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Contact: Regional Design, Technology & Management Chair



Contact: Regional Design, Technology & Management Vice Chair



Contact: Technical Advisor


Deadline Dec. 8, 2017

Contact: Festival Workshop Coordinator

Faculty and Staff Opportunities

Updated October 20, 2017

Design, Technology & Management

Faculty and Staff Design and Technology Exposition

Updated September 29, 2013

Faculty and staff are invited to exhibit design and technology exhibits at the regional festival. It is a great way to show students and colleagues your work, recruit students for your program and it is also a good item to place on your tenure and promotion list. You may include work from any production, whether or not it was produced at your University. We encourage all faculty and staff Designers, Technical Directors, and Craftspersons to showcase examples of their work.

Students can learn a lot from the work done by our outstanding designers and technicians!

For specific details on size and format of display panels and instruction on how to mount and present materials, please see:

Region III Exhibit Format

To participate, just complete and submit a Design, Technology & Management Registration form online.

Be a Regional Design Projects Respondent

Updated October 27, 2017

We need volunteers to give of their time and talents to give written responses to our student designers of the Regional Design Projects. Young designers need as much feedback as they can get from a variety of respondents, so we would like designers, technical directors and directors to share their expertise with our regional design students.

It involves filling out a one-page response form for approximately four to six students. Any insights you can share with them would be greatly appreciated. Response forms will be available on line beginning Wednesday afternoon of the festival and need to be completed by noon on Saturday. You will be able to access the form from your own computer, or at a DTM provided station.

If you are interested in helping us, please the Regional Design, Technology & Management Co-Vice Chair, Misti Bradford.

Be a Tech Olympics Judge!

We need faculty and staff to judge teams of students in this fun event. If you are interested contact the Technical Advisor.

Lead a Workshop

Updated October 20, 2017


Take the plunge! Bring out your workshops!

Happy Fall to all! 

Please take a few minutes to fill out a proposal for conducting a workshop for this year’s festival. Of all the things we do at Festival, workshops provide a daily dose of hands-on interaction with professionals. Last year we offered 112 sessions and some were filled to overflowing! Workshops can serve to reinforce the principles we teach, and can also challenge students by providing unique insights and methods. 

In addition to all the fantastic workshops we’ve had the last few years, some students expressed a desire to see more workshops that include:
Design Techniques (costume, lights, sets, props)
Musical Theatre master classes/coaching (especially if you provide an accompanist!)
Stage Combat
Stage Dialects
Special movement techniques

Please consider making a contribution, especially if you have never done so before. It can be as easy as tweaking a class session from semesters past. While it may be “old hat” for you, it can be very inspirational for new students. (Leading a workshop can also be good for building one’s tenure portfolio . . . just sayin’ . . .)

For your convenience, here is a link to the easy-to-fill-out Proposal Form:

Have a photo ready to attach so we can use it for our online program!

Patricia Helsel
Workshop Coordinator, KCACTF Region III
Associate Professor of Theatre
Head, Theatre and Electronic Media Performance
Visual and Performing Arts Department
Michigan Technological University
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-3283

Present a workshop! We're now accepting proposals for sessions to be presented at this year's festival. Workshops are a special opportunity for students to experience techniques, methods, and ideas presented by faculty and professionals. Perhaps you have an innovative lesson or exercise you can share. We'd like to increase the number of design/tech sessions and continue to provide a diverse offering of acting, criticism, and dramaturgy. We are very interested in shorter, 50 minute workshops that allow students more flexibility in attending more workshops while not missing shows or other events. If your workshop necessitates a double slot (1 hr. 50 minutes) please note your request on the proposal form.

Submit this online form.
Entry Submissions are Due by December 8, 2017, 5:00 pm

Workshops selected will be assigned a room at the Selection Committee Meeting in early December, and you will be notified shortly thereafter of your room and time assignment. Any questions should be directed to the Festival Workshop Coordinator (Patricia Helsel).

ATTENTION PRESENTERS! Please email a professional photo to the Festival Workshop Coordinator after you submit the WORKSHOP ENTRY FORM.

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