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Student Advisory Board (SAB)


The Student Advisory Board (SAB) was established to provide the opportunity for students to have an active role with the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival on both a regional and national level. We work to provide a bridge between the KCACTF Region 8 Board and the students they serve and empower student involvement within organizational, strategic, and community engagement throughout Region 8. We are for the students, by the students and are intended to be your voice on a regional and national level.

Each year we have approximately 8-12 spots available within the Student Advisory Board. It is a year-long commitment and has the potential to be extended. A majority of the work involved is remote, with the potential for in person work at each Festival for those attending. 


We have completed recruitment for the 2023-2024 year; applications will open up again following Festival 56 in February 2024. 
Be sure to stay up to date with all of our events and updates by following us on social media @kcact8

Who can become a member?

Members include students with varying theatrical disciplines which reflect KCACTF Region 8 programming. This is included, but not limited to, students showing interest/experience in Arts Leadership, DTM (Design, Technology, and Management), Directing, Dramaturgy, ITJA (Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy), Acting, Musical Theatre, Playwriting, and Stage Management. Additionally, the geographical areas of which students are located according to Region 8 Circuits will be taken into account in student selection to best represent the Region. Multidisciplinary artists are also welcomed.

We want to encourage students who are dedicated to theatre in higher education and the opportunities KCACTF can provide. We are looking for people who want to strengthen their artistic practice, career goals, and utilize their unique voices as community leaders to apply. They will be able to hone their expertise and learn from their fellow students/colleagues as emerging professionals in the industry. Equity, Diversity, and Representation are at the highest regard of KCACTF Region 8’s priorities and will be considered in choosing student members to best represent the future of American theater.


Please contact:

Isabella O’Keeffe
Director of Student Advocacy and Connection