General Information

You must be registered for Festival to participate in the Region II Exhibit.

Then you will need to register your exhibit for the Festival.  Select “DTM Exhibition Registration Form” below for instructions and the online form.

KCACTF Region II Registration

DTM Exhibition Registration Form

Festival 55 – Design, Technology and Management Expo

Students will present a design or technology project comprised of materials which clearly tell the story of the process, evolution, and art of the design or technology component. A team of theatre design and technology respondents will serve as selection panelists and respond to the projects.

Supporting materials that have proven most useful include combinations of the following: production photographs, a design statement, research images, preliminary sketches, white models, color models, color sketches, drafting including sections, recording of sound cues and manipulations that lead to those compositions, design bibles, story boards, costume plates, fabric and trim swatches, costume plot, cue synopsis, tracking sheets, and the like. This is in no way meant to be a definitive list. Choose elements that best articulate and document the conceptual approach, process, and the production.


How to Participate

DEADLINE for registering for DTM exhibit is December 17, 2021 – See below for when exhibit link is due.

All work will be submitted via a link to a student-created website.  Link to work will be due January 7, 2022Exhibit registrants will be emailed instructions for providing the link.

  • KCACTF2 recommends using an easy and free website builder such as Google Sites to create a simple website that can display and contain materials necessary to exhibit the design or technology work.
  • All submissions should include: Student’s name, student’s discipline/design title, event/play/piece title with playwright’s name, and other designers/collaborators clearly labeled; A design statement somewhere in your materials; Do not include the name of your school on any of your school on your website.
  • Respondents and selectors will only be considering the submitted project, NOT your website design skills.  Clearer simpler website options are preferred.
  • The site should only contain the student’s submitted project.  Do not include any previous work.


Design Categories

  • Costume Designers may include examples of some process work such as preliminary sketches, or paperwork along with sketches (swatches) and realized work should include production photo(s).
  • Scene Designers may include examples of some process work such as preliminary sketches, ground plans, or final renderings and/or models. Realized work should include production photo(s).
  • Lighting Designers may include a plot, associated paperwork and the process you used to arrive at your design choices. Realized work should include production photo(s).
  • Sound Designers may include clearly identifiable links or digital files with selected cues plus organizational/paper work such as sound plot and sound system design. Please include your process for arriving at your design choices. Realized work should include production photo(s).

Randy Lutz Allied Design & Technology Category

  • Production & Shop Managers may include work that gives a thorough presentation of the scope and complexity of the project.
  • Technical Directors, Master Electricians, and Sound Engineers may include examples of drafting and associated paperwork.
  • Costume Technologists, Craft Artisans, and Hair and Makeup Artisans may include photos of the project worn by a model, or on a dress form, or wig stand and detailed process photos of the interior and exterior of each project.
  • Prop Artisans and Scenic Artists may include detailed process photos of each project.
  • The project samples should reflect the range of technical challenges that you can solve and provide details on the process and the finished quality of the project. Realized work should include production photo(s).


Students are responsible for their own festival registrations, DTM registration, and other forms.

Response sessions are planned at various intervals throughout the festival week. It is expected that you present your work at the assigned time and receive a response.

Response Process

Projects are evaluated on the basis of your submitted materials and your oral presentation.

Typical responses allow 3-5 minutes for the exhibitor to present their work. This is followed by a short question and answer period by a panel of respondents.

Presentations will be timed to assure equal time is given to each presenter.

Please refer to the National Guidelines at for additional information.  Review the approach statements given as examples on the national site.