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Sunday, February 19
 

3:00pm

Festival 49 Participant Registration
Registration will be at the hotel from 3-9. Come register for festival or pick up your badge, which will be your pass to all thing KCACTF. Please also check in for Ryans, Musical Theatre, Next Step, et al.

Sponsors

Sunday February 19, 2017 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
 
Monday, February 20
 

8:00am

Irene Ryan Organizational Meeting
For all Irene Ryan Participants and coaches. Mary Trotter, Ryan coordinator will explain the rules and the flow for the week.

Sponsors

Monday February 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Irene Ryan Scholarship Auditor, Respondent and Timer Organizational Meeting
Please meet in the hotel with Kelly Quinnett (all Ryan respondents, timers and auditors) for an organizational meeting.

Sponsors

Monday February 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Organizational Meeting
A brief organizational meeting to go over the ground rules for the event. After the preliminary meeting, participating directors will have a very brief opportunity to familiarize themselves with the space (check sound, spacing, etc.).

Sponsors
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding committee member of the Portland's Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. Andrew has directed classical and contemporary plays, musicals, and numerous world... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
UCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center Room 175 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

8:00am

Festival 49 Participant Registration
Registration will be at the hotel from 3-9. Come register for festival or pick up your badge, which will be your pass to all thing KCACTF. Please also check in for Ryans, Musical Theatre, Next Step, et al.

Sponsors

Monday February 20, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

NPP Organizational Meeting
A mandatory meeting for all selected 10 Minute and John Cauble One Act playwrights, directors and faculty mentors. Information will be given on the specifics 10 Minute Play Auditions, casting, rehearsals, reading and NPP workshops throughout the festival week.


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 10:00am
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Thanks for the Note!
Notes are fundamental to the process of making theatre. They are how we communicate with one another: our language. Our productions and individual growth as artists depend on our ability to receive and interpret notes well. But of course, this is easier said than done. Notes can be vague, ill timed, trigger our emotions, or all of the above. And what about notes we simply disagree with?! In this workshop (aimed at designers, directors, SMs, and actors alike) we will identify obstacles (internal and external) to receiving notes and ways around them. Using your own examples, we’ll practice decoding, translating, and truth mining even the most difficult notes. Lastly, we’ll look ahead and brainstorm ways to actively pursue growth-stimulating feedback like our livelihoods depended on it: because they do.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Haley

Daniel Haley

Simulated Client Coordinator, Washington State University
Daniel Haley earned his BFA in Acting from the University of Idaho and MFA in Directing from the University of Montana. After several years working professionally for such companies as Mill Mountain Theatre (VA), the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Daniel landed what has proved his dream "role" in the little-known field of simulation as the Simulated Client Coordinator for the pioneering Clinical Communication... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 11:50am
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 1-3
Ryan Nominees/Partners need to be in the staging area in the Silverton Concierge Lounge 45 minutes prior to their scheduled round.

Sponsors

Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Michelle Bombe; Michael Legg

9:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Preliminary Round
Presentation of scenes from a pre-selected list of plays. Scenes for this round are limited to six minutes. Directors may choose which six minutes of their scene they wish to present. This is a closed round open only to directing candidates and their instructors. Other than for the scene in which they are performing, actors are not allowed in the room. The respondents will react to the directors’ work in front of the closed gathering of student directors.

Sponsors
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding committee member of the Portland's Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. Andrew has directed classical and contemporary plays, musicals, and numerous world... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
UCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center Room 175 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO
  • respondents Brad Dell; Amy Feinberg; Gregg Henry

10:00am

NPP Ten Minute Play and John Cauble One Act Play Auditions - Morning Session
This is an opportunity for students to audition to be cast in the 10-minute play or John Cauble One Act Staged Readings. Actors are encouraged to present a one-minute monologue for their audition.


Monday February 20, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Four Ways to get Laid at the Ballet: A stagehands guide to putting down Marley
Marley is the scourge of stagehands, whether you’re a grizzled vet or a wet behind the ears newbie.  There are proper techniques to getting the job done fast and safely as well as a variety ways to get it stretched and taped. I know of four tried and true methods for laying Marley. Maybe you know all four…maybe you know a way I don’t and can teach this old dog a new trick. If you want a career backstage you need to learn how to roll out Marley safely so this is the workshop for you!

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

How To Drape and Pattern Costumes
We will begin by analyzing pattern research.  We will then use that information, and our knowledge of fabric and its physical properties, to sculpt our garment on the dress form.  Finally, we will remove that sculpture and translate it into a pattern!  We will pay special attention to supplies and materials required to drape and pattern.

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Cripple Creek Ballroom 1, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Introductory Meeting for Arts Leadership Initiative to DC
This is the mandatory meeting of all those students wishing to attend the National Festival in Washington DC as respresentatives from Region 7 in Arts Leadership/Management.  We will go over what workshops/discussions to attend and what to prepare/present in order to be evaluated.

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Shake It Up! An Introduction to Fitzmaurice Voicework
Join us for an invigorating workshop exploring the principles of Fitzmaurice Voicework. We will learn ways to warm up and enliven the body, readying oneself for performance while only using minimal tension.  Come ready to move and dress comfortably!

Speakers
KD

Kris Danford

Kris Danford is a teacher, actor and singer, and is currently Assistant Professor of Voice and Speech at Southern Oregon University. She has performed in New York and in the regions in both straight and musical theatre. Her work specializes in voice, working with both speaking and singing. Kris has been on the faculty at the University of Iowa and was head of Musical Theatre at the University of West Florida. She is an associate teacher of... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Text, Sound, and Body: Exploring Heightened Language
This workshop explores physical and vocal tools that allow actors to approach heightened language such as Shakespeare with an experiential, full-bodied command of the text.  This is a playful, interactive and physical workshop for actors that seeks to create a powerful connection to sound and language by exploring: 1) the speech sounds that make up the text, 2) the actors’ use of their body in creating sound, 3) and our experience of resonance in the soundand text.  Dress for light movement.  No preparation is necessary. 

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Unarmed Stage Violence: A Physical Story-Telling
An introduction to unarmed stage combat technique and explore the story telling in violence on stage. Combatants should wear moveable clothing, hair tied away from face, and soft soled closed toe shoes.

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Load-in
Display set-up time for all DTM participants.


Monday February 20, 2017 10:30am - 4:30pm
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

Irene Ryan Scholarship Music Rehearsal
Rehearsal with accompanist for all Ryan nominees who are singing as part of their audition.

Sponsors

Monday February 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

VIP Lunch
Box lunches available for respondents and festival VIPs.

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

12:00pm

Respondent's Lunch
Responding is at the heart of what KCACTF offers our schools and we want to say welcome and thank you!! If you are an active respondent or would like to start responding to shows in your area, please join us for a gathering and Region Hosted lunch. There will be a brief orientation outlining the respondent training sessions for the week, a chance to network and reconnect with others who serve the region, and a time for us to celebrate the important work we all do. Please gather downstairs in the host hotel lobby by 11:45 am to walk the short distance to the Paramount together, or meet us there.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Paramount Café 519 16th Street Denver, CO

1:00pm

Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 4-7
Ryan Nominees/Partners need to be in the staging area in the Silverton Concierge Lounge 45 minutes prior to their scheduled round.

Sponsors

Monday February 20, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Michelle Bombe; Michael Legg

1:00pm

SDC Directing Scenes Preliminary Round
Presentation of scenes from a pre-selected list of plays. Scenes for this round are limited to six minutes. Directors may choose which six minutes of their scene they wish to present. This is a closed round open only to directing candidates and their instructors. Other than for the scene in which they are performing, actors are not allowed in the room. The respondents will react to the directors’ work in front of the closed gathering of student directors.

Sponsors
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding committee member of the Portland's Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. Andrew has directed classical and contemporary plays, musicals, and numerous world... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
UCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center Room 175 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO
  • respondents Brad Dell; Amy Feinberg; Gregg Henry

1:30pm

How to Succeed in Musical Theatre without really trying: a practical workshop for the singing actor PART ONE
What would you do if you were walking down a street and suddenly the person beside you broke into song? You're just minding your own business and this weirdo next to you begins singing about how often he has walked this street before, but when he’s done it in the past, the pavement always stayed beneath his feet before. Would you assume that this man was several stories high and walk faster? While trying to get away from this potentially dangerous weirdo, you turn a corner and come face to face with a malicious street gang whose members are armed with switchblades and zip guns. But instead of mugging you, the thugs break into a syncopated ballet and jazzercise routine. What would you think? Most likely you would assume you had entered some alternative reality. The key word here is reality. You are still in reality; it’s just that you have entered the reality of a musical. Come discover the basic skills needed to perform successfully within the reality of a musical!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Monday February 20, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Developing Your Playwright Logic
In this playwriting workshop we will focus on writing exercises that allow us to cultivate a deeper way of following our own personal logic.  How do we use our gifts as creative thinkers to explore our inner thoughts and make connections to the characters we are creating?  How do we use our stories, characters and words to surprise even ourselves?  Come ready to write.  

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Layering the Physical Elements to Character(s): How To Break Bad Physical Habits
What happens when you impose physical elements, whether they are stated or not in the script, to your characters? These would include breath, vocal qualities, physical tension, facial expressions, specific gestures, and physical stances. The objective of the workshop is to help you develop “emotional colors” to your characters. The workshop will cover techniques of commedia 'dell arte, mask work and other techniques. Bring a monologue if you have one. There will be short scenes available.

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

NPP Ten Minute Play and John Cauble One Act Play Auditions - Afternoon Session
This is an opportunity for students to audition to be cast in the 10-minute play or John Cauble One Act Staged Readings. Actors are encouraged to present a one-minute monologue for their audition.


Monday February 20, 2017 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

2:00pm

Participating Production Load-in/Light Hang and Focus
All three frestival productions assist with the light hang and focus and prep work for the week's performances.

Sponsors
avatar for Ronn Campbell

Ronn Campbell

Associate Professor, VIP
Ronn is currently an Associate Professor of Theatre at Columbia Basin College. He holds a B.F.A. in design from the University of Idaho and a M.F.A. in scenic and lighting design from Humboldt State University.  Ronn designs scenery, lighting and sound for many companies and universities in the Northwest including Snowy Range Summer Theatre, Washington East Opera, CBC Summer Theatre, Las Memorias Performance Project and Idaho Repertory... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Dougherty

Jerry Dougherty

Festival Schedule Coordinator, KCACTF Region 7
Jerald Dougherty is the Production Manager at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. He is a member of USITT, the Event Safety Alliance, and the Production Managers Forum. He is a commissioner for the City of Ellensburg Arts Commission and is an ETCP Certified Rigger.


Monday February 20, 2017 2:00pm - 9:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

3:00pm

Actorbatics: An Introduction to Droznin Russian Movement
Welcome to Droznin, the movement technique taught at the world-renowned Moscow Art Theatre School, and the cornerstone of the National Theater Institute’s movement curriculum. Through a series of rigorous physical exercises, stretches, balance poses and partner acrobatics, students slowly unlock the body, freeing them up for the work they will need to do on stage. Come find out why NTI students and faculty lovingly refer to Droznin as “Actorbatics” and experience this truly thrilling technique firsthand. All experience levels welcome. Participants must wear comfortable clothing. 

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Creating a Period Silhouette -- Underwear Creates Character!
We will look at butt pads, corsets, petticoats, and all other accessories that go into creating a silhouette that is accurate to the era, but doesn't require an enormous budget or a diverse costume stock!

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 1, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Sponsors

Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Andy Propst

3:00pm

Musical Theatre Jazz
Students will learn the skills to perform choreography needed for a Broadway musical. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of how choreography is an important element to any musical production, and how it enhances the non-verbal emotional connection to the audience. Students will apply the foundational concepts of musical theatre jazz dance and dynamics work, honing the techniques necessary for effective character development and  story telling - improving their ability to pick up different styles of dance quickly. In turn, this will improve students’ audition skills. This workshop will also focus on strategies for learning and performing dance combinations as they occur in a professional musical theatre dance audition. 

Speakers
avatar for Casey Adam Craig

Casey Adam Craig

Resident Choreographer, Central Washington University, Department of Theatre Arts
Casey is a local performer/choreographer/arts educator based out of Seattle, WA. He has taught and choreographed for several arts organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest, most recently working with Village Theatre and Cornish College. Casey is currently the resident choreographer, and stage dance instructor, for the Central Washington University Theatre Arts department. Performance credits include West Side Story (Baby John, 5th Avenue... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Okay, but where do we put it after the show? - Stock Turntables
This workshop will present various options when it comes to using revolving platforms for a production.  

Speakers

Monday February 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

4:30pm

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Expo Reception
Design, technology and management students are invited, and encouraged, to come and meet your design peers entered in the design Expo. Refreshments provided.


Monday February 20, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Colorado Reception Area, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

5:00pm

Set-up and Rehearsal: 6th Annual Evening of Invitational Scenes
Walk-thru and cue-to cue rehearsal immediately following the Irene Ryan Preliminary Round on Monday evening.

Sponsors

Monday February 20, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

5:30pm

The Naked Play: a Splash Event with Discussion
This Splash event brings together three different productions of the same play from different Universities. The actors will be meeting for the first time on stage when the characters meet for the first time. "The Naked Play" by Jef Petersen has been performed at the University of Idaho and the University of Oregon. This play, written as part of the festival in 2006, is about two characters who find themselves in the unique position to bare themselves emotionally to a complete stranger. The three back-to-back performances of this one-act will be followed by a discussion with the actors, directors, playwright, and distinguished faculty, about bodies in a theatrical space.

Sponsors
avatar for Jef Petersen

Jef Petersen

Theatre Instructor and TD, Lewis-Clark State College


Monday February 20, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

6:00pm

SDC Directing Scenes Semi-Final Round Rehearsal
Optional rehearsal opportunity for scence selected for the semi-final round.

Sponsors
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding committee member of the Portland's Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. Andrew has directed classical and contemporary plays, musicals, and numerous world... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 6:00pm - 11:00pm
UCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center Room 175 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

7:30pm

6th Annual Evening of Invitational Scenes
Start your festival experience off with the inspirational and entertaining Evening of Invitational Scenes! Now in our 6th year, this evening celebrates the many outstanding Associate productions presented throughout the region over the 2016 season. Ten scenes nominated by our attending KCACTF Regional Respondents will be presented in a non-competitive showcase. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show, while cheering on the regions' finest and your school or state. House opens at 7:00 PM.

The Producers - Shasta College, CA
The Servant of Two Masters - University of Colorado, Boulder
Spring Awakening - University of Wyoming
The Secret Garden - Southern Oregon University
The Car Plays - St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA
Hairspray - Diablo Valley College, CA
Private Eyes - North Idaho College
Chicago - Yakima Valley Community College
These Shining Lives - Eastern Washington University
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins - Central Washington University 


Sponsors

Monday February 20, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:30pm

Hospitality Suite
Faculty and staff come have an adult beverage and snack. Chat is up with friends, old and new!

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Monday February 20, 2017 9:30pm - Tuesday February 21, 2017 12:00am
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

10:00pm

Thanks Obama!
Come Karaoke with us before you were overwhelmed with the decisions of our current administration.  Red, White, and Blue for the win!


Monday February 20, 2017 10:00pm - Tuesday February 21, 2017 12:00am
Crystal Ballroom 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
 
Tuesday, February 21
 

7:00am

Load-In: MEDEA: HER STORY
University of Idaho festival production load-in.

Sponsors
avatar for Jerry Dougherty

Jerry Dougherty

Festival Schedule Coordinator, KCACTF Region 7
Jerald Dougherty is the Production Manager at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. He is a member of USITT, the Event Safety Alliance, and the Production Managers Forum. He is a commissioner for the City of Ellensburg Arts Commission and is an ETCP Certified Rigger.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:00am - 1:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

8:00am

Festival Tickets!!!
Daily pick up for festival productions at the Curious Theatre Company. Tickets are first come first served.

Tickets for Medea, ALL SHOWS (1:30pm, 4:30pm, 8pm)

After 9:00 AM, tickets will be available in the festival office in the on the Embassy Suites second floor. 

TICKET POLICY:

  • 1 ticket will be issued for each INDIVIDUAL WITH A VALID NAME BADGE per day
  • Once tickets are gone, please select another show time.
  • STANDBY: there will be rush seats based solely upon availability. Show up to the theatre at least 45 minutes before curtain and the house managers will instruct you.
  • ALL TICKETED ATTENDEES MUST CLAIM THEIR SEATS 10 MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN - After that, we will release those seats to standbys.

Tuesday February 21, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Colorado New Play Summit Discounted Rush Tickets
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Colorado New Play Summit special student rush tickets ($10-$16) TICKETS SOLD 8-9AM ONLY, then at the door.

THE BOOK OF WILL Ricketson Theatre $10 
THE CHRISTIANS Stage Theatre $10 
TWO DEGREES Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex $10 
CIRCUS 1903 - THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS Buell Theatre $16 



Tuesday February 21, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Next Step Design and Production Interviews
Interviews for pre-registered students seeking work/study positions with professional theatre companies, internships, BFA, MFA and summer training programs.

Sponsors
avatar for Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Next Step Coordinator, Gonzaga University
COURTNEY SMITH completed his degree at the University of Idaho. He has taught design and technical theatre at Gonzaga University since 2015. His professional credits include the English National Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Mount Baker Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 8:00am - 1:00pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 1, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Festival 49 Participant Registration
Registration will be at the hotel from 3-9. Come register for festival or pick up your badge, which will be your pass to all thing KCACTF. Please also check in for Ryans, Musical Theatre, Next Step, et al.

Sponsors

Tuesday February 21, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Artistry, Activism, and Entrepreneurship #1
Who are you, who do you want to be, and what is your mission? In this workshop students will be challenged, through tried and true methods, to find their personal mission, their artistic voice, and use them both to change the world around them.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Rossini

Aaron Rossini

VIP
Aaron is an actor, director, producer and teacher based in New York and raised in Pittsburgh. He received his B.F.A. in Acting from Miami University of Ohio and completed his M.F.A. at the Brown University/Trinity Rep Graduate Program. In addition to his work at Fault Line Theatre, Aaron is Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach at Artists Striving to End Poverty.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Booking the Gig
Receive valuable insight from Bradley Allan Zarr, star of many Broadway National Tours (Bullets Over Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, The Drowsy Chaperone), about how to Book the Gig - audition tips and techniques to putting your ‘best self’ forward in the audition room.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Allan Zarr

Bradley Allan Zarr

Open Jar Institute
Since graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Bradley has appeared on stages all over the country in the national tours of The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), Spamalot, Catch Me If You Can, Kathleen Marshall’s Anything Goes, and most recently Susan Stroman’s Bullets Over Broadway (Warner Purcell & Dance Captain). He sailed the Caribbean as a Lead Vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Lines and has taught... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Collaborative Theatre Challenge - Meeting #1
An approach to new play development through design. This workshop will raise awareness of the collaborative process in theatre, utilizing new plays as a catalyst for creation and conversation. This year we will be working with Tammy Ryan’s play Tar Beach. To participate, designers should plan to read the play and the playwrights supporting statement about the work prior to arriving at the festival. These are available online through the KCACTF Region 7 website. You will then work with the playwright through a series of meetings during the festival culminating in the presentation of your design visualizations.

Speakers

Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Gundamentals for Theatre & Film
We'll cover the basics on safety, protocol, and handling of prop firearms, from backstage handoffs to staging to looking like your character knows what they're doing. Expect equal parts lecture, active exercises, and Q&A.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Inouye

Kevin Inouye

Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, & Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming, a SAG-AFTRA actor and stunt performer, award-winning fight choreographer, and he runs Fight Designer, LLC, a prop weapons rental and fight coordination business. He is a Certified Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association and a Certified Teacher, Theatrical Firearms Instructor, and Rocky Mountain Regional Representative with the Society... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Sponsors

Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Andy Propst

9:00am

Viewpoints in Devising
This Viewpoints-based workshop digs into the tools we bring to any process, devised or traditional, outside of character and story. Heighten your awareness, trust your instincts, follow your impulses, and pursue your passion to create work that is physically dynamic and bold. Participants must be dressed to move as the workshop is very physical.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Wet Ink: A Festival Within A Festival
Have you ever hit that creative roadblock, whether it be acting or writing or design or just...anything?  In this 80 minute workshop, we will create TWO original plays, design them, direct them, and perform them.  Open to anyone who wants to get crazy and possibly use crayons.

Speakers
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Jayme C Green

Assistant Professor, Rocky Mountain College


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Respondent Walk-Thru
Walk-thru for all DTM Respondents.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 8-10
Ryan Nominees/Partners need to be in the staging area in the Silverton Concierge Lounge 45 minutes prior to their scheduled round.

Sponsors

Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Michelle Bombe; Michael Legg

9:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Semi-Final Round
Ten semi-finalists will present their full scene from round one. This is a closed round open only to directing candidates and their instructors. Other than for the scene in which they are performing, actors are not allowed in the room. The respondents will react to the directors’ work in front of the closed gathering of student directors.

Sponsors
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding committee member of the Portland's Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. Andrew has directed classical and contemporary plays, musicals, and numerous world... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
UCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center Room 175 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO
  • respondents Brad Dell; Amy Feinberg; Gregg Henry

10:30am

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions (MTSA) Information Meeting
Mandatory  informational meeting for those who are participating in the musical theater scholarship auditions.

Speakers
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Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Applied Theater: Creating Theater about Community
This workshop focuses on Community Engaged Theatre, a form of Applied Theater that gives voice to the voiceless.  Participants will learn how to put into practice the process of developing original material for the purposes of creating performances that offer a glimpse into underrepresented communities and/or social justice issues.

Speakers
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tinamarie ivey

Faculty/co-founder, LBCC/Sanctuary Stage


Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Career Paths in Screen Performance
Come hear from a panel of experienced union members about the opportunities and realities of working in media today - film, television, new media and more - while learning of the direct role the union plays in their careers and the entertainment industry as a whole.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Kevin Inouye

Kevin Inouye

Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, & Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming, a SAG-AFTRA actor and stunt performer, award-winning fight choreographer, and he runs Fight Designer, LLC, a prop weapons rental and fight coordination business. He is a Certified Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association and a Certified Teacher, Theatrical Firearms Instructor, and Rocky Mountain Regional Representative with the Society... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Micro Design Projects for All Theatre Design Areas
Explore new projects and games specifically created to help you become a stronger designer. Emphasis placed on Principles of Design.

Speakers

Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Musical Theatre Jazz
Students will learn the skills to perform choreography needed for a Broadway musical. Students will gain an appreciation and understanding of how choreography is an important element to any musical production, and how it enhances the non-verbal emotional connection to the audience. Students will apply the foundational concepts of musical theatre jazz dance and dynamics work, honing the techniques necessary for effective character development and  story telling - improving their ability to pick up different styles of dance quickly. In turn, this will improve students’ audition skills. This workshop will also focus on strategies for learning and performing dance combinations as they occur in a professional musical theatre dance audition. 

Speakers
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Casey Adam Craig

Resident Choreographer, Central Washington University, Department of Theatre Arts
Casey is a local performer/choreographer/arts educator based out of Seattle, WA. He has taught and choreographed for several arts organizations throughout the Pacific Northwest, most recently working with Village Theatre and Cornish College. Casey is currently the resident choreographer, and stage dance instructor, for the Central Washington University Theatre Arts department. Performance credits include West Side Story (Baby John, 5th Avenue... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Responding to Devised Works
For faculty respondents, this workshop will discuss how one might taylor your response to a devised work in comparison to a scripted play response.

Speakers
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Rich Brown

Professor, Western Washington University
Deviser/actor/director/teacher. | Carnegie Foundation’s State of Washington Professor of the Year 2015 | KC/ACTF’s National Outstanding Lead Deviser/Director 2012 for "US"


Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

Helping Science 'Make Believe': Professional Opportunities in the Field of Simulation 
The aim of this meeting is to raise awareness of professional opportunities for theatre makers (actors and artisans alike) in the burgeoning field of simulation. Participants will learn what constitutes simulation (i.e., what exactly are we talking about?), benefits of the work, how we as theatre artists are uniquely qualified to lead this diversifying industry, and lastly where to look, today and post graduation, for simulation related work.  

Speakers
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Daniel Haley

Simulated Client Coordinator, Washington State University
Daniel Haley earned his BFA in Acting from the University of Idaho and MFA in Directing from the University of Montana. After several years working professionally for such companies as Mill Mountain Theatre (VA), the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Daniel landed what has proved his dream "role" in the little-known field of simulation as the Simulated Client Coordinator for the pioneering Clinical Communication... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

VIP Lunch
Box lunches available for respondents and festival VIPs.

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

12:00pm

Respondent Training
Are you interested in responding to shows throughout the region? This training is aimed at structuring a successful response to shows. Festival participants will practice by seeing festival shows, attending festival responses, and practice responding for each other. This is also a great workshop for folks who are already out in the trenches responding and want to brush up or refine skills. We will have a limited number of copies of Fragile Magic, a book that helps faculty fashion effective and useful responses.

Speakers

Tuesday February 21, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:00pm

House Opens: MEDEA: HER STORY
Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

1:00pm

Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 11-14
Ryan Nominees/Partners need to be in the staging area in the Silverton Concierge Lounge 45 minutes prior to their scheduled round.

Sponsors

Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Michelle Bombe; Michael Legg

1:30pm

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Allied Arts Response
Allied arts responses


Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Robin Payne; Alex Tecoma

1:30pm

'Broadway Dance'
BROADWAY DANCE! - This is a very HIGH ENERGY and physical workshop.  It can be done in two sections for the same group (intensifying the level) or two different groups.  I would like it to be limited to no more than 40 participants per group or groups depending on the space provided. Teachers are also welcome to observe and/or participate.

Speakers

Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

A Conversation on Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity within Theatre
The Diversity and Inclusion Initiative Panel: Theatre faculty and Professionals will explore the dynamics of diversity, inclusion, and equity.  Discussion will include how participants are engaging with diversity, inclusion, and equity within their organizations. As theatre students and artists, engaging with these kinds of discussions will help us navigate our artistic lives in academia and beyond.

Speakers
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Laurie Lynch

Community College of Denver


Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Isadora, Qlab, Mad Mapper. Getting them all on the same page for show control 
Have both audio and projection that need playback. How to get Isadora, Qlab, and MadMapper all talking and working together.

Speakers

Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions (MTSA) Talk with your accompanist workshop
For those who are participating in the musical theater scholarship auditions, this is a time to talk with your accompanist before the audition.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Sales 101 - YOUR RESUME MAKES YOUR FIRST IMPRESSION – MAKE SURE IS SAYS WHAT YOU WANT TO SAY ABOUT YOU! 
Hands-on and work-in-progress session with conversation and advise and tweaks to make your resume work for you rather than to land you in the round file! Looking at your resume as a sales tool. Attendees should bring 2 copies of their resume, a laptop if possible, and an open mind.

Speakers
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Jane Childs

Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Director of Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas “Best known as half of the team of Don and Jane". Life has included life-long assistant to husband Don on scenic and lighting design projects, nurturing SILV, collaborator, simultaneous French translation for Ladislav Vychodil, competitive swimmer, mother to Tera, and den mother to generations of theatre students. Her training included Indiana University, La Sorbonne, Colorado Shakes, University... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 1, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Theatrical Lighting Outside of the Theatre
Workshop will present, through examples, lighting design opportunities and challenges outside of the traditional theatre setting, with an emphasis on lighting for Corporate Events, Special Events and Music events.

Speakers

Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

MEDEA: HER STORY
Participating production from the University of Idaho

House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets will be available for this performance in the Cripple Creek Foyer at 8:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets are first-come, first-served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket.  

Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

1:30pm

National Partners of American Theatre (NAPAT) Award Nomination-Region VII Play Reading
Megan and the Bear Go Camping (To Solve Their Problems) by Zoe Jovanovich – Western Washington University


Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Composition/Proposition: Collaborative Theatrical Creation
Learning to use the devising technique of composition to collaboratively create dynamic moments of theatre in time and space. Then, learning to capitalize on the problem solving technique of proposition, to collaboratively solve problems discovered (uncovered) in the rehearsal process.

Speakers
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Cristi Miles

Faculty, George Fox University/ Institute for Contemporary Performance
I am a professional actor and teacher based in Portland, OR. I love to talk about physical approaches to theatre; the Alexander Technique; making new/your own work; musicals; Shakespeare; Contemporary Performance or life (in general).


Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

CSU FERGUSON - Creating a Race based performance
Creation of a safe space for students to testify and respond to our current madness and pay homage to all of the victims.  Original and published spoken word, monologues and resources will be shared.  

Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

SDC Directing Scenes Semi-Final Round
Ten semi-finalists will present their full scene from round one. This is a closed round open only to directing candidates and their instructors. Other than for the scene in which they are performing, actors are not allowed in the room. The respondents will react to the directors’ work in front of the closed gathering of student directors. Continuation of Semi-Final Round of the SDC Directing Scenes.

Sponsors
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding committee member of the Portland's Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. Andrew has directed classical and contemporary plays, musicals, and numerous world... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
UCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center Room 175 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO
  • respondents Brad Dell; Amy Feinberg; Gregg Henry

3:00pm

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Costume Design Response
Costume design responses


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Rafael Jaen; Alex Tecoma

3:00pm

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Stage Management Group Meeting #1
Meeting for stage managers in Group 1.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Concierge Lounge, Embassy Suites
  • respondents Tracy Armagost; Liz Brohm

3:00pm

Booking the Gig
Receive valuable insight from Bradley Allan Zarr, star of many Broadway National Tours (Bullets Over Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, The Drowsy Chaperone), about how to Book the Gig - audition tips and techniques to putting your ‘best self’ forward in the audition room.

Speakers
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Bradley Allan Zarr

Open Jar Institute
Since graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Bradley has appeared on stages all over the country in the national tours of The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), Spamalot, Catch Me If You Can, Kathleen Marshall’s Anything Goes, and most recently Susan Stroman’s Bullets Over Broadway (Warner Purcell & Dance Captain). He sailed the Caribbean as a Lead Vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Lines and has taught... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Sponsors

Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Andy Propst

3:00pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions (MTSA) Talk with your accompanist workshop
For those who are participating in the musical theater scholarship auditions, this is a time to talk with your accompanist before the audition.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Speaking Many Languages: Communication Strategies for student Directors, Designers, & Technicians
The production meeting is a time where many artistic “languages” come together. It can be, and should be, an exciting and collaborative process. All too often, miscommunication and misunderstandings can create a hostile and stressful process instead. In this workshop, a director and technical director/lighting designer team will facilitate discussion and troubleshooting for directors, designers, and technicians of all types. If you have questions about collaborating in the theatre, or have had problems in the past, this is the workshop for you!  


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Stage Management: Q & A
A simple question and answer session with Professional Stage Managers Liz Brohm and Tracy Armangost.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

4:00pm

House Opens: MEDEA: HER STORY
Tuesday February 21, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

4:00pm

NPP Playwright and Respondent Reception
Selected regional playwrights and NPP respondents meet and greet.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

4:30pm

MEDEA: HER STORY
Participating production from the University of Idaho

House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets will be available for this performance in the Cripple Creek Foyer at 8:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets are first-come, first-served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket.  

Tuesday February 21, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

5:30pm

Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph
A student created performance of Rajiv Joseph's Gruesome Playground Injuries produced by Central Theatre Club and the CWU Student Chapter of the United States Institute for Theatre Technology.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

7:00pm

Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Preliminary Rounds 15-17
Ryan Nominees/Partners need to be in the staging area in the Silverton Concierge Lounge 45 minutes prior to their scheduled round.

Sponsors

Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Michelle Bombe; Michael Legg

7:30pm

House Opens: MEDEA: HER STORY
Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

7:30pm

Kennedy Center Commissioned Play Readings

In celebration of the Centennial of JFK’s birth, the Kennedy Center has commissioned One Act plays with the following prompt:

  • The Play will celebrate the legacy of John F. Kennedy by focusing on the values of COURAGE, FREEDOM, JUSTICE, SERVICE, and GRATITUDE.
  • The characters in the play will be majority female and have substantial roles for artists of color.
  • The vast majority of characters can be viably played by college students. Put another way, the play will concern young people grappling with an issue; struggling with something that aligns with the values listed above.
  • The commissioned play is intended to honor the legacy of John F. Kennedy, but not be biographical or history-based, necessarily.
  • The play will have a running time of 20-40 minutes.

Please join us for the following selected readings:

Migdalia Cruz - A Crossover Dream by Humboldt State University

EM Lewis - You Can See All the Stars by Central Washington University

Rehana Lew Mirza and Mike Lew - You Can’t Say I Can’t Say Stuff (Free Speech Play) by Bellevue College


Moderators
avatar for Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry

Gregg Henry is artistic director of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival. He is artistic associate for New Works and Commissions for Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences and is director of the Kennedy Center/Kenan Trust Performing Arts Fellowship Program. Gregg has curated the Kennedy Center Page-to-Stage New Play Festival for 15 years. He produces the annual MFA Playwrights’ Workshop at the Kennedy Center in... Read More →

Tuesday February 21, 2017 7:30pm - 9:00pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

8:00pm

MEDEA: HER STORY
Participating production from the University of Idaho

House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets will be available for this performance in the Cripple Creek Foyer at 8:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets are first-come, first-served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket.  

Tuesday February 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO
  • respondents Jessica Burr; Andy Propst

8:00pm

The Naked Play: a Splash Event with Discussion
This Splash event brings together three different productions of the same play from different Universities. The actors will be meeting for the first time on stage when the characters meet for the first time. "The Naked Play" by Jef Petersen has been performed at the University of Idaho and the University of Oregon. This play, written as part of the festival in 2006, is about two characters who find themselves in the unique position to bare themselves emotionally to a complete stranger. The three back-to-back performances of this one-act will be followed by a discussion with the actors, directors, playwright, and distinguished faculty, about bodies in a theatrical space.

Sponsors
avatar for Jef Petersen

Jef Petersen

Theatre Instructor and TD, Lewis-Clark State College


Tuesday February 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:30pm

Load-Out: MEDEA: HER STORY
University of Idaho festival production load-out.

Sponsors
avatar for Jerry Dougherty

Jerry Dougherty

Festival Schedule Coordinator, KCACTF Region 7
Jerald Dougherty is the Production Manager at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. He is a member of USITT, the Event Safety Alliance, and the Production Managers Forum. He is a commissioner for the City of Ellensburg Arts Commission and is an ETCP Certified Rigger.


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

9:30pm

Hospitality Suite
Faculty and staff come have an adult beverage and snack. Chat is up with friends, old and new!

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Tuesday February 21, 2017 9:30pm - Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00am
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

10:00pm

Improv Olympix
Teams comprised of 4-8 Players will compete in three rounds: best game (5 min. Max), "Opening Ceremony" (7 min. Max), and condensed Long-Form (12 min. Max). 

Sponsors

Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:00pm

Rehearsal: THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED
Staged reading rehearsal. Closed event.

Sponsors

Tuesday February 21, 2017 10:00pm - Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00am
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
 
Wednesday, February 22
 

7:00am

Load-In: CABARET
American River College showcase festival production load-in.

Sponsors
avatar for Jerry Dougherty

Jerry Dougherty

Festival Schedule Coordinator, KCACTF Region 7
Jerald Dougherty is the Production Manager at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. He is a member of USITT, the Event Safety Alliance, and the Production Managers Forum. He is a commissioner for the City of Ellensburg Arts Commission and is an ETCP Certified Rigger.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 7:00am - 1:30pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

8:00am

MTSA Warm-ups
This is a time for those participating in the musical theater scholarship auditions to warm up for the morning rounds.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Colorado New Play Summit Discounted Rush Tickets
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Colorado New Play Summit special student rush tickets ($10-$16) TICKETS SOLD 8-9AM ONLY, then at the door.

THE BOOK OF WILL Ricketson Theatre $10 
THE CHRISTIANS Stage Theatre $10 
TWO DEGREES Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex $10 
CIRCUS 1903 - THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS Buell Theatre $16 



Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

MTSA Judges Meeting
Meeting for musical theater scholarship audition judges.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Festival Tickets!!!
Daily pick up for festival productions at the Curious Theatre Company. Tickets are first come first served.

Tickets for:
  Cabaret, BOTH SHOWS (2pm, 8pm)
  Once Upon a Matress, ONE SHOW ONLY! (7:30pm)

After 9:00 AM, tickets will be available in the festival office in the on the Embassy Suites second floor. 

TICKET POLICY:

  • 1 ticket will be issued for each INDIVIDUAL WITH A VALID NAME BADGE per day
  • Once tickets are gone, please select another show time.
  • STANDBY: there will be rush seats based solely upon availability. Show up to the theatre at least 45 minutes before curtain and the house managers will instruct you.
  • ALL TICKETED ATTENDEES MUST CLAIM THEIR SEATS 10 MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN - After that, we will release those seats to standbys.

Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Festival 49 Participant Registration
Registration will be at the hotel from 3-9. Come register for festival or pick up your badge, which will be your pass to all thing KCACTF. Please also check in for Ryans, Musical Theatre, Next Step, et al.

Sponsors

Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Next Step Auditions
KCACTF Region VII offers Festival participants a wonderful opportunity to take the next step in their educational or professional growth with this chance to be seen and heard by professional theatre companies, casting directors, BA and BFA schools, as well as graduate and summer training programs. Jobs, internships, summer work, 4 year schools and graduate programs will be represented at the auditions.

Sponsors
avatar for Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Next Step Coordinator, Gonzaga University
COURTNEY SMITH completed his degree at the University of Idaho. He has taught design and technical theatre at Gonzaga University since 2015. His professional credits include the English National Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Mount Baker Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:00am - 6:00pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 1, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Scenic Design Responses
Scenic design responses


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Patrick Chan; John David Paul; Steve Shelley

9:00am

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Stage Management Group Meeting #2
Meeting for stage managers in Group 2.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Concierge Lounge, Embassy Suites
  • respondents Tracy Armagost; Liz Brohm

9:00am

Response: MEDEA: HER STORY
Responses are open sessions, observers are welcome.

Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Jessica Burr; Andy Propst

9:00am

3D Printing for Entertainment Design
What is 3D printing and how is it useful for entertainment design?  Learn the basics of the technology and discover how the professionals are using it.

Speakers
avatar for Anne McMills

Anne McMills

Her lighting career extends across the many facets of the lighting world – from theatre (including Broadway and the West End) to television and theme parks to architecture, industrials, concerts, awards shows, dance, and opera.  Anne is the Head of Lighting Design at San Diego State University. She is the author of The Assistant Lighting Designer’s Toolkit and the forthcoming 3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design, published... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

A Friendship of Questions: Dramaturgy as Function, Part One
This two-part workshop will help you think in a dramaturgical way about structure, meaning, context, and reception for any play or performance. Aimed primarily at actors, directors, and designers, some of the topics covered will be:
1. Am I doing dramaturgy? How do I know?
2. How do I explore the my source material (text/image/object) in greater depth?
3. How can I explore historical and cultural contexts to deepen the connections between source material, performers, and audiences?

Moderators
Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Artistry, Activism, and Entrepreneurship #2
Who are you, who do you want to be, and what is your mission? In this workshop students will be challenged, through tried and true methods, to find their personal mission, their artistic voice, and use them both to change the world around them. In DAY 2 we will settle on a final presentation for DAY 3.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Rossini

Aaron Rossini

VIP
Aaron is an actor, director, producer and teacher based in New York and raised in Pittsburgh. He received his B.F.A. in Acting from Miami University of Ohio and completed his M.F.A. at the Brown University/Trinity Rep Graduate Program. In addition to his work at Fault Line Theatre, Aaron is Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach at Artists Striving to End Poverty.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Bourne Flavored Film Fights
Come play with the kind of stunt fighting popularized by the Bourne/John Wick movies! We'll be building a short sequence involving modern martial arts, gun-fu handgun disarms/retention, and a tight frame. Martial arts and/or stage combat experience helpful but not required. Ability to move freely, to listen well, and act with maturity is required.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Inouye

Kevin Inouye

Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, & Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming, a SAG-AFTRA actor and stunt performer, award-winning fight choreographer, and he runs Fight Designer, LLC, a prop weapons rental and fight coordination business. He is a Certified Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association and a Certified Teacher, Theatrical Firearms Instructor, and Rocky Mountain Regional Representative with the Society... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Sponsors

Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Andy Propst

9:00am

The Safe Word is 'Oklahoma' : A Movement Workshop with Dan and Shea
Have you ever been given the note “get out of your head?” Great! So have we. It's probably what gets us in our heads the most, when people point out that we are getting "heady" in a scene or a monologue. How can we best help ourselves to work through those moments? Know how to get back into your body. With a variety of movement work pulled from Stanislavski, Commedia Dell’ Arte, even some crazy animal stuff from the one ear wonder David Lee-Painter of the famous Lee-Painters. We will work together to find how to keep our work present and in ourselves. We will sweat, we will laugh and we will leave thinking about not thinking so much.

Speakers
avatar for Shea King

Shea King

Graduate Student, University of Idaho
Shea King is an MFA Directing candidate at the University of Idaho and holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts - Performance from Humboldt State University.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

John Cauble One Act Rehearsals
One Act Rehearsals in performance space.

"The Fruit Stand" by Sravya Tadepalli - University of Oregon (9:00am rehearsal time)

"For Those Who Mourn" Aryn Allen - Washington State University (10:00am rehearsal time)

"Ava's Train" by Sylvie Pederson - University of Oregon (11:00am rehearsal time)



Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 11:50am
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

MTSA Preliminary Rounds 1-3
Preliminary musical theatre scholarship audition rounds.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Michelle Bombe; Michael Legg

9:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Interviews
The ten semi-finalists will attend individual interviews with the respondents (fifteen minutes each). At this time, the director's book, preparation and approach will be discussed. No teachers/mentors or actors are allowed to participate in this phase of the event. After the interviews, the respondents will select 6 finalists.

Sponsors
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding committee member of the Portland's Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. Andrew has directed classical and contemporary plays, musicals, and numerous world... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Sound Design Responses
Sound design responses


Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Rafael Jaen; Robert Kreps; Tom Ontiveros

10:30am

A Friendship of Questions: Dramaturgy as Function, Part Two
In which we move toward an understanding of dramaturgy as a process that all creators engage in, all the time. At the end of this workshop, you will have learned:
1. Questions that unlock the connection between a work’s meaning and structure; and
2. An appreciation of dramaturgy as a process of questioning text, performance, and reception to deepen the meaning and impact of a work of performance.

Moderators
Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Collaborative Theatre Challenge - Meeting #2
An approach to new play development through design. This workshop will raise awareness of the collaborative process in theatre, utilizing new plays as a catalyst for creation and conversation. This year we will be working with Tammy Ryan’s play Tar Beach. To participate, designers should plan to read the play and the playwrights supporting statement about the work prior to arriving at the festival. These are available online through the KCACTF Region 7 website. You will then work with the playwright through a series of meetings during the festival culminating in the presentation of your design visualizations.

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Multidisciplinary Panel Discussion
Join DCPA production management, resident designers, and stage management discuss the process at a LORT theatre.

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Mindfulness For Actors
Mindfulness meditation techniques can be a useful tool when developing character. Remaining in the moment onstage is a difficult task, even more so when you don’t truly do this in your personal, daily life. Mindfulness meditation is unique in that it is not directed toward getting us to be different from how we already are. Instead, it helps us become aware of what is already true moment by moment. We could say that it teaches us how to be unconditionally present; that is, it helps us be present with whatever is happening, no matter what it is. The sitting practice of mindfulness meditation gives us exactly this opportunity to become more present with ourselves just as we are.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Speechless (Telling A Story Without Words)
Some things simply cannot be explained with mere words. This workshop explores the potential of telling stories without the use of words. not quite clown, and not quite mime. so what is it? come and fine out!

Speakers
avatar for David Lenz

David Lenz

David Lenz is a physical artist from Washington state. He began his career as a street performer, and has slowly made his way to the stage. Most recently, he produced "HEARTSTRINGS a play without words." | From a street juggler, to a professional fire dancer, an actor, a stunt man, and more. David has performed a variety of acts from the west coast of America, to the northern islands of Scotland.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

The Physical Actor: Aware, Available, Responsive!
Join us for this very physical exploration of the work of the actor/creator based on the perspectives of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Improvisation, movement, ferocious play, embodiment, and working in ensemble will be the territories we will encounter!  Come prepared to move, play, see, and laugh.

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Rehearsal: THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED
Staged reading rehearsal. Closed event.

Sponsors

Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 1:00pm
Crystal Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Stage Management Simulator
Stage management simulator - by appointment


Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30am - 3:00pm
Crystal Ballroom Concierge Lounge, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Tracy Armagost; Liz Brohm

12:00pm

MTSA Warm-ups
This is a time for those participating in the musical theater scholarship auditions to warm up for the afternoon rounds.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

VIP Lunch
Box lunches available for respondents and festival VIPs.

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

12:00pm

Respondent Training
Meet with the group again to discuss the process, troubleshoot, share ideas. Optional, but encouraged.

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

Western States Theatre Review Journal Round Table
The Western States Theatre Review (WSTR) is being revamped into a peer-reviewed, on-line journal with all-new features, areas to focus on and visual capabilities for submissions. Join us at a round-table discussion to give feebdack and suggestions and learn about how to submit to the journal. Students are encouraged to attend! 

Speakers
avatar for Deb Currier

Deb Currier

Associate Professor, Theatre Education Director, Western Washington University
Teaching and Research areas: Theatre for Youth, Applied Theatre, Integrated Arts, Theatre for Social Change, Theatre History, Intercultural Theatre for Youth, Internationalizing Curriculum/Curriculum Design and Assessment, Directing
avatar for Emily Rollie

Emily Rollie

Assistant Professor, Theatre Arts, Central Washington University


Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

What Scenic and Properties Designers need to know about Properties Production
Learn and explore what info, research and designs are required for the properties to be a success and an asset to your productions.

Speakers
RP

Robin Payne

Properties Director, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Properties Director - Denver Center For the Performing Arts, theatre Co. | I have a lifetime of experiences to share from Broadway to Education. Please stop by my session and explore the world of Properties Production through my eyes. Contact me if you wish me to look through your portfolio.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:30pm

Dramaturgy Response Session
Our region's visiting Dramaturgy judges, Matt McGeachy and Heather Helinsky, respond to this year's submissions for the LMDA/ATHE/KCACTF Student Dramaturgy Award.

Moderators
Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 12:30pm - 1:50pm
Backstage Coffee 1000 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

1:00pm

MTSA Preliminary Rounds 4-7
Preliminary musical theatre scholarship audition rounds.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Michelle Bombe; Michael Legg

1:30pm

House Opens: CABARET
Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

1:30pm

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Lighting Design Response
Lighting design responses


Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Patrick Chan; Robert Kreps; Anne McMills; Tom Ontiveros

1:30pm

'The Sh*t We Put Up With”: War Stories in Pursuing Academic Theatre
For a TD, the pursuit of tenure can be an exhausting process. When one has to teach at a remote satellite campus of a major university where civilization and culture consist of Wal-Mart, where do you go for outside production work? When one has to deal with tenured faculty who won’t do their job in a timely manner, but can’t be held accountable, what do you do? All too often, the technical faculty are subjected to the same tenure responsibilities as design faculty. Is it fair? Should it be changed?? Come here my story, and see my scars. Decide if I have a valid point or if I am just a whiner.  If you are considering going into academic theatre and have questions or have had problems in the past, this is the workshop for you!

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Directing Actors
Participants will learn simple, effective, and immediately accesible techniques for directing actors.

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Apodaca

Jackie Apodaca

Associate Professor, Southern Oregon University
Jackie Apodaca is an Associate Professor of Acting and Head of Performance at Southern Oregon University, where she co-runs the Acting Trainee Program at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She has worked with companies such as the Roundabout Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company, National Geographic, Summer Repertory Theatre, and Shakespeare Santa Barbara. She received her MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver and spent over a... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Discovering the Powerful Voice - Shakespeare and Sound
This VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainer's Association) sponsored workshop will lead participants through a series of exercises towards disovering a more powerful and present voice. We will use the expressive words and expansive characters of William Shakespeare as a "way in and out". Please bring a favorite Shakespeare monologue or piece of text to play with during the workshop. The leader will also have samples available.

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Producing and Recording Audiobooks
Discover how to get started in the Audiobook world. We will explore the process of auditioning, mic techniques, the nitty gritty of recording and the real cost to actors setting up their own studio.

Speakers
avatar for Bradetta Vines

Bradetta Vines

Instructor / Actress/ Filmmaker, Bellevue College/ N.W. Film Forum
Film, Theatre, music, urban fantasy books. Joss Whedonverse, Aaron Sorkin, Educational theatre, Filmaking, Sarah Ruhl, Teresa Rebek, Lee Blessing and Steven Dietz.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

The 3 Be's of Success - aka, How to beat out the other 89,000 applicants for your job!
A conversation focusing on making yourself more “hire-able.”  Explore training and experience options outside of a traditional setting that enable you to develop as theatre collaborators and practitioners in all aspects of design and technology. Knowing that you are the sum of your experiences how can you expand you base, adopt the skill of daring to do, venture beyond your comfort zones, and learn to see. And understand that the answer is always YES!

Speakers
avatar for Jane Childs

Jane Childs

Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas
Director of Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas “Best known as half of the team of Don and Jane". Life has included life-long assistant to husband Don on scenic and lighting design projects, nurturing SILV, collaborator, simultaneous French translation for Ladislav Vychodil, competitive swimmer, mother to Tera, and den mother to generations of theatre students. Her training included Indiana University, La Sorbonne, Colorado Shakes, University... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Wonderful ways of Wonderflex!
Costume crafts workshop on how wonderflex was used to create armor for the magical world of Narnia.

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Your Creative Brain at Play

Robert and Deb are currently collaborating in research focusing on neuroscience and the function of creative play. We will be exploring how new discoveries in neuroscience can be applied in the context of acting, directing and theatre education. Workshop participants will examine and play traditional theatre games and exercises - and then create new and refashion old games together as we add in information regarding brain function and creativity.

All participants will receive published credit as facilitators and co-creators – a fun, interactive, playful workshop that’s also excellent for your resume!

 


Speakers
avatar for Robert Bowman

Robert Bowman

Co-Artistic Director, Living Pictures
Robert is an actor, acting teacher and NLP master practitioner trained by Ian McDermott at ITS. He is the co-Artist Director and founder of Living Pictures theatre company located in Wales, UK. | Robert is the 2016 recipient of the Creative Wales Award, which helped to bring him to ACTF this year to co-present his current research work with Dr. Deb Currier focusing on neuroscience, creativity and theatre. | He trained as an actor at the... Read More →
avatar for Deb Currier

Deb Currier

Associate Professor, Theatre Education Director, Western Washington University
Teaching and Research areas: Theatre for Youth, Applied Theatre, Integrated Arts, Theatre for Social Change, Theatre History, Intercultural Theatre for Youth, Internationalizing Curriculum/Curriculum Design and Assessment, Directing


Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

John Cauble One Act Semi-Finalist Award Readings
Selected regional John Cauble One Act Play Readings followed by feedback from NPP respondents.

"The Fruit Stand" by Sravya Tadepalli - University of Oregon

"For Those Who Mourn" Aryn Allen - Washington State University

"Ava's Train" by Sylvie Pederson - University of Oregon



Wednesday February 22, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Steven Feffer; Dannylee Hodnett; Christopher Jimenez

2:00pm

CABARET
Participating production from American River College

House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets will be available for this performance in the Cripple Creek Foyer at 8:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets are first-come, first-served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket.  

Wednesday February 22, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

3:00pm

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Scenic Design Responses
Scenic design responses


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents John David Paul; Steve Shelley

3:00pm

How Would You Like A Sound Beating?
A Non-contact Extreme Physical Theatre workshop where sound is used as a weapon, too. Dress for movement.

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Sponsors

Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Andy Propst

3:00pm

Stage Management: Communication and Collaboration
Roundtable discussion of communication and collaboration strategies for the young Stage Manager.  Topics include mindful Stage Management practices, effective problem solving skills and how to choose which form of communication to best deliver your message.

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Stand-up Comedy 101
Learn the art of Stand-up Comedy!  After successfully completing this workshop students will have a basic understanding of how professional stand-up comedians create an artistic stand-up comedy routine.  Discover the secret formula to how to write a joke. This workshop uses active learning.  Students learn how to write a stand-up comedy routine. Work with a real stand-up comedian and comedy teacher to practice basic comedy writing and performing skills. Ideal students are eager to perform a 1-minute comedy routine live on stage!

Speakers

Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Tony Award Dancing!
Learn an iconic original Broadway combination from a musical that won the Tony Award for Best Choreography! This class is for all-level dancers to come and explore the joy of dance!

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Allan Zarr

Bradley Allan Zarr

Open Jar Institute
Since graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Bradley has appeared on stages all over the country in the national tours of The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), Spamalot, Catch Me If You Can, Kathleen Marshall’s Anything Goes, and most recently Susan Stroman’s Bullets Over Broadway (Warner Purcell & Dance Captain). He sailed the Caribbean as a Lead Vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Lines and has taught... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Where's My Honeywagon? (Costume Design for Film & Television)  
Want to open up new career opportunities? Learn the lingo, where to find the jobs, and the nuts and bolts of designing for film, television, and online media from a professional Los Angeles designer. It's sort of like designing for stage, but at light speed!

Speakers
avatar for Rae Robison

Rae Robison

Director of Theatre, Humboldt State University
Assoc. Professor Rae Robison – Director of Theatre With HSU: Anton in Show Busniess, Slipping, Coraline the Musical, Young Frankenstein, Hater, Blithe Spirit, The Music Inside (feature film), School for Scandal, The Marriage of Bette & Boo, Helen, Insectia. Other Theatres: One Man Two Guv’Nors (Redwood Curtain Theatre), Avenue Q, American Buffalo (NCRT), Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Shakespeare Orange County), Manfast (2003 Feature Film... Read More →



Wednesday February 22, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

5:00pm

MTSA Judges Meeting
Meeting for musical theater scholarship audition judges.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Wednesday February 22, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

5:00pm

Rehearsal: THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED
Staged reading rehearsal. Closed event.

Sponsors

Wednesday February 22, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

5:30pm

University of Northern Colorado - Unity Theatre Company's Devised Performance
UNCO's Unity Theatre will present this original, devised work; open to all.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

6:00pm

Next Step Call Back Space
Call back space for companies and schools.

Sponsors
avatar for Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Next Step Coordinator, Gonzaga University
COURTNEY SMITH completed his degree at the University of Idaho. He has taught design and technical theatre at Gonzaga University since 2015. His professional credits include the English National Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Mount Baker Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

6:00pm

Next Step Call Back Space
Call back space for companies and schools.

Sponsors
avatar for Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Next Step Coordinator, Gonzaga University
COURTNEY SMITH completed his degree at the University of Idaho. He has taught design and technical theatre at Gonzaga University since 2015. His professional credits include the English National Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Mount Baker Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

6:00pm

Next Step Call Back Space
Call back space for companies and schools.

Sponsors
avatar for Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Next Step Coordinator, Gonzaga University
COURTNEY SMITH completed his degree at the University of Idaho. He has taught design and technical theatre at Gonzaga University since 2015. His professional credits include the English National Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Mount Baker Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

6:00pm

Next Step Call Back Space
Call back space for companies and schools.

Sponsors
avatar for Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Next Step Coordinator, Gonzaga University
COURTNEY SMITH completed his degree at the University of Idaho. He has taught design and technical theatre at Gonzaga University since 2015. His professional credits include the English National Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Mount Baker Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

6:00pm

Next Step Call Back Space
Call back space for companies and schools.

Sponsors
avatar for Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Next Step Coordinator, Gonzaga University
COURTNEY SMITH completed his degree at the University of Idaho. He has taught design and technical theatre at Gonzaga University since 2015. His professional credits include the English National Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Mount Baker Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

6:00pm

Next Step Call Back Space
Sponsors
avatar for Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Next Step Coordinator, Gonzaga University
COURTNEY SMITH completed his degree at the University of Idaho. He has taught design and technical theatre at Gonzaga University since 2015. His professional credits include the English National Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Mount Baker Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

6:00pm

Next Step Call Back Space
Sponsors
avatar for Courtney Smith

Courtney Smith

Next Step Coordinator, Gonzaga University
COURTNEY SMITH completed his degree at the University of Idaho. He has taught design and technical theatre at Gonzaga University since 2015. His professional credits include the English National Theatre, Roundabout Theatre Company, New York City Opera, Playwrights Horizons, Mount Baker Repertory Theatre, Montana Shakespeare in the Parks as well as Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

7:00pm

House Opens: THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED
Wednesday February 22, 2017 7:00pm - 7:30pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

7:30pm

House Opens: CABARET
Wednesday February 22, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

7:30pm

Once Upon a Mattress
If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise! Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab? Or that Lady Larken's love for Sir Harry provided a rather compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or that, in fact, it wasn't the pea at all that caused the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you'll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again.

Preview performance from Metro State University.

 House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets will be available for this performance in the Cripple Creek Foyer at 8:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets are first-come, first-served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket.  

Wednesday February 22, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theatre 855 Lawrence Way, Denver CO 80204

7:30pm

THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED: A Staged Reading of a new play by Idris Goodwin
A staged reading of idris Goodwin's new play THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED. Commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival American Revolutions Series.

Arista - Nick Garcia

George Harris - Michael Legg

Jonathan Handle - Daniel Haley

Lt Smith - Rich Brown

Shippah - Ben Gonzales

Orson - Teague Parker

Martha - Stacey Ejim

Phyllis - Mindi Logan

Helen - Olivia Longin

Saint 1 - Mary Trotter

Saint 2 - Patrick Dizney

Older Sister - Sarah Ortegon

Younger Sister - Amanda Fresquez

Jef Petersen - Stage Directions

Director - David Lee-Painter 

Wednesday February 22, 2017 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

7:30pm

"I" An original play! presented by Chabot College
Written and directed by Rachel LePell, "I" explores the relationship of identity and language. With all the actors on stage the whole time, the play weaves three stories together with a chorus of transitions of poetry.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 7:30pm - 10:00pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

8:00pm

CABARET
Participating production from American River College

House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets will be available for this performance in the Cripple Creek Foyer at 8:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets are first-come, first-served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket.  

Wednesday February 22, 2017 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO
  • respondents Rafael Jaen; Robert Kreps

9:30pm

Hospitality Suite
Faculty and staff come have an adult beverage and snack. Chat is up with friends, old and new!

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Wednesday February 22, 2017 9:30pm - Thursday February 23, 2017 12:00am
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

10:30pm

Oh Snap! Its the 90's!!

Come enjoy a fresh to death, 90s Party! Wear your best 90s attire and have a killer time dancing to some rad 90s music and also music from today! I hope you're ready to get jiggy with it because its going to be off the heazy!



Wednesday February 22, 2017 10:30pm - Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30am
Crystal Ballroom 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

11:00pm

Load-Out: CABARET
American River College showcase festival production load-out.

Sponsors
avatar for Jerry Dougherty

Jerry Dougherty

Festival Schedule Coordinator, KCACTF Region 7
Jerald Dougherty is the Production Manager at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. He is a member of USITT, the Event Safety Alliance, and the Production Managers Forum. He is a commissioner for the City of Ellensburg Arts Commission and is an ETCP Certified Rigger.


Wednesday February 22, 2017 11:00pm - Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30am
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO
 
Thursday, February 23
 

7:00am

Load-In: HEARTSTRINGS
Special festival production load-in.

Thursday February 23, 2017 7:00am - 1:30pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

7:00am

Load-In: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
Gonzaga University festival production load-in.

Sponsors
avatar for Jerry Dougherty

Jerry Dougherty

Festival Schedule Coordinator, KCACTF Region 7
Jerald Dougherty is the Production Manager at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. He is a member of USITT, the Event Safety Alliance, and the Production Managers Forum. He is a commissioner for the City of Ellensburg Arts Commission and is an ETCP Certified Rigger.


Thursday February 23, 2017 7:00am - 1:30pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

8:00am

Irene Ryan Semi-Final Round Rehearsal
This is an opportunity to check out the space for both pieces and do a walk-through of entrances, exits, etc. (No time for complete runs) All nominees, partners, and accompanists should be present. Please be prompt so that we can give one general briefing of procedures prior to walkthrough.

Sponsors

Thursday February 23, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Colorado New Play Summit Discounted Rush Tickets
Denver Center for the Performing Arts Colorado New Play Summit special student rush tickets ($10-$16) TICKETS SOLD 8-9AM ONLY, then at the door.

THE BOOK OF WILL Ricketson Theatre $10 
THE CHRISTIANS Stage Theatre $10 
TWO DEGREES Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex $10 
CIRCUS 1903 - THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS Buell Theatre $16 



Thursday February 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Festival Tickets!!!
Daily pick up for festival productions at the Curious Theatre Company, King Center, and DCPA. Tickets are first come first served.

Tickets for:
  Mr. Burns, A Post Electric Play, BOTH SHOWS (2pm, 8pm)
  Heartstrings BOTH SHOWS (2pm, 8pm) 
  DCPA Backstage Tour (only 15 spaces, 1:30pm)

After 9:00 AM, tickets will be available in the festival office in the on the Embassy Suites second floor. 

TICKET POLICY:

  • 1 ticket will be issued for each INDIVIDUAL WITH A VALID NAME BADGE per day
  • Once tickets are gone, please select another show time.
  • STANDBY: there will be rush seats based solely upon availability. Show up to the theatre at least 45 minutes before curtain and the house managers will instruct you.
  • ALL TICKETED ATTENDEES MUST CLAIM THEIR SEATS 10 MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN - After that, we will release those seats to standbys.

Thursday February 23, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Festival 49 Participant Registration
Registration will be at the hotel from 3-9. Come register for festival or pick up your badge, which will be your pass to all thing KCACTF. Please also check in for Ryans, Musical Theatre, Next Step, et al.

Sponsors

Thursday February 23, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Lighting Design Response
Lighting design responses


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Patrick Chan; Anne McMills; Tom Ontiveros; Steve Shelley

9:00am

Response: CABARET
Responses are open sessions, observers are welcome.

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Rafael Jaen; Robert Kreps

9:00am

Response: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
Responses are open sessions, observers are welcome.

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Heather Helinski; Aaron Rossini

9:00am

Artistry, Activism, and Entrepreneurship #3
This will be our sharing.

Speakers
avatar for Aaron Rossini

Aaron Rossini

VIP
Aaron is an actor, director, producer and teacher based in New York and raised in Pittsburgh. He received his B.F.A. in Acting from Miami University of Ohio and completed his M.F.A. at the Brown University/Trinity Rep Graduate Program. In addition to his work at Fault Line Theatre, Aaron is Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach at Artists Striving to End Poverty.




Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Can You Teach A New Dog, Old Tricks?
Before there were computers, there was an ancient technology called paper and pencils!  With computer software like Sketch-up, Photoshop, Illustrator, AutoCAD, Vectorworks and even 3-D printing possibilities; we’ve certainly expedited how quickly we can produce design documents. But have we rooted these things in good, basic drawing, rendering and modeling skills?  Skipping these ‘old school’ skills is a design development flaw that will hinder the aesthetic understanding and utilization of newer technologies.  This workshop will explore some of the more basic design skills, process and techniques for effective scenographic communication.

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Sponsors

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Andy Propst

9:00am

PULITZER PRIZE WINNING, TONY AWARD WINNING ROBERT SCHENKKAN Q&A about all things theatre
Join us for this rare and special oppotunity with writer of things, theatre, film, tv-Robert Schenkkan! A question and answer session with this Pulitzer and Tony winning writer.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Schenkkan

Robert Schenkkan

ROBERT SCHENKKAN is a Pulitzer-prize winning, Tony@ Award winning, Writer's Guild Award winning, two-time Emmy nominated writer of Stage, Television, and Film. He is the author of fourteen original full-length plays, two musicals, and a collection of one-act plays. He co-wrote the feature film, THE QUIET AMERICAN and HACKSAW RIDGE, and his television credits include: ALL THE WAY, THE PACIFIC, THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN and SPARTACUS.


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

The Classical Audition
In The Classical Audition, we'll cover some basic do's and don’ts about auditioning generally and address some of the things specific to auditioning with one of Shakespeare's monologues.  Participants should bring a classical piece prepared to share with the class and we'll look at specific things that work for and against the performer.  We'll also use the volunteers’ auditions to draw more general lessons about performing Shakespeare and engaging the text within the limitations of an audition setting.  There will be plenty of time to ask questions about professional classical and contemporary auditions.  

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Open Jar Dance Audition
Audition for admission to the exclusive Summer Open Jar Institute in New York City. Each year 60 students are selected to work one‐on‐one for a week with Broadway’s best professionals during the summer. Additionally, 20 students are selected to participate in an eight-week Fall Residency. One participant from this region WILL receive a $600 scholarship and will also be considered for a full scholarship to attend the institute. Come prepared to learn a dance combination and sing a 32-bar audition song. Accompanist provided.

Speakers
avatar for Bradley Allan Zarr

Bradley Allan Zarr

Open Jar Institute
Since graduating from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, Bradley has appeared on stages all over the country in the national tours of The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert Martin), Spamalot, Catch Me If You Can, Kathleen Marshall’s Anything Goes, and most recently Susan Stroman’s Bullets Over Broadway (Warner Purcell & Dance Captain). He sailed the Caribbean as a Lead Vocalist for Norwegian Cruise Lines and has taught... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 11:50am
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

John Cauble One Act Rehearsals
One Act Rehearsals in performance space.
 

"SLUT" by Nicole Jost - San Francisco State University (9:00am rehearsal time)

"To Touch the Heavens" by Natalie Cullinan - Bellevue College (10:00am rehearsal time)

"Everything Comes Back to the River" by Jordan Rawlings - University of Idaho (11:00am rehearsal time)



Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 11:50am
Cripple Creek Ballroom 1, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Thanks for the Note!
Notes are fundamental to the process of making theatre. They are how we communicate with one another: our language. Our productions and individual growth as artists depend on our ability to receive and interpret notes well. But of course, this is easier said than done. Notes can be vague, ill timed, trigger our emotions, or all of the above. And what about notes we simply disagree with?! In this workshop (aimed at designers, directors, SMs, and actors alike) we will identify obstacles (internal and external) to receiving notes and ways around them. Using your own examples, we’ll practice decoding, translating, and truth mining even the most difficult notes. Lastly, we’ll look ahead and brainstorm ways to actively pursue growth-stimulating feedback like our livelihoods depended on it: because they do. 

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Haley

Daniel Haley

Simulated Client Coordinator, Washington State University
Daniel Haley earned his BFA in Acting from the University of Idaho and MFA in Directing from the University of Montana. After several years working professionally for such companies as Mill Mountain Theatre (VA), the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Daniel landed what has proved his dream "role" in the little-known field of simulation as the Simulated Client Coordinator for the pioneering Clinical Communication... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 11:50am
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Irene Ryan Semi-Final Round
Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Semi-Final

Sponsors

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Matt Opatrny; Don Williams

9:00am

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Stage Management Simulator
Stage management simulator - by appointment


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:00am - 3:00pm
Crystal Ballroom Concierge Lounge, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Tracy Armagost; Liz Brohm

10:30am

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Costume Design Response
Costume design responses


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Rafael Jaen; Alex Tecoma

10:30am

Actors Theatre Professional Training Company Info Session

The PTC is the country's only practical training program, designed to help you transition from the academic to the professional world.  With a curriculum that uses audition technique as its basis and a performance season focusing entirely on new works, come learn how the PTC is the perfect jump-start into your theatrical career.


Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Create the Change
Are you an artist who wants to change the world? Are you interested in using your passion for performing to change people’s lives? Then we need YOU in our theatre community!  Come explore how your talents can impact those in need across the street and across the world! Join Sarah Mitchel from Broadway Cares to sing, move, laugh, inspire and CREATE THE CHANGE we want to see in our world. Bring an open mind, a generous heart, and clothes you can move in!

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Good Stories Going: Creating Performance Texts from Existing Materials
“The theatre itself is much less high-minded than those who keep a watchful eye on its purity; the stage has always cheerfully swiped whatever good stories were going.” -- Philip Pullman This playwriting workshop will focus on playwriting exercises that consider theatre and performance created, developed, written and staged from existing materials, primary emphasis will be given to adaptation, but we will also touch on other forms, including docudrama and collage

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Inspiring Interest in Theatre History, Literature, and Criticism
For this second annual roundtable discussion, we will focus on sharing ideas, strategies, and experiments in encouraging student interest and engagement with “drier” courses in the theatre curriculum. Participants are encouraged to bring handouts and/or examples. While this roundtable is aimed toward faculty participants, students, dramaturgs, and future teachers are encouraged to attend and contribute.


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Leading a Theatre and Healing a Nation
Engage with our panel of Theatre Directors and Leaders as they talk about their struggles, triumphs and the future we must enlighten. 

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Aaron Rossini

Aaron Rossini

VIP
Aaron is an actor, director, producer and teacher based in New York and raised in Pittsburgh. He received his B.F.A. in Acting from Miami University of Ohio and completed his M.F.A. at the Brown University/Trinity Rep Graduate Program. In addition to his work at Fault Line Theatre, Aaron is Associate Director of Volunteer Outreach at Artists Striving to End Poverty.
avatar for Grady Soapes

Grady Soapes

Artistic Associate, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
Grady Soapes is an arts administrator, choreographer and teaching artist based out of Denver, Colorado. Notable choreography credits include Act of God, As You Like It, Drag Machine and Lord of the Butterflies (Denver Center for the Performing Arts), Comedy of Errors (Colorado Shakespeare Festival), Associate Choreographer for The Music Man, directed by Otis Sallid (Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp) and former Choreographer in... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

SAG-AFTRA 101
What is SAG-AFTRA? Why is Union membership important? How do I Join? Learn the answers to these questions, the history of SAG-AFTRA and much more. Discover why SAG-AFTRA is the voice for over 160,000 on-camera and behind the mic performers in the world.

Speakers
EC

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford is a SAG-AFTRA National Board member and 2nd Vice President of the Los Angeles local. She has been a proud member of SAG and AFTRA since 1979 and of Actors Equity since 1969, originally joining all three unions in Chicago. Working in a variety of areas, Ellen is probably best known as Nurse Lydia Wright on ER, and also recurred on Desperate Housewives. Films include Angel's Perch, Model Minority, and The Man from Earth. She was... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Meet & Greet Set Up
Designated set-up time for school representatives.

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30am - 12:00pm
Crystal Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

Helping Science 'Make Believe': Professional Opportunities in the Field of Simulation 
The aim of this meeting is to raise awareness of professional opportunities for theatre makers (actors and artisans alike) in the burgeoning field of simulation. Participants will learn what constitutes simulation (i.e., what exactly are we talking about?), benefits of the work, how we as theatre artists are uniquely qualified to lead this diversifying industry, and lastly where to look, today and post graduation, for simulation related work.  

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Haley

Daniel Haley

Simulated Client Coordinator, Washington State University
Daniel Haley earned his BFA in Acting from the University of Idaho and MFA in Directing from the University of Montana. After several years working professionally for such companies as Mill Mountain Theatre (VA), the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, Daniel landed what has proved his dream "role" in the little-known field of simulation as the Simulated Client Coordinator for the pioneering Clinical Communication... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

VIP Lunch
Box lunches available for respondents and festival VIPs.

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

12:00pm

Meet & Greet for Two-Year, Transfer Students and Graduate Interviews
Come grab a slice of pizza and chew over your options: An informal gathering of students seeking information about the next step in their theatre education and training. Meet representatives from various programs from around the region, find out about their program offerings and network with some of your regional schools! Sponsored by KCACTF VII.

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Crystal Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

Respondent Training
Meet with the group again to discuss the process, troubleshoot, share ideas. Optional, but encouraged.

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:30pm

MTSA Final Warm-Up
Warm-up for the finalists in the MTSA audition.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:30pm

Directing Table Work: Making Great Choices for Contemporary Play Production
he workshop will focus on the advantages and specifics of conducting table work and introduce and/or further examine vocabulary and techniques that allow actors to work in a connected, specific and active way. This method pays dividends in organic blocking and gained momentum for the remainder of the rehearsal process. Directors will learn how to (1) establish and recognize connection between actors (2) root meanings and relationships with actors (3) craft specificity with characters including effective objectives and actions that will clearly define the dramatic action of the play (4) guide actors through a question/answer technique and positive reinforcement that will move the process of play direction into a higher gear on day one.

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Concierge Lounge, Embassy Suites

1:30pm

House Opens: HEARTSTRINGS
Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:00pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

1:30pm

Actors Theatre Professional Training Company Callbacks

Callback session for the PTC at Actors Theatre of Louisville.


Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crystal Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

A Practical Guide to Starting a Freelance Career in Technical Theatre
A comprehensive overview examining practical skills and tactics necessary to kick-start a successful freelance career in technical theatre. Steve Shelley shows business tactics utilizing research and marketing to target the backstage jobs you want. General topics include: Detailed job searches; crafting resumes, cover letters, and portfolios; and interview techniques.

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Attention Instead of Tension. A linking of the Alexander and Suzuki Techniques
Through the lens and teachings of FM Alexander, we will explore what it means to rigorously work physically in the demanding postures and activities of the Suzuki Technique. About Suzuki: The Suzuki Method is a rigorous physical and vocal discipline for performers, created by renowned theater artist Tadashi Suzuki and his company. The method is designed to regain the perceptive abilities and powers of the body/voice instrument. Drawing on a unique combination of traditional and innovative forms, the training strives to restore the wholeness of self as a tool of theatrical expression. About Alexander: The Alexander Technique is an educational process that develops one's conscious control and an ability to avoid unnecessary tensions.

Speakers
avatar for Cristi Miles

Cristi Miles

Faculty, George Fox University/ Institute for Contemporary Performance
I am a professional actor and teacher based in Portland, OR. I love to talk about physical approaches to theatre; the Alexander Technique; making new/your own work; musicals; Shakespeare; Contemporary Performance or life (in general).


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Backstage Tour
See workshops and theatre spaces at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Tour limited to 15 participants. Tickets required and will be available on the day of the tour in the Cripple Creek Foyer. Tickets are first come first served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket. Meet for the tour in front of Newman Center.

Sponsors

Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Newman Center 1101 13th Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Digital Design-Tech Portfolios: Branding, Marketing and Social Media 
A comprehensive workshop featuring current guidelines in design-tech branding, social media platforms, and websites. The last part of the session will look at portfolio interview, presentation, and self-assessment. A must for all designers and technicians!

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Jaen

Rafael Jaen

Assistant Professor, Costume Design, UMass Boston / KCACTF National DTM Chair
RAFAEL JAEN (sounds HA-EN) is a professional costume designer, professor, and author. His design work for film, TV, and theater has received multiple accolades. He is the Recipient of the Kennedy Center Golden Medallion for Excellence In Theatre Education, and he was honored with a Life Achievement In The Arts Award 2016 by the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Salem State University. He is an elected Board Director of USITT, and he is... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Engineer Your Own Career
They say less than 2% of actors actually make a living with their craft. So how does somebody get into that 2%? By making your own material. This workshop will illuminate the tools you’ll need to empower your own career such as branding, professional expectations in various scenarios, creative process for both live and digital material. Already having your own material is not necessary for this workshop but if you got it, bring it and we will put it on its feet whatever it is!

Speakers
avatar for Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett has been musically improvising for over a decade. He holds a BA in Music from he University of Central Florida and has successfully incorporated these techniques into his own career. He has worked with some of the best musical improvisers around including Wayne Brady.


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Psychophysical Acting ala Michael Chekhov
A look at some of the tools Michael Chekhov left us for integrating our physicality with our intellectual choices on how to play a scene. Develop a playable physical subtext to express your character's drive and state, whether for a large proscenium or a screen closeup.

Speakers
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Kevin Inouye

Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Kevin is an Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, & Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming, a SAG-AFTRA actor and stunt performer, award-winning fight choreographer, and he runs Fight Designer, LLC, a prop weapons rental and fight coordination business. He is a Certified Teacher with the National Michael Chekhov Association and a Certified Teacher, Theatrical Firearms Instructor, and Rocky Mountain Regional Representative with the Society... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

SAG-AFTRA 101
What is SAG-AFTRA? Why is Union membership important? How do I Join? Learn the answers to these questions, the history of SAG-AFTRA and much more. Discover why SAG-AFTRA is the voice for over 160,000 on-camera and behind the mic performers in the world.

Speakers
EC

Ellen Crawford

Ellen Crawford is a SAG-AFTRA National Board member and 2nd Vice President of the Los Angeles local. She has been a proud member of SAG and AFTRA since 1979 and of Actors Equity since 1969, originally joining all three unions in Chicago. Working in a variety of areas, Ellen is probably best known as Nurse Lydia Wright on ER, and also recurred on Desperate Housewives. Films include Angel's Perch, Model Minority, and The Man from Earth. She was... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

The Consolations of Dramaturgy: Boethius and Me
This seminar, intended specifically for dramaturgs, is an opportunity to discuss and share the common issues that arise when working as a dramaturg on a project. We have all been there: the point in a process where we ask, "What am I doing here?" Like the philosopher Boethius, we have to develop an inner well of resources to answer that question for ourselves. Come prepared to share both triumph and tragedy, and prepared to learn some new habits that keep those fraudulent feelings at bay.

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Theatre in the Time of Trump
Join Idris Goodwin and host Laurie Lynch for this very important conversation about how important Theatre is in the Trump Era. Can we be united? Can telling stories heal the divide? And what about diversity? 

Moderators
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Laurie Lynch

Community College of Denver

Speakers
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Idris Goodwin

Idris Goodwin is a playwright, rapper and essayist. His plays include How We Got On, This Is Modern Art, and Bars and Measures. He's had work produced and/or developed with Steppenwolf Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Kennedy Center, Berkeley Rep's Ground Floor Program, The Lark and The Playwrights's Center. These Are The Breaks, his debut collection of essays was nominated for a... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Devising Initiative and Applied Theatre Project
Original twenty-minute devised works presented by institutions from across the region. Each piece is followed by a response to the devisers from our guest artists.

Sponsors
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Rich Brown

Professor, Western Washington University
Deviser/actor/director/teacher. | Carnegie Foundation’s State of Washington Professor of the Year 2015 | KC/ACTF’s National Outstanding Lead Deviser/Director 2012 for "US"


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
UCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO
  • respondents Jessica Burr; Matt Opatrny

1:30pm

John Cauble One Act Semi-Finalist Award Readings
Selected regional John Cauble One Act Play Readings followed by feedback from NPP respondents.

"SLUT" by Nicole Jost - San Francisco State University

"To Touch the Heavens" by Natalie Cullinan - Bellevue College

"Everything Comes Back to the River" by Jordan Rawlings - University of Idaho

 


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 1, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Steven Feffer; Dannylee Hodnett; Christopher Jimenez

1:30pm

MTSA Final Round
Final Round of the Musical Theatre Audition

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Thursday February 23, 2017 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Brad Dell; Sarah Mitchel; Bradley Allen Zarr

2:00pm

HEARTSTRINGS
"Heartstrings is a production that combines the worlds of Cirque and Theatre. This show lives in the moments that cannot be explained with words, so it has none. Using dance, magic, original music, and more, this transformative play is a sight to be seen. With laughter and tears, the creators of this play are hoping to raise awareness of Anencephaly, and is performed in honor of those who have lost loved ones."  Written and performed with no words by David Lenz with assistance from Christina Holladay and Dan Poppen

Artists
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David Lenz

David Lenz is a physical artist from Washington state. He began his career as a street performer, and has slowly made his way to the stage. Most recently, he produced "HEARTSTRINGS a play without words." | From a street juggler, to a professional fire dancer, an actor, a stunt man, and more. David has performed a variety of acts from the west coast of America, to the northern islands of Scotland.


Thursday February 23, 2017 2:00pm - 3:30pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

2:00pm

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
Participating production from Gonzaga University.

House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets will be available for this performance in the Cripple Creek Foyer at 8:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets are first come first served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket. 

Thursday February 23, 2017 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

3:00pm

Irene Ryan Semi-Final Round Response
Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Matt Opatrny; Don Williams

3:00pm

Design, Technology, and Management Keynote Speaker - TURN STUMBLING BLOCKS INTO STEPPING STONES
Anne E. McMills discusses her career path and the obstacles faced along the way.  She offers tips and tricks to building a career despite stumbling blocks and explores how passion and drive can get you the career of your dreams.

Moderators
Speakers
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Anne McMills

Her lighting career extends across the many facets of the lighting world – from theatre (including Broadway and the West End) to television and theme parks to architecture, industrials, concerts, awards shows, dance, and opera.  Anne is the Head of Lighting Design at San Diego State University. She is the author of The Assistant Lighting Designer’s Toolkit and the forthcoming 3D Printing Basics for Entertainment Design, published... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Sponsors

Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Andy Propst

3:00pm

London Accents Intensive - RP / Estuary / Cockney
This workshop will utilize the accent acquisition techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork to explore both "contemporary" and "classic" London accents, with a focus on RP and Estuary. This workshop will also include free digital accent resources and accent acquisition strategies that can be applied to any accent or dialect.

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crystal Ballroom C, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Musical Improv 101
Few things delight an audience as much as great musical improv. This workshop demystifies all the tools it takes to make up a great song on the spot. We will go over, song structure, rhyming techniques, solo and group numbers. It’s tons of fun and you don’t need to be a good singer at all to do it! 

Speakers
avatar for Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett has been musically improvising for over a decade. He holds a BA in Music from he University of Central Florida and has successfully incorporated these techniques into his own career. He has worked with some of the best musical improvisers around including Wayne Brady.


Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crystal Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Stanislavski in Action
As an actor, did you ever wish you didn’t have to sit down for hours, script in hand, and memorize your lines by rote? Directors, have you ever struggled with bringing your actors to the text organically and truthfully? By working on a short Chekhov scene, this workshop will take you through a practical introduction to Active Analysis, Stanislavski’s technique that he was refining until the day he died. Come learn about this exciting rehearsal technique, which aims to take the place of traditional table work, and bridge the gap between actor and text. A basic knowledge of Chekhov is preferred, but not required.

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Crestone Ballroom A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

The Art of Acting Studio/ Stella Adler Studio of Acting NYC Scene Study Workshop
This workshop aims to give students a taste of the core principles and techniques taught at both the Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles and our parent school, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City. The workshop is fully self-enclosed and requires that students bring only themselves and their imagination to participate. The students will write and perform scripts created in class. Through these scripts concepts on imagination, action, creative flexibility, character and relationship are explored. This is a full participation workshop for all participants.

Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

3:00pm

Actors Theatre Professional Training Company Callbacks

Callback session for the PTC at Actors Theatre of Louisville.


Speakers

Thursday February 23, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

4:30pm

Chat and Chew with CWU
Join us for a special event designed exclusively for two-year college students and faculty interested in transfer opportunities at Central Washington University. Come on over, grab a bite and talk with us about your interests and future goals. We want to know about your plans, and share what we have to offer. We hope that CWU will be your choice for life-long success! Find out more about programs and student life at CWU! There will be students from CWU Theatre Arts representing Design, Performance, Musical Theatre, Theatre Studies, many of whom are transfer students themselves. Faculty from CWU Theatre Arts (BFA and BA Programs) will also be available A college education is the biggest investment in your future you can make. Let us give you all the information you need to make the right decision. Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsors

Thursday February 23, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Room 806, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

5:00pm

MTSA Final Judges Meeting
Meeting for musical theater scholarship audition judges.

Sponsors
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Thursday February 23, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

5:00pm

President's Reception for Region 7 Faculty and Guests
Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Confucius Institute At Community College Of Denver 1030 St Francis Way, Denver, CO

7:00pm

SDC Final Rehearsal in Space for Finalists
Each of the SDC finalists will have thirty minutes to rehearse their scene in the space prior to the final round.

Sponsors
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding committee member of the Portland's Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. Andrew has directed classical and contemporary plays, musicals, and numerous world... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 7:00pm - 10:00pm
UCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center Room 175 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

7:30pm

House Opens: HEARTSTRINGS
Thursday February 23, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

7:30pm

House Opens: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
Thursday February 23, 2017 7:30pm - 8:00pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO

8:00pm

HEARTSTRINGS
"Heartstrings is a production that combines the worlds of Cirque and Theatre. This show lives in the moments that cannot be explained with words, so it has none. Using dance, magic, original music, and more, this transformative play is a sight to be seen. With laughter and tears, the creators of this play are hoping to raise awareness of Anencephaly, and is performed in honor of those who have lost loved ones."  Written and performed with no words by David Lenz with assistance from Christina Holladay and Dan Poppen

Artists
avatar for David Lenz

David Lenz

David Lenz is a physical artist from Washington state. He began his career as a street performer, and has slowly made his way to the stage. Most recently, he produced "HEARTSTRINGS a play without words." | From a street juggler, to a professional fire dancer, an actor, a stunt man, and more. David has performed a variety of acts from the west coast of America, to the northern islands of Scotland.


Thursday February 23, 2017 8:00pm - 9:30pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

8:00pm

MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
Participating production from Gonzaga University.

House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets will be available for this performance in the Cripple Creek Foyer at 8:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets are first come first served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket. 

Thursday February 23, 2017 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO
  • respondents Heather Helinski; Aaron Rossini

9:30pm

Load-Out: HEARTSTRINGS
Special festival production load-out.

Thursday February 23, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

9:30pm

Tech Olympics
Welcome to the Twelfth Annual Technical Olympics! The Tech Olympics are designed to test and show the abilities of technical students from Region 7.

Team competition is for 3-5 person teams.  Team sign up link.  

Individuals may compete without a team.  Individual sign up link.

Event Descriptions

 



Thursday February 23, 2017 9:30pm - 11:00pm
Crystal Ballroom 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:30pm

Hospitality Suite
Faculty and staff come have an adult beverage and snack. Chat is up with friends, old and new!

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Thursday February 23, 2017 9:30pm - Friday February 24, 2017 12:00am
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

10:30pm

Load-Out: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY
Gonzaga University festival production load-out.

Sponsors
avatar for Jerry Dougherty

Jerry Dougherty

Festival Schedule Coordinator, KCACTF Region 7
Jerald Dougherty is the Production Manager at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA. He is a member of USITT, the Event Safety Alliance, and the Production Managers Forum. He is a commissioner for the City of Ellensburg Arts Commission and is an ETCP Certified Rigger.


Thursday February 23, 2017 10:30pm - Friday February 24, 2017 12:30am
Curious Theatre Company 1080 Acoma St, Denver, CO
 
Friday, February 24
 

7:30am

Ten Minute Play Rehearsal
This is an opportunity for Director's of the Ten-Minute Play to run their staged readings in the performance space before the festival.


Friday February 24, 2017 7:30am - 9:30am
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

8:00am

Collaborative Theatre Challenge - Setup/Presentation
An approach to new play development through design. This workshop will raise awareness of the collaborative process in theatre, utilizing new plays as a catalyst for creation and conversation. This year we will be working with Tammy Ryan’s play Tar Beach. To participate, designers should plan to read the play and the playwrights supporting statement about the work prior to arriving at the festival. These are available online through the KCACTF Region 7 website. You will then work with the playwright through a series of meetings during the festival culminating in the presentation of your design visualizations.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Festival Tickets!!!
Daily pick up for festival productions at the Curious Theatre Company, King Center, and DCPA. Tickets are first come first served.

Tickets for:
  Keynote Performance, 6 Guitars, ONE SHOW ONLY (1pm)
  Irene Ryan FINALS (6pm)
  DCPA Backstage Tour (only 15 spaces, 1:30pm)

After 9:00 AM, tickets will be available in the festival office in the on the Embassy Suites second floor. 

TICKET POLICY:

  • 1 ticket will be issued for each INDIVIDUAL WITH A VALID NAME BADGE per day
  • Once tickets are gone, please select another show time.
  • STANDBY: there will be rush seats based solely upon availability. Show up to the theatre at least 45 minutes before curtain and the house managers will instruct you.
  • ALL TICKETED ATTENDEES MUST CLAIM THEIR SEATS 10 MINUTES BEFORE CURTAIN - After that, we will release those seats to standbys.

Friday February 24, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

8:00am

Festival 49 Participant Registration
Registration will be at the hotel from 3-9. Come register for festival or pick up your badge, which will be your pass to all thing KCACTF. Please also check in for Ryans, Musical Theatre, Next Step, et al.

Sponsors

Friday February 24, 2017 8:00am - 5:00pm
Cripple Creek Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Sponsors

Friday February 24, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Andy Propst

9:00am

The Scene/Tech Connect
A forum for scene designers and technical directors to explore better ways to communicate and collaborate.  An open discussion regarding the philosophical relationship between design and tech. direction will be conducted.  Scene designers are encouraged to bring previously realized design packages that can be examined by small groups of scene designers and technical directors in order to do the preliminary work to prepare for the technical realization of a scenic design.  This is a ‘hands-on’ workshop.  Come prepared to work with others.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 9:00am - 10:20am
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Ensemble Devising: Collective Creation of Original Work
In this workshop we will build original pieces ready to show to an audience. Actors will be challenged to quickly create cohesive ensemble, and make bold and intuitive choices. We will compose original material through a process that inspires artists to passionately pursue their own interests while rigorously serving and supporting the group. Participants must be dressed to move as the workshop is very physical.


Friday February 24, 2017 9:00am - 12:00pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:00am

Load-In: 6 GUITARS
Special festival production load-in and technical rehearsal.

Friday February 24, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
King Center Concert Hall 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

9:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Final Round
The six student directing finalists will present their scenes to the public. A response session will follow the final round, and will include the scene directors, and may include teacher/mentors, actors and audience.

Sponsors
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding committee member of the Portland's Fertile Ground City-Wide Festival of New Works. Andrew has directed classical and contemporary plays, musicals, and numerous world... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
UCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center Room 175 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO
  • respondents Brad Dell; Amy Feinberg; Gregg Henry

10:00am

Ten Minute Play Festival
The 10-minute play festival features staged readings of the top six student written 10-minute plays from our region.

“The Deep End” by Madeleine Fellows – Lewis and Clark College

“Remote Control” by Dylan Greer – Lewis and Clark College

“A La Roro” by Art Por Diaz – Gonzaga University

“Cash for Notes” by Benjamin Pressnall – Western State Colorado University

“How Do You Say” by Jordan Rawlings – University of Idaho

“And We All Fall Down” by Lauren R. Brigolin – Western Washington University *(Also Planet Earth Award Winner)



Friday February 24, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
CCD Production Studio, Kenneth King Center 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO
  • respondents Steven Feffer; Dannylee Hodnett; Christopher Jimenez

10:30am

3d Printing and The Lighting Design Classroom
If you are lucky enough to have a 3d printer you already are the envy of your friends and collegues. But then, you have to design effective applications and create lesson plans that utilize the printer.   Lighting design should not be left out of the discussion.  I will demonstrate how to effectively use 3D printed items of my own design to teach Angle and Distribution lessons for lighting design students.  

Sponsors
avatar for Ronn Campbell

Ronn Campbell

Associate Professor, VIP
Ronn is currently an Associate Professor of Theatre at Columbia Basin College. He holds a B.F.A. in design from the University of Idaho and a M.F.A. in scenic and lighting design from Humboldt State University.  Ronn designs scenery, lighting and sound for many companies and universities in the Northwest including Snowy Range Summer Theatre, Washington East Opera, CBC Summer Theatre, Las Memorias Performance Project and Idaho Repertory... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Cripple Creek Ballroom 1, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Digital Costume Design and Collaboration: Apps, Software, and Cloud Archives
A look at how to set-up a completely digital production book and file sharing to facilitate collaboration. Participants will explore various platforms such as Pinterest, Google Docs, and phone apps. The session will include visual samples, handouts, and anecdotes.

Speakers
avatar for Rafael Jaen

Rafael Jaen

Assistant Professor, Costume Design, UMass Boston / KCACTF National DTM Chair
RAFAEL JAEN (sounds HA-EN) is a professional costume designer, professor, and author. His design work for film, TV, and theater has received multiple accolades. He is the Recipient of the Kennedy Center Golden Medallion for Excellence In Theatre Education, and he was honored with a Life Achievement In The Arts Award 2016 by the Center for Creative and Performing Arts at Salem State University. He is an elected Board Director of USITT, and he is... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Aspen A, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

How to Succeed in Musical Theater Without Really Trying: a practical workshop for the singing after: PART TWO
This is Part Two to the same title. In this workshop we will have time to apply all the techniques learned in the first workshop. You don't have to go to the first workshop to watch the workshop, but you do have to go to the first workshop to participate as a singer.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Assistant Professor of Musical Theatre, Western Wyoming Community College


Friday February 24, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Crestone Ballroom B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Playboy Models, Statistical Models, Metrics, Rubrics, and Data-Driven Education Reform: The Crisis of Leadership in Higher Education and What it Means for the Arts
Worshipping at the altar of “the data” is something I see every day. The arts, always under siege for a variety of reasons, are particularly vulnerable in regimes of bottom-line thinking. We don’t really make anything after all, so what good must we be? If the only information that matters comes in the form of numbers on a spreadsheet, how do we quantify creativity, collaboration, and communal experience? How do we argue it matters at all? And there's a new form of manager/executive/ leader emerging from this way of thinking. This new type of leader has no tools at his/her disposal other than numeric ones. All must be reimagined and redefined by the simple, clear-cut, dispassionate use of the numbers. In a time when the only things that count are what you can count, what are we to do?

Speakers


Friday February 24, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

10:30am

Respondent Training
In this last training session, respondents will work with small groups to practice their own responses, based upon Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play.

Speakers

Friday February 24, 2017 10:30am - 11:50am
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:00pm

VIP Lunch
Box lunches available for respondents and festival VIPs.

Sponsors
avatar for Patrick Dizney

Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

12:00pm

Design, Technology, and Management Expo - Strike
All participants must remover their materials at this time.


Friday February 24, 2017 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Crestone Foyer, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

12:30pm

House Opens: 6 GUITARS
Friday February 24, 2017 12:30pm - 1:00pm
King Center Concert Hall 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

1:00pm

6 GUITARS
6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy, and characters. Chase Padgett delivers a virtuosic performance as he becomes 6 different guitar players each with their own distinct voice, views, and musical style (Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk, and Country). During this 85 minute show, each of the characters ranging from a 19 year old rock prodigy to an 87 year old blues man share their journey with music from discovery to mastery through songs and stories that leaves every audience laughing, crying, and falling in love with music all over again.

Artists
avatar for Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett has been musically improvising for over a decade. He holds a BA in Music from he University of Central Florida and has successfully incorporated these techniques into his own career. He has worked with some of the best musical improvisers around including Wayne Brady.


Friday February 24, 2017 1:00pm - 2:30pm
King Center Concert Hall 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

1:30pm

Stuffed: A Verbatim Play
Stuffed: A Verbatim Play. Written and Conceived by Michaela Conley. Directed by Amy Beery.  A narrative of women and eating disorders in the context of Christian culture. 

Moderators
avatar for Cristi Miles

Cristi Miles

Faculty, George Fox University/ Institute for Contemporary Performance
I am a professional actor and teacher based in Portland, OR. I love to talk about physical approaches to theatre; the Alexander Technique; making new/your own work; musicals; Shakespeare; Contemporary Performance or life (in general).

Friday February 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Cripple Creek Ballroom 2, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

1:30pm

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Backstage Tour
See workshops and theatre spaces at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Tour limited to 15 participants. Tickets required and will be available on the day of the tour in the Cripple Creek Foyer. Tickets are first come first served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket. Meet for the tour in front of Newman Center.

Sponsors

Friday February 24, 2017 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Newman Center 1101 13th Street Denver, CO

2:30pm

Post Show Q&A with Chase Padgett
Join Chase Padgett for a Q&A following the performance of his show 6 Guitars.

Artists
avatar for Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett

Chase Padgett has been musically improvising for over a decade. He holds a BA in Music from he University of Central Florida and has successfully incorporated these techniques into his own career. He has worked with some of the best musical improvisers around including Wayne Brady.


Friday February 24, 2017 2:30pm - 3:30pm
King Center Concert Hall 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Sponsors

Friday February 24, 2017 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Quartz Boardroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO
  • respondents Andy Propst

3:30pm

Town Hall Meeting
COME SHARE HOW AWESOME FESTIVAL WAS FOR YOU OR HELPFUL WAYS TO IMPROVE THIS ALL VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATION.

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Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Aspen B, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

4:00pm

Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Finals - Rehearsal
This is an opportunity to check out the space one final time, set levels, etc., and do a walk-through of entrances, exits, etc. (No time for complete runs.) All Nominees, partners, and accompanists should be present. Please be prompt so that we can give one general briefing of procedures prior to walkthrough.

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Friday February 24, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
King Center Concert Hall 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO

6:00pm

Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition Finals
Irene Ryan Scholarship Audition final and Musical Theatre Scholarship Audition performance.

House opens 30 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets will be available for this performance in the Cripple Creek Foyer at 8:00 AM on the day of the show. Tickets are first come first served and you must be present with your festival lanyard to receive a ticket.   

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Friday February 24, 2017 6:00pm - 8:00pm
King Center Concert Hall 855 Lawrence Way Denver, CO
  • respondents Jessica Burr; Chase Padgett; Aaron Rossini

8:30pm

Awards Ceremony
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Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Silverton Ballroom, Embassy Suites 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO

9:30pm

Hospitality Suite
Faculty and staff come have an adult beverage and snack. Chat is up with friends, old and new!

Sponsors
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Patrick Dizney

Chair, KCACTF Region VII
Incoming Chair of Region VII, Professor of Performance at Central Washington University, Respondent Coordinator, Next Step Coordinator, and CoHost for the Regional Festival. Please feel free to contact me about anything Festival related. We are excited for you to be here and work hard to make your experience a positive one. Come to the Meet and Greet Thursday lunch if you are a Transfer Student looking at schools. Come to the Respondent... Read More →


Friday February 24, 2017 9:30pm - Saturday February 25, 2017 12:00am
Room 804 & 805, Embassy Suites

10:30pm

Turn Down for What?
 Final night blowout. Prom attire optional. We’ll provide glow sticks. We got a thumpin’ DJ.

Moderators
Friday February 24, 2017 10:30pm - Saturday February 25, 2017 12:00am
Crystal Ballroom 1400 Stout Street Denver, CO