In addition to the show response, Region VIII is the only region in the country which attempts to send out design repondents to each of the student designed entered productions. Cost and logistics are making this practice more and more difficult. Whenever we are able to arrange for a respondent specific to student design we will do so. However, all student designers will be invited to Regional Festival and opportunities for a response to their work will take place there.
National Guidelines for all the Design & Technology opportunities can be found at www.kcactf.org. Link directly to the National Design & Technology informataion here.
Student designers should attend the show response as well. The show response will give an audience perspective to the visual storytelling. The design response provides a mentoring opportunity. Another purpose of the individual student design response is to help prepare the student designer for festival participation. After the design respondent gives the student his or her initial response, the design respondent reviews all of the guidelines for festival participation. In order to take advantage of the respondents knowledge, it is recommended that the student have portions of the visual presentation required for festival. Click on Display above for a list of these elements.
Student Mentor Information
Design & Technology Exhibit
Student will arrive Tuesday of festival week between 8am - 12pm to set up their design display. The student is guaranteed a 4'-0" X 4'-0" display area. In some cases, you may have more room to display but we will not know that until the Tuesday load in. Music stands will be provided for research binders. And model stands for scenic & property design models. NO tables will be provided.
Depending on the facilities and location, the finalists' displays (announced Thursday) may be moved later in the week to a more prominent location.
Design & Technology Presentations
In our region the student provides a formal presentation. At the top of the hour six students remove the material they wish to us from the gallery and bring it to the presentation area. They are each given 10 minutes; 1 minute to set up, 5 minutes to present, 3 minutes to respond to questions, and 1 minute to break down. At the end of the hour, a respondent on the panel take the six student designer to an adjoining room to give them an hour response to their material and presentation. The presentation is open to the public, but the response is closed.
The following is the typical presentation schedule:
8am - 12pm: Design Presentation Check in & set up
1pm - 2pm: Design Reception
2pm - 6pm: Costume and Allied Crafts including Makeup
9am - 1pm: Scenery, Properties, and Technical Direction
2pm - 6pm: Lighting and Sound Presentations
9:30am - 12:30pm: General Response
Awards will be announced Saturday night after the Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditions.