Region 8 of the Kennedy Center American

College Theater Festival Presents:


Tuesday, February 11th through Saturday, February 15th
Fullerton, California

California State University, Fullerton (California)

Region 8 – Arizona, Central and Southern California, Guam, Hawaii, Southern Nevada, Utah

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival 51®, 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:
Eric Bishop
Chair of KCACTF Region 8

Hotel - Currently Accepting Wait List Reservations

The 2019 KCACTF Region 8 Festival will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles, California.  The host hotel for Festival 51 is The Millennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. Guests can now call reservation direct for booking at 213.612.1575. Mention code: 1902KCACTF / Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival 2019. Please call during office hours (8am to 6pm PST) weekdays. Call center after hours does not have access to the exclusive group rates.

Alternately, the online reservations link (click onto the link) can also be used:

* Pre/post group rate availability policy: *** 3-days pre- and 3-days post- (subject to availability)

Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles

506 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90071 United States

Performance Venue

Los Angeles Theatre Center

514 S. Spring Street

Los Angeles, CA 90013

Tel. 213-489-0994

Festival Registration

Opens October 1

*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 by this time, contact

Festival Registration Rates (non-refundable within 24 hours of the first event of Festival):
Through January 15: $85.00 (available online starting October 1)
January 16-31: $95.00 (online registration closes on January 31 at 11:59 pm, PST)
On-site Registration: $115.00 (opens at Festival)
Day Pass: $50.00 (available at Festival)

The Vendor Name and mailing address for Purchase Orders is:
ACTF Management, Ltd – Region 8
Gil Gonzalez,  Finance Director Region 8
Whittier, CA 90608

Invited Productions, Scenes, and New Plays

Coming December 2019

Stay tuned for details around December 15, 2019.

Invited Productions

Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins directed by Madeline Natoli and assisted by Abigail Marshall, Scottsdale Community College (Arizona)

Columbinus by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli directed by Brett Elliott, California Lutheran University (California)

I and You by Lauren Gunderson directed by Jeremy Lewis, Concordia University, Irvine (California)

Ghost Ship by Philip Valle directed by bree valle, Cuesta College (California)

Chavez Ravine by Culture Clash directed by Ramiro Segovia, East Los Angeles College (California)

Top Girls by Caryl Churchill directed by Shaheen Vaaz, Los Angeles Pierce College (California)

A Walking Shadow written and directed by Taurie Kinoshita, Windward Community College (Hawaii)

Radium Girls by DW Gregory directed by Stephanie Breinholt, Brigham Young University (Utah)

Invited Scenes
Rosado, California State University Los Angeles
Brown Baby,Rio Hondo College
Ruthless! The Musical, Weber State University
I’m a Native and…, Fort Lewis College
Night and Day, California State University, Northridge
The Other Side of the Story, College of the Canyons
Platonov, Los Angeles City College Theater Academy
The Importance of Being Earnest, Eastern Arizona College
New Plays

Region 8 2019 Ten-Minute Play Regional Finalists:

Sunglasses Mode by Zoe Trepanier, Brigham Young University

Voir Dire by Carissa Atallah, University of California, Riverside

Intervention by Wendy Ewan, Lesley College 

Rabbits by Michael Robinson University of California, Riverside

Whale by Peter Von Sholly, Glendale Community College, California

Value by Thomas Hartwell Scottsdale Community College


For a Full Belly, We Prey by Nicholas Welter

revertere by Kaitlyn Kief

Planet Earth Award: Rabbits by Michael Robinson

Region 8 2019 One Act Play Regional Finalists:

Mindgames by Wendy Ewan, Lesley College 

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant by Sophia Guernsey, Azusa Pacific University


Shooter by Mark Macey

Just Outside Echo by Alexander Long

Monologue Award

The Builder Of Things by Karen Casady, California State University, Northridge 

Sponsorship Information for Programs