WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL KCACTF SUBMITTABLE PAGE 

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE STUDENTS AS WELL AS FACULTY MEMBERS AND GUEST ARTISTS FROM PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS MAY SUBMIT THEIR WORK FOR AWARDS AND OTHER CONSIDERATION HERE.

ALL NATIONAL PLAYWRITING PROGRAM SUBMISSIONS, TEN MINUTE, ONE ACT AND FULL LENGTH PLAYS ARE ACCEPTED HERE.  REGIONAL SUBMISSIONS OTHER THAN PLAYWRITING ARE ALSO ACCEPTED.  PLEASE CHOOSE YOUR SUBMISSION CATEGORY BELOW.  

IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF YOUR CATEGORY PLEASE CLICK THE MORE OPTION NEXT TO THE CATEGORY FOR DETAILS.


The National Playwriting Program’s Mission Statement The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival National Playwriting Program is dedicated to supporting student playwrights in the development of their original work for the stage, with dramaturgical and performance opportunities that emphasize respect of the written word and for the playwright’s contribution to the theatrical process.The Playwright’s Bill of Rights: We cannot cut or change lines, alter the structure of the play, or essential stage directions without permission. Playwrights, agents and theatrical publishing companies are approachable and willing to work with us to obtain that permission. We should start that negotiation well before rehearsals begin.

Student Dramaturgy Award    The LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award is designed to recognize contributions by student dramaturgs to the conception, development and production of theatre with dramaturgical work that participates fully and uniquely in the collaborative act of making theatre and in promoting social discourse around the theatrical event. The National Award - LMDA/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award Eligibility:You are eligible for the National Award if you served as the dramaturg for a production or workshop during Festival 51 (January through December 2018) and your school participates in KCACTF (the production does not have to be a participating or associate entry). 

  • To enter, you must be either an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at least part-time (6 semester hours) at the time of the creation/completion of the project that is being submitted for the award.
  • A faculty mentor (preferably the director of the production you dramaturged) at your school must be able to vouch for your work on the project and must provide a letter of nomination on your behalf (please include this letter in your Digital Protocol).

The Regional Award - Region 5 ATHE Student Dramaturgy Award Eligibility:You are eligible for the Regional Award if you served as the dramaturg for a realized or unrealized production or created a class project and your school participates in KCACTF  (i.e. your school has entered at least one show as a participating or associate entry in Festival 51, January – December 2018).The Regional Award winner will receive regional recognition during the Awards Ceremony, January 2019.

  • To enter, you must be either an undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at least part-time (6 semester hours) at the time of the creation/completion of the project that is being submitted for the award.
  • A faculty mentor (preferably the professor for the class, if it is a class project) at your school must be able to vouch for your work on the project and must provide a letter of nomination on your behalf.

The Digital Protocol Includes:

  • A title page, identifying the dramaturg, the project, and the school. Include your address, phone number, email address, and date of the project. 
  • Two statements written by the dramaturg, one describing the breadth and scope of teh project and its challenges, the other detailing the process from start to finish.
  • A letter of nomination from a faculty member.
  • As much documentation of process as possible. Unrealized projects should reflect thoroughness in forethought and planning rather than documentation of the production process (since these projects are usually unrealized). Realized projects should reflect thoroughness in forethought and planning as well as documentation of the production process. 
  • All materials that seem relevant, but do not exceed 100 pages. This may include information from websites created; questions asked during the process; and information gathered for individual packets. We are not interested in you scanning everything that you researched, but in you analysis and compilation of materials researched. 
  • All materials must be in .pdf.doc, and .docx format only. 

Submit here to be considered for Next Step Auditions in rEGION 3 ONLY.

KCACTF National Account