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Tuesday, February 5
 

8:00am

Light Hang and Focus with Honor Crew
Light hang and focus

Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00am - 4:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

9:00am

Registration Setup
Festival staff set up for registration

Tuesday February 5, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Marriott - Group Desk, 1st floor Grand Staircase Lobby 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

12:00pm

Stage Management Registration and Setup
Stage Management Registration and Setup (in main room)

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 310 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

12:00pm

DTM Setup and Registration
DTM Expo display registration and setup time

Tuesday February 5, 2019 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 310 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

Festival Registration / Badge Pickup
Registration table and info desk open. Pick up your badges, register on-site, or ask for help!

Tuesday February 5, 2019 1:00pm - 10:00pm
Marriott - Group Desk, 1st floor Grand Staircase Lobby 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

4:00pm

Stage Management Orientation
Orientation meeting for stage management

Tuesday February 5, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

5:00pm

Invited Production Tech Briefing
Tech briefing for invited productions performing at Converse College

Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

5:00pm

Usher Training for the Twitchell
All invited Performances in the Twitchell need to send a representative, either a student or faculty member to meet with the Twitchell Box Office staff for a brief training session on the space.



Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

5:00pm

DTM Local Volunteer and ASPIRE orientation
Orientation meeting for DTM local volunteers

Tuesday February 5, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

6:00pm

Irene Ryan Volunteer Orientation Meeting
Orientation meeting for Irene Ryan volunteers

Tuesday February 5, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

6:00pm

Staff / Guest Dinner
Festival staff dinner - meet guests in the Mariott Lobby by the bar and coffee shop


Tuesday February 5, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marriott - Lobby Coffee Shop 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

7:00pm

Irene Ryan Respondent Orientation
Orentation meeting for Irene Ryan respondents

Tuesday February 5, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

7:00pm

DTM Orientation Session
Orientation meeting for DTM participants

Tuesday February 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

7:00pm

ITJA Orientation
Mandatory orientation session for ITJA participants

Tuesday February 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Marriott - Earle's Ford Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

7:00pm

NPP / SDC / Dramaturgy Orientation & Meet and Greet
Orientation meeting for NPP, SDC, and Dramaturgy participants

Speakers
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
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Dewey Scott-Wiley

KCACTF Region IV - SDC Coordinator
Dewey Scott-Wiley is the coordinator of Directing Initiatives for KCACTF Region IV. She is a Professor of Theatre, and heads up the performance curriculum at University of South Carolina Aiken. As a professional actor and director, Dewey has worked extensively up and down the east... Read More →
avatar for Lee Shackleford

Lee Shackleford

KCACTF Region IV - NPP Vice Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lee is a writer for stage, screen, and radio with more than 200 produced scripts to his credit. At his "home base," the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he created the Theatre UAB Festival of Ten-Minute Plays in 2003, and has been the Producer of that event ever since.
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →
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Sean Bartley

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy, Deputy Coordinator
avatar for Marshall Botvinick

Marshall Botvinick

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy Coordinator
Marshall Botvinick is a full-time lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is both a playwright and a dramaturg. His plays have been developed at South Carolina Repertory Company and the Mid-America Theater Conference. He is the author of Jonson: Volpone and... Read More →
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Shirley Serotsky

Dramaturgical Respondent
Shirley Serotsky has been a director, dramaturg, artistic leader, educator and programmer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. Between 2008-2016 she served in a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional... Read More →


Tuesday February 5, 2019 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Wofford College - Sallenger Black Box Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:00pm

Irene Ryan Participant Orientation
Mandatory orientation session for Irene Ryan participants

Tuesday February 5, 2019 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

10:30pm

Guest & Faculty Hospitality Suite
Please join us for conversation and down time. Drinks are available in the Hotel Lobby Bar.

Tuesday February 5, 2019 10:30pm - 11:59pm
Mariott Peach Board Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA
 
Wednesday, February 6
 

7:00am

Irene Ryan Volunteer Check-In
Volunteers report and check-in

Wednesday February 6, 2019 7:00am - 8:00am
Marriott - Daniel Morgan Room (1st Floor) 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

7:30am

10 Minute Play Audition Set Up
All 10 minute play directors, stage managers and playwrights need to be at this session.

Wednesday February 6, 2019 7:30am - 8:30am
The George - RM 310 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:00am

DTM Response Session I
Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 12:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 310 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:00am

Festival Registration / Badge Pickup
Registration table and info desk open. Pick up your badges, register on-site, or ask for help!

Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 3:00pm
Marriott - Group Desk, 1st floor Grand Staircase Lobby 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

8:00am

Irene Ryan Audition Holding Room and Partner Check-in
Participants and partners waiting to audition hold in this room

Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 6:30pm
Marriott - Daniel Morgan Room (1st Floor) 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

8:00am

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round - Room 1
Irene Ryan Preliminary Round

Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 7:00pm
Mariott - Dogwood Room (2nd Floor) 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

8:00am

Irene Ryan Preliminary Round - Room 2
Irene Ryan Preliminary Round

Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 7:00pm
Mariott - Oak Board Room (2nd Floor) 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

8:00am

Irene Ryan Registration
Irene Ryan Registration - Please check in and then go to the holding room. We ask that Ryan actors not hang out in the lobby, but stay in the holding room in order to keep noise down.

8:00am

Ryan Preliminary Round Response Sessions
Individual response sessions will be held throughout the lobby of the hotel. Your respondent will be in the room with you and will walk you out to where they will give you the response.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00am - 7:00pm
Marriott - Group Desk, 1st floor Grand Staircase Lobby 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

8:00am

Ryan Registration and check in
Ryan Registration - Please check in and then go to the holding room (Daniel Morgan Room).  We ask that Ryan actors not hang out in the lobby but stay in the holding room in order to keep noise down.  Audition rooms are on the 2nd floor. 

8:30am

Arachnathology Rehearsal
1 Act Arachnathology  reading reh 8:30 -10  

Speakers
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Wofford College - Sallenger Black Box Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:30am

NPP - 10 Minute Play Auditions
All students are welcome to audition for the 10 Minute plays - you can use a prepared monolog or one provided. Irene Ryan participants we will work around your schedule if you are cast.  Check in with the SM outside the room and you will be seen in the order you sign up.


Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:30am - 11:00am
The George - RM 310 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

Intimacy by Design
This Intimacy by Design workshop develops languaging and rehearsal and performance methods to stage authentic and safe interactions and physical contact responsibly and respectfully. When the context of the play is seen in light of contemporary theatrical standards, directors, stage managers, and actors can co-create moment-to-moment relationships in a replicable manner. By choreographing the details like dance or fight choreography, authentic interactions comes into focus through professional storytelling.

Moderators
AP

Artemis Presshl

Artemis Preeshl has directed 75 plays and 75 dancers. Having performed as a dancer for more than 30 years, Dr. Preeshl has choreographed scenes such as DeFlores’s seduction of Beatrice in The Changling, Dan and Alice’s break-up in Closer, and Melchior and Wendla’s... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Converse College - Studio 2 - Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

9:00am

Production Planning: Methods to Plan and Prepare for a Successful Production
This session focuses on different methods to develop a process to production estimate budgets for scenery, props, electrics and costumes. A discussion about how to take designer information and turn it into a realistic estimate for labor and materials that fits into the given resources. Good estimates are essential to the entire production process. They help ensure that each area has enough time and money to successfully finish on time and on budget.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Lile

Jim Lile

KCACTF Region IV -Technical Director, Florida state University
Jim Lile has spent the last 30 years working live theatre. He is currently an Assistant Professor of technical production at Florida State University. Most recently he served as director of production for Des Moines Metro Opera 45th season and Technical Director for Nashville Opera... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate Campus- HEC 2039

9:00am

Two-Year College Theatre Faculty Round Table Discussion
An informal opportunity for faculty and staff at two-year college theatre programs to network with one another to discuss issues, trends, and ideas unique to two-year programs and their students.

Speakers
avatar for Grechen Lynne Wingerter

Grechen Lynne Wingerter

KCACTF Region IV - Next Steps Coordinator, Pellissippi State Community College
Grechen Lynne Wingerter (Region IV Next Steps Coordinator) is Associate Professor of Theatre at Pellissippi State Community College. Grechen has directed and stage managed for such theatres as Sandusky State Repertory Theatre, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Illinois... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate Campus-URC 219

9:00am

ITJA Session 1
ITJA First Session

Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 11:15am
Marriott - Earle's Ford Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

9:00am

Dramaturgy Initiative Session 1
Dramaturgy Session 1

Speakers
SB

Sean Bartley

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy, Deputy Coordinator
avatar for Marshall Botvinick

Marshall Botvinick

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy Coordinator
Marshall Botvinick is a full-time lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is both a playwright and a dramaturg. His plays have been developed at South Carolina Repertory Company and the Mid-America Theater Conference. He is the author of Jonson: Volpone and... Read More →
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Shirley Serotsky

Dramaturgical Respondent
Shirley Serotsky has been a director, dramaturg, artistic leader, educator and programmer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. Between 2008-2016 she served in a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional... Read More →


9:00am

Stage Management 1 on 1 Group "A" Interviews
Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 309 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

Stage Management 1 on 1 Group "B" Interviews
Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

9:30am

Load-in and Tech Danube
Load-in and Tech Danube

Wednesday February 6, 2019 9:30am - 2:00pm
Wofford College -Richardson Auditorium Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:00am

Invited One-Act Reading and Response: "Arachnathology"
Arachnothogy - by Kimberly Patterson Reading & response 10-11:30am  

Moderators
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Wofford College - Sallenger Black Box Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:00am

Load-in and Tech Bloodroot
Bloodroot Load-In and Tech

Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:00am - 7:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

10:30am

Authentic Liberated Expression: A Somatic Approach to Bringing the Body and Dreams into Acting
Based on the work of Marion Woodman, Gabrielle Roth, and Bobby Bosnak, this workshop is designed to introduce embodied somatic approaches and techniques into the acting studio that include authentic movement, ecstatic dance, and dream work. Participants should wear comfortable clothing. If time allows, student monologues will be worked.

Moderators
BP

Bess Park

Bess Park (MA/MFA) is completing her doctoral work at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she is studying Depth Psychology with a concentration in Somatic Studies. Her research focuses on the intersectionality of Somatics, Performance Studies, and Depth Psychology. Bess has been a university... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:30am

Writing with Women in Mind: The Bechdel Test and Beyond
This discussion and workshop examines and discusses the ways in which women are portrayed onstage, looking at the Bechdel Test, the Floor Lamp Test, the Jane Test, and others. Participants write and share a short scene, using the discussion as inspiration.

Moderators
GG

Gina Grandi

Dr. Gina L. Grandi is currently a lecturer in the Theatre and Dance Department at Appalachian State University. She come to App State by way of New York University, where she taught theatre education and pre-certification courses and worked as a professional development consultant... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Upstate Campus - HEC 2024 Health Education Center, 300 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

12:00pm

Koukla Rehearsal
1 Act Koukla Reading reh. 12-1

Speakers
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Wofford College - Sallenger Black Box Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

Invited One-Act Reading and Response: "Koukla"
Invited 1 act Koukla by Ashley McGuire Reading and Response 1-2

Moderators
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wofford College - Sallenger Black Box Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

DTM Response Session 2
Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 310 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

Design - It's more than a pretty picture
This workshop will explore the importance of the Design Statement and how to write one.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Bristow

Alice Bristow

KCACTF Region IV - Response Coordinator, Georgia, Berry College Theatre
Alice Bristow received her MFA in Costume Design from Indiana University. She has produced costumes for various theatres including La Jolla Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, University of Michigan, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Indianapolis Opera, the University of Colorado at Boulder... Read More →



Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

1:00pm

Ronald Rand's "Art of Transformation" Master Acting Workshop
Ronald Rand's "ART OF TRANSFORMATION" Master Workshop, is the only workshop in the world bringing to participants the unique opportunity of learning the 40 tools on Stanislavsky's acting chart, "The Method of Physical Actions." Together we explore through improvisation, poetry, and physical exercises, ways to unleash creativity, dealing with the "inner critic," bringing greater insight towards characterization, simplicity, revealing one's authentic voice - leading to successful auditions and truthful characterizations. The acting workshop is useful for those with experience or beginners. The great Russian Master teacher and director, Stanislavsky developed his "Method of Physical Actions" chart after 40 years of experimentation. He gave this chart personally to Stella Adler when he worked with her in 1934 in Paris. She is the only American teacher to have studied with Stanislavsky for five weeks. She brought the chart back to The Group Theatre. Ronald Rand was taught by Stella Adler for over 5 years, and his mentors include Harold Clurman, Jerzy Grotowski, Joseph Chaikin and Bobby Lewis.

Moderators
avatar for Ronald Rand

Ronald Rand

Performing Artist & International Goodwill Ambassador, Ronald Rand is currently an Adjunct Professor of Theatre in the Theatre Program at the University of North Alabama. He has been a Visiting Guest Professor at over 75 universities, and colleges across America and around the world... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

2:00pm

Load-in and Tech "Antigone"
Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

2:15pm

Dramaturgy Initiative Session 2
Dramaturgy Session 2

Speakers
SB

Sean Bartley

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy, Deputy Coordinator
avatar for Marshall Botvinick

Marshall Botvinick

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy Coordinator
Marshall Botvinick is a full-time lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is both a playwright and a dramaturg. His plays have been developed at South Carolina Repertory Company and the Mid-America Theater Conference. He is the author of Jonson: Volpone and... Read More →
SS

Shirley Serotsky

Dramaturgical Respondent
Shirley Serotsky has been a director, dramaturg, artistic leader, educator and programmer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. Between 2008-2016 she served in a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional... Read More →


2:30pm

Instant Playwriting-- What it is and how to do it well
This fast paced workshop hands you the nuts and bolts of playwriting from inspiration to submitting your properly formatted manuscript. Please bring a laptop or something to write with and to write on!

Moderators
TR

Todd Ristau

Todd Ristau is the founder and director of the Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, and recently received the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for excellence in theatre education. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright's Workshop and his plays have been performed in... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus - HEC 2030 Health Education Center, 300 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

2:30pm

Sustainability in Theatre
Tips for Professionals, Educators and Students (in performance, management and design/tech) for teaching and producing environmentally sustainable theatre.

Speakers
avatar for Vandy Scoates

Vandy Scoates

Limestone College
Vandy Scoates has worked all over the country in professional theatre as an actor, designer, and technician for the past 18 years. Her interests in research led her to an MA in Theatre Arts at Villanova University and finally to an MFA in Design from University of North Carolina Greensboro.Vandy... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus - HEC 2028 Health Education Center, 300 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

3:00pm

Costume Design and Cultural Responsibility: Inspiration vs. Appropriation
Limited Capacity full

A conversation on the cultural responsibilty of Costume Designers in an ever growing global society. Within the workshop we will discuss:

-Our own cultural backgrounds and how that can inform our work.
-Methods of research/incorporation/expression of design outside of our immediate cultural experience.
-The line between inspiration and appropriation.
-The intersections of cultures and how that can embolden and elevate a design.


Speakers
SJ

Samantha Jones

Samantha C. Jones is a Costume Designer and sometimes educator who has spent her life obsessed with what clothing tells us about the person wearing it. She holds a B.F.A. from Howard University and an M.F.A. from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Working largely in and around... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

3:00pm

PERFORMANCE: The Danube produced by Wofford College
The Danube  by Marie Irene Fornes - KCACTF4 Invited Production
Produced by Wofford College.
Due to the unique staging approach there are limited seats for this production. We are presenting two opportunities to see it.  Wednesday, Feb 6 at 3pm and Thursday, Feb 7 at 10:30 am.  Tickets will be made available at the info table in the Marriott Lobby.
Performances are at the Wofford College Theatre - Richardson Auditorium.

María Irene Fornés (1930 - 2018)
 
America has produced no dramatist of greater importance than María Irene Fornés, a statement with which no serious person familiar with our literature and stage practice could disagree. She’s one of the greats: Her accomplishment is unimpeachable, enduring, protean. She ranks with Albee, Guare, and Mamet; with Caryl Churchill in England and the late Heiner Müller in Berlin. I have loved her work since I first started studying and thinking about playwriting. Her plays and productions altered my understanding of what theater is; what it aims at accomplishing; what it may demand of its audience; how it speaks to the political through the personal and vice versa; and the role beauty plays in the political, redemptive, transformational power of art. Fornés is a creator of worlds of tough, exigent, overwhelming beauty.
- Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America


Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →



Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Wofford College -Richardson Auditorium Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

3:00pm

Broadway Bootcamp: Dance
Work with Broadway's James Gray (The Producers, Bullets Over Broadway) and learn tips and techniques to booking the gig on Broadway. Learn a dance combination from a Broadway show. All Levels welcome.

Moderators
JG

James Gray

James Gray (director/choreographer)TV: Mel Brooks' AFI Lifetime Achievement TV Special (Emmy Award). BROADWAY: Prince Of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, The Producers, A Christmas Story, Carousel and The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Young Frankenstein. LONDON... Read More →

Wednesday February 6, 2019 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Converse College - Studio 1 Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

4:00pm

Ten Minute Play "A" Cast Rehearsals
Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The George Rm 150 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

4:00pm

Ten Minute Play "C" Cast Rehearsals
Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The George- Rm 170

4:00pm

Ten Minute Play "E" Cast Rehearsals
Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:30pm
The George-Rm 280

4:30pm

SDC Orientation
Speakers
DS

Dewey Scott-Wiley

KCACTF Region IV - SDC Coordinator
Dewey Scott-Wiley is the coordinator of Directing Initiatives for KCACTF Region IV. She is a Professor of Theatre, and heads up the performance curriculum at University of South Carolina Aiken. As a professional actor and director, Dewey has worked extensively up and down the east... Read More →


Wednesday February 6, 2019 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Wofford College - Sallenger Black Box Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

5:30pm

Ten Minute Play "B" Cast Rehearsals
Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The George Rm 150 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

5:30pm

Ten Minute Play "D" Cast Rehearsals
Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The George - Rm 160 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

5:30pm

Ten Minute Play "F" Cast Rehearsals
Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The George - Rm 250 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

5:30pm

ITJA Session 2
ITJA Second Session

Wednesday February 6, 2019 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Marriott - Earle's Ford Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

6:00pm

Staff /Guest Dinner
Festival staff dinner - meet guests in the Mariott Lobby

Wednesday February 6, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marriott - Lobby Coffee Shop 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

8:00pm

PERFORMANCE: Bloodroot -Liberty University & Announcements
Bloodroot - a new play developed by the women's writing project at Liberty University.

Begun as a response to the challenge to create more roles for women, this play brings together six different histories of women from the Clinch Mountain area in Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.  Ranging from the  1940's back to 1755, the tales of the strong-willed and determined women who helped shape our country are explored in this thoughtful and provocative narrative.

From some of the playwrights -
I initially joined this project because it sounded like a great story to be a part of and I wanted a great résumé builder. Seeing a piece of work come together from so many different minds and the stories of beautifully strong women of our history was so inspirational. The best part of this entire process is looking into the eyes of those playing these women, embracing the connection that these women have with each other, and uniting it with our own stories of who we want to be. I hope that all who watch this show see the heartbreak, the devastation and learn to find the courage and resilience that these women found for themselves. - Sarah Beattie
This project was special because of the passion behind it - from our first meeting to our final read-through, every woman in the room was ready, willing, and excited to be telling these stories. During the process of researching and writing, I was constantly surprised by the bravery and strength shown by the women of the Clinch Mountain area. This play can only contain a small fraction of the many, but these are voices that deserve to be heard and remembered.
- Kristin Lindquist
I have learned so much and loved every moment of it! It was priceless to see all the girls in this project come together to create. When I first got involved I didn’t realize the scale of it, but I am so glad I was able to be so involved because I have learned so much about myself as a creative person and about the other women in this department. One of my favorite moments was seeing the scenes on their feet for the first time. It was like all the imaginations in my head were coming to life, and I am now hooked on the magic of playwriting. I always laugh when I remember where my scene fi rst started to where it is now. It is scary and humbling to play a character that I’ve written, but I wouldn’t trade this experience.
- Laura Falcione

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →



Wednesday February 6, 2019 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

10:00pm

Hospitality suite for festival staff and guests
Faculty and Guest Artists join us for a chance to relax and chat.

Wednesday February 6, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Mariott Peach Board Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

11:30pm

Load Out Bloodroot
Load out of Bloodroot

Wednesday February 6, 2019 11:30pm - 11:59pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302
 
Thursday, February 7
 

8:00am

DTM Response Session 3
Thursday February 7, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Upstate Campus - CLC 310 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:00am

ITJA Session 3
Thursday February 7, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Marriott - Earle's Ford Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

8:00am

8:00am

8:30am

8:30am

Ten Minute Play "B" Cast Rehearsals
Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Upstate Campus - URC Great Room University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:30am

9:00am

Bloodroot - Response Session
Festival Guests Buzz Herman (National Chair New Play Program) and Greta Lambert (Associate Artistic Director of The Alabama Shakespeare Theatre) will discuss the performance with the company of Bloodroot.

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
GL

Greta Lambert

Associate Artistic Director, Alabma Shakespeare Festival
Greta Lambert, (SDC Guest Respondent) ASF Associate Artistic Director, has been a company member of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival since 1985. She served as Director of Education and Outreach for 8 years, directing the Acting Intern Company in 8 productions of Shakespeare that toured... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Upstate campus - ETV Studio Media Center - 375 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

Stage Management 1 on 1 Group "C" Interviews
Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 309 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

Stage Management 1 on 1 Group "D" Interviews
Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

9:00am

Load In Mystery at Midnight
Speakers
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 12:30pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

SDC Round 1
Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wofford College - Sallenger Black Box Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

SDC Round 1 - Holding Room
Thursday February 7, 2019 9:00am - 1:00pm
Wofford College - Acting Studio

9:30am

Dramaturgy Case Book 1 on 1 Sessions
Speakers
SB

Sean Bartley

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy, Deputy Coordinator
avatar for Marshall Botvinick

Marshall Botvinick

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy Coordinator
Marshall Botvinick is a full-time lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is both a playwright and a dramaturg. His plays have been developed at South Carolina Repertory Company and the Mid-America Theater Conference. He is the author of Jonson: Volpone and... Read More →
SS

Shirley Serotsky

Dramaturgical Respondent
Shirley Serotsky has been a director, dramaturg, artistic leader, educator and programmer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. Between 2008-2016 she served in a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional... Read More →


10:00am

10:00am

Ten Minute Play "E" Cast Rehearsals
Thursday February 7, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
Upstate Campus - URC Great Room University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:00am

10:00am

Load in and Tech Emilie
Thursday February 7, 2019 10:00am - 7:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

10:30am

PERFORMANCE: Antigone - Clayton State
Clayton State takes on Bertolt Brecht's adaptation of Antigone.  The text of the
play itself is an exciting blend of a classical text and epic theatre. Students participating in the
production and audiences were able to encounter the tragedy of Antigone, rendered through
Brecht and Malina’s words, and viewed through the lens of our contemporary vision. Though
Sophocles’ text is thousands of years old, Brecht’s adaptation 70 years old, and Malina’s
translation over 50 years old, the themes, images, and words still resonate. Throughout the
rehearsal process, actors noticed lines or moments that stood out as particularly relevant to the
current political situation in the US and integrated those resonances into their performance.

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:30am

Finding your Presence in Breath and Voice
What does it mean to be truly present with someone? Or present with yourself? Rooted in the Second Circle work developed by Patsy Rodenburg, this workshop will focus on being present and vulnerable with yourself and others. We will then utilize these skills to connect with a supported breath and promote a free speaking voice.

Moderators
MT

Mary Trotter

Mary Trotter is a member of the performance faculty in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri. She has acted and directed professionally in the pacific northwest, Chicago, and New York City, where she had the pleasure of studying with Patsy Rodenburg... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
Upstate campus - ETV Studio Media Center - 375 Hodge Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:30am

PERFORMANCE: The Danube produced by Wofford College
The Danube  by Marie Irene Fornes - KCACTF4 Invited Production
Produced by Wofford College.
Due to the unique staging approach there are limited seats for this production. We are presenting two opportunities to see it.  Wednesday, Feb 6 at 3pm and Thursday, Feb 7 at 10:30 am.  Tickets will be made available at the info table in the Marriott Lobby.
Performances are at the Wofford College Theatre - Richardson Auditorium.

María Irene Fornés (1930 - 2018)
 
America has produced no dramatist of greater importance than María Irene Fornés, a statement with which no serious person familiar with our literature and stage practice could disagree. She’s one of the greats: Her accomplishment is unimpeachable, enduring, protean. She ranks with Albee, Guare, and Mamet; with Caryl Churchill in England and the late Heiner Müller in Berlin. I have loved her work since I first started studying and thinking about playwriting. Her plays and productions altered my understanding of what theater is; what it aims at accomplishing; what it may demand of its audience; how it speaks to the political through the personal and vice versa; and the role beauty plays in the political, redemptive, transformational power of art. Fornés is a creator of worlds of tough, exigent, overwhelming beauty. 
- Tony Kushner, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Angels in America


Thursday February 7, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Wofford College -Richardson Auditorium Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

11:30am

Stanislavsky Says - Focus and Ensemble Exercises from the Moscow Art Theatre
According to the Moscow Art Theatre School, there three main elements of acting are focus, ensemble, and imagination. This workshop focuses on the first two in that list. The exercises in this session are designed to develop focus skills and foster a sense of ensemble that is often difficult to achieve in early stages of actor training or in a short rehearsal period. Actors and instructors of all levels are invited to attend.

Moderators
avatar for Jennifer Goff

Jennifer Goff

Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts, Centre College
Dr. Goff is in her second year at Centre College, having arrived there via Wayne State University, Frostburg State University, and Virginia Tech. She holds degrees from University of Portland (BA), University of South Carolina (MA), and Wayne State University (PhD). She also studied... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Upstate Campus - URC Great Room University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

11:30am

Upcycling and recycling to make interesting costume and prop items
In a world where recycling is critical and problematic and budgets are at an all time low, upcycling has become an interesting, creative and important part of design. Finding a creative alternative can be cost effective and much more accessible than the more expensive alternative. In this workshop, the discussion about budgets will be explored as well as thinking of alternatives that are readily accessible.

Moderators
LD

Leni Dyer

Leni is an Associate Professor and Costume Designer in the Department of Theatre & Danceat Austin Peay State University. She received her BA from Kennesaw State University and her MFA from the University of Alabama. Her professional career has taken her all over the United States... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm
Upstate Campus-URC 219

12:00pm

Load Out Antigone
Thursday February 7, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

12:30pm

Dramaturgy Initiative Session 3
Speakers
SB

Sean Bartley

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy, Deputy Coordinator
avatar for Marshall Botvinick

Marshall Botvinick

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy Coordinator
Marshall Botvinick is a full-time lecturer at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He is both a playwright and a dramaturg. His plays have been developed at South Carolina Repertory Company and the Mid-America Theater Conference. He is the author of Jonson: Volpone and... Read More →
SS

Shirley Serotsky

Dramaturgical Respondent
Shirley Serotsky has been a director, dramaturg, artistic leader, educator and programmer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. Between 2008-2016 she served in a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional... Read More →


1:00pm

Danube Response Session
Festival Guests Michelle Bombe (National Chair KCACTF) and Val Winkleman (National Chair Design, Tech and Management KCACTF) will discuss the performance with the company of The Danube.

Speakers
MB

Michelle Bombe

KCACTF National Chairperson


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Wofford College -Richardson Auditorium Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

DTM Resume Workshop
DTM bring your resume to get feedback. Hands on workshop.

Moderators
EM

Eric Marsh

Eric Marsh is a Professor at Sam Houston State University where he teaches Lighting and Sound Design. Eric is the KC-ACTF co-chair for DTM Region 6.

Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

1:00pm

Next Steps Round Table Forum
A forum for anyone looking to take the "Next Step" in their academic/professional career.

Speakers
avatar for Grechen Lynne Wingerter

Grechen Lynne Wingerter

KCACTF Region IV - Next Steps Coordinator, Pellissippi State Community College
Grechen Lynne Wingerter (Region IV Next Steps Coordinator) is Associate Professor of Theatre at Pellissippi State Community College. Grechen has directed and stage managed for such theatres as Sandusky State Repertory Theatre, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Illinois... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus-URC 219

1:00pm

Theatrical Intimacy Education
Theatrical Intimacy Education imparts directors, performers, production designers/crew/management and teaching artists/educators with the knowledge and tools for approaching sensitive material (for stage, film, and television) safely and ethically. In this workshop, participants will learn best practices for discussing and staging intimate content in class, rehearsal, and coaching without sacrificing creative vision and maintaining the joy of the creative process. All participants will be provided with the clear, specific vocabulary necessary to stage sensitive content, and will learn how to resolve potential moments of conflict in a positive, productive, and collaborative manner.
No photography, audio recording, or video recording. Notes must be taken by hand and not on an electronic devices.

Moderators
LR

Laura Rikard

Laura (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) is a director, actor, stage movement specialist, intimacy choreographer, Assistant Professor of Theatre at USC Upstate, and a founding member of Theatre Intimacy Education. She has taught workshops and presented on Staging Intimacy at the ATHE Conference, the... Read More →

Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus - URC Great Room University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

NPP Performance and Response: Mystery at Midnight
Mystery at Midnight by Sean McCord

NPP Invited Performance

Moderators
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:30pm

Broadway Bootcamp: Dance
Work with Broadway's James Gray (The Producers, Bullets Over Broadway) and learn tips and techniques to booking the gig on Broadway. Learn a dance combination from a Broadway show. All Levels welcome.

Speakers
JG

James Gray

James Gray (director/choreographer)TV: Mel Brooks' AFI Lifetime Achievement TV Special (Emmy Award). BROADWAY: Prince Of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, The Producers, A Christmas Story, Carousel and The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Young Frankenstein. LONDON... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Converse College - Studio 1 Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

1:30pm

Dramaturgy Case Book 1 on 1 Sessions
Speakers
SB

Sean Bartley

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy, Deputy Coordinator
SS

Shirley Serotsky

Dramaturgical Respondent
Shirley Serotsky has been a director, dramaturg, artistic leader, educator and programmer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. Between 2008-2016 she served in a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional... Read More →


2:30pm

Ten Minute Play "D" Cast Rehearsals
Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Upstate Campus - URC 248 University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

2:30pm

Ten Minute Play "E" Cast Rehearsals
Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Upstate Campus - URC Great Room University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

2:30pm

2:30pm

Designing with Images from Your Dreams
This workshop focuses on the dream life of the designer. Tess Castleman writes that the art of creating and manipulating images is both ancient and universal. "It is the art of capturing a psychological aspect in physical form (Sacred Dream Circles, 2009, p. 99). Participants will bring in dream images from which to work with and begin to dialogue with those images as a designer would begin to analyze a script. Working from and with these images opens the imagination to new opportunities of engagement with dramatic material, both scripted and devised.

Speakers
BP

Bess Park

Bess Park (MA/MFA) is completing her doctoral work at Pacifica Graduate Institute where she is studying Depth Psychology with a concentration in Somatic Studies. Her research focuses on the intersectionality of Somatics, Performance Studies, and Depth Psychology. Bess has been a university... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

2:30pm

DTM Response Session 4
Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 310 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

2:30pm

Irene Ryan Semifinal Round
Thursday February 7, 2019 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

3:00pm

Response Session for Antigone
Festival Guests Patrick Dizney (KCACTF Chair Region 7) and Patrik Motwani (Delle ' Arte International) will discuss the performance with the company of Antigone.


Speakers
PD

Patrick Dizney

Chair - KCACTF Region 7
PM

Pratik Motwani

Originally from Mumbai, Pratik Motwani is a resident artist/faculty/company member with Dell' Arte International in California. As a self producing actor/creator Pratik creates, produces and tours original works of devised physical theatre. More info on his self produced shows: w... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus - URC 249 University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

3:00pm

Moving Staged Reading Rehearsal
Speakers
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

3:30pm

3:30pm

Ten Minute Play "B" Cast Rehearsals
Thursday February 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Upstate Campus - URC Great Room University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

3:30pm

Ten Minute Play "C" Cast Rehearsals
Thursday February 7, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Upstate Campus - URC 248 University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

3:30pm

Raise Your Voice!
Interested in having your voice heard regarding programming, opportunities, and vision for your regional and national KCACTF? We want to make a place for you at the table with your participation in Student Councils organized by focus: (Latinx, African-American, Asian, LGBTQ+, Disabilities, Women, and more)you can help direct the future of the organization. Come and meet with National Leadership of KCACTF if you would be interested in participating.

Moderators
MB

Michelle Bombe

KCACTF National Chairperson

Speakers
GH

Gregg Henry

Artistic Director Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival


Thursday February 7, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Upstate Campus - Tukey Theatre USC Upstate Library, Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC, USA

3:30pm

ITJA Session 4
Thursday February 7, 2019 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Marriott - Earle's Ford Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

4:00pm

David Shelton Award Winner: Moving - Staged Reading and Response
Moving by Sean McCord

Moderators
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

4:30pm

Broadway Bootcamp: Dance
Work with Broadway's James Gray (The Producers, Bullets Over Broadway) and learn tips and techniques to booking the gig on Broadway. Learn a dance combination from a Broadway show. All Levels welcome.

Speakers
JG

James Gray

James Gray (director/choreographer)TV: Mel Brooks' AFI Lifetime Achievement TV Special (Emmy Award). BROADWAY: Prince Of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, The Producers, A Christmas Story, Carousel and The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Young Frankenstein. LONDON... Read More →


Thursday February 7, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Converse College - Studio 1 Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

6:00pm

DTM Mixer
Thursday February 7, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 310 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

6:00pm

Guest Artist Dinner
Thursday February 7, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Mariott Peach Board Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

8:30pm

PERFORMANCE: Émilie: The Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight - Georgia Southern and Evening Annoucements
Émilie: The Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight.  by Lauren Gunderson
Produced by Georgia Southern University

House opens at 8:00, curtain at 8:30
Written by Georgia playwright Lauren Gunderson, Émilie is the story of a mathematical genius, the first woman published by the French Academy of Science, a member of the royalty and a lover of Voltaire. The Marquise overcomes the challenges faced by women of her time by living her life on her own terms. She fought for her own education, carried out experiments in physics and completed a translation and commentary of Isaac Newton’s Principia Mathematica that is still in use to date.

After the performance, Irene Ryan finalist announcement, Medallion award and ATHE

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →



Thursday February 7, 2019 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

10:00pm

Hospitality Suite
Or as soon as the show ends

Please join us for conversation and down time. Drinks are available in the Hotel Lobby Bar.

Thursday February 7, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Mariott Peach Board Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

11:30pm

Load Out Emilie
Thursday February 7, 2019 11:30pm - 11:59pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302
 
Friday, February 8
 

7:00am

Load in and Tech String
Friday February 8, 2019 7:00am - 11:30am
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

7:30am

SDC Finalist Rehearsals
Friday February 8, 2019 7:30am - 11:30am
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:00am

8:00am

Ten Minute Play "E" Cast Rehearsals
Friday February 8, 2019 8:00am - 9:30am
Upstate Campus - URC 251 University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:00am

8:00am

Irene Ryan Semi-finalist Response Session
Friday February 8, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:00am

DTM Session 5
Friday February 8, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Upstate Campus - DTM Space

8:00am

Information Desk
Ask questions, get answers!

Friday February 8, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm
Marriott - Blackstock Room

8:30am

Stage Management Finalist Meeting
Friday February 8, 2019 8:30am - 11:30am
Upstate Campus - CLC 309 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

Emilie Response Session
Festival Guests Sharon Ott (Chair, Department of Theatre Virginia Commonwealth) and Michelle Bombe (National Chair KCACTF) will discuss the performance with the company of Emilie.

Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
The George - Rm 160 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

One-Act Reading Rehearsal: "Break"
Speakers
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
Wofford College - Sallenger Black Box Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

Devised Theatre Rehearsal
Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:15am
Upstate Campus - URC Great Room University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:00am

ASPIRE - Panel on Careers In Creative Leadership
Limited Capacity seats available

Open to everyone

Speakers
MS

Mike Sablone

Artistic Director - Warehouse Theatre
Mike Sablone is the Producing Artistic Director of the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville, South Carolina. Before joining The Warehouse he spent seven years as a dramaturg for Center Theatre Group (Mark Taper Forum, Ahmanson Theatre, and Kirk Douglas Theatre). While there he was the... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA

9:00am

Digital Rendering with Free Programs: 3d Modeling in Sketch-up
In this workshop we explore the practical applications of working with Trimble Sketch-Up 2018. This versatile 3d-modeling program can be used for everything from perspective sketching guides to full drafting. We will explore the possibilities as a modeling program, rendering tool, sketching tool and sometimes even a basic drafting program. All are welcome, but if you have your computer, download this free program and follow along in the demo sections!

Moderators
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
The George-Rm 180

9:00am

Get to know the Black Theatre Network (BTN)
Chris Berry will introduce you to the Black Theatre Network!
Dedicated to the Exploration and Preservation of the Theatrical Visions of the African Diaspora. The Black Theatre Network is comprised of artists, educators, scholars, students and theatre lovers who are dedicated to the exploration and preservation of the theatrical visions of the African Diaspora. For over 30 years, the Black Theatre Network has collected, processed and distributed information that supports the professional and personal development of its membership (comprised of individuals engaged in the full range of theatre professions, professional and community theatres and organizations, and academic institutions).

Speakers
avatar for Chris Berry

Chris Berry

KCACTF Region IV Irene Ryan Deputy Coordinator


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate Campus- HPAC 122

9:00am

Safety in the Theatre, playing it safe
Limited Capacity filling up

An overview of safety strategies, guidance, best practices for live events. Our industry is amazing and innovative, but sometimes our "show must go on" motto can lead to short cuts and hazards. Discussions will include recognizing issues, communicating with performers and audiences, and how to have an awesome show, where everyone goes home better than they arrived.

Moderators
DH

Danielle Hernadez

Danielle Hernandez was in the chorus of the school musical her sophomore year of high school. Her performance was quite terrible. Fortunately, junior year she joined the technical theatre crew and found her calling, which led to BA in Theatre. For more than 25 years, Danielle has... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
USC Upstate-HPAC Scene Shop

9:00am

Snap, Clap, Stomp: A Shakespearean Cold Read
There have been many tools to master Shakespeare. What do you do when you are asked to read him with very little prep? Here is a tool that focuses on how to use his punctuation and help you in your next Shakespeare audition.

Moderators
JW

Jordan Wolfe

Jordan Wolfe is Head of Theatre at Coastal Carolina Community College, has performed all across the United States including First Folio in Chicago, Guthrie in Minneapolis, and Repertory theatres throughout the midwest. He is also the Head of Dram Tree Shakespeare in Wilmington, N... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Converse College - Studio 2 - Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

9:00am

The Physical Actor: WAY beyond the psychological! Aware, Available, Responsive!
Join us for this very physical exploration of the work of the actor/creator, from the perspectives of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Improvisation, movement, ferocious play, embodiment, and total availability will be the territories we encounter! Come prepared to move, play, see, and laugh.

Speakers
PM

Pratik Motwani

Originally from Mumbai, Pratik Motwani is a resident artist/faculty/company member with Dell' Arte International in California. As a self producing actor/creator Pratik creates, produces and tours original works of devised physical theatre. More info on his self produced shows: w... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Converse College - Studio 1 Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

9:00am

WYSIWYG Design
Limited Capacity filling up

This workshop will explore the different modes of WYSIWYG Design.

CAD Mode: working in three-dimensional spaces, drawing venues, set pieces, pipes, inserting hanging structures, hanging and focusing fixtures.

Data Mode: working with spreadsheets, create and edit a patch, monitor data.

Design Mode: visualization of lighting looks, experimenting with moving lights and scenery, creating color renderings.

Presentation Mode: Create printouts, reports, pipe tapes.

Speakers
BW

Barry Whitfield

Barry received a MFA-IA from Goddard College. He is a scenographer, set, lighting and costume designer. He is currently the Theatre Manager and Technical Director for the Performing Arts Center at the University of South Carolina Upstate in Spartanburg.Barry received meritorious design... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate- HPAC 123 WYSISWYG Lab

9:00am

Musical Theatre Initiative: Semi Finals
Speakers
avatar for Justin Cowan

Justin Cowan

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, The U of Alabama
Dr. Justin P. Cowan is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama after completing his DMA in Conducting at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. As a professional Musical Director and Conductor, Justin has had the opportunity... Read More →
MB

Michelle Bombe

KCACTF National Chairperson
JG

James Gray

James Gray (director/choreographer)TV: Mel Brooks' AFI Lifetime Achievement TV Special (Emmy Award). BROADWAY: Prince Of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, The Producers, A Christmas Story, Carousel and The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Young Frankenstein. LONDON... Read More →
JR

Joel Rogers

KCACTF Region IV - MTI Coordinator


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am
Converse College - Lawson Recital hall - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

9:00am

Next Steps 2 year Schools Auditions
Students from 2 year schools will audition for four year programs. You will need to go to the Region IV web page - Next Steps - for more information.


Speakers
avatar for Tim &quotX" Davis

Tim "X" Davis

KCACTF Region IV - Respondent Coordinator (KY and TN), Next Steps Coordinator
Tim "X” Davis is the coordinator and founder of the Theatre program at the Bluegrass Community and Technical College in Lexington, Kentucky. He is an alumnus of the University of Southern Mississippi (MFA 97). Tim has performed and directed all over the southeast and has appeared... Read More →
avatar for Grechen Lynne Wingerter

Grechen Lynne Wingerter

KCACTF Region IV - Next Steps Coordinator, Pellissippi State Community College
Grechen Lynne Wingerter (Region IV Next Steps Coordinator) is Associate Professor of Theatre at Pellissippi State Community College. Grechen has directed and stage managed for such theatres as Sandusky State Repertory Theatre, Idaho Repertory Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Illinois... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
The George Rm 150 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:30am

9:30am

Ten Minute Play "B" Cast Rehearsals
Friday February 8, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
Upstate Campus - URC 251 University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

9:30am

10:00am

Invited One Act Reading and Response: "Break"
Response to follow

Moderators
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Wofford College - Sallenger Black Box Theatre (RCA) 130 Memorial Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:30am

Digital Rendering with Free Programs: Painting in Krita
In this workshop we explore the practical applications of working with Krita, a free painting program that can allow you to create professional pieces of art and rendering without the hefty price tag. This easy to pick up, powerful drawing program can be used for everything from renderings, to painter’s elevations. All are welcome, but if you have your computer and a digitizer pen tablet, download this free program and follow along in the demos!

Speakers
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm
The George-Rm 180

10:30am

Devised Theatre Performance
Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Upstate Campus - URC Great Room University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:30am

Dramaturgy Initiative Session 4
Speakers
SB

Sean Bartley

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy, Deputy Coordinator
SS

Shirley Serotsky

Dramaturgical Respondent
Shirley Serotsky has been a director, dramaturg, artistic leader, educator and programmer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. Between 2008-2016 she served in a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional... Read More →


10:30am

Irene Ryan Finalist Rehearsal
Friday February 8, 2019 10:30am - 1:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

11:00am

In Search of Character, Finding Self
The In Search of Character and Finding Self workshop introduces Drama-for-Life and how the process of creating a character for the stage can also help create a stronger, happier self in life. The hands-on event looks at the actor’s approach (and what the brain is doing) when bringing a character to life. The seminar will offer tips on how to remain sane, healthy and productive in a business that can encourage the abuse of self.

Moderators
avatar for Kathryn Ballou

Kathryn Ballou

Drama Specialist (Retired), Fine Arts Center
Drama-for-life, a practice of using theatre and drama as a rehearsal for life. | How to maintain your theatrical art as an active force within your life and how searching for a character can help the actor find themselves.

Friday February 8, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Upstate Campus-URC 219

12:00pm

PERFORMANCE: String - Jacksonville University
STRING - produced by Jacksonville University.  An original production by student playwright Carlos Adorno.

STRING follows the story of a musician, Shakespeare, his brother Chris, and their
Ma, as they fight to achieve satisfaction in their lives despite Ma’s deteriorating health.
Shakespeare’s musicianship is ultimately symbolic of the family’s scrupulous lifestyle,
as he plays a guitar that wields only one string. Directed by faculty Erik DeCicco this intimate play is written by JU Theater major Carlos Adorno featuring music by Casey Gulledge.  

Photo by  Josh Andrews 

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

12:00pm

4 Year School Expo - Recruiting of 2 Year School Transfers
Set-up of materials can be done anytime Friday Morning.  2-Year Auditions end at Noon on Friday.
Materials can remain overnight but the Break Area is public and cannot be secured. Materials can be stored overnight in the Festival Office located in the Blackstock room located near the Communal Break Area. All materials and displays must be removed by noon on Saturday.

Friday February 8, 2019 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Marriott - Communal Break Area

12:30pm

URTA - Gateway to Grad School: Graduate School Audition Workshop:
This presentation will address the process of choosing and preparing to audition or interview for graduate (MFA) training programs through URTA. Topics will include interview and audition techniques, researching grad training programs, locating a mentor/advisor, getting recommendations, understanding your strengths, conducting follow-up and other helpful suggestions.

Moderators
Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm
The George Rm 150 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

12:30pm

SDC Finalist Interviews
Friday February 8, 2019 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

Improvisation Foundations
Moderators
BS

Brad Stephenson

Dr. Brad Stephenson is Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Catawba College in Salisbury, NC where he teaches Improvisation, Playwriting, Theater History, Script Analysis, Dramatic Literature, and interdisciplinary honors courses. His new play, Sister of the Stars, received is premiere... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus - URC Great Room University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

That's Absurd!: Exploring Beckett Through Movement
Using scripts by Samuel Beckett, we will explore how story is shaped through movement in absurdist theatre. Actors and Directors will be guided through hands on exercises to remove the intimidation factor from absurdism and discover how to work within Beckett's staging to create visceral storytelling. No previous experience necessary.

Moderators
avatar for Molly Claassen

Molly Claassen

Assistant Professor of Theatre, Directing, Columbus State U
Molly Claassen is currently the Assistant Professor of Directing at Columbus State University. She has an MFA in directing from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a BA in theatre and teaching certification from Baldwin-Wallace University. She is a member of Actor's Equity Association... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus - URC 251 University Readiness Center 301 North Campus Boulevard, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

Musical Theatre Initiative Individual Response Sessions
Speakers
avatar for Justin Cowan

Justin Cowan

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, The U of Alabama
Dr. Justin P. Cowan is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama after completing his DMA in Conducting at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. As a professional Musical Director and Conductor, Justin has had the opportunity... Read More →
MB

Michelle Bombe

KCACTF National Chairperson
JG

James Gray

James Gray (director/choreographer)TV: Mel Brooks' AFI Lifetime Achievement TV Special (Emmy Award). BROADWAY: Prince Of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, The Producers, A Christmas Story, Carousel and The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Young Frankenstein. LONDON... Read More →
JR

Joel Rogers

KCACTF Region IV - MTI Coordinator


Friday February 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Converse College - Lawson Recital hall - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

1:30pm

I Have 17 Roommates: Pro-tips for Surviving Your First Year Out of College
Limited Capacity filling up

You know how to look for work, but how do you handle things like student loan payments and trying to stay healthy on no money? Part presentation, part open forum for questions, this workshop will focus on making it through post-undergrad life as a freelancer or an apprentice/intern.

Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm
The George Rm 150 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:30pm

Irene Ryan Final Round
Friday February 8, 2019 1:30pm - 6:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

2:00pm

Dramaturgy Coffee Shop Session
Speakers
SB

Sean Bartley

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy, Deputy Coordinator
SS

Shirley Serotsky

Dramaturgical Respondent
Shirley Serotsky has been a director, dramaturg, artistic leader, educator and programmer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. Between 2008-2016 she served in a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Marriott - Lobby Coffee Shop 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

2:00pm

ASPIRE - Student Presentations
Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 309 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

2:00pm

DTM Session 6
Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Upstate Campus - DTM Space

2:00pm

Strike String / Load in and Tech Hands Up
Friday February 8, 2019 2:00pm - 8:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

2:30pm

Give My Regards to Broadway!
Are you interesting in working on Broadway? Whether you are a Performer, Designer, Technician, Manager, or want to explore all of the myriad professional possibilities on Broadway - come join Claudia Lynch for an Information/ Question and Answer Session!

Moderators
CL

Claudia Lynch

KCACoordinator BFA in Stage Management, University of Central Florida
Claudia Lynch (Broadway: Rock of Ages, A Catered Affair, Company, Little Shop of Horrors; The Light in the Piazza, The Rivals, Dinner at Eight, Contact (at Lincoln Center Theater). NY City Center: A Bed and A Chair, Irma La Douce, Tick, tick…BOOM!, Pump Boys and Dinettes, A... Read More →

Friday February 8, 2019 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Upstate Campus- HPAC 120

2:30pm

ITJA Session 5
Friday February 8, 2019 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Marriott - Earle's Ford Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

3:00pm

Playwriting: The Building Blocks of Action
How do you as a playwright develop your plot? How do you select and create an order of events that provide meaning? What is the importance of a "scenario"? Does your plot have to follow a formula? What are the outcomes you are seeking? And ultimately, how do you tell your story? These are some of the questions we will explore in this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The George - Rm 160 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

3:00pm

Responding 101 and more
Limited Capacity seats available

For Faculty - if you are interested in being a respondent or have been but want some pointers - please come to this informal discussion of respondent responsibilities and some how to guidelines.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa L. Abbott

Lisa L. Abbott

KCACTF Region IV Vice Chair, Georgia Southern University
Lisa L. Abbott, MFA, SDC,  (KCACTF Region IV Vice Chair) is a professor at Georgia Southern University. Ms. Abbott teaches acting, directing and playwrighting at Georgia Southern. Prior to entering academia, she worked as an Equity Stage Manger and freelance director throughout the... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The George-Rm 180

3:00pm

Scarf Puppetry: Makeshift Marionettes.
Come to this workshop and explore the creation of easy and elegant scarf puppets. We will use a few basic materials to explore basic marionette principals, then create a simple puppet for us to practice with and explore methods of bringing fabric and string to life.

Speakers
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Upstate Campus- HPAC 122

3:00pm

Telling our Story: Claiming Space for Marginalized Populations (National Playwriting Program)
While theatre for social justice is on the rise, the stories of many marginalized communities are either often crafted by individuals outside the community or are the results of brief, unrelated partnerships. How do theatre practitioners avoid "tokenism"? As artists navigate a changing societal landscape that challenges equity, diversity must lead innovation and artistic creation. Learn current practices for cultivating narratives grounded in ethnographic drama and the difference between empowering marginalized communities and appropriation.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 3:00pm - 4:30pm
The George Rm 150 George Dean Johnson, Jr. College of Business and Economics, 160 E. Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29303

3:30pm

Open JAR Auditions
The Open Jar Institute is proud to present the Open Jar Music Theatre Award to one student from the MTI trackThe winner will have the choice of either a $300 CASH AWARD or a $600 SCHOLARSHIP to attend the Open Jar Institute.
Open Jar is also thrilled to announce that one student from the Open Jar Audition, which is open to all students at the festival, will win a $200 CASH AWARD or a $600 SCHOLARSHIP to attend the Open Jar Institute.



Speakers
JG

James Gray

James Gray (director/choreographer)TV: Mel Brooks' AFI Lifetime Achievement TV Special (Emmy Award). BROADWAY: Prince Of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, The Producers, A Christmas Story, Carousel and The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Young Frankenstein. LONDON... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Converse College - Lawson Recital hall - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

4:00pm

4:30pm

Modern Theatre Lighting
A demonstration of the current technology in theatre lighting today. Conducted by Productions Unlimited, this workshop will include theatrical LED fixtures, modern moving LED lights, networked lighting control, unified show control, and practical lighting effects with LED tape. A Q and A will follow.

Sponsors
avatar for Productions Unlimited Inc

Productions Unlimited Inc

Productions Unlimited, Inc. is a family-owned business founded in 1997. They specialize in the design, installation, and maintenance of theatrical equipment for a variety of performance spaces. As a Theatrical Systems Integrator, their staff of professionals has over 70 years of combined... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

5:00pm

String Response Session
Festival Guests Buzz Herman (National Chair New Play Program) and Elena Velasco (Artistic Director of Convergence Theatre in D.C.) will discuss the performance with the cast and crew of String.

Speakers
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →


6:00pm

Guest Artist Dinner
Meet in lobby

Friday February 8, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marriott - Lobby Coffee Shop 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

8:30pm

PERFORMANCE: Hands Up - Spelman College and Evening Announcements
There are times when art is made and times when it has to be made.
This is one of those times. This summer I was planning on directing
a gender bending version of 12 Angry Jurors for the fall semester at
Spelman. But every morning I woke up, I was witness to tragedy
after tragedy of African Americans breath being stolen from them
before they could reach the full potential of that breath and I could
not let my art be entertaining this season. I set out to motivate, to
activate, to participate, to invigorate, and most of all to mandate my
student artists to use their art to become ARTIVIST. What we have
assembled in this piece, through just a few weeks of rehearsal, is
turning these one-person monologues on their heads and making
them a community effort-onstage and off. I know that you will be
moved by this piece and my greatest desire is that it will move you
into your own sphere of creativity and awaken the ARTIVISTS in-
side of each and Every One of you....

Artistically,

Keith Arthur Bolden, MFA

Announcements to follow performance:
DTM Awards

Speakers
avatar for Richard

Richard "Buzz" Herman

University of Central Missouri
Richard “Buzz” Herman is Professor Emeritus of Theatre and Dance at the University of Central Missouri.  Buzz currently serves as the NPP National Chair for KCACTF. He is past Region V Chair of NPP, has served a member of the Region V Selection Team.  He has received three KCACTF... Read More →
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →



Friday February 8, 2019 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

10:00pm

Hands Up Response Session . Was moved to last night
Festival Guests Betsy Horth and Patrik Motwani (Delle 'Arte International) will discuss the performance with the company of Hands Up.

Speakers
BH

Betsey Horth

Prior to becoming the Executive Director of SETC 20 years ago, Betsey taught at Buffalo State College for 11 years and worked in marketing and/or development for professional theatres in Wisconsin and New York as well as in the ski and gift industries.She holds a MS in Creativity... Read More →
PM

Pratik Motwani

Originally from Mumbai, Pratik Motwani is a resident artist/faculty/company member with Dell' Arte International in California. As a self producing actor/creator Pratik creates, produces and tours original works of devised physical theatre. More info on his self produced shows: w... Read More →


Friday February 8, 2019 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 309 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:00pm

Hospitality Suite
Or as soon as the evening show is over

Friday February 8, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Mariott Peach Board Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA
 
Saturday, February 9
 

8:00am

Ten Minute Play Festival Tech Rehearsal
Speakers
avatar for Lee Shackleford

Lee Shackleford

KCACTF Region IV - NPP Vice Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lee is a writer for stage, screen, and radio with more than 200 produced scripts to his credit. At his "home base," the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he created the Theatre UAB Festival of Ten-Minute Plays in 2003, and has been the Producer of that event ever since.


Saturday February 9, 2019 8:00am - 10:00am
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:00am

SDC Finalist Tech Rehearsals
Saturday February 9, 2019 8:00am - 11:00am
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

8:00am

8:30am

DTM Collaboration Challenge
Saturday February 9, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am
Upstate Campus - CLC Ballroom

9:00am

Character Creation through Voice
Participants will explore a variety of dynamic vocal/physical exercises and techniques that will help them make clear, interesting, and healthy acting choices. Strong character creation requires an actor to work both "inside out" and "outside in", and this workshop will investigate pathways to repeatable character work that feels genuine to the actor and engages the audience in the story.

Moderators
EH

Erica Hughes

Erica Hughes teaches Voice and Speech at Virginia Commonwealth University and works as a voice, dialect, and text coach for theaters and individuals nationwide. She is a member of ATHE and VASTA, and has presented workshops and papers at VASTA/PAVA, SETC and the CDC. She holds an... Read More →

Saturday February 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Converse College - Studio 1 Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

9:00am

How to Incorporate Practices and Make Policy for Theatrical Intimacy in Your Program
This panel presentation, and question/answer discussion will offer tool for incorporating best practices for Theatrical Intimacy Education in the classroom, in rehearsal, and production. This program will also focus on helping faculty develop policy for various training programs, and offer a question/answer discussion around the pedagogy of Theatrical Intimacy Education.


Speakers
LR

Laura Rikard

Laura (SAG-AFTRA/AEA) is a director, actor, stage movement specialist, intimacy choreographer, Assistant Professor of Theatre at USC Upstate, and a founding member of Theatre Intimacy Education. She has taught workshops and presented on Staging Intimacy at the ATHE Conference, the... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate Campus- HPAC 120

9:00am

Sketching for Beginners:
Sketching a learned skill, not a natural born talent. This means that anyone can learn, but it also means that you need to practice regularly and it is a muscle that you have to exercise. Join this workshop for a low pressure sketching exploration of space, form and learn some tips for self-correct. We will discuss the basics of sketching and explore objects we see together in practice.

Speakers
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Upstate Campus- HPAC 122

9:00am

Making Your Research Work For You- AND For Your Craftspeople
This workshop will explore the us of research and how you can use it to effectively communicate and collaborate with the team.

Speakers
CB

Campbell Baird

Associate Arts Professor at NYU-Tisch School of the Arts
Campbell Baird designs scenery and costumes for live theatre, dance, and opera. He also works as a scenic artist, in addition to being an Associate Arts Professor at NYU-Tisch School of the Arts for over twenty-five years. He is a member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 as a Scenic... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 9:00am - 11:00am
Upstate Campus- HPAC 234

10:00am

ASPIRE Interviews
Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Upstate Campus - CLC 309 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

10:00am

MTI Finalist Rehearsal
Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Converse College - Lawson Recital hall - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

10:30am

PERFORMANCE: Ten Minute Play Festival
Response to follow performance

Speakers
avatar for Lee Shackleford

Lee Shackleford

KCACTF Region IV - NPP Vice Chair, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lee is a writer for stage, screen, and radio with more than 200 produced scripts to his credit. At his "home base," the University of Alabama at Birmingham, he created the Theatre UAB Festival of Ten-Minute Plays in 2003, and has been the Producer of that event ever since.
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →



Saturday February 9, 2019 10:30am - 12:30pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

11:00am

DTM Photo Shoot
Saturday February 9, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Upstate Campus - CLC Ballroom

11:00am

Tools for Beating out 89,00 people for your job: Improving First Impression Tools
You and your resume and your experience and who you know are your job tools. Hands-on and work-in-progress conversation looking at alternative viewpoints and tweaks to your approach and to your resume work to head you for success and not for the round file. Attendees bring 2 copies of their resume, business cards, laptop if possible, and an open mind.

Moderators
avatar for Jane Childs

Jane Childs

Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, SILV
Best known as half of the team of "Don and Jane" and continuing The Legacy of Don at SILV developing better ways to train students on cutting edge technology and to be the best humans they can be. In addition to being Don's partner in all life brought, Jane has done simultaneous translation... Read More →

Saturday February 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm
Upstate Campus - CLC 319 (Campus Life Center) 180 Gramling Dr, Spartanburg, SC 29303, USA
  • about Best known as half of the team of "Don and Jane" and continuing The Legacy of Don at SILV developing better ways to train students on cutting edge technology and to be the best humans they can be. In addition to being Don's partner in all life brought, Jane has done simultaneous translation for Ladislav Vychodil and swam competitively (individual medley), studied at Indiana University, La Sorbonne, University of Iowa. Shares Don's demand "Integrity is all we have: an artist without integrity has nothing" and that each day is a new beginning.

11:00am

From the Classroom to the Stage: Working with student stage managers
From the Classroom to the Stage: working with Student Stage Managers.

How do you teach Stage Management in a classroom? What techniques can be used to help undergraduate students succeed in Stage Managing a University production? What will best prepare your students to succeed as a Stage Manager post graduation?

This session will explore the techniques, skills, and questions to use with student stage managers to foster a more successful collaboration within your school environment, and prepare them for the professional world.

Speakers
JD

Joseph Drummond

The Goodman Theatre - Chicago
Joseph Drummond received USITT's 2017 Distinguished Achievement Award in Management. Drummond recently retired as a production stage manager with The Goodman Theatre in Chicago after 42 seasons. Drummond taught stage management at Roosevelt University for 21 years and is the recipient... Read More →
BR

Beth Ribar

Elisabeth Ribar is an AEA stage manager and production coordinator based in the Washington, DC metro area. Elisabeth has worked in stage management for over 40 professional productions in DC at theaters including the Kennedy Center, Olney Theatre Center, Folger Theatre, Studio Theatre... Read More →
CL

Claudia Lynch

KCACoordinator BFA in Stage Management, University of Central Florida
Claudia Lynch (Broadway: Rock of Ages, A Catered Affair, Company, Little Shop of Horrors; The Light in the Piazza, The Rivals, Dinner at Eight, Contact (at Lincoln Center Theater). NY City Center: A Bed and A Chair, Irma La Douce, Tick, tick…BOOM!, Pump Boys and Dinettes, A... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
Upstate Campus- HPAC 120

11:00am

SDC Finals
Saturday February 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC Black Box Humanities and Performing Arts Center, 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

11:00am

Drawing from Research: Inventing Things on Paper
Sketching drawing and communicating sometimes involves drawing things that you cannot look at. As developing artists, we transition from drawing real life items to ones out of our heads. Join me for a workshop on using research images to help you bridge the gap between your imagination and paper. We will discuss the basics and sketching from your imagination. We will tackle these unknown objects and then practice sketching together.

Speakers
JI

Jennifer Ivey

Assistant Professor of Scenic Design at Florida International University, Jennifer Rose Ivey is a dedicated educator and who has worked in the field as a designer, scenic artist, prop master, and educator in a variety of venues across the country, including the Atlanta Lyric Theatre... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
Upstate Campus- HPAC 122

11:00am

Scrappy Shakespeare: Radical Devising with Shakespeare's Text
Scrappy Shakespeare is a company of theatre artists, friends, and weirdos who, have mercy on their souls, love staging Shakespeare's plays. In this workshop, we will use ensemble devising techniques to create athletic, emotionally connected performances. We will build scenes not from what we think Shakespeare is supposed to be like, nor what we've seen before, but from our artistic impulses. We will work as a democratic ensemble to create meaningful, delightful moments of theatre.

Speakers
AA

Anna Abhau Eliot

Scrappy Shakespeare is a collaborative company based in Spartanburg. Our mission is to create free, fun productions of Shakespeare that are based equally in professional technique and radical devising. Now in our fifth year, we have performed in parks, bars, restaurants, homes, colleges... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 11:00am - 1:30pm
Converse College - Studio 1 Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

11:30am

DTM Expo Open Galleries
Saturday February 9, 2019 11:30am - 2:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC Ballroom

12:30pm

MTI Final Round
Speakers
avatar for Justin Cowan

Justin Cowan

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, The U of Alabama
Dr. Justin P. Cowan is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre at the University of Alabama after completing his DMA in Conducting at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. As a professional Musical Director and Conductor, Justin has had the opportunity... Read More →
MB

Michelle Bombe

KCACTF National Chairperson
JG

James Gray

James Gray (director/choreographer)TV: Mel Brooks' AFI Lifetime Achievement TV Special (Emmy Award). BROADWAY: Prince Of Broadway, Bullets Over Broadway, The Producers, A Christmas Story, Carousel and The Last Two People On Earth: An Apocalyptic Vaudeville, Young Frankenstein. LONDON... Read More →
JR

Joel Rogers

KCACTF Region IV - MTI Coordinator


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Converse College - Lawson Recital hall - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

12:30pm

Load-in and Tech Community Garden
Speakers
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

1:00pm

Arts Administration and Leadership
Whether you want to start your career with the intent of becoming an arts administrator, suddenly find yourself in the role, or advising and mentoring future administrators, Horth will share her underlying business principals and examine some of the tools and techniques she's used over the last 20 years as Executive Director of SETC, the country's largest regional theatre association.

Speakers
BH

Betsey Horth

Prior to becoming the Executive Director of SETC 20 years ago, Betsey taught at Buffalo State College for 11 years and worked in marketing and/or development for professional theatres in Wisconsin and New York as well as in the ski and gift industries.She holds a MS in Creativity... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Upstate Campus- HPAC 120

1:00pm

Gala Tech Rehearsal
Saturday February 9, 2019 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

2:00pm

Dramaturgy Wrap-Up
Speakers
SB

Sean Bartley

KCACTF Region IV Dramaturgy, Deputy Coordinator
SS

Shirley Serotsky

Dramaturgical Respondent
Shirley Serotsky has been a director, dramaturg, artistic leader, educator and programmer in the Washington, DC area since 2001. Between 2008-2016 she served in a series of leadership positions (including Interim Artistic Director for the 2015-2016 season) at Theater J, a professional... Read More →


2:00pm

DTM Expo Strike
Saturday February 9, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Upstate Campus - CLC Ballroom

2:30pm

Constructing Meaningful Stories: Exploring Interview Theatre
This workshop will introduce some basic interview theatre skills that will be practiced immediately. Participants will interview each other. The workshop will culminate with a sharing of each other's stories, as actors and playwrights.

Moderators
DS

Dewey Scott-Wiley

KCACTF Region IV - SDC Coordinator
Dewey Scott-Wiley is the coordinator of Directing Initiatives for KCACTF Region IV. She is a Professor of Theatre, and heads up the performance curriculum at University of South Carolina Aiken. As a professional actor and director, Dewey has worked extensively up and down the east... Read More →

Saturday February 9, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Upstate Campus- HPAC 120

2:30pm

Motivated Staging: Using Dramatism to Enable Actor-Directed Blocking
Dramatism is the invitation to “consider the matter of motives in a perspective that, being developed from the analysis of drama, treats language and thought primarily as modes of action.” Using Kenneth Burke's conception of dramatism, this workshop will take scenes from musicals and demonstrate how pentads (Act, Scene, Agent, Agency, Purpose) work in the staging process, a method that any student or director can utilize to motivate action on the stage.

Moderators
KB

Kimberley Beasley

Kimberly Beasley is the Director of Vocal Studies and an Associate Professor of Voice at Jacksonville University. She has directed productions of Into the Woods, Aida, the Musical, Gianni Schicchi, A...My Name is Alice, A Grand Night for Singing, Opera goes Pop!, Children of Eden... Read More →

Saturday February 9, 2019 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Converse College - Studio 1 Montgomery Hall 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

3:00pm

NPP Performance and Response: "Community Garden"
Moderators
avatar for Becky K. Becker

Becky K. Becker

KCACTF Region IV NPP Chair, Clemson University
Dr. Becky K. Becker is Chair of the Department of Performing Arts at Clemson University and professor of theatre. She is Chair of the National Playwriting Program for Region IV of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. A director, dramaturg, and playwright, Becky has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco

Elena Velasco is a theatre artist whose work encompasses many aspects of performance, production, activism and education. She firmly believes that through a redefined actor-audience relationship and a “multilingual” approach to performance, theatre can be the catalyst for change... Read More →
avatar for Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley

Laura Smiley – is the NPP Co-chair for Region 2.  Associate Professor of Theatre at Slippery Rock University, Laura’s teaching includes focus on acting: Stanislavski, Uta Hagen & Shakespeare, directing styles, as well as, compassionate yoga practice to strengthen student wellness... Read More →


Saturday February 9, 2019 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Upstate Campus -HPAC - Mainstage Humanities and Performing Arts Center 170 Gramling Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29303

5:30pm

Chancellor's Dinner
A dinner for special guests hosted by USC Upstate Chancellor, Dr. Brendan Kelly
The George-first floor Rotunda

Saturday February 9, 2019 5:30pm - 7:45pm
The George-First floor Rotunda

8:00pm

Gala Performance and Closing Announcements / Awards
Gala Performance
Closing Announcements to follow including:
Irene Ryan, MTI, SDC, Golden Hard Hat, Dramaturgy, and ITJA Awards

Saturday February 9, 2019 8:00pm - 11:30pm
Converse College - Twitchell Auditorium 580 E Main St, Spartanburg, SC 29302

10:00pm

Hospitality Suite
Following Evening Announcements

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00pm - 11:59pm
Mariott Peach Board Room 299 N Church St, Spartanburg, SC 29306, USA

10:00pm

KCACTF Student Party!!!!
We have been planning this all along!!

Come Celebrate the week with dancing with DJ, snacks, and soft beverages!

No alcohol is permitted in the building and on campus.

Saturday February 9, 2019 10:00pm - Sunday February 10, 2019 1:00am
Upstate Campus - CLC Ballroom