It takes a village to ensure that every associate and participating production entered in our regional festival receives a knowledgeable and supportive response from a faculty artist respondent. This important volunteer role is essential to our educational mission of training and empowering the future leadership of the American Theatre.

We ask that your department supply at least one respondent visit for every associate and participating production you entering the festival.

How to become a respondent

  1. Let your KCACTF state chair (see contact info below) know you’re interested
  2. Attend a respondent training (virtually – see link below, or at festival)  and observe a response with seasoned responders. Respondent workshops are offered annually at the Regional Festival (& we now also have a video option). Once you have completed the video or in-person Training, please contact your state chair ASAP. (see contact info below). 

    Response Scheduling

    • Our state chairs coordinate scheduling of respondents for all Associate productions. Communication of production performance dates, times and locations is managed via email. Please contact your state chair to ensure that you receive these notices.
    • Respondent for Participating productions is coordinated by the regional chair and covered by members of regional selection committee.

    Questions?

    • Contact your state chair (listed below) or the regional chair.

    Anti Bias Training For All Respondents

    In the interest of creating a constructive, beneficial, and positive feedback environment for all of our students, the KCACTF National organization has asked us to provide anti-bias materials for all respondents, which should be reviewed prior to any and all production responses. All respondents must do the following two tasks:

    1) Watch the videos linked below as soon as possible as soon as you have completed the in-person or video respondent training. (beginning with Russel McClain’s “Implicit Bias, Stereotype Threat and Higher Education”)

    2) Once you have viewed the videos, complete the “Anti-Bias Completion Form” (link below), indicating that you have viewed the 4 videos. (This form will be shared with state chairs, only individuals who have completed the implicit bias viewings, along with the accompanying “Completion Form” will then be able to be assigned to respond to upcoming KCACTF productions).

    Anti-Bias Videos:

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our RED Chair, or the Region 3 Chair or Vice Chair.

    3) Please also read and sign the National KCACTF “Pledge of Conduct,” which must be signed by all respondents, guest artists, festival selectors, etc… https://airtable.com/appcZXFMw5c0xsPjI/pagrHOdS6Ecoqzvw4

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our RED Chair, or the Region 3 Chair or Vice Chair.

    Hadley Kamminga Peck

    Hadley Kamminga Peck

    Illinois State Chair

    Western Illinoiw University
    Assistant Professor
    Theatre History & Directing
    Office: 100B Browne
    1 University Circle
    Macomb, IL 61455 USA
    612-751-1075

    Tracy Manning

    Tracy Manning

    Indiana State Chair

    Taylor University
    Co-Chair, Professor of Music
    Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts
    Department of Theatre & Music Theatre
    236 West Reade Ave.
    Upland, IN 46989-1001
    765.998.5248

    Michelle Hayford

    Michelle Hayford

    Ohio State Chair

    Associate Professor of Theatre
    University of Dayton
    937.229.3905

    Nicole Broughton-Adams

    Nicole Broughton-Adams

    Michigan State Chair; Workshop Coordinator

    Universiy of Michigan
    517 French Hall
    303 E. Kearsley Street
    Flint, MI 48502-1950
    517-414-4710

    Arthur Grothe

    Arthur Grothe

    Wisconsin State Chair

    University of Wisconsin-Eau Clair
    Artistic Director of Theatre/Associate Professor
    Department of Music & Theatre Arts
    The Pablo Center at the Confluence/Pablo 248
    Eau Claire, WI 54703
    715.836.3178

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