Darton, Albany State University to host Region 4 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Programs

Feb 03, 2015

Staff Reports, Albany Herald

ALBANY — Darton State College is gearing up for a busy week today through Saturday as it co-hosts the Region 4 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) with Albany State University. Theatre students from colleges and universities around the southeast will gather in Albany this week to celebrate the best and most diverse work produced by theatre programs.

#Approximately 1,200 students and faculty will be visiting Albany, along with top industry professionals, including Pearl Cleage, an award-winning author and playwright; the artistic directors of KCACTF; The Lost Colony, a Tony award-winning theatre company; and the director of the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas.

#Students will participate in scholarship and design competitions, intensive fellowships, workshops, and auditions. Festival events, which are not open to the public, will be held at Albany State University, Darton State College, Merry Acres Event Center, the Municipal Auditorium, and other locations around Albany.

#“We are very excited to once again have the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival in Albany. This is a great opportunity not only for the students involved, but also for the community as a whole. By partnering with ASU’s Theatre program, the Festival will model the building of community through cultural programming and civic engagement,” said Deborah Liss-Green, theatre program director.

The KCACTF is a national theatre program involving 20,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide. Regional festivals showcase the finest of each region’s entered productions and offer a variety of activities, including workshops, symposiums and region-level award programs. Region IV includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Southern Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

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