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Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

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IUP will host the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, January 12–16, 2010.

An IUP production, A Year with Frog and Toad, has been selected for inclusion, along with eight other productions from across the region.

Starting Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the festival will draw more than a thousand attendees from colleges and universities across an eight-state region and the District of Columbia. Region II includes more than eighty participating colleges and universities.

Bill Pullman

Film star Bill Pullman will present the festival’s keynote address on Thursday, January 14, at 12:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium, IUP Performing Arts Center. An actor, director, producer, and teacher, Pullman has starred in hit films including While You Were Sleeping (1995) and Independence Day (1996). Tickets, which are free, are available starting at 10:30 a.m. the day of the event in the Performing Arts Center lobby.

Five of the eight theater festival productions will be open to the community and presented in Fisher Auditorium on January 13–16. Tickets, which are $10 each, will be available for Fisher Auditorium productions starting two hours before curtain. For more information, see the following article: Kennedy Center Announces Festival Plays for January.

The festival honors excellence of overall production and offers student artists individual recognition through awards and scholarships in playwriting, acting, criticism, directing, and design.

For KCACTF Registrants

Listed here are files available for download regarding the 2010 Festival

IUP Campus Map with KCACTF FacilitiesDocument icon
Here is a PDF of all KACACTF-related venues. Other maps and directions to campus are also available on the IUP website. During the Festival, all parking is free. However, those parking on campus are advised that no parking is permitted in handicapped spaces without the proper permit or any space marked "Reserved." Although meters and spaces are free during the Festival, meters along Grant St. between 11th St. and Oakland Ave. are managed by Indiana Borough and are subject to ticketing.
KCACTF Region 2 Master ScheduleDocument icon
This is a 2-page PDF of the schedule that appears in the program. Please check the Information Desk in the Performing Arts Center and searach Twitter at #kcactf2 for any updates.
KCACTF Region 2 Program 2010Document icon
This is a PDF full copy of the 2010 Festival program and is approximately 5mb. For any updates or corrections, check the Information Desk in the Performing Arts Center and search Twitter using the Festival's official hash tag, #kcactf2.
 

Kennedy Center Theater Festival News

IUP to Host Kennedy Center Theater Festival
IUP will host the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival on January 12–16, 2010. An IUP production, A Year with Frog and Toad, has been selected for inclusion in the festival.
Film Star Bill Pullman to Keynote Theater Festival at IUP
Actor, director, producer, and teacher Bill Pullman will keynote the upcoming Region 2 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival hosted by the IUP Department of Theater and Dance. Pullman’s address will be Thursday, January 14, 2010, at 12:30 p.m. in Fisher Auditorium. The event is free and open to the general public.
Kennedy Center Announces Festival Plays for January
The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival and the IUP Department of Theater and Dance recently confirmed the productions that will participate in the KCACTF Region 2 festival, to be hosted at IUP, January 13–16, 2010.
Pullman Shares Advice, Experience with Theater Festival Participants
“Sometimes it’s necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.” Bill Pullman referenced the quote by playwright Edward Albee to describe his own experience over more than three decades of acting. It was a lesson he shared Thursday in Fisher Auditorium with hundre
Regional Theater Festival at IUP Responds to Haiti Crisis
As the devastating earthquakes hit Haiti, over one thousand students and faculty members from university theater programs across the region, along with dozens of professionals from around the country, were headed to Indiana and the IUP campus. Over 1,200 in number, they were on their way to the Region 2 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
Theater Festival Photo Gallery
See photos from the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, January 12–16, 2010, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.