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Monday, January 30, 2012

Behind the scenes at KCACTF Region 1...

They may not have won any awards this time around -- although it should be said that it's a huge honor to have work selected for regional competition, so congratulations, guys! -- but BPTers had a good time making friends at last week's KCACTF Region 1 competition at Fitchburg State University. Roving photog Kate shared a few pictures...

Colleen Hughes and Lesley University's Angel Nunez

Kate, with current BPT students MJ Halberstadt and Michael S. Parsons

KCACTF Artistic Director Gregg Henry with Region 1 NPP Chair Brandt Reiter

Jaclyn Villano, MJ Halberstadt, and Michael S. Parsons

Peter M. Floyd and Lesley University's Charlene Donaghy

Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center's founding chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide that has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States.

The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents. The KCACTF regional festival showcases performances, design exhibits, workshops, and seminars.

In the past, topics have included playwriting, auditioning, voice, movement, stage combat, theater for children, scene painting, scenery construction, makeup effects, and so on. There are sessions for the beginning theater artist and the experienced faculty member. During January and February, a total of eight regional festivals are held throughout the country.

The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival provides opportunities for students to compete regionally and, if selected, nationally in all areas of theater, including design, acting, production, and playwriting.

Boston University participates in KCACTF Region 1, which includes institutions from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Eastern New York.


  1. I didn't even recognize myself in that photo! It's the glasses.