Welcome to Region 8
Each year the KCACTF Region 8 Festival brings students and faculty together in mid February to see one another’s work and to share ideas. In addition to performances, there are a wide range of activities that in the past have included workshops and seminars on such topics as playwriting, auditioning, voice, movement, stage combat, theater for children, scene painting, scenery construction, and so on. There are sessions for beginning theater artist and the experienced faculty member.
Students, faculty, and staff who bring productions to regional festivals are encouraged to attend the entire festival. All festival participants are urged to attend productions brought by their peers, participate as audience or auditioners in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship program, and to avail themselves of the full range of workshops, symposia, and exhibits that are part of each regional festival.
Goals of KCACTF
- To encourage, recognize, and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theater programs;
- To provide opportunities for participants to develop their theater skills and insight; and achieve professionalism
- To improve the quality of college and university theater in America;
- To encourage colleges and universities to give distinguished productions of new plays, especially those written by students; the classics, revitalized or newly conceived; and experimental works.
In January and February of each year, regional festivals showcase the finest of each region’s entered productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposia, and regional-level award programs.
Since its inception, KCACTF has given more than 400,000 college theater students the opportunity to have their work critiqued, improve their dramatic skills and receive national recognition for excellence. More than 16 million theatergoers have attended approximately 10,000 festival productions nationwide.
For more Information, visit: http://www.kcactf.org
Region 8’s History
History of Regional Configurations
Region II – (1968-1979) S. California, S. Nevada & Arizona
Region VIII North – (1979-1989) N. California, N. Nevada, Hawaii & Guam
Region VIII South – (1979-1989) S. California, S. Nevada & Arizona
Utah (which was part of Region VII along with Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming)
Region VIII – (1989-2009) Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii & Guam
Region VIII – (2009-Present) Arizona, Central & Southern California, Southern Nevada, Hawaii & Guam