January 7-11, 2025

Madison College
Madison, WI

Welcome to Region 3 of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival!

Join us as we celebrate the future of the American theatre with student artists and faculty from across our region. There’s something for everyone: aspiring playwrights, actors, directors, designers, dramaturgs, critics, technicians, crafts artisans and more.

Explore to discover the exciting ways you and your school can participate.

Production Registration

New Fees Are Listed on Registration Page

NOTE: After careful consideration and analysis, the KCACTF National Committee has made the decision to adjust our fee structure.The production registration fees below are effective until August 31, 2024. As of September 1, 2024, Associate Production Registration Fees will be $300 and Participating Production Registration Fees will be $400.

Associate Productions $275 registration fee for in-person productions

Participating Productions $350 registration fee for in-person productions

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity and Empowerment

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival is committed to promoting inclusion and diversity in its leadership and through its programming. This commitment is essential to our educational mission of training and empowering the future artistic leadership in American theater.

We embrace the idea that diversity in experience and perspective makes our organization stronger and more relevant. To this end, we pledge to:

  • Nurture talent in all areas of the theater based solely on merit and achievement
  • Encourage discourse that affects positive change in the ways that under-represented groups are portrayed onstage
  • Oppose acts of cultural appropriation and character depictions that deepen existing cultural divides
  • Promote collegial exploration of new ideas, supported by a clear understanding of long-held artistic practices, fully respecting the communicated intentions of the playwright.
  • Encourage production respondents to use inclusive language that affirms the variety of artistic choices generated by the diversity of perspectives that exist on college campuses across the country.
Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson

Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson


University of Illinois – Springfield
Professor of Theatre
Department of Art, Music, and Theatre
One University Plaza, MS VPA 62
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407



RED Chair

Miranda Hawk

Miranda Hawk


Madison College
Chair of Theater, Speech and Film
1701 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704

Herschel Kruger

Herschel Kruger

Immediate Past Chair

Carthage College
Department Chair
Professor of Theatre
Department of Theatre
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
262.551.6101 office

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