KCACTF Region VII Festival

 Welcome,  we have streamlined the registration process to make it clearer for all.  Read the following steps before you begin.

1. Register and pay for the conference.  Individual or group registration is available.  All events and activities require you to be registered for the KCACTF Region VII festival. 

2. Once your payment has been received, you can then sign up for events and activities.  Irene Ryans, Design & Technology Expo, Critics, New Playwrights Program, etc.

3. You will then get a confirmation of registration & event registration and you are done.

We look forward to seeing you in February!!!

Regional Festival Information

Festival Dates: Festival will run Monday, 2/17/2014 through Friday, 2/21/2014

Host Hotel:

The wonderful folks at the Grove Hotel are ready for your reservations.  The room rate is $119 per night and you will need to click the link below and use the attendee code to get that rate.

Click here for reservations    Attendee code: KENNEDY

Room rates and descriptions are available at their website. They will accept purchase orders, see details to the left.

The airport shuttle is called “Boise Express” it is a large white van/bus with a small Grove Hotel logo on the side. The Boise Express picks up at the airport approximately every 15 minutes until the last flight comes in. You can find the shuttle by exiting out the front doors from the baggage claim area and look to the front of the line of taxis for the pillar that says “Courtesy Van Pick Up”.

Other Hotels -

As the host Hotel fills up here are a couple more hotels that would be great to stay at!

Note: The Residence Inn and Towneplace Suites are easy walking distance from campus. The Courtyard is a little further but about the same as the Grove

Festival Productions -

Monday -Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, directed by Gordon Reinhart,  Boise State University

Tuesday - These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, directed by Elizabeth Dowd, University of Colorado, Boulder

Wednesday - Fences by August Wilson, directed by Nick Garcia, Los Medanos College

Thursday - Soapbox devised and directed by Rich Brown with the students, Western Washington University

Alternates to the regional festival:

The White Fugue devised and directed by James Donlon, Southern Oregon University

Young Frankenstein the Musical by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, directed by Rae Robison, Humboldt State University

Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speaker - IDRIS GOODWIN

IDRIS GOODWIN is a playwright, spoken word performer and essayist recognized across mediums by The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford and Mellon Foundation. His play How We Got On, developed at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center premiered at The 2012 Humana Festival of New Plays. How We Got On (Playscripts, 2013) is being remounted in theaters across the country and was nominated for a ATCA Steinberg New Play award. His play Blackademics, also nominated for a Steinberg award, was named best play of 2012 by the Chicago Tribune. He is currently developing new stage works with Berkeley Rep, Denver Center Theater, Steppenwolf, StageOne and New Harmony Project. Idris is a Core Writer with The Playwrights’ Center. These Are The Breaks (Write Bloody, 2011), his debut collection of essays and poetry, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He’s performed on HBO, The Discovery Channel, Sesame Street and National Public Radio. He teaches performance writing and Hip Hop aesthetics at Colorado College.


USITT Keynote Speaker - Scenic Designer
Robert Mark Morgan

Robert Mark Morgan has designed professionally in the areas of theatre, museum, and theme park venues. Avatar the Exhibition (museum exhibit) originally designed for Experience Music Project in Seattle is touring nationwide and is currently installed at the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit until January 26, 2014.

His designs have been seen onstage nationally at the Utah Shakespeare Festival, Asolo Repertory Theatre (Sarasota, FL), Indiana Repertory Theatre, Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, The Old Globe, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Studio Arena (Buffalo, NY), Childrens Theatre Company (Minneapolis, MN), Cleveland Play House, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Denver Center Theatre Company, Alliance Theatre (Atlanta), Barrington Stage, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, and American Conservatory Theatre (ACT) in San Francisco.