Welcome to the production registration system for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Here are a few ways registration has changed.
You will first need to sign up for a user account. While this is an additional step, it will allow you to log back into the system to edit production information, print invoices, and reduce the amount of things you need to re-enter for each production. We will approve your account as soon as possible—and you only need to do this once. We ask that each school have one account with WildApricot for registering shows, that way we can keep organized records of your institution’s participation.
You can pay for your shows immediately with a credit card. No more calling into the KCACTF office or faxing over your credit card information!
Your account will have all of your invoices and receipts to access at any time.
SCHOOL REGISTRATION: Registration of your college or university for KCACTF. Once you’ve done this, you don’t need to do it again. You’ll get a membership account (which is free), and members can register shows in KCACTF year after year. You can log back in and make edits to your productions if plans change or revisit your payment records. If you need to transfer the account to another individual, email Kelsey at KRMesa@kennedy-center.org, who can make the change and reset the password.
PRODUCTION REGISTRATION: With your new member account, register all the productions your school wants. They will all be connected to your account, where you will be able to see your invoices and pay for production entry fees with a credit card. (You can also choose “offline payment” to pay via check.)
We appreciate your patience and your good humor as we make this transition. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me and/or Kelsey Mesa, Manager of KCACTF and Theater Education at The Kennedy Center (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Since Festival 54 will be 100% virtual, Region 8 will be unable to invite any productions that are not pre-recorded or that cannot be live-streamed.
If your college/university has opted for a Participating entry and wish to be considered for production selection,please make sure that streaming rights can be obtained for February 2022.
WELCOME TO REGION 8
I am excited to share that plans for a virtual Festival 54 are underway in 2022!
The decision to return to an online festival for a second consecutive year was not made quickly or without thorough review of all our options. The health of our students, staff and faculty is our top priority.
Festival 54 will continue be a student-centered experience and will honor student work produced in the last year. We hope that we can return in-person in 2023 when there is less risk.
This year’s festival is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb 7 with opening ceremonies and will close Friday, Feb 11, 2022. It will feature invited productions and categories such as Irene Ryans, DTM, Playwriting, Directing, Musical Theatre Initiative, Stage Management, Devised and workshops. We will also include dynamic guest speakers; Representation, Equity and Diversity programming and much, much more. We plan to take another pause with the InterAct Auditions and Interviews, but intend to bring it back to a live festival in 2023.
As part of our plan to keep costs low, Festival 54 registrations will be only $35 and will open in late October.
We had a terrific virtual Festival 53. I just know we are going to surpass last year and make Festival 54 the best virtual festival ever. Thanks for your continued support understanding.
Eric Bishop, Region 8 Chair
The Vendor Name and mailing address for a Purchase Orders is:
ACTF Management, Ltd – Region 8
Eric Bishop, Chair Region 8
PO Box 1952
Vista, CA 92083