January 8 - 13 2019  ·  Hosted by Madison College
KCACTF REGION 3 FESTIVAL 2019
KCACTF REGION 3 FESTIVAL 2019
Register here for Festival 51 in Madison, Wisconsin
January 8 - 13 2019  ·  Hosted by Madison College




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.


Schedule (Preview)
Tuesday, January 8
9:00 AM
9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
If you are interested in, or have already registered for the Devised Theatre Project, this orientation meeting is for you!
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
This where you pick-up registration packets, festival day passes, and t-shirts; and recieve general festival information about the festival.
2nd Floor of Madison Concourse Hotel
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominees must check-in at the Irene Ryan table at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled audition round.
Irene Ryan warm-up rooms at the Madison Concourse Hotel will be "University C" and "University D." (There will be sign-up sheets at each of the 2 rooms. University D will have a piano; please give actors who will be singing priority).
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Participants work with guest artist Genessee Spridco to devise a theatre piece to be performed on Saturday of Festival week. Please come dressed to move.
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
3:00 PM - 7:30 PM
DTM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
The preliminary round of the Irene Ryans will be held in the Madison Ballroom on the second floor of the Madison Concourse hotel.
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Feedback rooms: University A/B and Conf. Rm. V. Feedback sessions will begin immediately after each round of Ryan Preliminary Auditions.
11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
11:30 PM - 12:30 AM
Wednesday, January 9
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Irene Ryan warm-up rooms at the Madison Concourse Hotel will be "University C" and "University D." (There will be sign-up sheets at each of the 2 rooms. University D will have a piano; please give actors who will be singing priority).
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominees must check-in at the Irene Ryan table at least 30 minutes prior to their scheduled audition round.
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
MTI
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
The preliminary round of the Irene Ryans will be held in the Madison Ballroom on the second floor of the Madison Concourse hotel.
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Load in for all Student Dramaturgy Award and Program Note Participants.
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Participants work with guest artist Genessee Spridco to devise a theatre piece to be performed on Saturday of Festival week. Please come dressed to move.
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Feedback rooms: University A/B and Capitol Ballroom A. Feedback sessions will begin immediately after each round of Ryan Preliminary Auditions.
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
A mandatory meeting for all student playwrights (10-minute plays, One Acts plays, and Full-length plays) and directors, stage managers and dramaturgs participating in the 10-minute play festival.
NPP
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Calling all actors! This is your chance to engage in a dynamic collaboration with fellow artists in the NPP Ten Minute Play Festival, an NPP Rehearsed Play Reading, or the Devised Theatre Workshop.
1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Participants work with guest artist Genessee Spridco to devise a theatre piece to be performed on Saturday of Festival week. Please come dressed to move.
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
This orienation meeting is required for all student directors registered to participate in the SDC Directing Fellowship program.
SDC
2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
MTI
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
DTM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
DTM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM
7:45 PM - 8:30 PM
Written and performed by Austin Ashford
Thursday, January 10
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
NPP
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
DTM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
MTI
MTI
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This is the initial symposium where participants will meet the guest critic and begin discussions about Theatre Criticism and how it will be addressed during the festival.
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DTM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Roundtable discussion
10:00 AM - 12:05 PM
10:00 AM - 12:05 PM
University of Wisconsin - Parkside
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
NPP
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Participants work with guest artist Genessee Spridco to devise a theatre piece to be performed on Saturday of Festival week. Please come dressed to move.
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Are you a graduating senior actor? This audition opportunity is for you!
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Irene Ryan semi-finalists should check-in at Coro Dressing Rooms at Mitchell Theatre at least thirty minutes prior to the beginning of their session. (10:30am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm)
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
MTI
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Irene Ryan semi-finalists should arrive at Coro Dressing rooms at least fifteen minutes prior to the beginning of their session. (10:45am, 1:15pm, and 3:15pm) Semi Final Rounds will be from: 11:00am-12:30pm (lunch break) 1:30pm - 3pm 3:30pm - 5pm
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open to the public. This is the preliminary round showing of scenes directed by students nominated to participate in the SDC National Fellowship program.
SDC
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Marquette University
Sharpen your quill, sharpen your wit, sharpen your claws! A workshop that examines techniques of comedy writing for the stage and gets you started on crafting your own piece.
NPP
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Participants work with guest artist Genessee Spridco to devise a theatre piece to be performed on Saturday of Festival week. Please come dressed to move.
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MTI
7:00 PM
7:00 PM
Irene Ryan Scholarship FINALISTS will be announced Thursday by 7:30pm, via KCACTF Region 3 social media. FINALISTS must check in with the Ryan Coordinator and/or SM by 8pm at the Madison Concourse Hotel for feedback session (or send a representative).
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Response session for Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Audition FINALISTS.
8:00 PM - 10:40 PM
8:00 PM - 10:40 PM
University Wisconsin Lacrosse
Friday, January 11
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
NPP
Finalists should arrive at the Music room (near Mitby Theatre) by 9am to check-in and warm up. Warm up rooms are A1025 & A1027 (at Madison College Truax Center).
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Discuss critiques that have been written and get feedback from the Guest Critic.
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
MTI
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DTM
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Close to the public. The SDC directing nominees invited to the final round will interview individually with the guest respondents.
SDC
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Finalists should arrive at ............... at 9:00 to warm up.
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
NPP
Finalist Interviews
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Participants work with guest artist Genessee Spridco to devise a theatre piece to be performed on Saturday of Festival week. Please come dressed to move.
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
1:00 PM - 1:50 PM
This workshop will provide playwrights with a "tool box" of exercises to attack and rewrite those "problem" scenes.
NPP
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
NPP
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Participants in the LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Awards will give 5 minute public presentations of their pre-displayed dramaturgical work.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Marquette University
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Participants work with guest artist Genessee Spridco to devise a theatre piece to be performed on Saturday of Festival week. Please come dressed to move.
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MTI
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
3:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Feedback session with professional respondents. Open only to the participants of the LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award and the respondents.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open to the public. This is the final round showing of scenes directed by students nominated to participate in the SDC National Fellowship program.
SDC
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Carthage College
Saturday, January 12
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
This hour and half session is time for the devised theatre ensembles to set tech needs and staging in the_________________________________ prior to the devised theatre performance scheduled at 10:30.
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
8:00 AM - 9:45 AM
MTI
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
NPP
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
DTM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
DTM
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Welcome! This is special event showcases the devised theatre works created by students in the DEVISED THEATRE PROJECT.
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
University Wisconsin Milwalkie
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
DTM
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
MTI
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
DTM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
University Wisconsin Milwalkie
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
DTM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
NPP
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
This is a private dinner event. Admission is by invitation only at the Madison Concourse Hotel Ballroom.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday, January 13
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
5:00 PM
5:00 PM
Who’s Who
Associate Professor of Theatre, UW Milwaukee
2019 GOLD MEDALLION RECIPIENT
Chair
KCACTF Region 3
Actor, Award-winning Playwright and author of (I)sland (T)rap: The Epic Remixology of the Odyssey
KEYNOTE ARTIST
Broadway Actress
MTI
Associate Artistic Director, American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin
NEXT STEP Auditions
Artistic Director - American Players Theatre, Spring Green, Wisconsin
IRENE RYAN Final Round Selector
Founder, Artistic Director - ACME Theatre Company, Toronto, Canada
IRENE RYAN Semi-Final Round Selector
Artistic Director, Cardinal Stage Company, Bloomington, Indiana
SDC
Former Region 3 Chair
WORKSHOP PRESENTER
Casting Director-Remy Bumppo Theatre
IRENE RYAN Semi-Final Round selector
Actor, Teaching Artist; ASTEP
IRENE RYAN Semi-Final Round Selector
KCACTF Workshop Coodinator
FESTIVAL HOST
Actor, Director, Dialect & Voice Coach
IRENE RYAN Preliminary Round Selector
Playwright, Director
SDC
Actor Creator, Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre
DEVISED THEATRE
Director, Playwright, Dramaturg, and Community Organizer
ASPIRE
Actor, Choreographer, Movement Consultant - Education Director, Co-founder of Bechdel Project
IRENE RYAN Final Round Selector
Artistic Director - Theatre Mu
WORKSHOP PRESENTER, PRODUCTION RESPONDENT
Actor, Broadway
IRENE RYAN Final Round Selector
Artistic Director-Great River Shakespeare Festival
IRENE RYAN Preliminary Round Selector
Director, Actor, Producer
Shakespeare Behind Bars
KCACTF National Member at Large
IRENE RYAN Preliminary Round Selector
Co-Chair
DTM
Co-Chair
DTM
Co-Vice Chair
DTM
Co-Vice Chair
DTM
Coordinator
DTM Design Storm & Wisconsin State Chair
Production Manager, American Players Theatre
DTM- Allied and Regional Crafts Respondent
KCACTF National DTM Chair
DTM- Scenic Design Respondent
DTM Immediate Past Chair
DTM - Stage Management Intensive Coordinator
Stage Manager
DTM
Coordinator
DTM Costume Parade
Properties Director, Skylight Music Theatre
DTM - Allied and Regional Crafts Respondent
Coordinator
Devised Theatre Program
Coordinator
Dramaturgy Program
Coordinator
Institute for Theatre Journalism & Advocacy
Coordinator
IRENE RYAN Acting Scholarships & IL State Chair
Coordinator
Music Theatre Intensive
Region 3 NPP Chair
National Playwrighting Program
Region 3 NPP Vice Chair
National Playwrighting Program
Theatre Critic
Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
Guest Critic
Coordinator, 10 Minute Play Directors
National Playwrighting Program
Playwright, Guest Artist
National Playwrighting Program
Coordinator
NEXT STEPS Auditions
Coordinator
SDC Directing Program
National Vice Chair
KCACTF & Region 3 Financial Director
Vice-Chair, ASPIRE co-chair
KCACTF Region 3
Co-Chair
ASPIRE & Indiana State Chair
Sponsors
FESTIVAL HOST
Festival Partners
Shuttle
LOCATION
Hosted by Madison College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704
Location: Hosted by Madison College, 1701 Wright Street, Madison, WI 53704

Shuttle Bus Schedule