Design,Technology & Management 2017-05-30T07:57:41+00:00

Collaborative Theatre Challenge

A workshop round table event at festival where Designers, Directors and Stage managers can workshop and discuss process of a new work with the Playwright.

The “Green” Costume Parade

It’s that time of year again when all the creative designers to come out to play If you’ve concocted a creative costume (or are planning to) that you think deserves to be shared with the world, now’s your chance to show it off in the KCACTF Region 2 Green Costume contest– and win some amazing prizes! We’re looking for the most adorable, most unique homemade environmentally friendly costumes. This means no fabric that is for clothes, no new items and all non-toxic elements. By the way we’re giving away awesome goodies, and, of course, bragging rights to the winners. So what are you waiting for?

Costume Parade

Proud of a costume you designed?  Bring it to the festival!  The Costume Parade is open to all student costume designers. If possible arrange for the actor who wore the costume to attend the costume parade, and show off your finished work to the entire audience.  Costumes do not need to be entered for regional or national competition to be eligible for the Costume Parade.

S*P*A*M

(The Society of Properties Artisan Managers) is an association of professional Prop Managers and Educators. The purpose of S*P*A*M is to serve as an educational vehicle and resource for the managers and to create fellowship among property professionals to address issues of common importance to its members. Website: http://propmasters.org/

Master Classes, Panels and Workshops

Topics range from conceptualizing a play to instruction on specific techniques in research, design and technical execution. There are programs for all areas of interest: set, props, costume, lighting, make-up and sound design, technical direction and related fields, theatre management, and on innovative theatre technologies.   Roundtable discussions with pre-eminent designers are open to all festival attendees.

Student Led Workshops

Do you have strengths in their specific areas and have a unique approach to solving a problem or a new way of application. You may have the opportunity to conduct a workshop or do a product demo at the festival. You will be required to submit a detailed proposal of what you would like to do and the type of space you require and what is unique and different about your workshop. Make sure to list in your proposal the type of room to facilitate your needs, such as a craft room with running water or smart room with sound and projection capabilities.  Email your proposal to Alisha Huber at workshops.region2@gmail.com before November 20, 2017.

Student Design Class Projects

This year at festival students are encouraged to present the best of their Classroom Design Projects. Student participating are allowed to submit one designed project in any of the design areas, Lighting, Scenic, Costume, Sound. Students are required to bring all drafting for the design, research, developmental sketches, thumbnails and white or painted models. Sound projects will need to have all reference materials, sound samples and the finished sound cue or soundscape. This is a chance for you to show those class assignments, that you have stayed up all night for and work so hard on.

Portfolio and Resume Reviews

Bring your portfolio and resume for critique or attend the sessions to get ideas. Attend the open session and/or sign-up for a review time at festival check-in.

Production Responses

Region II is committed to providing respondents versed in design, technology and management on-site when students have supported their campus productions. Register your production for response at www.kcactf.org.

Stage Management at Festival

Stage management competition finalists gain hands-on experience by managing festival events. Click the Stage Management menu button on the left for more information.

The Region II Exhibit

Design, tech, management, theatre graphics and dramaturgy projects are on display and open to all. Students wishing to present design, tech, management, or theatre graphics projects should refer to the EXHIBIT INFORMATION section. Exhibitors may be eligible for awards described in DTM AWARDS FOR STUDENTS . Work in the exhibit is responded to by leading industry professionals. Representatives from Lightbox (please add link to the lightbox website) will work with the presenters to light their models and will be available to light other work you have but may not be presenting. This is a great opportunity for designers to document their work.

Tech Lab

Look for hands on workshops exploring new technologies used in the live event industry. Past workshops have covered computer aided drafting, sound engineering and editing and automated lighting control.

Tech Olympics

From hang and focus to costume quick change, technical theatre skills are tested in a series of events. Come participate as an individual or bring a team. Prizes will be awarded.

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