Every year, students from Kalamazoo College participate at the Region III Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF).
At the festival, students watch productions from selected colleges, participate in musical theatre and dance intensives, and go to workshops to improve their craft. There are also a multitude of awards and honors that students receive from the festival and our students have won and been nominated for many of them.
If you are interested in participating in KCACTF in the future, please contact our Company Manager, Laura Livingstone-McNelis at email@example.com.
Student Awards/ Nominations
Claire de Vries ’24- Irene Ryan Semi-Finalist
Cameo Green ’23 and Arman Khan ’24 – Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominations
2020: Madison College, Madison WI
Aly Homminga ’20 – Collaboration and Devised Theatre scholarship
Milan Levy ’23 – Golden Collaborator Award
Rebecca Chan ’22, Sophia Hill ’20 – Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominations
2019: Madison College, Madison WI
Rebecca Chan ’22 – Institute for Theatre Journalism Advocacy (ITJA) Region III Nominee (one of four students selected)
Kate Kreiss ’19 – ITJA Honorable Mention
Teyia Artis ’21 – Stage Management Fellowship participant and Certificate of Merit for her work on It Can’t Happen Here
Grace Erway ’22, Matthew Swarthout ’22, Karishma Singh ’19 – Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominations
2018: University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Festival Playhouse’s 2017 production of Fun Home was one of seven Midwest productions chosen to perform at the festival.
The production gained national recognition and won “The Golden Handcart” for technical production quality and load-in and load-out of the production.
Stina Taylor ’18 – Set Design Award for her work on Fun Home
Ellie Hughes ’21, Sam Meyers ’18 – Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominations
2017: University of Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
Kate Kreiss ’19, Lauren Landman ’18, and Madison Donoho ’17 – Irene Ryan Scholarship Nominations
Grace Gilmore ’15 – Irene Ryan Scholarship Finalist
Lindsay Worthington ’17 – Sound Design Finalist
Jane Huffman ’15 – Theatre Journalism National Winner
Visit the KCACTF website for more information.