January 7-12, 2020
hosted by 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 Discount

Enter before October 1 to take advantage of our discount rate!

PLEASE NOTE: Productions with opening dates after the last weekend in November will be considered entries for the following festival year.

Associate Productions

$300 after Oct 1

Participating Productions

$375 after Oct 1

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.
Rick Walters

Rick Walters


Viterbo University
Professor of Theatre and Music Theatre
900 Viterbo Drive
La Crosse, WI 54601

Herschel Kruger

Herschel Kruger

Vice-Chair & ASPIRE Program Coordinator

Carthage College
Department Chair
Professor of Theatre
Department of Theatre
2001 Alford Park Drive
Kenosha, WI 53140
262.551.2133 office

Michelle Bombe

Michelle Bombe

KCACTF National Chair and Financial Director of KCACTF Region 3

Hope College
Professor of Theatre
Department of Theatre
141 E. 12th St.
Holland, MI 49423
616.395.7598 office
616.395.7180 fax

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