KCACTF REGION 3  FESTIVAL 2023
KCACTF REGION 3 FESTIVAL 2023
Festival 55 University of Michigan - Flint
January 11 - 15, 2023  ·  Riverfront Conference Center




The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival showcases the finest in university theatre across the nation. Through eight regional festivals plus the national festival in Washington, D.C., the festival celebrates artistic excellence and offers students individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, dramatic criticism, theatre management, directing, and design.


KCACTF renews commitment to Representation, Equity and Diversity (RED).

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Guest Artists and Festival Guests
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Artistic Director - KCACTF
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
Manager, KCACTF & Theater Education
Professional Writer and Playwright
Keynote Speaker
Irene Ryan Selector Festival Respondent Professional Actor
Professional Actor
Irene Ryan Selector
Professional Actor
Professional Lighting Designer
DTM Selector
Assistant Professor of Theatre
KCACTF National RED Vice-Chair
Irene Ryan Selector
Professional Actor
Irene Ryan Selector
Professional Actor/Director
Irene Ryan Selector
Broadway Actor
National Playwriting Program Vice Chair
Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival
KCACTF DTM National Member at Large
Assoc. Professor of Theatre, CalPoly Humboldt
Associate Creative Director & Senior Producer
Play On Shakespeare
Irene Ryan Semi-Finalist Selector
Asst. Prof of Theatre - Sam Houston State Univ.
Irene Ryan Selector
Chair, Department of Music and Theatre, Iowa State University
KCACTF Co-National Vice-Chair
Theater and Dance editor for the Chicago Reader
DTM Selector and Respondent
Associate Prof. of Theatre, University of Oklahoma
Lisa Schlenker, Resident Designer and Production Manager, Northern Sky Theater
DTM Respondent/Selector

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Keynote Speaker
Ike Holter
Region III Team
Region 3 Chair
Region 3 Vice-Chair
Student Council President
Region 3 Immediate Past Chair
KCACTF National Chair
Region III RED Chair
Region 3 NPP Chair National Playwriting Program
Co Chair DTM
CO Chair DTM
Workshop Coordinator, WI State Chair
Irene Ryan Coordinator
Coordinator SDC Directing Program
NPP Directors Mentor National Playwriting Program
Coordinator Devised Theatre Program
Co Vice-Chair NPP, Co-Coordinator Devised Theatre Initiative Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Imaginez
ASPIRE Chair
RED Vice-Chair Associate Professor of Theatre Director of CUW Theatre Program
Music Theatre Intensive Coordinator Assistant Professor of Theatre Coordinator of Musical Theatre
Festival Technical Director Technical Respondent
DTM, Co Vice-Chair
DTM Co Vice-Chair
Dramaturg Coordinator Professor, Theatre History and Criticism University of Evansville photo by John Behlmann
Irene Ryan Assistant Coordinator Assistant Professor of Theatre Goshen College
Student Council
Student Council

Herschel Kruger

Region 3 Chair

Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson

Region 3 Vice-Chair

Leah Wilson

Student Council President

Rick Walters

Region 3 Immediate Past Chair

Michelle Bombe

KCACTF National Chair

Kelli Crump

Region III RED Chair

Thom Miller

Region 3 NPP Chair National Playwriting Program

Christian M McKinney

Co Chair DTM

Terry Jachimiak

CO Chair DTM

Miranda Hawk

Workshop Coordinator, WI State Chair

Heidi Winters Vogel

Irene Ryan Coordinator

Arthur Grothe

Coordinator SDC Directing Program

Lynne Perkins Socey

NPP Directors Mentor National Playwriting Program

Drew Vidal

Coordinator Devised Theatre Program

Genesee Spridco

Co Vice-Chair NPP, Co-Coordinator Devised Theatre Initiative Univ of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Imaginez

Dinesh Yadav

ASPIRE Chair

Lori Woodall-Schaufler

RED Vice-Chair Associate Professor of Theatre Director of CUW Theatre Program

Rachael Swartz

Music Theatre Intensive Coordinator Assistant Professor of Theatre Coordinator of Musical Theatre

Kent Cyr

Festival Technical Director Technical Respondent

Ann Dassen

DTM, Co Vice-Chair

Peggy Mead-Finizio

DTM Co Vice-Chair

Diane Brewer

Dramaturg Coordinator Professor, Theatre History and Criticism University of Evansville photo by John Behlmann

Amy Budd

Irene Ryan Assistant Coordinator Assistant Professor of Theatre Goshen College

Natalie Watters

Student Council

Christian Krohn

Student Council

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ATTENDEES

A total of 302 people have registered so far. The following 302 have opted to share their information.

Abbey Kuhns

Saginaw Valley State University

Abby Scheller

University of Southern Indiana

Abi Farnsworth

University of Michigan

Abigail Labbe

University of Michigan

Abigail Wittenmyer

University of Indianapolis

Abran Mendiola

Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

Adam Lewis

Western Illinois University

Adam Mackey

Michigan Tech University

Addison Peter

Kalamazoo College

Aidan Conrade

Michigan Tech University

Aiden Merck

Taylor University

AJ Lance

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Alex Dubowski

Saginaw Valley State University

Alexander Graham

Western Illinois University

Alison Koclanis

Carthage College

Alison Pinchard

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Allison Hayes

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Allison Lewis

Michigan Tech University

Allistair Weime

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Alyssa Dusendang

University of Southern Indiana

Alyssa Helminen

Michigan Tech University

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Elmhurst University

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Elmhurst University

Amelia Schmitz

University of Southern Indiana

Andrew Bryant

University of Southern Indiana

Andrew Cliffel

Monmouth College

Andrew Hammond

University of Southern Indiana

Angelina Hermiz

Elmhurst University

Angie DeStefano

Taylor University

Anna Carullo

Edgewood College

Anna Olson

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Anne-Marie Latourette

Michigan Tech University

Annissa Morgensen-Lindsay

Adrian College

Aren Goodwin

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Ashlyn Thornburgh

University of Southern Indiana

Audrey Schulte

Michigan Tech University

Audrey Standish

Edgewood College

Austin Butterfield

Saginaw Valley State University

Austin Ferrari

University of Southern Indiana

Avery Yates

University of Southern Indiana

Bebe Villanueva

Michigan Tech University

Becca Robertson

Carthage College

Blair McKown

University of Southern Indiana

Blake Macias Martinez

Elmhurst University

Bradley Hildwein

Michigan Tech University

Bradley Maycroft

Michigan Tech University

Breanna Kluz

Edgewood College

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Carthage College

Bren Dimiceli

Michigan Tech University

Briana Livesay

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Bridget Delaney

Elmhurst University

Brooklyn Moore

Kalamazoo College

Caleb howard

Taylor University

Calista Lythgoe

Monmouth College

Caroline Gilmer

Tracy S Manning

Carter Waelchli

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Carter Waelchli

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Cassius Merriweather

Oakland University

Celeste Lythgoe

Monmouth College

Chloe Oelfke

Michigan Tech University

Chole Kummer

University of Southern Indiana

Christopher Plummer

Michigan Tech University

Claire Vock

Taylor University

Clara Ellis

Concordia University Wisconsin

Cody Deisler

Alma College

Cody Ringler

Michigan Tech University

Cole Bennett

Michigan Tech University

Colin Kreipe

Monmouth College

Colton Smith

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Conner Reagan

Taylor University

Corey Pugel

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Craig Seger

Edgewood College

Dakota Smith

University of Southern Indiana

Dallas Barringer

Adrian College

Daniela Lopez

Monmouth College

Dareann Pettis

Monmouth College

David Troyer

Alma College

Dee Woods

University of Indianapolis

Delaina Kuzelka

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Dennis Henry

Indiana University Kokomo

Derek Liavas

Elmhurst University

Diane Brewer

University of Evansville

Dipper Dickerson

University of Indianapolis

Doug Rankin

Monmouth College

Drea Brown

Saginaw Valley State University

Ed Otrembiak

Carthage College

Edrass Chavez

Monmouth College

Eleana Manning

Taylor University

Elena Truman

Kalamazoo College

Elisabeth Enderle

University of Indianapolis

Elisebeth Sparks

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Elizabeth Hoegberg

University of Indianapolis

Ella Bright

Alma College

Ella Ledbetter-Newton

Adrian College

Elle Romanin

Edgewood College

Ellie Neybert

Carthage College

Ellie Van Engen

University of Michigan

Elliot Wasserman

University of Southern Indiana

Emily Halfmann

Carthage College

Emma Dahlquist

Taylor University

Emma Quick

Western Illinois University

Emma Wahlmann

Western Illinois University

Emma Wohlstadter

Monmouth College

Eric Durette

Saginaw Valley State University

Erin McKee

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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Michigan Tech University

Evan Meyer

Michigan Tech University

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Michigan Tech University

Evelyn Pigman

University of Southern Indiana

Gabriela Madu

Monmouth College

Gabrielle Tifft

Carthage College

Gavin Carter

University of Southern Indiana

Gavin Kastner

Taylor University

George Hageage

Alma College

Gibryn Arney

Michigan Tech University

Grace Crews

Taylor University

Grace DeVries

University of Southern Indiana

Grace Hanson

Carthage College

Grace Wadsworth

Elmhurst University

Grey Miller

University of Southern Indiana

Hadley Kamminga-Peck

Western Illinois University

Haley Boyd

University of Southern Indiana

Hannah McGhee

Monmouth College

Hannah Sweeden

University of Indianapolis

Hans Pfrang

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Harry Heinrich

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Heather Kaatz

Alma College

Herschel Kruger

Carthage College

Ian Palomino

University of Southern Indiana

Isabel Vreeke

Edgewood College

Izzy Maxwell

Western Illinois University

Jack Summers

Michigan Tech University

Jackson Bowen

Concordia University Wisconsin

Jade Griffy

University of Southern Indiana

Jaden Crouch

University of Southern Indiana

Jadyn Craig

Monmouth College

Jaekwon Watkins

Western Illinois University

Jalen Adams

Adrian College

James Leagre

University of Indianapolis

Jane Sekas

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Janet Jurado

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Janice Pohl

Elmhurst University

Jeff Sherwood

Michigan Tech University

Jenna Speer

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Jeremy Cox

Western Illinois University

Jesse Ocampo

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Jessica Sanderson

Elmhurst University

Jessica Skonesey

Carthage College

Joe BonDurant

Edgewood College

Jordan McGraw

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Jos Olson

Michigan Tech University

Joshua Kenebrew

Western Illinois University

Joshua Stallings

University of Southern Indiana

Josie Berger

Edgewood College

Jude Johnson

Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

Kai Sanders

University of Indianapolis

Kali Avery

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Kalyn Diercks

University of Wisconsin Parkside

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University of Wisconsin Parkside

Karsten Kempfe

Michigan Tech University

Katelyn Roblee

Michigan Tech University

Kaytlin Sanchez

University of Michigan

Keagan Benjamin

Michigan Tech University

Kelli Thomas

University of Indianapolis

Kendall Burns

Carthage College

Kent Cyr

Michigan Tech University

Kevin Gray

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Kharyzma Williams

Adrian College

Kiera Biland

Alma College

Kierstin Prewitt

University of Southern Indiana

Kim Instenes

Carthage College

Kurt Meinhardt

Carthage College

Kyle Johnson

Adrian College

Kylie Miller

Edgewood College

Lanny Potts

Kalamazoo College

Laura Livingstone-McNelis

Kalamazoo College

Laurel Schmidt

Michigan Tech University

Lauren Ruddick

University of Indianapolis

Lauren Snyder

Western Illinois University

Leiana Carrasco-Ramos

Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

Liannah Foster

Taylor University

Lily Lourigan

Carthage College

LilyBea Ireland

University of Southern Indiana

Lindsay Rice

Taylor University

Logan Gonzalez

Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

Lucas Inman

Saginaw Valley State University

Lucero Martinez

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Lucy Straubel

Michigan Tech University

Lynn Bryant

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Lynne Perkins Socey

Earlham College

Madalyn Cottrell

University of Southern Indiana

Maddi Jo Maxwell

University of Southern Indiana

Madison Brown

Michigan Tech University

Maggie Jay

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Maisie Whitaker

Michigan Tech University

Makana Bott

Adrian College

Makayla Fedler

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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Carthage College

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Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

Marilu Bueno

Kalamazoo College

Marshall Huberts

Michigan Tech University

Mason Lewis

Indiana University Kokomo

Matt Pierce

Taylor University

Matthew Eggers

University of Michigan

Matthew Fisher

Michigan Tech University

Max Rue

Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

McGwire Holman

Western Illinois University

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Taylor University

Melissa Hanebutt

University of Southern Indiana

Melissa Schmidt

Carthage College

Melody Barrows

Adrian College

Mia Martino

Monmouth College

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Taylor University

Michael Lesko

Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

Michael Willey

Edgewood College

Michael Woywood

Michael B Woywood

Mike Maxwell

Michigan Tech University

Milan Levy

Kalamazoo College

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Taylor University

Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson

University of Illinois Springfield

Misti Bradford

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Molly Lemont

Taylor University

Molly Pelkey

Michigan Tech University

Molly White

Monmouth College

Mona Jahani

Michigan State University

Mykah Melone

Carthage College

Nadia Wolowik

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Nathaniel Fields

Elmhurst University

Nathaniel Sheehan

University of Michigan

Neil Scharnick

Carthage College

Nicholas Finch

University of Indianapolis

Nicklas Casella

Michigan State University

Nicky Caldwell

Carthage College

Nikki Donley

Michigan Tech University

Noah Harrison

University of Southern Indiana

Nolan Kirby

University of Southern Indiana

Nya Johnson

University of Michigan

Olivia Wagner

University of Southern Indiana

Paige Downey

Carthage College

Paige Tuckerman

Saginaw Valley State University

Patrick Ham

Wilbur Wright College

Paul Weimer

University of Southern Indiana

Petr Jaros

University of Wisconsin Parkside

PJ Hebbring

Carthage College

PJ Watson

Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

Rachael Parsons

Michigan Tech University

Rachael Swartz

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Rachel Brugger

Adrain College

Rae Cook

University of Indianapolis

Raven Montagna

Kalamazoo College

Rayn Miller

University of Southern Indiana

Rayven Craft

Carthage College

Reagan Yates

Alma College

Rebekah Seidman

Elmhurst University

Reese Hill

Monmouth College

Regina Zhu

Carthage College

rissy bland

Taylor University

Ronan Higgins

Michigan Tech University

Ronnie Jackson

Taylor University

Rose Reichert

Carthage College

Ryan Bowman

Monmouth College

Sage McVay

Carthage College

Sam Matlak

Michigan Tech University

Sam Zigmant

Monmouth College

Sara Gosses

Michigan Tech University

Sara Griffin

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Sarah Loster

Carthage College

Sarah M Oliver

University of Michigan

Satbir Mangat

Michigan Tech University

Savana Andershock

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Sawyer Dunbar

Michigan Tech University

Scott Mackenzie

Alma College

Scout McCulloch

Saginaw Valley State University

Sedona Coleman

Kalamazoo College

Selena Jackson-King

University of Indianapolis

Shan Jensen

University of Southern Indiana

Shawn Padley

Edgewood College

Sierra Clark

Carthage College

Sommerdai Kier

Michigan Tech University

Sophie Rosenbaum

University of Southern Indiana

Soraya Ledesma-Rivera

Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

Spencer Gjerde

Indiana University Bloomington

Star Howard

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Steven Day

Taylor University

Susannah Quinn

Taylor University

Sylvia Muchmore

Taylor University

Talia Last

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Talyor Ireland

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Taylor Dahlberg

Western Illinois University

Thom Miller

University of Illinois - Urbana/Champaign

Thomas Velisaris

Wilbur Wright College- City College's of Chic

Tommy Champine

Michigan Tech University

Tracy Manning

Taylor University

Travis Siepl

University of Wisconsin Parkside

Trevor Turner

Western Illinois University

Trish Helsel

Michigan Tech University

Viance Snell

Adrian College

Wiley Delisa

Alma College

William Newcomb

Carthage College

Zachary Schneider

University of Indianapolis

Zoe Landry

Carthage College

Zoe Wainscott

University of Southern Indiana

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LOCATION
Riverfront Conference Center, 303 Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48502
Map
Location: Riverfront Conference Center, 303 Kearsley Street, Flint, MI 48502
Mission Statement - Council President Leah Wilson
Mission Statement - Council President Leah Wilson

Mission Statement: The purpose of the KCACTF Region III Student Council is to amplify the student voice at our regional festival and to encourage students to apply their artistic talents as a means to educate, challenge, entertain, and advocate for underrepresented voices. The Region III Student Council also hopes to serve as a support system to provide student artists with resources they may not have access to otherwise that will help them find work in the field.



Student Council Values - Natalie Watters
Student Council Values - Natalie Watters

We value:

  • giving space for underrepresented voices.

  • focusing on the work of all students no matter their stage of learning.

  • providing student support.

  • providing a trusting environment.

  • being adaptable to the ups and downs of the world.

  • being a council by students for students.

Student Council Goals - Christian Krohn
Student Council Goals - Christian Krohn

In the future, we envision:

  • more student involvement in the council.

  • providing resources for student artists to further their qualifications and capability to work in the field. For example: helping students earn safety certifications and providing free or reduced-price scripts to study.

  • more input and decision-making power in the decisions that KCACTF Region III Festival Executive Board makes, such as featured show selection, input on what workshops are to be held, and who will lead those workshops.

  • holding meetings with other regional student councils to learn from each other and give each other ideas.

  • establishing a better line of communication with the KCACTF Region III Executive Board.

  • KCACTF Region III Student Council members will earn a reduced festival registration fee for the hard work they put into their planning for the festival.