Welcome! Region 8 proudly represents theatre students, staff, faculty and theatre programs from institutions of higher learning in California (central and southern), Arizona, Utah, Hawaii, Nevada (southern) and Guam.

I am excited to share that our festival plans for Region 8 are underway! For the first time in our 53-year history, the Region 8 festival will be conducted 100% virtually. It will be a student-centered experience and will honor student work produced during this historic pandemic.

The Region 8 festival will be a 4-day event, February 10-13, 2021, and will feature invited productions and all your favorite categories including Irene Ryans, DTM, Playwriting, ASPIRE (Arts Leadership), Directing, Musical Theatre Initiative, Stage Management, Devised, Theatre Journalism, Dramaturgy, and workshops. We will also include dynamic guest speakers; Representation, Equity and Diversity programming and much, much more. We plan to take a one-year pause with the InterAct Auditions and Interviews, but intend to bring it back to a live festival in 2022. As part of our plan to keep costs low, festival registrations will be only $25 in 2021. See below for full details.

To help struggling Theatre programs, KCACTF has waived all production entry fees for Fall 2020. New programs: This is an ideal time for programs to test drive the KCACTF experience for free. All productions, live streaming or pre-recorded, will be considered Participating and must be registered at least 30-days in advance to receive a response via Zoom. If you wish to register a production, please see the top orange button below.

As many as three (3) Irene Ryans nominees may be selected by the director and respondent per show. New Irene Ryan guidelines for the upcoming year will be published in the next newsletter and on the Region 8 website. Eligible stage managers, dramaturgs and designers can self nominate.

I hope you will continue to include KCACTF in your educational programming this year. We look forward to seeing your creativity in a virtual setting! Onwards!

Eric Bishop, Chair

KCACTF, Region 8


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

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