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 (krmesa@kennedy-center.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.



I am excited to share that plans for a virtual Festival 55 are underway!  


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.

We had a terrific virtual Festival 54.  I just know we are going to surpass last year and make Festival 55 the best festival ever.  Thanks for your continued support understanding.


Shaunte Caraballo, Region 8 Chair


The Vendor Name and mailing address for a Purchase Orders is:

ACTF Management, Ltd – Region 8

Mailing address, TBD

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