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Region 8 of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Presents:


February 11-17, 2024

Region 8 – Arizona, Central and Southern California, Guam, Hawai’i, Southern Nevada, Utah

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival 56®, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David M. Rubenstein.

Special thanks to The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust for supporting the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts’ Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

Additional support is provided by The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; the Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; and Beatrice and Anthony Welters and the AnBryce Foundation.

Kennedy Center education and related artistic programming is made possible through the generosity of the National Committee for the Performing Arts and the President’s Advisory Committee on the Arts.

For additional information regarding Region 8, contact:

Shaunte Caraballo

Chair of KCACTF Region 8

Festival Information

Festival 56 will be Monday, Feb 12 through Saturday, Feb 17, 2024. Registration and load-in begin on Sunday, Feb. 11th.

The festival will be held at Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA. Registration will open in November – soon!

Festival registration is $125 per participant. This rate is available through February 10, 2024

Our Festival hotel is the Hilton Glendale. You may book your room here:,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

We had a terrific festival in Las Vegas, NV last year. We are excited to share all of the wonderful things we have planned as we return to another in-person festival. We look forward to seeing you there!

 The Respondents Workshop team invites faculty colleagues, professional peers, and graduate students to join us the Response training session during the festival: TIME/DATE TBA. “The response is the heart of the festival.” The purpose of this workshop is to help you develop skills as a KCACTF respondent. In these sessions, you will learn the most effective practices to recognize, encourage and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in the region. The training we offer is based on years of experience and assessment. It is also an ever-improving training, as we grow to meet the needs of our students. We hope you will join us!

Festival 56 Registration IS OPEN

*Please add to your address book to receive email confirmation of Festival Registration and check your Junk Email folder if you don’t receive confirmation within 24 hours. If you do not receive a confirmation at this time, contact

Festival Registration Rates (non-refundable within 24 hours of the first event of Festival):
Through January 15: $100.00 (available online starting November 1)
January 16-31: $115.00 (online registration closes on January 31 at 11:59 pm, PST)
On-site Registration: $125.00 (opens at Festival)
Day Pass: $55.00 (available at Festival

The Vendor Name and mailing address for Purchase Orders is:

Shaunte Caraballo, Chair Region  VIII

ACTF Management, LTD Region VIII

2892 N Bellflower Blvd #1039

Long Beach, CA 90815

Should you have any questions/concerns during registration please contact