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 know your interested
  2. Attend a respondent training and observe a response (or two) with seasoned responders. Respondent workshops are offered annually at the Regional Festival. This fall we will release a new web-based orientation video to that will make the training more accessible across our region.

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.

Contact

Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson

Missy Thibodeaux-Thompson

Irene Ryan Coordinator & Illinois State Chair

University of Illinois – Springfield
Associate Professor of Theatre
Department of Art, Music, and Theatre
One University Plaza, MS VPA 62
Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
217.206.8307

Tracy Manning

Tracy Manning

Indiana State Chair and ASPIRE Program Coordinator

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

Gion DeFancesco

Gion DeFancesco

Ohio State Chair

Miami University
Associate Chair
Associate Professor of Theatre
Department of Theatre
247C Center for Performing Arts
Oxford, OH 45056
513.529.8318

Keeley Stanley-Bohn

Keeley Stanley-Bohn

Michigan State Chair

Central Michigan University
Professor of Theatre
135 Moore Hall
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
989.774.7676 office

Ashley Bellet

Ashley Bellet

Design Storm Coordinator Wisconsin State Chair

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Integrated Liberal Studies
102 Meiklejohn House
228 N Charter St
Madison, WI 53715
918.704.6291

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