Welcome to Region II of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Festival 49: Tuesday, January 3 through Saturday, January 7, 2017 Montclair State University, Montclair NJ
KCACTF LEADERSHIP STATEMENT ON “RELIGIOUS LIBERTY” LEGISLATION
The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival is an organization that is devoted to the very human principle of equal access to opportunity, regardless of identity or ideology. Recently, two states, Mississippi and North Carolina, have enacted laws that we believe could lead to discrimination against LGBTQI Americans. These laws are in direct conflict with our core principles of fairness and equal opportunity for all. We, as the leadership of this organization, strongly object.
In keeping with our diversity statement, we voice our opposition to laws that we believe discourage community, and encourage exclusion. We stand in support of our students and our colleagues in these states. Because we believe that theatre promotes an open exchange of ideas, we will continue responding to productions and collaborating with our fellow institutions, despite this troubling legislation.
“If we cannot end now our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.”
-President John F. Kennedy
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Productions with opening dates after January 1st 2016 are considered for Festival 49, January 3-7, 2017, at Montclair State University. Productions with opening dates on or after November 28th will be considered for Festival 50, 2018.
Early Bird Production Registration: Associate Productions — $225, Participating Productions — $300
After October 1, Associate Productions — $275, Participating Productions — $350
Please recall Region 2’s ample consideration policy. We require 30 days advance registration in order to ensure securing respondents for your show. We will do our best to find you a respondent if you register within the 30 day window. If a respondent cannot be found, please send an archival video of your production to the regional chair for response.
Contact Regional Chair Scott Mackenzie with questions or concerns –