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KCACTF Region 8

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students annually from colleges and universities across the country. KCACTF aims to:

  • Encourage, recognize, and celebrate the finest and most diverse work produced in university and college theater programs;

  • Provide opportunities for participants to develop their theater skills and insight, and achieve professionalism;

  • Improve the quality of college and university theater in the United States; and

  • Encourage colleges and universities to give distinguished productions of new plays, especially those written by students; the classics, revitalized or newly conceived; and experimental works.

LAPC Theatre students participate in The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival competing for scholarships in Acting and Directing and earning honors and real world experience

Photo by Teresa Castracane Photography.


KCACTF honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in:

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