(February 3, 2014)
Centenary resumes as host site for KCACTF
SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College is resuming its role as the host of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region VI. Nearly 1,200 students and faculty representing a six-state region will congregate in Shreveport during the weeklong festival February 26-March 1 to celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in college and university drama programs.
The Festival will sponsor six performances from regional colleges and universities at the historic Strand Theatre in downtown Shreveport:
• The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow - Northwestern State University of Louisiana
• Good Woman of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht - Tarrant County College Northwest
• In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl - University of the Ozarks
• Murphy's Law by Kenneth L. Stilson - South Missouri State University
• It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry - Angelo State University
• Miss Ever's Boys by David Feldshuh - University of Oklahoma
Tickets are available online www.centenary.edu/kcactf/tickets.
A panel of judges will select the best and most diverse festival production to be showcased in the spring at the national festival held at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Festival participants have the opportunity to engage in over 60 workshops on Centenary's campus led by nationally and regionally recognized artists. Professors from area institutions will expose students to the best practices of acting, musical theatre, technical design, stage management, directing, dramaturgy, playwriting, and devised theatre.
Students will also have the chance to audition for prestigious scholarships, graduate school programs, and professional theatre companies.
KCACTF provides a collaborative learning environment for students to engage with professional guest artists and nationally recognized instructors from the top theatre programs in a six-state region all while offering a wide variety of entertainment to the community from the best programs in the area.
Since its inception, KCACTF has given more than 400,000 college theater students the opportunity to have their work critiqued, improve their dramatic skills, and receive national recognition for excellence. More than 16 million theatergoers have attended approximately 10,000 festival productions nationwide.