GCC Theatre Dept. participation as a member of KCACTF's Region VIII

Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF)

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The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival™, part of the Rubenstein Arts Access Program, is generously funded by David and Alice Rubenstein.  Additional support is provided by The Honorable Stuart Bernstein and Wilma E. Bernstein; Dr. Gerald and Paula McNichols Foundation; the National Committee for the Performing Arts; The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust; and Beatrice and Anthony Welters and the AnBryce Foundation.

Many Glendale Community College Theatre productions are entered in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). The aims of this national theater education program are to identify and promote quality in college-level theater production. To this end, each production entered is eligible for a response by a regional KCACTF representative, and selected students and faculty are invited to participate in KCACTF programs involving scholarships, internships, grants and awards for actors, directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, designers, stage managers and critics at both the regional and national levels.

Productions entered on the Participating level are eligible for invitation to the KCACTF regional festival and may also be considered for national awards recognizing outstanding achievement in production, design, direction and performance.

Last year more than 1,300 productions were entered in the KCACTF involving more than 200,000 students nationwide. By entering this production, our theater department is sharing in the KCACTF goals to recognize, reward, and celebrate the exemplary work produced in college and university theaters across the nation.

Glendale Community College is a member of KCACTF's Region VIII.


Learn more about the Kennedy Center at Kennedy-Center.org

Visit the national KCACTF website at kcactf.org

Visit the KCACTF Region VIII website at kcactf-8.org

 *Website Tutorial Steps: COMING SOON


  • Deadline: Tuesday September 4th you must  turn in at least one selection for each part of your audition material to Ms. Randel.
  • You will spend the next 3 weeks working with your faculty coach to narrow down your choices and make final selections.
  • Coaching will take place during fall semester for all nominees. Start early.
  • Deadline: September 25th from 12:30-1:30pm. Table Read of KCACTF Nominee’s choices of material. It can also be a showing…
  • Deadline: November 8th 12:30-1:30pm KCACTF Nominees and Partners Meeting to handle paperwork and get the fall production’s nominees up to speed.  
  • Deadline: Jubilee is January 22nd at 6pm on the main stage and is MANDATORY
  • Festival is in Los Angeles from February 12-17th.

VIDEO: Watch a reading of plays, including MY FIRST LOVE by GCC student playwright Wendy Ewan, at the 2015 KCACTF National Festival, performed April 15, 2015 in the Terrance Theatre in Washington, DC. CLICK HERE