

5:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

5:00pm CST

Irene Ryan Semi Final Round 3
Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Kim James Bey

Kim James Bey

Kim James Bey has been the vocal and dialect consultant for numerous productions in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area.  As an actor, she has performed Off-Broadway, and at multiple regional theaters. Kim is a Professor of Acting at Howard University (DC), and certified in Fitzmaurice... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm CST
CC-II

5:00pm CST

5:30pm CST

NPP Full Length Play Concert Readings - Session 3 - Response
Summertime by Aniello Fontano, University of New Mexico

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar is a NYC-based Playwright and Director born and raised in México. She has participated in residencies including the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Artists Residency and is a recipient of the Theatre For Young Audiences National Award from the Kennedy Center. Her... Read More →
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 5:30pm - 6:00pm CST
CC-I

6:00pm CST

Open Rehearsal Block
Open time for rehearsal for Devised or 10 Minute Plays (sign up in the Festival Registration)

Moderators
Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

6:00pm CST

6:00pm CST

VIP Dinner
Closed Event - Festival VIPs, Regional Committee, & Invited Guests Dinner

Moderators
avatar for Mike Burnett

Mike Burnett

Region 6 Chair, KCACTF Region 6

Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:00pm - 7:45pm CST
TBD

6:30pm CST

Festival Drag Show - Rehearsal
Closed rehearsal for the Drag Show performers.

Wednesday February 26, 2020 6:30pm - 8:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

7:00pm CST

MTI Dance Rehearsal
Moderators
avatar for Casey Joiner

Casey Joiner

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Texas Tech University

Wednesday February 26, 2020 7:00pm - 9:00pm CST
US CONF ROOM

8:00pm CST

Faculty/Staff Town Hall: Supporting Our Students
How do we best support our students? How can we maintain safe spaces? How can we help our students get additional support? How can we best practice self-care? Join the KCACTF National Leadership Team for this proactive discussion about strategies and best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →
avatar for Mike Burnett

Mike Burnett

Region 6 Chair, KCACTF Region 6
avatar for Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

Michelle has designed costumes for over 150 productions for professional theatre, colleges, and even in prison through her work with Shakespeare Behind Bars(SBB). Michelle has toured in the United States, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, India, Ireland, and New Zealand with her husband... Read More →
avatar for Sonja Parks

Sonja Parks

An accomplished actor/writer/director/activist/educator, Sonja has worked nationally and internationally at many notable venues including: The Public Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company-London, The Kennedy Center, The New Victory Theatre, Playwrights’ Horizon, The Guthrie Theatre... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 8:00pm - 9:00pm CST
201/202 54

9:00pm CST

Genderosity & Festival Drag Show
GENDEROSITY / DRAG ROYALTY SHOW
GENDEROSITY: IT'S MESSY -- Drag, song, dance, story telling, and improvisation collide into an explosive performance where artist Donald C. Shorter Jr. asks the question, "What does it mean to be visible as an LGBTQIA person in a suburban or rural area?" Donald C. Shorter Jr.’s one-woman show, GENDEROSITY, explores gender identity, gender expression and self-acceptance through his experience as a black gay gender nonconforming person.
 
DRAG ROYALTY SHOW – Students from around the region express themselves through a vibrant drag show!! Hosted by Donald C. Shorter Jr. and Billy Wilburn.

Speakers
avatar for Donald Shorter, Jr.

Donald Shorter, Jr.

Donald C. Shorter Jr. is an activist, writer, actor, dancer, choreographer, drag queen, and professor. These labels are interchanged on a daily basis but aren't the only words used to describe them. Donald was a former principal dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company... Read More →
VL

Vicky Lantz

Victoria P. Lantz is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at Sam Houston State University. Recent work includes dramaturging at American Players Theatre, an article on fandom performance in The Journal of Popular Culture, and a book chapter on First Nation Identity... Read More →
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00pm - 10:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

9:00pm CST

Genderosity & Festival Drag Show
GENDEROSITY / DRAG ROYALTY SHOW
GENDEROSITY: IT'S MESSY -- Drag, song, dance, story telling, and improvisation collide into an explosive performance where artist Donald C. Shorter Jr. asks the question, "What does it mean to be visible as an LGBTQIA person in a suburban or rural area?" Donald C. Shorter Jr.’s one-woman show, GENDEROSITY, explores gender identity, gender expression and self-acceptance through his experience as a black gay gender nonconforming person.
 
DRAG ROYALTY SHOW – Students from around the region express themselves through a vibrant drag show!! Hosted by Donald C. Shorter Jr. and Billy Wilburn.

Speakers
avatar for Donald Shorter, Jr.

Donald Shorter, Jr.

Donald C. Shorter Jr. is an activist, writer, actor, dancer, choreographer, drag queen, and professor. These labels are interchanged on a daily basis but aren't the only words used to describe them. Donald was a former principal dancer with the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company... Read More →
VL

Vicky Lantz

Victoria P. Lantz is an Assistant Professor of Theatre and Musical Theatre at Sam Houston State University. Recent work includes dramaturging at American Players Theatre, an article on fandom performance in The Journal of Popular Culture, and a book chapter on First Nation Identity... Read More →
avatar for Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn

Billy Wilburn is an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University and KCACTF Vice-Chair of Design Technology and Management - Region 5.  He received his MFA in Production Design from Michigan State University and his BA in Theatre from Morehead State University... Read More →


Wednesday February 26, 2020 9:00pm - 10:30pm CST
AUDITORIUM

10:00pm CST

VIP/Faculty/Staff Hospitality Room
Hospitality Room @ the conference hotel
Room 124

Wednesday February 26, 2020 10:00pm - 11:59pm CST
MCM Elegante
 
Thursday, February 27
 

8:00am CST

Festival Registration/Information Booth Open
Registration, Information

Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
Box Office

8:00am CST

VIP/Faculty/Staff Hospitality Room
Hospitality/Break room for VIP, Faculty, and Staff

Thursday February 27, 2020 8:00am - 5:00pm CST
VIP

8:30am CST

Arts Admin/ASPIRE Initiative Wrap-up
Wrap Up session

Moderators
avatar for Dori Bosnyak

Dori Bosnyak

I am a recent MFA Arts Administration graduate from Texas Tech University and I had the privilege to participate in the regional and national Equity Diversity Initiative/Arts Leadership track in 2019. Currently I work as the Director to the TTU Presidential Lecture & Performance Series... Read More →
avatar for Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala

Ryan Duncan-Ayala is a Latinx early career arts administrator from South Texas. He was the recipient of the KCACTF Region VI 'Excellence in Arts Administration' Award which allowed him to be a part of the 2019 National LORT ASIRE Arts Leadership program that took place at the Kennedy... Read More →

Thursday February 27, 2020 8:30am - 10:00am CST
203/204 36

9:00am CST

9:00am CST

9:00am CST

Everybody - Response
Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

KCACTF NPP National Chair, KCACTF / Unviersity of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for John Paul Devlin

John Paul Devlin

John holds an MFA in design and an MA in history from Syracuse University.  He is the resident designer/TD for Saint Michael's College in Vermont.  His professional design credits include work with Saint Michael's Playhouse, Moonbox Productions, Lost Nation Theater, Vermont Stage... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
205/206 74

9:00am CST

Fear Factor: Using Halloween to Make Shakespeare Accessible
In the Fall of 2019, the UTEP Theatre Department collaborated with a local supposedly haunted high school to create a site specific theatre piece drawn from Shakespeare. The resulting piece, Shakespeare’s Asylum, was a multi-faceted success! The 40 minute production served as an ideal tool to introduce both audience and young actors to Shakespeare in a fun and accessible format. Pulling from half a dozen of Shakespeare’s more macabre works, the piece was buckled together with a unifying aesthetic and the script was massaged to create a narrative through line. A mix of cheap jokes, jump scares, and gore became the spoonful of sugar to introduce audiences to the bard’s powerful poetry and create positive first impression of classical language for young students. Using the success of Shakespeare’s Asylum as our jumping off point, this workshop will discuss leveraging Halloween as a tool to introduce students to Shakespeare.

Speakers

Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
207/208 60

9:00am CST

Playwriting: Why Does Your Play Deserve the Stage?
This is a workshop and discussion on why your play should only be meant only for the stage. We will explore the conventions, the theatrical space, limitations and unlimited possibilities that your play can provide that must be experienced by a live audience.

Speakers

Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am CST
201/202 54

9:00am CST

Lift Our Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories
Throughout the festival participants have gathered together to discuss pathways to increasing awareness and acceptance both within and outside the community. Participants crafted the following statements as a way to discuss identity:
  • I am in charge of my own identity.
  • I want you to know that I am complex.
  • I fear what I and others don't know.
  • I embrace the value of everyone.
Together we will honor loudly, lovingly and gracefully.

Join us for this safe sharing session where all are welcome to share your story as a way to lift our voices and guide us to a more inclusive world. Allies are welcome to share as well. Each participant will have the opportunity to share briefly, or you are welcome to come and listen.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Wood

Jim Wood

Jim Wood is the Chair of KCACTF Region 5 and an Associate Professor of Theatre at South Dakota State University, where he also serves as Supervisor of Business for the department.  Recent productions at SDSU include Jekyll & Hyde, True West, Rent and Next Fall.  During the summer... Read More →
avatar for Brad Dell

Brad Dell

National Vice Chair, KCACTF National Vice Chair
Brad Dell (he/him/his) is the Interim Co-National Vice Chair of KCACTF and the immediate past Chair of KCACTF Region 5. He is also Director of Theatre at Iowa State University, where he teaches classes in directing, performing arts, and script analysis. Since 2005, Brad has directed... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am CST
CC-IV

9:00am CST

A psychological slant on acting.
Using theater games to define acting in non-abstract terms.

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Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 10:30am CST
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9:00am CST

College Meet & Greet
Representatives from Regional Colleges and Universities will be available to talk about their programs.

Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
Convention Center Lobby

9:00am CST

Showcase of Invited Scenes - Rehearsal
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Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
CC-II

9:00am CST

ITJA Session 7
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Andy Propst

Andy Propst is an arts journalist and author of biographies of composer Cy Coleman and writer-performers Betty Comden & Adolph Green, in addition to the recently released The 100 Most Important People in Musical Theatre. His reviews have appeared in The Village Voice, Time Out/NY... Read More →


Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am CST
GREEN ROOM

9:00am CST

Tech Olympics
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Thursday February 27, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm CST
EXPO HALL

9:30am CST

10:00am CST

Dramaturgy/NPP 10 Minute Play & National One Act - Concert Reading - Preparation
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Heather Helinsky

Heather Helinsky is a freelance dramaturg based in Philadelphia and the Literary Manager for Playwrights Foundation. For the Kennedy Center: guest dramaturg various KCACTF regional festivals since 2012, VSA Discovery Series, past reader for Steinberg/David Mark Cohen award, and