Response Process

All entries must be fully produced works presented before a public audience.

Participating Production entries* are eligible:

  1. To be selected for invitation to regional festival.
  2. To nominate up to 3 bona-fide student performers from its entry for participation in the Irene Ryan Acting Award program.
  3. To nominate stage managers from the entered production to participate in the Stage Management Fellowship.
  4. To nominate one or two meritorious award recipients.
  5. To nominate a scene from their production for performance in the Evening of Invitational Scenes at Region VIII’s Festival (8 minute scene maximum).

* Participating entries may opt to send three Irene Ryan nominees only and withdraw from consideration for invitation to festival. Please contact the Regional Chair, Gil Gonzalez ggonzalez@whittier.edu if you wish to withdraw your production from festival consideration.

Associate Production entries are eligible:

  1. To nominate up to 2 bona-fide student performers from its entry for participation in the Irene Ryan Acting Award program.
  2. To nominate stage managers from the entered production to participate in the Stage Management Fellowship.
  3. To be nominate one or two meritorious award recipient
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  4. To nominate a scene from their production for performance in the Evening of Invitational Scenes at Region VIII’s Festival (8 minute scene maximum).

Please note that any entry, Participating or Associate, must include the Kennedy Center logo and statement in the program.  Please enter a show 30 days in advance of the opening night.

Any bona-fide student enrolled (undergraduate students must carry a minimum of 6 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours; graduate students must carry 3 semester hours or equivalent quarter hours) in a school with Participating or Associate Productions is eligible to participate in any of the following Region VIII Festival Opportunities: Student Opportunities

  1. Scholarly Writing and Critic’s Workshop
  2. Design, Technology, and Stage Management
  3. Student Directing
  4. Playwriting and Dramaturgy
  5. Musical Theatre Initiative
  6. Devised Work