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Sunday, February 18
 

3:00pm

Festival Registration
This should be your first stop. Come and check in and collect your name badge and sign up for a variety of events at the festival

Sunday February 18, 2018 3:00pm - 8:55pm
Doubletree Grand Ballroom Foyer
 
Monday, February 19
 

6:30am

Breakfast for Doubletree Guests Only - Must present room key
Breakfast buffet will be available for attendees at the Doubletree Hotel. 

Monday February 19, 2018 6:30am - 9:00am
Doubletree Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Irene Ryan & MTSA Respondents Meeting
Speakers
MT

Mary Trotter

Irene Ryan coodinator
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Monday February 19, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
Doubletree Salon 1

8:00am

Skeleton Crew Meeting
This is a required meeting for all students that will be helping work events at festival. You will get your badges and assignments at this meeting

Speakers
avatar for Ronn Campbell

Ronn Campbell

Ronn is currently an Associate Professor of Theatre at Columbia Basin College. He holds a M.F.A. in scenic/lighting design from Humboldt State University. Ronn has designed scenery, lighting and sound for Snowy Range Summer Theatre, Washington East Opera, CBC Summer Theatre, Mid-Columbia Regional Ballet and Idaho Repertory Theatre. Ronn served as DTM Chair for KCACTF Region VII, USITT Northwest Section Chair and KCACTF National Member-at-Large. Ronn recently published an article in... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 8:00am - 8:45am
Doubletree Grand Ballroom Office

8:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Organizational Meeting
A brief organizational meeting to go over the ground rules for the event. After the preliminary meeting, participating directors will have a very brief opportunity to familiarize themselves with the space.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Spokane Conference Theatre

8:00am

Irene Ryan Auditions nominees meeting
Only Irene Ryan Nominees (no partners) are required to attend this meeting

Speakers
MT

Mary Trotter

Irene Ryan coodinator



Monday February 19, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

8:00am

NPP Management Meeting
All NPP involved playwrights, directors and dramaturgs will discuss the events and expectations of the week.

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Monday February 19, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 1
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

9:00am

Renegade Production Meeting
All performances of Renegade productions need to send a stage manager, director, or other representative to this MANDATORY meeting. Productions invited to present as part of the Renegade Festival MUST send a representative or they will not be allowed to perform.

Speakers
NT

NICK TAYLOR

Nick Taylor is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the Community College of Denver and Co-Vice Chair of Region VII.


Monday February 19, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
Doubletree Evergreen

9:00am

NPP Auditions
Auditions for NPP's invited 10 minute plays . Sign up during Sunday's registration or at the door on Monday. Please prepare a one minute monologue.

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Monday February 19, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Preliminary Round
Presentation of scenes from a pre-selected list of plays. Scenes for this round are limited to six minutes. Directors may choose which six minutes of their scene they wish to present. This is a closed round open only to directing candidates and their instructors. Other than for the scene in which they are performing, actors are not allowed in the room. The respondents will react to the directors’ work in front of the closed gathering of student directors.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Theatre

9:00am

Festival Registration
Moderators
SR

Scott Robinson

After twelve years of service to the department of Theatre Arts, Robinson moves to the college office as Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities. Robinson has previously taught at the University of Montevallo, Northern Michigan University, Illinois State University, and Let... Read More →

Monday February 19, 2018 9:00am - 4:00pm
Doubletree Grand Ballroom Office

10:00am

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 2
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

10:30am

The Art of Stage Kissing: Radical Empathy for Artists
This is a workshop in trust and connection and radical empathy. This workshop hopes to provide an experience and empower all of you with empathetic and imaginative skills that you have had all along. Rediscover your compassion and learn how to apply it as artists and humans.

Speakers
avatar for Kelly Quinnett

Kelly Quinnett

Region 7 Chair, KCACTF
Kelly Quinnett-currently Past Chair of region 7, KCACTF and Head of Performance at the University of Idaho. In 1990, she was the recipient of the National Irene Ryan Scholarship, which led to her being placed under a development contract with ABC. She appeared on ALL MY CHILDREN... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Spokane Falls

10:30am

Theatre For Social Change
Theatre allows us to experience and explore topics and peoples that might otherwise be dismissed by our fast-paced, self-serving society. Let use our craft to inspire social change. Theatre For Social Change gives voice to the unheard and encourages its view audience to open their minds to new ideas and open their hearts to people who have been marginalized. Come explore ethno-drama and the basics of championing a new work that targets social change. You can change the world by revealing truth. Each participant will have the opportunity to craft a monologue that will give voice to an unheard individual. Use your skills to champion those in need of voice, empower the discarded and encourage justice for all.


Monday February 19, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:30am

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Load-in
Participants must check in and setup their display by 4pm

Monday February 19, 2018 10:30am - 3:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

11:00am

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 3
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 11:00am - 11:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

12:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Music Rehearsal
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
MT

Mary Trotter

Irene Ryan coodinator


Monday February 19, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

1:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 4
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

1:00pm

NPP Auditions
Auditions for NPP's invited 10 minute plays . Sign up during Sunday's registration or at the door on Monday. Please prepare a one minute monologue.

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Monday February 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:20pm
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

1:00pm

SDC Directing Scenes Preliminary Round
Presentation of scenes from a pre-selected list of plays. Scenes for this round are limited to six minutes. Directors may choose which six minutes of their scene they wish to present. This is a closed round open only to directing candidates and their instructors. Other than for the scene in which they are performing, actors are not allowed in the room. The respondents will react to the directors’ work in front of the closed gathering of student directors.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 1:00pm - 4:50pm
Spokane Conference Theatre

1:30pm

Kyogen (Traditional Japanese comedy) for the Western Actor
Workshop will focus on the kyogen basics of walking and “essentialized” mime, with experimentation adapting to Western materials. Come with a few lines of monologue memorized, and CLEAN SOCKS to wear for workshop

Speakers
JI

Julie Iezzi

Julie Iezzi is a professor in the Dept of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, where she teaches Asian theatre history and performance. She has translated for and directed English language productions of kyogen, noh and kabuki, and teaches courses focused on... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

1:30pm

Privileging Participation, Productivity, and Performance: A Pedagogical Approach to a Large Enrollment Directing Class
Teaching directing to a classroom with over twenty-five students poses a variety of challenges to the instructor including project management, time management, and active-engagement for all enrollees. Learn how to transform such classes into a truly student-centered enterprise and experience. This presentation highlights an effective and easy-to-replicate learning system that ensures each student directs, acts and critiques numerous times within a 15-week semester.

Speakers
TL

Troy Lescher

Troy Lescher is an Assistant Professor in the Theatre, Film & Dance Department at Humboldt State University (California State University). He regularly teaches acting, directing, and theatre history. His research interests include pedagogy and clowning.


Monday February 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Evergreen

2:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 5
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

3:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 6
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

3:00pm

Dynamic Space: Move and Be Moved
In this workshop, we will engage the whole body with natural forms and forces via movement and gesture. How can we see the stage as a mysterious, living, and poetic space? We will learn and explore basic acrobatic partnering and movement as it relates to visceral storytelling on the stage. At the end of the workshop, UpLift Physical Theatre will perform a 30-minute adaptation of their work "Terra Incognita: Through the Waves"

Speakers
DI

Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Dell'Arte International's School mission is to serve, train, and provoke the next generation of theatre makers; to assert that profound possibilities come into view only when confronted by the impossible; to confirm that all things change and that movement is the basis for life... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Speakers
BH

Bob Hicks

Bob Hicks is a senior editor and writer for the online cultural news journal Oregon ArtsWatch. He was an editor and staff arts writer for The Oregonian in Portland for 25 years, writing about dance, music, arts politics, visual arts, and for many years as chief theater critic. He... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

3:00pm

Stage Management Case Studies
In this workshop, we’ll look at some challenging real-life stage management situations and discuss how we might “solve” them (then see what the stage manager ended up doing).

Speakers
CS

Christopher Sadler

Christopher Sadler is an Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma’s Helmerich School of Drama, heading the stage management emphasis and teaching courses in stage management & dramatic literature. He holds degrees from the University of California San Diego and Ithaca... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 3:00pm - 4:50pm
Doubletree Evergreen

4:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 7
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

4:00pm

7:30pm

Evening of Invitational Scenes 2018!
Start your festival experience off with the inspirational and entertaining Evening of Invitational Scenes! Now in our 7th year, this evening celebrates the many outstanding Associate productions presented throughout the region over the 2017 season. Ten scenes nominated by our attending KCACTF Regional Respondents will be presented in a non-competitive showcase. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show, while cheering on the regions' finest and your school or state.

Speakers
MF

Michelle Felten

Michelle Felten: Professor of Acting/Voice/Audition Technique at Sacramento State, she holds an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) and is a member of both Actor's Equity & SAG. Her extensive performing resume includes: national tours of "42nd Street" an... Read More →


Monday February 19, 2018 7:30pm - 10:00pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:00pm

Student Party

Calling all headbangers, goths, and Kandi Kidz! Central Washington University presents EDM GLOW RAVE! To kick off KCACTF 2018 bring your Kandi, booty shorts, and anything that glows to bump and grind the night away with DJ Lil Sebastian! Rave attire preferred. Peace, love, unity, and respect required! Spread the PLUR everyone and wear your dancing shoes!



Monday February 19, 2018 10:00pm - 11:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5
 
Tuesday, February 20
 

6:30am

Breakfast for Doubletree Guests Only - Must present room key
Breakfast buffet will be available for attendees at the Doubletree Hotel

Tuesday February 20, 2018 6:30am - 9:00am
Doubletree Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00am

LOAD-IN - Love and Information

Tuesday February 20, 2018 7:00am - 1:20pm
Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre 502 East Boone Avenue

8:00am

Airbrush Makeup: Realism to Fantasy
Explore the art of airbrush makeup artistry.

Speakers
TL

Tara L Young

Tara Young is a professor of Costume and Makeup Design from Idaho State University. Recently, she has designed for Chicago's First Folio Shakespeare Festival, Missouri's Western Playhouse, Rhode Island's Theatre By the Sea and Moorlyn Theatre in New Jersey.


Tuesday February 20, 2018 8:00am - 8:50am
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

9:00am

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 8
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

9:00am

Improvisation from Around the World
Explore Improvisation Techniques employed by theatres from Uganda, Australia, Sweden, China, and beyond. This fast-paced workshop has been featured at national and international theatre events and promises to expand your definition of improvisation.

Speakers
DL

Derek Lane

Derek worked as a professional actor early in his career, turned his sights toward directing, playwriting, and design, and has since found his true love as a theatre educator. As a designer his work has been seen on stages in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver (British Columbia), Chica... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

Assesment, Data, and The Crisis in Arts Education
Collect the data, mark the forms, define your learning outcomes, and prove your worth. Arts education is under siege. Learn about the problem, learn how to fight back, and take back control of the curriculum.

Speakers
JP

Jason Pasqua

Jason Pasqua is the head of the theatre program at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He runs the website peoplenotdata.com


Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Parkside

9:00am

Making the Neoclassical work for you!
In this workshop we will explore the challenges of conforming to French Neoclassical rules by adapting our own “histories” and “myths.” Workshop attendees will be broken into groups for planning before defending their adaptations against the “French Academy.”

Speakers
PM

Patrick M. Konesko

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Patrick received his B.A. in Theatre from SVSU. After graduating, he moved to Bowling Green State University in Ohio to pursue both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre. His dissertation was titled Representing Childhood: The Social, Historical, and Th... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Spokane Falls

9:00am

Broadway Dance
A dance combination form a Broadway show will be taught

Speakers
EB

Ed Brazo

Can I use same as last year?


Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

MTSA Required meeting 
If you are signed up for MTSA, you are required to go to this meeting. We will be talking about how the MTSA's will work and this is your time to meet and talk with the one of the accompanist. See you there! 

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Doubletree Evergreen

9:00am

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Closed for Respondents
DTM Expo will be closed at this time to allow Respondents to review the entries


Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

9:00am

Sound For Image

A conversation about designing sound for picture. Sound Designers are encouraged to come in and work on a short video projection, then present their work for discussion.

Requirement: sound editing software and sound effects library


Speakers

Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

9:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Semi-Final Round
Ten semi-finalists will present their full scene from round one. This is a closed round open only to directing candidates and their instructors. Other than for the scene in which they are performing, actors are not allowed in the room. The respondents will react to the directors’ work in front of the closed gathering of student directors. Continuation of Semi-Final Round of the SDC Directing Scenes.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Theatre

9:00am

Pre-tech/Rehearsals for One-Act Plays
An opportunity for the One Act plays to each take a half an hour in the performance space.

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

LOAD-IN - The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

Tuesday February 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:00am

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 9
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

10:30am

ActorBatics: An Introduction to Droznin Russian Movement
Welcome to Droznin, the movement technique taught at the world-renowned Moscow Art Theatre School, and the cornerstone of the National Theater Institute’s movement curriculum. Through a series of rigorous physical exercises, stretches, balance poses and partner acrobatics, students slowly unlock the body, freeing them up for the work they will need to do on stage. Come find out why NTI students and faculty lovingly refer to Droznin as “Actorbatics” and experience this truly thrilling technique firsthand. All experience levels welcome in this movement workshop. (Participants must wear comfortable clothing.)

Speakers
avatar for Carrigan O'Brian

Carrigan O'Brian

Teaching Artist & Program Representative, National Theatre Institute
Carrigan O’Brian is an actor and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. O’Brian graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where she spent a semester at the National Theater Institute. Her favorite artistic projects include playing Helen Keller (Hedgerow Theater), for which she received... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:30am

Not Jane Fonda's Workout DVD: A Movement Workshop
Through an intense physical exploration of various styles and concepts we will discover how our bodies and our breath can breakdown the barriers between ourselves and our characters. Come dressed to move and bring water! This workshop will feature very little conversation and a whole lot of action. We will work together to find how to keep our work present and close to ourselves.

Speakers
avatar for Shea King

Shea King

Graduate Student, University of Idaho
Shea King is a third year MFA Directing candidate at the University of Idaho. As well as teaching workshops this week he is also directing Steve Yockey's To Tokyo & the Moon here at festival.


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:30am

Stanislavski to Auditions/Cold Readings for Theatre/TV/Film
Audition and cold reading technique for Theatre, Television, and Film from Stanislavski's method of character development and script analysis as Master Teacher - Stella Adler.

Speakers
SR

Stacy Ray

Stacy is an actor, director, and teacher of Theatre/TV/Film receiving her MFA from the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Stacy has worked in New York, Los Angeles, and in major regional theaters across the country as well as guest-star/voiceover actor for each of th... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Parkside

10:30am

Thanks for the note: Taking (and growing from) tough feedback
Notes are fundamental to the process of making theatre. They are how we communicate with one another: our language. Our productions and individual growth as artists depend on our ability to receive and interpret notes well. But of course, this is easier said than done. Notes can be vague, ill timed, trigger our emotions, or all of the above. And what about notes we simply disagree with?! In this workshop (aimed at designers, directors, SMs, and actors alike) we will identify obstacles (internal and external) to receiving notes and ways around them. Using your own examples, we’ll practice decoding, translating, and truth mining even the most difficult notes. Lastly, we’ll look ahead and brainstorm ways to actively pursue growth-stimulating feedback like our livelihoods depended on it: because they do.

Speakers
DH

Daniel Haley

Daniel Haley earned his BFA in Acting from the University of Idaho and MFA in Directing from the University of Montana. After several years working professionally for such companies as Mill Mountain Theatre (VA), Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, D... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:30am

Dramaturgy Programmic Worktime
Programmatic work with the dramaturgs working on the 10-minute play projects.  this is a closed session for selected participants

Speakers

Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

10:30am

Creating Characters from Metaphor
Learn to create characters from metaphors like simple words, haikus, poetry and songs. This workshop is great for costume designers, devisers, directors and writers. BYOD for flash research.

Speakers
GP

Gregory Pulver

Gregory is currently Theater Program Director and Associate Professor of costume design, make up and choreography for the University of Portland and one of the 28 Resident Artists’ at Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland Oregon. He is the 1993 KCACTF National Costume Design Wi... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

10:30am

DTM - Stage Management Group Meeting #1
Speakers
CS

Christopher Sadler

Christopher Sadler is an Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma’s Helmerich School of Drama, heading the stage management emphasis and teaching courses in stage management & dramatic literature. He holds degrees from the University of California San Diego and Ithaca... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Center 205 Conference Room

10:30am

It's gettin' hot in here! Thermoplastics 101
An informative session on Thermoplastics covering descriptions, capability of product and a hands on learning of each product for workshop attendees.

Speakers
MC

M. Catherine McMillen

M. Catherine McMillen is celebrating her 10th season as the Costume Shop Manager at Central Washington University. Her professional career includes working for Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Alley Theatre, NETworks Touring Productions, The University of Texas @ Austin and road ho... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Evergreen

10:30am

Collaborative Theatre Challenge 1st meeting
Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Montvale 2nd floor lounge

10:30am

Peer Pressure: Managing & Directing Your Peers
Ever had to balance friendships and working relationships as a Manager or Director? This workshop takes a call & response approach to working with fellow students in a professional and productive manner. Open to Production/Stage Managers and Directors.

Speakers
RS

Roman Sanchez

Roman Sanchez currently serves as the Special Project Manager at Dell'Arte International, Founding Artistic Director of Lime Arts Productions, Co-Production Manager at Humboldt State University's Theatre, Film, and Dance Department. He also serves on committees at Ferndale Repert... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Spokane Falls

11:00am

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 10
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 11:00am - 11:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

12:00pm

Changing Gears
A singing workshop that doubles as a crash course in "Applicable Vocal Anatomy" or to put it another way, "knowing what your voice is physically doing in order to make the sounds you want. This creates better, more versatile singers, more sustainable vocal choices, and vocal choices that supoort acting choices while preventing injury to the voice.

Speakers

Tuesday February 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Doubletree Parkside

12:00pm

Stage Machinery on the cheap
Are you interested in making scenic elements turn, shift, move or spin? Don’t have a big budget to make it happen? Come see some alternative methods to making your set move other than the high cost of computer driven motorized automation. The production of Ada and the Machine at Linfield College will be used as an example.

Speakers
RV

Robert Vaughn

Robert Vaughn is in his 10th year as Technical Director and Sound Designer at Linfield College in McMinnville, OR.


Tuesday February 20, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Doubletree Evergreen

12:00pm

To Grad School or Not to Grad School, that is the question! Do I want an MFA in Acting?
A two-way conversation that might help you determine 1) what graduate school can and can NOT do for you, 2) what the various graduate school options are at the moment, 3) what graduate school is like; how does it work, 4) is graduate school the right option for you, and 5) would you be successful in graduate school.

Speakers
LS

Leigh Selting

University of Wyoming
In addition to his role as Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wyoming, Leigh is an Equity actor, free-lance SDC director, and Equity stage manager, who has worked both on and off Broadway, most recently for The Public Theater. He is th... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

12:00pm

The Big Bridge Theatre Consortium Faculty Lunch
The Big Bridge Theatre Consortium (BBTC) is a consortium of university theatre departments across the country committed to developing new plays dedicated to peace and interfaith dialogue. BBTC was created as a direct response to the rise in the outward expression of xenophobia, sectarianism and racism within the United States. The consortium is committed to combating these issues by commissioning new American plays dedicated to personal and political experiences of interfaith conflict. This particular meeting is for BBTC's northwest consortium members only. If you are interested in more information on BBTC please contact Rhett Luedtke.

Speakers
RL

Rhett Luedtke

Rhett Luedtke is a professor of theatre at George Fox University (GFU) with a special emphasis in acting and directing. Rhett is the recipient of the 2016 Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for Excellence in Educational Theatre, the 2010 GFU Undergraduate Teacher of the Year Award, an... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

12:00pm

Dine and Design
Bring a lunch and munch while you work on some micro-design challenges. Open to all designers

Speakers
DL

Derek Lane

Derek worked as a professional actor early in his career, turned his sights toward directing, playwriting, and design, and has since found his true love as a theatre educator. As a designer his work has been seen on stages in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver (British Columbia), Chica... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

1:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 11
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

1:30pm

Dramaturgy Programmic Worktime
Programmatic work with the dramaturgs working on the 10-minute play projects. this is a closed session for selected participants

Speakers

Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

1:30pm

A Practical Guide to Starting a Career in Technical Theatre
This comprehensive overview examines practical skills often considered vital to kick-starting a successful career in technical theatre. Steve Shelley shows how to utilize business research and marketing tactics to find backstage jobs and get your foot in the door. General topics include: Targeted job searches; crafting resumes, cover letters, and portfolios; and successful job interview techniques.

Speakers
SS

Steve Shelley

STEVE SHELLEY has designed lighting on Broadway, off-Broadway, and at regional theatre, opera, and dance companies around North America. He was the Lighting & Scenic Coordinator for Spoleto Festival USA for over 15 years. He's toured throughout the USA and four continents with pr... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

1:30pm

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Costume Responses
All attendess are invited to come and listen to the responses. Audio or video recording of responses are not permitted


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

1:30pm

DTM - Stage Management Group Meeting #2
Speakers
CS

Christopher Sadler

Christopher Sadler is an Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma’s Helmerich School of Drama, heading the stage management emphasis and teaching courses in stage management & dramatic literature. He holds degrees from the University of California San Diego and Ithaca... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 205 Conference Room

1:30pm

Sound Design and Mixing in Higher Education - a Current Appraisal. 
Who sound designs or mixes at your institution? Do you have an interest in sound design and mixing? Is your school loosing microphones due to the recent FCC ruling? What options are you employing to deal with the loss of microphone frequencies? Want to share a favorite microphone that has proved to be useful and durable on actors? What are your best practices for microphone placement on actors that are moving heavily? Let’s chat about the tools we use and share resources and ideas! This workshop is intended for both faculty and students. There is much to discuss!

Speakers
JT

Jason Tucholke

(Lecturer in Sound Deisgn and Technology for the Theatre Arts and The Film Program at Central Washington University) hails from a family farm in rural South Dakota. With degrees in Theatre, Music, and Art's Technology, he spends much of his time working (or continuing to grow) in... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Evergreen

1:30pm

The Embodied Actor: Awareness, Availability, Response
In this workshop, we be exploring physical presence, play, and the dynamics and dimension of movement. We will play to discover how the actor/performer/creator can be available to the impulse, partner, physical world, and circumstances of the moment through improvisation and ensemble movement studies. Appropriate for any level of prior stage experience, come dressed to move.

Speakers
AH

Alyssa Hughlett

Alyssa Hughlett teaches acrobatics and movement studies at Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Prior to teaching at Dell'Arte, she has worked as an actor-creator with UpLift Physical Theatre since 2013, and also creates original character-based solo performances... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

1:30pm

Are Audiences Failing Us? Or are we Failing our Audiences?
Through panel and audience discussion, I'd like to discuss the different methods for audience development and engagement at different theatres.

Speakers
BS

Ben Stark

Ben Stark received his M.F.A. in Technical Design and Production from Yale University and a B.A. in Theatre and English from the University of Iowa. Ben has been a part of numerous theatrical projects while pursuing his degrees, as well as working at Shenandoah Summer Music Theat... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

1:30pm

"Focus Up! All Together!" What the Moscow Art Theater Can Teach Us!
This workshop will presenting a variety of focus games taught at The Moscow Art Theater in Russia. These activities will require collaboration, attention to detail, and group awareness. Come learn what it means to "aspire" while we inspire each other and our work!

Speakers
DC

Daniel Cassilagio

Daniel Cassilagio is a BFA Candidate at The University of Idaho. He runs his own production team and just got back from training for a month at the "Moscow Art Theater" in Moscow Russia. He was Apsyrtus in “Medea: Her Story”, a featured show from last year’s festival, and w... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

1:30pm

Layering the Physical Elements of Character(s) : How To Break Bad Habits
What happens when you impose physical elements, whether they are stated or not in the script, to your characters? These would include breath, vocal qualities, physical tension, facial expressions, specific gestures, and physical stances. The objective of the workshop is to help you develop “emotional colors” to your characters. The workshop will cover techniques of commedia 'dell arte, mask work and other techniques. Bring a monologue if you have one. There will be short scenes available.

Speakers
avatar for Ed Trujillo

Ed Trujillo

Faculty Emeritus, Diablo Valley College
Ed has a BA St. Mary's College-English
, University of Washington, MA Drama, University of Massachusetts-Post Graduate work in Theatre.

 Additional Training: Barie Rolf-Commedia 'dell arte
, Marcel Marceau. Ed has taught at DVC for over 27 years and was past Drama Area C... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Parkside

1:30pm

SDC Directing Scenes Semi-Final Round
Ten semi-finalists will present their full scene from round one. This is a closed round open only to directing candidates and their instructors. Other than for the scene in which they are performing, actors are not allowed in the room. The respondents will react to the directors’ work in front of the closed gathering of student directors. Continuation of Semi-Final Round of the SDC Directing Scenes.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Spokane Conference Theatre

2:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 12
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

2:00pm

Sucia: A Cinderella Story by Nicole Jost
Region VII NAPAT Nominee Reading

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Tuesday February 20, 2018 2:00pm - 4:20pm
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

2:00pm

Performance - Love and Information

Tuesday February 20, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre 502 East Boone Avenue

2:30pm

3:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 13
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

3:00pm

Melee Meisner Madness; Stage Combat and Responding
Like all acting, a fight scene only works if you both stay on script AND respond to what's actually happening in the moment. We'll play with ways to dial in your responses, pick up your cues, and hone your focus in the context of an unarmed fight scene.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Inouye

Kevin Inouye

Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Kevin Inouye is an Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, & Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming. He's also a Certified Teacher with both the Society of American Fight Directors and the National Michael Chekhov Association, a SAG-AFTRA performer, fight choreographer, and p... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

3:00pm

Aspire Theatre Leadership Initative - "The Pitch"
Applicants will "pitch" their projects to our panel of producers and managers. Directions for workshop assignments will be given at this session. To be considered for participation you must attend both sessions.

Speakers

Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

3:00pm

Stage Managers' Roundtable
Join an Equity stage manager with over 30 years experience in professional theatre for an open question and answer session on the art and science of stage management.

Speakers
LB

Lindsay Beacham

Lindsay is a retired Equity Stage Manager who is a graduate of the BFA Theatre Arts Design and Technology program at the University of Idaho, and of the (now discontinued) Associate of Fine Arts, Theatre emphasis program at Lewis-Clark State College. She is also an alumni from the Seattle Repertory Theatre's Performing Arts Theatre Professionals internship program. Her company credits include Seattle Rep, San Diego Rep, Lookingglass Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Mo'olelo Theatre, The Court Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, American Theatre Company, Theatre Under the Stars, Houston Grand Opera, Hippodrome Theatre, Old Lyric Repertory Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Next Theatre Company, Theatre in Old Town, Book-it Repertory Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, and Intiman Theatre Festival, and many others. Favorite production highlights include: The Notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci (directed by Mary Zimmerman... Read More →
CS

Christopher Sadler

Christopher Sadler is an Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma’s Helmerich School of Drama, heading the stage management emphasis and teaching courses in stage management & dramatic literature. He holds degrees from the University of California San Diego and Ithaca... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Spokane Conference Center 205 Conference Room

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Speakers
BH

Bob Hicks

Bob Hicks is a senior editor and writer for the online cultural news journal Oregon ArtsWatch. He was an editor and staff arts writer for The Oregonian in Portland for 25 years, writing about dance, music, arts politics, visual arts, and for many years as chief theater critic. He... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

3:00pm

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Costume Responses
All attendess are invited to come and listen to the responses. Audio or video recording of responses are not permitted


Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

3:30pm

Simulation 101: What it is and why you want to be involved
Simulation is a fast-growing industry that few theatre-makers have heard of. That’s unfortunate because our craft and creativity make us uniquely qualified for this work and the potential benefits (personal and professional) are tremendous. This workshop, intended for craftspeople, performers, designers, and faculty alike will address what simulation is (what the heck we’re talking about) outline some of those potential benefits (why you should care), and explore how to get plugged in today and post-graduation. Whether you’ve participated in simulation before or the concept is entirely foreign to you, we’d like to invite you to come share and brainstorm with us. Of particular interest for faculty attendees will be testimonial from Nancy Lee-Painter, professor of theatre at LCSC, who has succeeded in fostering interdepartmental collaboration that offers theatre students the opportunity to apply their valuable skillset while assisting the learning of their peers across disciplines.

Speakers
DH

Daniel Haley

Daniel Haley earned his BFA in Acting from the University of Idaho and MFA in Directing from the University of Montana. After several years working professionally for such companies as Mill Mountain Theatre (VA), Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Montana Shakespeare in the Parks, D... Read More →
NL

Nancy Lee-Painter

Nancy Lee-Painter is a professional actor, the immediate past National Playwriting Program Chair in region VII of the KCACTF, and Professor of Theatre at Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. | Daniel Haley is a professional actor and director working in the little-known... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

4:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Round 14
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round One-A maximum of three minutes in the regional preliminary round to present a two-person scene and a monologue. Only 1 selection may include singing.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Tuesday February 20, 2018 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

7:30pm

Performance - Love and Information

Tuesday February 20, 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre 502 East Boone Avenue

8:00pm

We Are a Poem: A Staged Reading
Adapted by Jeff Sanders and Sara Goff from the collected works of John Rybicki and Julie Moulds

“We are a Poem” is a celebration of an indomitable love in the face of horrific suffering and loss. John Rybicki and Julie Moulds were not only partners in life but fellow poets in arms with their soulful and enraptured rendering of Julie’s long battle with cancer. Their writings will “break and mend your heart, then break it again." This is a world premiere theatrical event that tells a true love story about two warrior poets who will sing themselves into your soul.

“If you are lucky, you’ll find one choice soul who will become for you your safe ground. You’ll find in them someone who gathers your war shield and says, No, I will carry this for you. I will go before you and lead the way."

Runtime: 50 minutes

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Tuesday February 20, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

8:00pm

Performance - The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

Tuesday February 20, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:00pm

Improv Olympix
Teams of 5-8 from various universities will compete in a series of improv challenges to determine who receives the Best of Festival awards. Events include: Best Game, Scenes from a Hat, and a modified Long Form game.

Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:00pm - 11:50pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

10:30pm

STRIKE - The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls

Tuesday February 20, 2018 10:30pm - Wednesday February 21, 2018 12:30am
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
 
Wednesday, February 21
 

6:30am

Breakfast for Doubletree Guests Only - Must present room key
Breakfast buffet will be available for attendees at the Doubletree Hotel

Wednesday February 21, 2018 6:30am - 9:00am
Doubletree Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00am

LOAD-IN - The Farnsworth Invention - Diablo Valley College

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:00am - 1:20pm
Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre 502 East Boone Avenue

8:00am

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Warm up
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round-You will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:00am - 8:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

8:00am

LOAD-IN - Uplift! Throught the Waves
Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:00am - 1:00pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Round 1
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round-You will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 9:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

9:00am

Jump Rope Acting Lessons
Actors explore the many lessons found in a simple playground activity -- jumping over a rope. Through a series of increasingly complex exercises, actors will grapple with fundamental truths of the stage while getting a great physical warm-up!

Speakers
avatar for Todd Quick

Todd Quick

Todd Quick is an Equity stage actor and theatre professor, and is currently serving on the performance faculty at the University of Idaho. As an acting teacher, Todd specializes in Stanislavski fundamentals, classical acting, audition technique, and Viewpoints. Having spent his p... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

The Actor & Energy: Playing with the Living Art of the Theatre Kinetic
How can you tap into that magical quality that allows the actor to be fiercely alive and able to spontaneously respond in the most vital way so every performance is alive, impulsive, and fresh?

Build upon your craft and develop a kinetic awareness of stagecraft; including a brief discussion of the theatre as a living art and a full body immersion into both working with your own energy, responding to the energy of your acting partners, and the group as whole.

Speakers
avatar for Miriam Ani

Miriam Ani

Acting Professor, CSU East Bay
Deeply committed to unfolding the artistry of the human body, voice, and spirit, Miriam is a Professor of Acting at CSU East Bay. She is past company member of Hedgerow Theatre playing such roles as Ariel in The Tempest across from Robert Lanchester’s Prospero and Rose in A Hot... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Spokane Convention Center 207

9:00am

Production Response - Love and Information
Festival Respondents will present the cast, crew & staff feedback to their production

Speakers
JP

John Paul

John Paul earned his MFA from the University of Minnesota and served most recently on the faculty of Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. He was technical director at the Cricket Theatre in Minneapolis and spent five years working at Scenery West, a popular scenic design comp... Read More →
BA

Bradley Allen Zarr

National Tours: Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone. Regional: Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Singing In The Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Crazy For You.


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Spokane Falls B

9:00am

What if I’m Not Funny and I Don’t Hate Myself?: A Workshop and Discussion on Fatness and Performance
Why are fat women always shown as the funny, forever single, best friend? Why are fat Black women shown as the moral and/or spiritual advisers of white people? viewed as sassy but funny? Why are there reality shows and whole industries dedicated to eradicating fat people? How many fat roles/characters can you name in theatre? Are you cringing at the word fat? This workshop takes an intersectional look at fatness, representation, and performance. We will interrogate how fatmisia functions, on a societal level and within our own lives, and how this translates to the stage.

Speakers
NL

Natashia Lindsey

Natashia Lindsey received her Ph.D. in Performance as Public Practice at The University of Texas at Austin. She previously earned her bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in Pan-African Studies from the University of Louisville. Broadly, her research examines the many i... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

Young Entrepreneurship: Getting What You Want
Branding yourself and/or your company can be difficult but this session will take a look at the core components needed to ensure your success as a young artist. Learning how to create your own opportunities, you will leave with a better understanding of marketing oneself consistently and the logistics of networking. This workshop is open to anyone wanting information on entrepreneurship.

Speakers
RS

Roman Sanchez

Roman Sanchez currently serves as the Special Project Manager at Dell'Arte International, Founding Artistic Director of Lime Arts Productions, Co-Production Manager at Humboldt State University's Theatre, Film, and Dance Department. He also serves on committees at Ferndale Repert... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Spokane Falls

9:00am

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Lighting Responses
All attendess are invited to come and listen to the responses. Audio or video recording of responses are not permitted


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

9:00am

The Care and Feeding of Wigs
A workshop on Wig selection, care and maintenance

Speakers
CM

Cat McMillen

M. Catherine McMillen is celebrating her 10th season as the Costume Shop Manager at Central Washington University. Her professional career includes working for Utah Shakespeare Festival, The Alley Theatre, NETworks Touring Productions, The University of Texas @ Austin and road ho... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

9:00am

The Agent Conundrum
Agents. Do you need one? When do you need one? And what do they do, anyway? An honest look into how agents think, choose clients and advocate for artists in theater, film and television. Led by a New York City-based literary agent with 20 years of experience.

Speakers
BB

Beth Blickers

Beth Blickers is an agent at APA, where she represents writers, composers, directors and choreographers for theatre, television and film. She began her career at the William Morris Agency, where she began work after graduating from New York University. She is Past President and B... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

9:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Interviews
The ten semi-finalists will attend individual interviews with the respondents (fifteen minutes each). At this time, the director's book, preparation and approach will be discussed. No teachers/mentors or actors are allowed to participate in this phase of the event. After the interviews, the respondents will select 6 finalists.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Theatre

9:00am

John Cauble nominated One Act readings
Famous by: Joseph Olsen Washington State University
The Last Mother in the House of Chavis by: Robert Macke University of Idaho
Silicon Soul by: Ellen MacNary Washington State University

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

Next Step DTM Interviews
Next Step offers festival participants a wonderful opportunity to take the next step in their educational or professional growth with this chance to be seen and heard by professional theatre companies, casting directors, BA and BFA schools, as well as graduate and summer training programs. Jobs, internships, summer work, 4 year schools and graduate programs will be represented at the auditions and interviews. Companies interviewing include: Actors Theatre of Louisville Art of Acting/LA and Stella Adler/NYC California State University Summer Arts Central Washington University Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre Gonzaga University Institute of Contemporary Performance Livermore Shakespeare Festival Miracle Theatre Missoula Children’s Theatre Montana Shakespeare in the Parks National Theatre Institute Pacific Coast Theatre (PCPA) Seattle Repertory Theatre Snowy Range Summer Theatre Southern Oregon University Spokane Civic Theatre University of Montana University of Oregon Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Western Summer Theatre Wyoming Theatre Festival

Speakers

Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 12:20pm
Doubletree Evergreen

9:00am

DTM - Stage Management Simulator Sessions
Speakers
CS

Christopher Sadler

Christopher Sadler is an Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma’s Helmerich School of Drama, heading the stage management emphasis and teaching courses in stage management & dramatic literature. He holds degrees from the University of California San Diego and Ithaca... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 9:00am - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 205 Conference Room

10:00am

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Round 2
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round-You will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:00am - 10:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

10:00am

10:30am

ActorBatics: An Introduction to Droznin Russian Movement
Welcome to Droznin, the movement technique taught at the world-renowned
Moscow Art Theatre School, and the cornerstone of the National Theater
Institute’s movement curriculum. Through a series of rigorous physical exercises, stretches, balance poses and partner acrobatics, students slowly unlock the body, freeing them up for the work they will need to do on stage. Come find out why NTI students and faculty lovingly refer to Droznin as “Actorbatics” and experience this truly thrilling technique firsthand. All experience levels welcome in this movement workshop. (Participants must wear comfortable clothing.)

Speakers
avatar for Carrigan O'Brian

Carrigan O'Brian

Teaching Artist & Program Representative, National Theatre Institute
Carrigan O’Brian is an actor and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. O’Brian graduated from Sarah Lawrence College where she spent a semester at the National Theater Institute. Her favorite artistic projects include playing Helen Keller (Hedgerow Theater), for which she received... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:30am

Fostering Inclusive Theatre and Classrooms: A Workshop and Discussion
What does diversity mean? How does diversity become a narrow window through which we operate? How do we expand our ideas and spaces to be more inclusive? What does inclusivity mean? What does inclusive theatre and/or classrooms look like to you? Participants will discuss these questions and brainstorm ways to make our spaces more inclusive and diverse.

Speakers
NL

Natashia Lindsey

Natashia Lindsey received her Ph.D. in Performance as Public Practice at The University of Texas at Austin. She previously earned her bachelor of science and master of arts degrees in Pan-African Studies from the University of Louisville. Broadly, her research examines the many i... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:30am

The Professional Training Company at Actors Theatre
The PTC at Actors is a tuition-free full-immersion training program focused on practical, experiential training and designed to help young artists transition from an academic degree to a real-world career. While learning the skills needed to create and maintain a professional career, Apprentices perform in their own 5-show season. Special emphasis is placed on cultivating audition skills and learning methods for generating original work. Come learn more about the program and sign up for an audition.

Speakers
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Spokane Falls

10:30am

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Sound Responses
All attendess are invited to come and listen to the responses. Audio or video recording of responses are not permitted


Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

10:30am

NEEDED: Body parts cheap! (An intro to prop making materials and techniques)
An introductory overview of materials and techniques for creating stage props and effects. Includes commonly available and specialty materials including wood, metal, plastics, foam, glues, and stage blood!

Speakers
JS

Jared Sorenson

Jared Sorenson is a first year MFA candidate at the University of Idaho. He holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts (Production) from Humboldt State University.


Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

10:30am

Giving Feedback to Fellow Theater Folk
Get advice about how to sit in a diner with an artist and give feedback. And also how to do it in front of 200 audience members. The pitfalls of guiding artistic conversations are numerous, we will discuss the best ways to give script and production notes so you can make the work better AND keep relationships intact.

Speakers
BB

Beth Blickers

Beth Blickers is an agent at APA, where she represents writers, composers, directors and choreographers for theatre, television and film. She began her career at the William Morris Agency, where she began work after graduating from New York University. She is Past President and B... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

10:30am

Mask Performance; The Storytelling Body
In this workshop, WONDERHEADS Co-Founder Andrew Phoenix will introduce the fundamental process his company uses to bring a mask to life, using physical expression and articulation as the primary means of character creation. The class will focus on the foundations of mask technique and physical character development.

Speakers
AP

Andrew Phoenix

WONDERHEADS is a multi award winning physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and exquisite visual storytelling. Their work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless, whimsical form rarely seen on North American stages. Andrew Phoenix is the Co-Founder/Co-Head o... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:30am - 11:50pm
Doubletree Parkside

11:00am

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Round 3
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round-You will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Wednesday February 21, 2018 11:00am - 11:55am
Doubletree Salon 4&5

12:00pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Warm up
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round-You will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Wednesday February 21, 2018 12:00pm - 12:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

12:00pm

Stage Combat Brownbag
Everything you ever wanted to know (or say) about stage combat but we’re afraid (or didn’t have the right people) to ask... Since there’s always high demand for stage combat workshops and rarely time to talk, we wanted to create this opportunity to discuss career paths in stage combat or stunt work, training opportunities, regional networks, current issues and trends in the field, best practices, and whatever else comes up. Bring a lunch and let’s get to know each other!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Inouye

Kevin Inouye

Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Kevin Inouye is an Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, & Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming. He's also a Certified Teacher with both the Society of American Fight Directors and the National Michael Chekhov Association, a SAG-AFTRA performer, fight choreographer, and p... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

12:00pm

Bon Appe -Theatre
Have you ever wondered about the relationship between food and theatre, or more specifically Designers, TDs. and a love of cooking? In my experience, most of the best Designers and TDs. were also great cooks (or bakers, for that matter). Is there some connection here? Come explore some possible reasons and generally some background between stage and food. If any of this describes you, come and participate in an open discussion and bring your favorite recipes to share with others!

Speakers
JP

John Paul

John Paul earned his MFA from the University of Minnesota and served most recently on the faculty of Northwestern College in Orange City, IA. He was technical director at the Cricket Theatre in Minneapolis and spent five years working at Scenery West, a popular scenic design comp... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

1:00pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Round 4
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round-You will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:00pm - 1:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

1:30pm

Art of Acting Studio Scene Study Workhop
This workshop aims to give students a taste of the core principles and techniques taught at both the Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles and our parent school, the Stella Adler Studio of Acting New York City.
The workshop is fully self-enclosed and requires that students bring only themselves and their imagination to participate. The students will write and perform scripts created in class. Through these scripts concepts on imagination, action, creative flexibility, character and relationship are explored. This is a full participation workshop for all participants.

Speakers
DK

Don K. Williams

As director: off Broadway credits include: Lebensraum, Turn of the Screw, Look Back in Anger, Libidoff. Off Off Broadway credits include: The Tempest, Macbeth, Miss Julie, On the Verge, Three Against Thebes, Blue State, American Drama Pocket Edition, Betrayal, Strawberry One Act... Read More →
avatar for Johnny Yoder

Johnny Yoder

School Director, Art of Acting Studio
Johnny Yoder is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting. He has a B.A in Theatre & Arts Management, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He was the Assistant Ticket Office Manager and Marketing Associate for one of the busiest Touring houses in the country, the Weidner... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Salon 1&2

1:30pm

Broadway Bootcamp: Dance!- Open Jar Institute
Speakers
BA

Bradley Allen Zarr

National Tours: Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone. Regional: Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Singing In The Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Crazy For You.



Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

1:30pm

Osho: A Complete Rehearsal Warm Up
OSHO is a 15, 30, or 60 minute high impact ensemble warm up that takes the actor through, breathing, vocal, physical, and focus exercises in an effort to train the body and mind for the rigors of performance as an ensemble.

Through this workshop participants will experience the 30 minute version of OSHO. This exercise will take the actor through 5 phases: Breath, Voice, HUHs, Stillness, and Celebration.

Throughout the experience we do incorporate viewpoint terminology. Specifically, space, shape, and tempo. However, no prior knowledge or understanding of viewpoints is necessary.

Participants should come prepared to move. Do not eat a large meal prior to workshop. Do bring water, a small towel and an open mind. While this workshop is open to anyone of any varying degree of experience, it is recommended that participants be physically capable as this is a HIGH IMPACT experience.

Speakers
SJ

Stephen John

Stephen John is a 1st year MFA Directing candidate at UIDAHO. He has directed throughout California, Arizona, Indiana and Idaho and served as the Artistic Director of Alchemy Theatre Company in Southern California for two years. Additionally, he was the Production Manager and Tec... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

1:30pm

Partnering with the Meisner Technique
An introduction to the Meisner Technique using repetition and observation to explore objectives, obstacles, and actions, and map out the shared journey of a scene.

Speakers
avatar for Ted Clement

Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Evergreen

1:30pm

Playing the Long Game – How to be Successful as a Professional Actor
So you’ve decided to try to make a living as an actor. What are the next steps? How do you define success in this industry? Actually how competitive is the business? Learn strategies for surviving the years it takes to establish yourself as a professional actor and ways to maintain your focus and mental health along the way.

Speakers
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

1:30pm

Assesment, Data, and The Crisis in Arts Education
Collect the data, mark the forms, define your learning outcomes, and prove your worth. Arts education is under siege. Learn about the problem, learn how to fight back, and take back control of the curriculum.

Speakers
JP

Jason Pasqua

Jason Pasqua is the head of the theatre program at Laramie County Community College in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He runs the website peoplenotdata.com


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Parkside

1:30pm

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion - Resources and Cultural Appropriation

There will be examination of resources: What do individual theatre departments have or do not have in achieving some of the principals and directives in the Kennedy Center Diversity and Inclusion Statement?  This may include examining faculty roles and recruitment, staff, curriculum, budget, casting, creating or producing new work; non-biased respondent training, guest artists and evaluating artistic processes.

How to avoid cultural appropriation in season selection and casting by examining the ways that under-represented groups are portrayed onstage, and finding was to oppose acts of cultural appropriation and character depictions that deepen existing cultural divides.


Speakers
RB

Rich Brown

Professor RICH BROWN teaches at Western Washington University. Rich received a Bellingham Mayor’s Arts award in 2008, WWU’s prestigious Excellence in Teaching award in 2010, the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival awarded him the National Outstanding Lead Deviser/Director of a Devised Work in 2012, the Carnegie Foundation named him the Professor of the Year for the state of Washington in 2015, and... Read More →
MC

Manual Chavarria

Contra Costa College
AF

Ann Fajilan

California State University Eastbay
avatar for Ed Trujillo

Ed Trujillo

Faculty Emeritus, Diablo Valley College
Ed has a BA St. Mary's College-English
, University of Washington, MA Drama, University of Massachusetts-Post Graduate work in Theatre.

 Additional Training: Barie Rolf-Commedia 'dell arte
, Marcel Marceau. Ed has taught at DVC for over 27 years and was past Drama Area C... Read More →



Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Theatre

1:30pm

Collaborative Theatre Challenge
An approach to New Play Development through Design The CTC purpose is to raise awareness of the collaborative process in theatre, utilizing new plays as a catalyst for creation and conversation, either through paper design projects, design intensives, or on-site design storm activities at regional festivals

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Montvale 2nd floor lounge

1:30pm

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Allied Crafts Responses
All attendess are invited to come and listen to the responses. Audio or video recording of responses are not permitted


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

1:30pm

What’s the BIG Idea?: Geometric Layout for the Artists and Technicians
Whether in graphic design or theatre production, the fundamentals of geometry canhelp us bring our ideas to life. In this workshop, we’ll look at the principles of a 3-4-5 right triangle, and other geometric methods to assist in layout.

Speakers
BS

Ben Stark

Ben Stark received his M.F.A. in Technical Design and Production from Yale University and a B.A. in Theatre and English from the University of Iowa. Ben has been a part of numerous theatrical projects while pursuing his degrees, as well as working at Shenandoah Summer Music Theat... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

1:30pm

Putting 'effort' into Musical Theatre Dance
Explore Laban Effort Theory and develop a new approach to performing choreography from various musicals. After the warm up, advance to developing skills in moving across the floor with short movement sequences emphasizing specific efforts and culminate with learning original choreography.

Speakers
SO

Suzanne Ostersmith

Suzanne Ostersmith is Assistant Professor and Dance and Interdisciplinary Arts Program Director at Gonzaga University, Spokane WA. Suzanne is a theatre, dance and visual artist and educator specializing in musical theatre dance, jazz, choreography and dance instruction for specif... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

1:30pm

Stage Management #LifeHacks
From a professional stage manager in the “real world,” learn about all the things you SHOULD be taught in college about Stage Managing, but probably aren’t! Learn about how to be a good assistant, how to build a resume to get “the job”, when and how to get your Equity card, stage management war stories and much more. Learn tons of tips, tricks, and potential pitfalls to avoid along the way. And of course, what stage management seminar would be complete without OODLES OF FORMS!!

Speakers
LB

Lindsay Beacham

Lindsay is a retired Equity Stage Manager who is a graduate of the BFA Theatre Arts Design and Technology program at the University of Idaho, and of the (now discontinued) Associate of Fine Arts, Theatre emphasis program at Lewis-Clark State College. She is also an alumni from the Seattle Repertory Theatre's Performing Arts Theatre Professionals internship program. Her company credits include Seattle Rep, San Diego Rep, Lookingglass Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Mo'olelo Theatre, The Court Theatre, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, American Theatre Company, Theatre Under the Stars, Houston Grand Opera, Hippodrome Theatre, Old Lyric Repertory Theatre, The Alley Theatre, Next Theatre Company, Theatre in Old Town, Book-it Repertory Theatre, 5th Avenue Theatre, Village Theatre, and Intiman Theatre Festival, and many others. Favorite production highlights include: The Notebooks of Leonardo DaVinci (directed by Mary Zimmerman... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

2:00pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Round 5
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round-You will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

2:00pm

SLEEPY: A Musical
Originally inspired by a nine-page short story by the beloved author Anton P. Chekov, SLEEPY: a musical was expanded into a 100 minute original musical, created and performed by a group of students of varying ages, musical experience, and theatrical backgrounds from the University of Idaho. It seeks to playfully encourage us towards love, and to open our hearts to the acceptance of our deepest sorrow.
SLEEPY is a kind of love-letter to theatre makers and story tellers everywhere.

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:00pm - 4:20pm
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

2:00pm

Performance - The Farnsworth Invention

Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre 502 East Boone Avenue

2:30pm

2:30pm

Performance- Uplift! Throught the Waves
Wednesday February 21, 2018 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

3:00pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Round 6
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round-You will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm - 3:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

3:00pm

Broadway Bootcamp: Dance!- Open Jar Institute
Speakers
BA

Bradley Allen Zarr

National Tours: Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone. Regional: Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Singing In The Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Crazy For You.



Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

3:00pm

Physical Subtext through Michael Chekhov
So you have an objective picked... but what would that really look like? What would it feel like? Turn your desires and intents into playable actions and inspiration for powerful performances as we explore Michael Chekhov's most popular tools, including the Psychological Gesture. Come ready to move, to play, to sweat, and to be effected/effective!

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Inouye

Kevin Inouye

Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming
Kevin Inouye is an Assistant Professor of Acting, Movement, & Stage Combat at the University of Wyoming. He's also a Certified Teacher with both the Society of American Fight Directors and the National Michael Chekhov Association, a SAG-AFTRA performer, fight choreographer, and p... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

3:00pm

Understanding the Professional Casting Process from Breakdowns to Bookings
Longtime backstage columnist, Professor Jackie Apodaca, talks you through the "mysteries" of the professional casting process for theatre, film, and other media. We'll talk about why "type" is a consideration, how your marketing materials come into play, and what happens after you submit for a role--from the points of view of the actor and the casting director

Speakers
avatar for Jackie Apodaca

Jackie Apodaca

Professor, Southern Oregon University
Jackie Apodaca is a professor of theatre at Southern Oregon University with an MFA from the National Theatre Conservatory. She has worked as an actor, director, and producer in theatre, film, and media, with companies such as the Roundabout, Denver Center, National Geographic, fi... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

3:00pm

Accent Acquisition - Scottish Accents
An all-access pass to the exciting world of Accent Acquisition. Utilizing the techniques of Knight-Thompson Speechwork®, this workshop will offer valuable resources on accent acquisition techniques, and explore the sounds and shapes of the Glaswegian Scottish Accent!

Speakers
JP

Jeffrey Parker

Jeffrey Parker is a Certified Teacher of Knight-Thompson Speechwork® and a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®. A professional actor, director, coach, and educator of national renown, Jeffrey currently works as an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Metropolitan... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Spokane Conference Theatre

3:00pm

Yoga for Artists
In this workshop, Dr Rollie (who is also a certified yoga instructor, RYT-200) will lead participants through a yoga and meditation practice, with an emphasis on using yoga to open avenues for creativity and artistic exploration. Participants should dress for movement and are encouraged to bring yoga mats and/towels.

Speakers
ER

Emily Rollie

Emily Rollie (PhD, RYT-200) is a certified yoga instructor and a professor in the Theatre Arts Department at Central Washington University. At CWU, she teaches acting, theatre history, dramatic literature, and theatre pedagogy as well as directs on campus and off. In addition to... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Evergreen

3:00pm

Your Resume: Your Ad. Will they remember your name?
Your resume is "you" on paper or online or within your website. This session is a hands-on and work-in-progress conversation and re-creations that aims to make your resume work for you. Make your resume work for you. Make your resume tell your story best. Why choose you and not the other 89,000 applicants? Your resume needs to be designed to best tell your story. Your resume is a sales tool. A conversation starter. End of story. Attendees should bring 2 copies of their resume, a laptop if possible, and an open mind.

Speakers
JC

Jane Childs

Best known as half of the team of "Don and Jane" and co-creator of their best project - daughter Tera Lynn Childs. Continues Don’s Legacy at SILV training collaborative students on cutting edge technology. Simultaneous French translation for Ladislav Vychodil. Swam competitivel... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

3:00pm

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Lighting Responses
All attendess are invited to come and listen to the responses. Audio or video recording of responses are not permitted


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Speakers
BH

Bob Hicks

Bob Hicks is a senior editor and writer for the online cultural news journal Oregon ArtsWatch. He was an editor and staff arts writer for The Oregonian in Portland for 25 years, writing about dance, music, arts politics, visual arts, and for many years as chief theater critic. He... Read More →


Wednesday February 21, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

4:00pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Round 7
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round-You will have 2 minutes to perform a cutting of one song.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Wednesday February 21, 2018 4:00pm - 4:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

5:00pm

6:00pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions -Warm up
Moderators
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator

Wednesday February 21, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Doubletree Salon 5

7:00pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Round 8
Moderators
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator

Speakers

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:00pm - 7:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

7:30pm

Performance - The Farnsworth Invention

Wednesday February 21, 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre 502 East Boone Avenue

8:00pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Round 9
Moderators
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Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator

Speakers

Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:00pm - 8:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5

8:00pm

SLEEPY: A Musical
Originally inspired by a nine-page short story by the beloved author Anton P. Chekov, SLEEPY: a musical was expanded into a 100 minute original musical, created and performed by a group of students of varying ages, musical experience, and theatrical backgrounds from the University of Idaho. It seeks to playfully encourage us towards love, and to open our hearts to the acceptance of our deepest sorrow. SLEEPY is a kind of love-letter to theatre makers and story tellers everywhere.

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

8:00pm

Performance- Uplift! Throught the Waves
Wednesday February 21, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:00pm

Student Party

Colorado State University welcomes you to ENCHANTMENT UNDER THE SEA. Hop in your Delorean and get up to 88 MPH to trigger your flux capacitor to get back to 1985’s version of 1955. Note that if you are traveling by plane to get to the festival, most 1.21 jigowatt power supplies need to be checked luggage.



Wednesday February 21, 2018 10:00pm - 11:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5
 
Thursday, February 22
 

6:30am

Breakfast for Doubletree Guests Only - Must present room key
Breakfast buffet will be available for attendees at the Doubletree Hotel

Thursday February 22, 2018 6:30am - 9:00am
Doubletree Grand Ballroom Foyer

7:00am

LOAD-IN - CSU Ferguson

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00am - 1:20pm
Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre 502 East Boone Avenue

8:00am

Next Step Auditions Sign in Room
Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 8:00am - 7:00pm
Doubletree Salon 1

8:00am

Next Step Auditions
Next Step offers festival participants a wonderful opportunity to take the next step in their educational or professional growth with this chance to be seen and heard by professional theatre companies, casting directors, BA and BFA schools, as well as graduate and summer training programs. Jobs, internships, summer work, 4 year schools and graduate programs will be represented at the auditions and interviews. Companies auditioning are: Actors Theatre of Louisville Art of Acting/LA and Stella Adler/NYC California State University Summer Arts Central Washington University Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre Gonzaga University Institute of Contemporary Performance Livermore Shakespeare Festival Miracle Theatre Missoula Children’s Theatre Montana Shakespeare in the Parks National Theatre Institute Pacific Coast Theatre (PCPA) Seattle Repertory Theatre Snowy Range Summer Theatre Southern Oregon University Spokane Civic Theatre University of Montana University of Oregon Village Theatre KIDSTAGE Western Summer Theatre Wyoming Theatre Festival

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 8:00am - 7:00pm
Doubletree Salon 5

9:00am

Production Response - The Farnsworth Invention
Festival Respondents will present the cast, crew & staff feedback to their production

Speakers
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Ted Clement

Region Co-Chair, KCACTF Region 1
Ted Clement is Artistic Director of Counter-Productions Theatre Company, based in Providence, RI. He serves as Region 1 Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. He is an Associate Professor in the Performing Arts Department at the Community College of Rh... Read More →
SS

Steve Shelley

STEVE SHELLEY has designed lighting on Broadway, off-Broadway, and at regional theatre, opera, and dance companies around North America. He was the Lighting & Scenic Coordinator for Spoleto Festival USA for over 15 years. He's toured throughout the USA and four continents with pr... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Spokane Falls CD

9:00am

Artificial Food for the Stage - Materials and Techniques
Presenting tried and true methods in creating realistic fake food for productions made from supplies found in any properties shop. Many visual examples from frosting to bacon, plus attendees will walk away with some recipes.

Speakers
RP

Robin Payne

Robin is the Properties Director with the Denver Center For the Performing Arts. Prior to working at the DCPA her home was the University of Delaware's Professional Theatre Training Program teaching scenic design and Properties Production. Other Credits include building propertie... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

9:00am

Steve Yockey! Let's talk playwriting
Open to all attendees but focus will be playwriting related questions in order to provide practical tools and helpful advice. Bring all your questions, needs, and concerns in regards to Playwriting.

Speakers
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Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey is a Los Angeles based writer with work produced throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. His plays Bellwether, Pluto, Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, The Fisherman’s Wife, Wolves, Disassembly, and Niagara Falls & Other Plays are published and available from Samuel French. Additionally, his play Joshua Consumed an Unfortunate Pear (originally commissioned by... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Spokane Falls

9:00am

How to Succeed in Musical Theater without really trying: a practical workshop for the Singing Actor
What would you do if you were walking down a street and suddenly the person beside you broke into song? You're just minding your own business and this weirdo next to you begins singing about how often he has walked this street before, but when he’s done it in the past, the pavement always stayed beneath his feet. Would you assume that this man was several stories high and walk faster? Most likely you would assume you had entered some alternative reality. The key word here is reality. You are still in reality; it’s just that you have entered the reality of a musical. Come discover how you as a singing actor can sing and act at the same time within a musical.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Will

Chris Will

Author, How to succeed in musical theater without really trying
MTSA Coordinator


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 10:50am
Spokane Conference Theatre

9:00am

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Scenic Responses
All attendess are invited to come and listen to the responses. Audio or video recording of responses are not permitted


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 11:00am
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

9:00am

Dear Alice, Don't Die
This workshop will be a conversation about the potential process for writing a musical. More specifically, the songs and how they work with the book to tell a story. Clips from the in progress musical Dear Alice, Don't Die will be shown. Then a discussion of how the songs came to life will be shared

Speakers
JH

Jesse Hampsch

Jesse Hampsch holds a master's in Choral Conducting and is currently a candidate for a master's in Composition. He specializes in writing vocal music, focusing on works for choir and musical theatre. | | Shea King is a third year MFA Directing candidate at the University of Id... Read More →
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Shea King

Graduate Student, University of Idaho
Shea King is a third year MFA Directing candidate at the University of Idaho. As well as teaching workshops this week he is also directing Steve Yockey's To Tokyo & the Moon here at festival.


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 11:45am
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

Open Jar Institute Auditions
Audition to be one of 60 students selected to spend a week in NYC working one-on-one with Broadway's best professionals at The Open Jar Institute during the summer of 2018. Work with Broadway professionals. Come ready to learn a dance and bring 32-bar cut to sing.

Speakers
BA

Bradley Allen Zarr

National Tours: Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone. Regional: Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Singing In The Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Crazy For You.



Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

Dramaturgy Response Session
Guest Dramaturg Beth Blickers from the Agency for the Performing Arts responds to each Dramaturgy application individually.

Speakers
BB

Beth Blickers

Beth Blickers is an agent at APA, where she represents writers, composers, directors and choreographers for theatre, television and film. She began her career at the William Morris Agency, where she began work after graduating from New York University. She is Past President and B... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

9:00am

John Cauble nominated One Act readings
Puppeto and Puppetette by: Jesse Spangler Western Washington University
Under the Willow by: Kaylyn Ledrina Western Washington University
Water Like Honey by: Nathaniel Whitehead University of Northern Colorado

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

Playwriting and Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA)
Want to write a play that may inspire a young person to fall in love with theatre? Join us for this playwriting workshop for those interested in writing plays for young audiences. After a general introduction about the field of Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA), including a discussion of some of the most exciting works to emerge in recent years, this workshop will feature a series of exercises and games to help you start writing your play, as well as revising strategies to improve it as you go. Playwrights of all experience levels will gain something in this collaborative learning atmosphere.

Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 11:50am
Doubletree Evergreen

9:00am

Irene Ryan Auditions Semi-Final Round
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round Two- A maximum of five minutes in the regional semifinal round to perform the preliminary round scene AND a contrasting two-person scene (which may or may not incorporate singing) using the same partner for both scenes.

Speakers
AH

Alyssa Hughlett

Alyssa Hughlett teaches acrobatics and movement studies at Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre. Prior to teaching at Dell'Arte, she has worked as an actor-creator with UpLift Physical Theatre since 2013, and also creates original character-based solo performances... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 12:25pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

DTM - Stage Management Simulator Sessions
Speakers
CS

Christopher Sadler

Christopher Sadler is an Associate Professor at The University of Oklahoma’s Helmerich School of Drama, heading the stage management emphasis and teaching courses in stage management & dramatic literature. He holds degrees from the University of California San Diego and Ithaca... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 9:00am - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 205 Conference Room

10:30am

Mask Performance; The Storytelling Body
In this workshop, WONDERHEADS Co-Founder Andrew Phoenix will introduce the fundamental process his company uses to bring a mask to life, using physical expression and articulation as the primary means of character creation. The class will focus on the foundations of mask technique and physical character development.

Speakers
AP

Andrew Phoenix

WONDERHEADS is a multi award winning physical theatre company specializing in mask performance and exquisite visual storytelling. Their work is performed in full-face mask, a wordless, whimsical form rarely seen on North American stages. Andrew Phoenix is the Co-Founder/Co-Head o... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Parkside

10:30am

Text in Sound & Image: Exploring Language
This workshop explores physical and vocal tools that allow actors to approach rich language such as Shakespeare with an experiential, imaginative, and full-bodied command of the text. This is an interactive and physical workshop for actors that seeks to create a personal connection to sound and language by exploring: 1) the speech sounds that make up the text, 2) the actors’ use of their body and imagination in experiencing sound, 3) and the application of our experience to the text itself. Dress for light movement. No preparation is necessary, though actors may bring in a speech with heightened language to work on.

Speakers
EM

Evan Mueller

Evan Mueller, Assistant Professor of Voice/Acting, Western Washington University. Evan is an Acting teacher with a specialization in Voice & Speech for Actors. Prior to arriving in the Northwest, he was teaching at New York University and working in the professional theater as ac... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Spokane Falls

10:30am

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - Student Voices and the Mission

This will be a hands-on workshop on what we need to do to go further based on the Kennedy Centers Diversity Statement. Students will voice their concerns on: casting, play development, additional faculty and guest artists to augment their current programs. There will also be an examination of alternative artistic visions and to confront issues concerning cultural divides in American culture.


Speakers
MC

Manual Chavarria

Contra Costa College
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Ed Trujillo

Faculty Emeritus, Diablo Valley College
Ed has a BA St. Mary's College-English
, University of Washington, MA Drama, University of Massachusetts-Post Graduate work in Theatre.

 Additional Training: Barie Rolf-Commedia 'dell arte
, Marcel Marceau. Ed has taught at DVC for over 27 years and was past Drama Area C... Read More →



Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Theatre

10:30am

Switching, converting, and distribution of video
Need to get video from point A to point B and want to know what all those little boxes do? This workshop will cover video networking and distribution. learn about SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI, HDCP and many other fun letters jammed together.

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

10:30am

Academic Leader's Round Table 4-year Schools
Unit leaders have been encouraged submit questions in advance of the conference and will come together to share solutions to common problems, seek best practices, and mentor fellow leaders. The chair submitting the issue/question will introduce the question and invite all others around the table to give feedback, answers, words of warning, and support. Should we complete the submitted questions in the time allotted we will call for additional questions from those in attendance, as time allows. Advance registration was expected, limited to unit leaders and department chairs.

Speakers
SR

Scott Robinson

After twelve years of service to the department of Theatre Arts, Robinson moves to the college office as Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities. Robinson has previously taught at the University of Montevallo, Northern Michigan University, Illinois State University, and Let... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

12:00pm

2 year Meet and Greet
Speakers
SR

Scott Robinson

After twelve years of service to the department of Theatre Arts, Robinson moves to the college office as Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities. Robinson has previously taught at the University of Montevallo, Northern Michigan University, Illinois State University, and Let... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Doubletree Salon 2 & 3

12:00pm

"Whine" and Design
Come and 'discuss' the design challenges we designers face at our bitch-ass schools: Administrators, Budgets, and Personnel. Also, "if it wasn't for those darned kids" (Scooby Doo reference) where would we be? (Yes, unemployed)

Speakers
DL

Derek Lane

Derek worked as a professional actor early in his career, turned his sights toward directing, playwriting, and design, and has since found his true love as a theatre educator. As a designer his work has been seen on stages in Portland, Seattle, Vancouver (British Columbia), Chica... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 12:00pm - 1:20pm
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

12:30pm

1:30pm

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Allied Crafts Responses
All attendess are invited to come and listen to the responses. Audio or video recording of responses are not permitted


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

1:30pm

Input Lists and Stage Plots
All the paperwork you never knew you needed to know for audio. This workshop will cover the basics of building an input list and stage plot for bands and concerts of various sizes. From one offs to festivals all your audio paperwork needs.

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

1:30pm

Directing workshop
Picking up on themes that have emerged in the SDC scenes, potentially including working with actors, text analysis, and stage composition.


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Parkside

1:30pm

Dramaturgy and Translation
Delve into texts in translation and write your own version of a Spanish Golden Age text using your dramaturgical research skills. This workshop will introduce you to a professional process of translating for the theatre and improve your dramaturgy, translation and adaptation skills. (Knowledge of Spanish not required)

Speakers
KJ

Kathleen Jeffs

Kathleen was the rehearsal dramaturg and a literal translator for the Royal Shakespeare Company's Spanish Golden Age season in 2004-05, an experience that formed the basis for her doctorate from the University of Oxford. Kathleen began teaching and directing at Gonzaga University... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

1:30pm

Academic Leader's Round Table 2-year Schools
Unit leaders have been encouraged submit questions in advance of the conference and will come together to share solutions to common problems, seek best practices, and mentor fellow leaders. The chair submitting the issue/question will introduce the question and invite all others around the table to give feedback, answers, words of warning, and support. Should we complete the submitted questions in the time allotted we will call for additional questions from those in attendance, as time allows. Advance registration was expected, limited to unit leaders and department chairs.

Speakers
SR

Scott Robinson

After twelve years of service to the department of Theatre Arts, Robinson moves to the college office as Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities. Robinson has previously taught at the University of Montevallo, Northern Michigan University, Illinois State University, and Let... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

1:30pm

Playwright's WRITE!
Give yourself the gift of TIME to WRITE in response to PROMPTS that will inspire your first or your next play. Bring you laptop or your notebook & pencil and leave your inhibitions behind. EVERYONE is WELCOME to start telling the next great story. PARTICIPATION LIMIT 25


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

1:30pm

Devising Initiative Performances
Open to all. Come see original, short works devised by departments across the region, all responding to the same national prompt titled, "She/he/they Never Met a Stranger."

Speakers
RB

Rich Brown

Professor RICH BROWN teaches at Western Washington University. Rich received a Bellingham Mayor’s Arts award in 2008, WWU’s prestigious Excellence in Teaching award in 2010, the Kennedy Center’s American College Theatre Festival awarded him the National Outstanding Lead Deviser/Director of a Devised Work in 2012, the Carnegie Foundation named him the Professor of the Year for the state of Washington in 2015, and... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

1:30pm

BAM! POW! ZNAP!
Do you watch superhero movies and dream about doing what they do? Well dream no further! We will take a look at acting/fight styles of particular heroes and what makes them tick...then we will use those ideas and techniques to tell our own fight story. Be prepared to move, learn stage/film combat techniques, see the similarities and difference of stage and film fighting, record your scene, and BE A HERO. Or a villain...we need villains too...

Speakers
JC

Jayme C Green

Jayme is an actor, director, writer, fight choreographer, stunt performer, designer and instructor. Credits include Rock of Ages, Cymbeline,The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Noises Off!, Stupid F@#king Bird, The Graduate, Baskerville, Animal Farm, Million Dollar Quartet, The 39 Steps... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

1:30pm

Drama in Education: Leading Classroom Simulations
How can we bring the energy and magic of theatre into the non-drama classroom? Drama in education techniques can be applied across the curriculum, and its multi-modal dimensions are especially helpful in reaching those squirrelly and restless students who chafe at conventional classroom structure. Presenter Ramón Esquivel will guide participants through one of his favorite simulations, which is applicable in elementary, middle, high school, and even college classrooms. Participants will break down and discuss the elements of a successful simulation, and then launch into designing their own lesson plan using drama in education techniques. This workshop will especially appeal to current and future classroom teachers and teaching artists.

Speakers
RE

Ramon Esquivel

Ramón Esquivel is a playwright and educator. His play The Shahrazad Society won the Aurand Harris Memorial Playwriting Award. Recent premieres include The Hero Twins: Blood Race at Appalachian Young People’s Theatre and Above Between Below, a collaboration between Seattle Chil... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Evergreen

1:30pm

Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions -Final Round
Musical Theatre Scholarship Auditions - Final Round - each Student will have 5 minutes to perform 2 contrasting songs

Speakers
BA

Bradley Allen Zarr

National Tours: Anything Goes, Bullets Over Broadway, Catch Me If You Can, Spamalot, Drowsy Chaperone. Regional: Beauty and the Beast, My Fair Lady, Singing In The Rain, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Crazy For You.


Thursday February 22, 2018 1:30pm - 4:55pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

2:00pm

Performance - CSU Ferguson

Thursday February 22, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre 502 East Boone Avenue

2:30pm

3:00pm

Aspire Theatre Leadership Initative - "The Report"
Students will report on the diversity, leadership and similar sessions assigned. Finalists for the national award will be announced.

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

3:00pm

Devising Original Work: UpLift Physical Theatre
This lecture/performance format is aimed at illuminating and discussing how to engage in a physical process of creating original work in the theatre. Members of UpLift Physical Theatre and Dell'Arte Company will be sharing photos, images, and methods used in their devising process, as well as perform a thirty-minute adaptation of their work "Terra Incognita: Through the Waves," with discussion to follow.

Speakers
DI

Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre

Dell'Arte International's School mission is to serve, train, and provoke the next generation of theatre makers; to assert that profound possibilities come into view only when confronted by the impossible; to confirm that all things change and that movement is the basis for life... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

3:00pm

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Closed
Please plan to attend the Technical Keynote Speaker during this time

Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

3:00pm

DTM Keynote Speaker
G.W. (Skip) Mercier is a set, puppet, and costume designer. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley and a MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he was honored by being named the Oenslager Scholar (founder of the design program). Commencing professional work in 1983 he designed over 370 shows. On Broadway G.W. Mercier designed the sets and costumes for Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass by Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal at the Vivian Beaumont, receiving a Tony Nomination for scenery; and two Drama Desk Nominations for Scenery and Costumes. Off-Broadway, at the Vineyard Theater, Dream True by Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordon and Bed and Sofa by Polly Penn and Lawrence Klavan, and Head of Passes by Tarell McCraney procured him three additional Drama Desk Nominations for scenery. Regionally he was honored with the “Bay Area Critics Award” for Saroyan’s The Time of Your Life and Head of Passes at Berkeley Rep, both directed by Tina Landau. He received the Daryl Roth Creative Spirit Award for Outstanding Talent and Vision in Design and in 2016 the AUDELCO award for Outstanding Set Design for Head of Passes.

Speakers
avatar for GW Skip Mercier

GW Skip Mercier

G.W. (Skip) Mercier is a set, puppet, and costume designer. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley and a MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he was honored by being named the Oenslager Scholar (founder of the design program). Commencing professional work in 1983 he designed over 370 shows. | | On Broadway G.W. Mercier designed the sets and costumes for Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass by Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal at the Vivian Beaumont, receiving a Tony Nomination for scenery; and two Drama Desk Nominations for Scenery and Costumes. Off-Broadway, at the Vineyard Theater, Dream True by Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordon and Bed and Sofa by Polly Penn and Lawrence Klavan, and Head of Passes by Tarell McCraney procured him three additional Drama Desk Nominations for scenery. Regionally he was honored with the... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Spokane Conference Theatre

3:00pm

Via Negativa: Resistance Training for the Performer
A rigorous training session focused on the discovery of the performer's full vocal, physical, emotional, and imaginative potential. This highly physical workshop—based on the training methodologies of Double Edge Theatre (USA), Studio Matejka (Poland), and the Grotowski Institute (Poland)—explores a variety of methods for transcending individual barriers in performance, creating new work, and promoting ensemble-based collaboration.

Speakers
CP

Charlie Pepiton

Charles M Pepiton works as Asst. Professor of Theatre at Gonzaga University. He teaches courses on acting, directing, voice & movement, and theatre for young audiences. As a stage director, his interests revolve around creating new work and exploring the potential for theatre to... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

3:00pm

Everything You Wanted to Know About being a KCACTF Respondent
"Everything You Wanted to Know About Being a KCACTF Respondent" This workshop/discussion is open to all interested Faculty and Professionals looking to become more engaged in the KCACTF Respondent process. Whether you are new to KCACTF, a beginner or long-time respondent, or someone who would like to share in an open discussion about the responding process including the expectations, potential pitfalls, and guidelines to a successful response-this workshop is for you!

Speakers
MF

Michelle Felten

Michelle Felten: Professor of Acting/Voice/Audition Technique at Sacramento State, she holds an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) and is a member of both Actor's Equity & SAG. Her extensive performing resume includes: national tours of "42nd Street" an... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Parkside

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Speakers
BH

Bob Hicks

Bob Hicks is a senior editor and writer for the online cultural news journal Oregon ArtsWatch. He was an editor and staff arts writer for The Oregonian in Portland for 25 years, writing about dance, music, arts politics, visual arts, and for many years as chief theater critic. He... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

3:00pm

Creating from every day moments
In class writing exercises inspired by the every day. Bring pen and paper. We will be using the energy of the room and each other to create magic on the page.

Speakers
JM

Jennifer Maisel

Jennifer Maisel – Plays: TEMPTED, OUT OF ORBIT, GOODY FUCKING TWO SHOES, THE LAST SEDER, birds, EDEN, THERE OR HERE, MATCH, THE PANTHER. Development/Awards: Sundance Theatre Lab, PlayLabs, MADLabs, PlayPenn. Honors: EST/Alfred P. Sloan Commission, Kennedy Center’s Fund for Ne... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

5:30pm

Region VII Faculty Awards Ceremony
All faculty and guests are invited to come celebrate and recognize some of our outstanding faculty for their work and dedication to the region. Hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine compliments of Region VII.

Speakers
MF

Michelle Felten

Michelle Felten: Professor of Acting/Voice/Audition Technique at Sacramento State, she holds an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) and is a member of both Actor's Equity & SAG. Her extensive performing resume includes: national tours of "42nd Street" an... Read More →
NT

NICK TAYLOR

Nick Taylor is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the Community College of Denver and Co-Vice Chair of Region VII.


Thursday February 22, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Montvale 1st floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

7:00pm

SDC Directing Scenes Final Rehearsal
Each of the 6 SDC finalists will have thirty minutes to rehearse their scene in the space prior to the final round. Only the scene director, cast, and teacher/mentor are allowed in the room.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Spokane Conference Theatre

7:00pm

Next Step Audition Callbacks
Students will be notified Location and time for any callback auditions

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

7:00pm

Next Step Audition Callbacks
Students will be notified Location and time for any callback auditions

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Doubletree Parkside

7:00pm

Next Step Audition Callbacks
Students will be notified Location and time for any callback auditions

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

7:00pm

Next Step Audition Callbacks
Students will be notified Location and time for any callback auditions

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

7:00pm

Next Step Audition Callbacks
Students will be notified Location and time for any callback auditions

Speakers

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Doubletree Evergreen

7:30pm

Performance - CSU Ferguson

Thursday February 22, 2018 7:30pm - 10:30pm
Gonzaga Magnuson Theatre 502 East Boone Avenue

8:00pm

TO TOKYO and THE MOON a play by Steve Yockey followed by a Q/A with the Playwright
A reading of a play originally commissioned by the John F Kennedy center for the Performing Arts by Steve Yockey followed by a Q/A with Steve and a rep from DGA(Dramatist Guild of America) Cast of reading includes our very Kelly Quinnett, Directed by Shea King as part of the National Playwriting Program

Speakers
avatar for Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey is a Los Angeles based writer with work produced throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. His plays Bellwether, Pluto, Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, The Fisherman’s Wife, Wolves, Disassembly, and Niagara Falls & Other Plays are published and available from Samuel French. Additionally, his play Joshua Consumed an Unfortunate Pear (originally commissioned by... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 8:00pm - 10:30pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

11:00pm

Tech Olympics

The Tech Olympics is an opportunity for Technical theatre Students to show of their skills in several events. Come support your team!

To Sign up your Team Go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScJ8DkPaMSRaP3iuHMgJwPdMDLylSDNNYEv7zYk3TcS2M3vPw/viewform?usp=send_form

This must be done prior to 6pm on Thursday night


Thursday February 22, 2018 11:00pm - 11:30pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5
 
Friday, February 23
 

6:30am

Breakfast for Doubletree Guests Only - Must present room key
Breakfast buffet will be available for attendees at the Doubletree Hotel

Friday February 23, 2018 6:30am - 9:00am
Doubletree Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00am

Collaborative Theatre Challenge board setup
Setup display boards in the DTM Expo

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Friday February 23, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

9:00am

Production Response - CSU Ferguson
Festival Respondents will present the cast, crew & staff feedback to their production

Speakers
avatar for Carlos-Manuel Chavarria

Carlos-Manuel Chavarria

Theatre Program Director, Bellarmine University
JM

Julie Mollenkamp

Dr. Julie Rae Mollenkamp is a Meridith Harmon Sauer Distinguished Endowed Professor of Theatre at the University of Central Missouri. She is thrilled to serve as the Chair for the National Playwriting Program for KCACTF Region V. Her other work with the region include serving as... Read More →
BS

Ben Stark

Ben Stark received his M.F.A. in Technical Design and Production from Yale University and a B.A. in Theatre and English from the University of Iowa. Ben has been a part of numerous theatrical projects while pursuing his degrees, as well as working at Shenandoah Summer Music Theat... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Spokane Falls B

9:00am

Intro to Grad School in Theatre and Performance Studies
This workshop will serve as an exploration and discussion for current graduate students. Interested undergrads will learn about the world of Graduate School, Theatre and Performance Studies, and current graduate students can discuss program differences within their different institutions.

Speakers
BC

Brandon Carter

Brandon Carter is a 2nd year graduate student at Central Washington University. He has experience teaching, directing, and learning with students of all ages. He earned his BFA in Acting at Avila University in Kansas City, MO and is working toward and Individual Study MFA at CWU... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Evergreen

9:00am

Academic Leader's Round Table 2 and 4-year Schools
Unit leaders have been encouraged submit questions in advance of the conference and will come together to share solutions to common problems, seek best practices, and mentor fellow leaders. The chair submitting the issue/question will introduce the question and invite all others around the table to give feedback, answers, words of warning, and support. Should we complete the submitted questions in the time allotted we will call for additional questions from those in attendance, as time allows. Advance registration was expected, limited to unit leaders and department chairs.

Speakers
SR

Scott Robinson

After twelve years of service to the department of Theatre Arts, Robinson moves to the college office as Interim Associate Dean of Arts and Humanities. Robinson has previously taught at the University of Montevallo, Northern Michigan University, Illinois State University, and Let... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Parkside

9:00am

Join the Region VII Team
This Q&A session is designed to help any faculty member become more involved in the region. Whether you want to be a road warrior responding throughout the region, have a specific initiative that you'd like to implement into our festival, or you'd like to explore joining the Regional Executive Staff, we will be available to answer your questions and help you get the answers on how to bet more involved in bettering the region

Speakers
MF

Michelle Felten

Michelle Felten: Professor of Acting/Voice/Audition Technique at Sacramento State, she holds an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) and is a member of both Actor's Equity & SAG. Her extensive performing resume includes: national tours of "42nd Street" an... Read More →
NT

NICK TAYLOR

Nick Taylor is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the Community College of Denver and Co-Vice Chair of Region VII.


Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:20am
Doubletree Spokane Falls A

9:00am

Running, Jumping, Slamming Into Things
Wear comfortable clothes because we will literally be running, jumping and slamming into things. SAFELY. Using stage combat techniques, we will explore both the comedic and dramatic sides of physicality and how to use them appropriately.

Speakers
JC

Jayme C Green

Jayme is an actor, director, writer, fight choreographer, stunt performer, designer and instructor. Credits include Rock of Ages, Cymbeline,The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Noises Off!, Stupid F@#king Bird, The Graduate, Baskerville, Animal Farm, Million Dollar Quartet, The 39 Steps... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:50am
Montvale 3rd floor Ballroom 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

9:00am

Visual Thinking
Let the pictures do the talking. Claiming visual ideas while staying open and alert to multiple and unexpected possibilities. Essential design dramaturgy leading to a reason to pick up a pencil.

Speakers
avatar for GW Skip Mercier

GW Skip Mercier

G.W. (Skip) Mercier is a set, puppet, and costume designer. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley and a MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he was honored by being named the Oenslager Scholar (founder of the design program). Commencing professional work in 1983 he designed over 370 shows. | | On Broadway G.W. Mercier designed the sets and costumes for Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass by Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal at the Vivian Beaumont, receiving a Tony Nomination for scenery; and two Drama Desk Nominations for Scenery and Costumes. Off-Broadway, at the Vineyard Theater, Dream True by Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordon and Bed and Sofa by Polly Penn and Lawrence Klavan, and Head of Passes by Tarell McCraney procured him three additional Drama Desk Nominations for scenery. Regionally he was honored with the... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 10:50am
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

9:00am

SDC Directing Scenes Final Round
The six student directing finalists will present their scenes to the public. A response session will follow the final round, and will include the scene directors, and may include teacher/mentors, actors and audience.

Speakers
AG

Andrew Golla

University of Portland
Andrew Golla is an Associate Professor of Theater at the University of Portland and Head of the M.F.A. in Directing program. He has a M.F.A. in Directing from the University of Iowa, is the Artistic Director of Portland Theatre Works (which develops new plays), and is a founding... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:00am - 12:20pm
Spokane Conference Theatre

9:30am

Aspire Theatre Leadership Initative - Interviews
Short (10-15 minute) interviews with students applying to the ASPIRE Fellowship. You must have attended the Aspire TLI workshops and register for a interview time

Speakers
JH

Jeffrey Herrmann

Jeffrey Herrmann joined Seattle Repertory Theatre as Managing Director in July 2014 after seven years as Managing Director at Washington DC's Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. During his time at Woolly Mammoth, he oversaw 18 world premieres, a 100% increase in the operating budget... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
Doubletree Executive Boardroom

9:30am

Gary Garrison nominated 10 Minute Play Festival
h/ECHO/kes by: Casey Alcoser College of Idaho
It’ll All Blow Over by: Annabel Lewis Western State Colorado University
Oscar by: Katherine Gee Perone Lesley University
Reflexion by: Art Por Diaz Gonzaga University
Some Things Are Just Scarier by: Priscilla Rodriguez Los Medanos Community College
My Body by: Rachel Bublitz San Francisco State University
Also, Our Planet Earth selection: The Jungle by: Art Por Diaz Gonzaga University

Speakers
BG

Benjamin Gonzales

National Playwriting Program Region VII Chair


Friday February 23, 2018 9:30am - 11:50am
Montvale Ella's Theatre 1017 W 1st Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:30am

Actors Theatre of Louisville Audition Callbacks
Professional Training Company - by appointment only

Speakers
ML

Michael Legg

Michael Legg is the Director of the Professional Training Company. Legg is in his eleventh season at Actors Theatre of Louisville, where he’s directed world premieres of plays by A. Rey Pamatmat, Laura Jacqmin, Dan Dietz, Kyle John Schmidt, Marco Ramirez, Eric Dufault, Jennifer... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Evergreen

10:30am

Inspiring Interest in Theatre History, Literature, and Criticism
For this third annual roundtable discussion, we will focus on sharing ideas, strategies, and experiments in encouraging student interest and engagement with “drier” courses in the theatre curriculum. Participants are encouraged to bring handouts and/or examples. While this roundtable is aimed toward faculty participants, students, dramaturgs, and future teachers are encouraged to attend and contribute.

Speakers
PM

Patrick M. Konesko

Originally from Saginaw, Michigan, Patrick received his B.A. in Theatre from SVSU. After graduating, he moved to Bowling Green State University in Ohio to pursue both his M.A. and Ph.D. in Theatre. His dissertation was titled Representing Childhood: The Social, Historical, and Th... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Parkside

10:30am

Design, Technology and Management Expo - Closed for Respondents
DTM Expo will be closed at this time to allow Respondents to review the entries


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Spokane Conference Center 206AB

10:30am

KCACTF TOWN HALL
Faculty, please plan to attend this meeting where we will not only debrief pre-festival and the festival itself, but also work towards planning future festivals. Feedback welcome!

Speakers
NT

NICK TAYLOR

Nick Taylor is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the Community College of Denver and Co-Vice Chair of Region VII.


Friday February 23, 2018 10:30am - 11:50am
Doubletree Spokane Falls A

12:00pm

KCACTF National Awards Deliberations (private event)
Closed event - National & regional officers are required to attend


Friday February 23, 2018 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

12:00pm

1:00pm

King Mixtape: A Man of Letters by Hakim Bellamy
We welcome this talented human, poet, hip-hop musician, theatre artist, creator of magic and change to share a little of everything he does to uplift and inform us all!

Speakers
avatar for Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy, a native of New Jersey, lives in Albuquerque, where he is an author, actor, and activist. Bellamy is the author of the award-winning poetry collection, Swear (West End Press) and was Albuquerque’s inaugural Poet Laureate from 2012-2014. His poetry is published at the Albuquerque Convention Center and in Alternet, TruthOut, and Counterpunch. A popular and powerful performer and speaker, Bellamy has performed for or shared the stage with Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, and the Dalai Lama. He has been a featured guest on The Tavis Smiley Show and is the host of the arts program Colores on New Mexico PBS... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:55pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

1:30pm

Building Creative Partnership Bridges
Being creatively fueled by challenges of director and designer collaboration. Building work by the goal of unifying into a singular vision. Owning work together.

Speakers
avatar for GW Skip Mercier

GW Skip Mercier

G.W. (Skip) Mercier is a set, puppet, and costume designer. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a BA in Dramatic Art from the University of California at Berkeley and a MFA from the Yale School of Drama where he was honored by being named the Oenslager Scholar (founder of the design program). Commencing professional work in 1983 he designed over 370 shows. | | On Broadway G.W. Mercier designed the sets and costumes for Juan Darien: A Carnival Mass by Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal at the Vivian Beaumont, receiving a Tony Nomination for scenery; and two Drama Desk Nominations for Scenery and Costumes. Off-Broadway, at the Vineyard Theater, Dream True by Tina Landau and Ricky Ian Gordon and Bed and Sofa by Polly Penn and Lawrence Klavan, and Head of Passes by Tarell McCraney procured him three additional Drama Desk Nominations for scenery. Regionally he was honored with the... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Doubletree Spokane Falls

1:30pm

Stage managing Dance Domestically & internationally
Join Steve Shelley as he examines the tips, tricks, and tactics used to stage manage dance companies in North America and around the world. He’ll show paperwork he’s used while stage managing Ballet Trocadero, Twyla Tharp, Jose Limon, and David Parsons. and, oh yes, there will be stories…..

Speakers
SS

Steve Shelley

STEVE SHELLEY has designed lighting on Broadway, off-Broadway, and at regional theatre, opera, and dance companies around North America. He was the Lighting & Scenic Coordinator for Spoleto Festival USA for over 15 years. He's toured throughout the USA and four continents with pr... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 1:30pm - 2:50pm
Spokane Conference Center 206CD

3:00pm

Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy provides the opportunity for student writers to explore various modes of theatre journalism (reviews, previews, blogs, advocacy articles, etc.). Participants must be available to attend daily workshops.

Speakers
BH

Bob Hicks

Bob Hicks is a senior editor and writer for the online cultural news journal Oregon ArtsWatch. He was an editor and staff arts writer for The Oregonian in Portland for 25 years, writing about dance, music, arts politics, visual arts, and for many years as chief theater critic. He... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 3:00pm - 4:20pm
Doubletree Shades Conference Room

6:00pm

Irene Ryan Auditions Final Round
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions Round Three - A maximum of six minutes in the regional final round to present the semi-final round audition scenes plus the monologue or solo musical number from the first round.

Speakers
avatar for Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy

Hakim Bellamy, a native of New Jersey, lives in Albuquerque, where he is an author, actor, and activist. Bellamy is the author of the award-winning poetry collection, Swear (West End Press) and was Albuquerque’s inaugural Poet Laureate from 2012-2014. His poetry is published at the Albuquerque Convention Center and in Alternet, TruthOut, and Counterpunch. A popular and powerful performer and speaker, Bellamy has performed for or shared the stage with Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, and the Dalai Lama. He has been a featured guest on The Tavis Smiley Show and is the host of the arts program Colores on New Mexico PBS... Read More →
avatar for Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey

Steve Yockey is a Los Angeles based writer with work produced throughout the US, Europe, and Asia. His plays Bellwether, Pluto, Afterlife, Octopus, Large Animal Games, CARTOON, Subculture, Very Still & Hard to See, The Fisherman’s Wife, Wolves, Disassembly, and Niagara Falls & Other Plays are published and available from Samuel French. Additionally, his play Joshua Consumed an Unfortunate Pear (originally commissioned by... Read More →


Friday February 23, 2018 6:00pm - 7:55pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

8:00pm

Awards Ceremony
Speakers
MF

Michelle Felten

Michelle Felten: Professor of Acting/Voice/Audition Technique at Sacramento State, she holds an MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.) and is a member of both Actor's Equity & SAG. Her extensive performing resume includes: national tours of "42nd Street" an... Read More →
NT

NICK TAYLOR

Nick Taylor is an Associate Professor of Theatre at the Community College of Denver and Co-Vice Chair of Region VII.


Friday February 23, 2018 8:00pm - 9:55pm
Bing Crosby Theatre 901 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201

10:00pm

Student Party
GONZAGA UNIVERSITY presents a GREAT GATSBY PARTY. All guys and dames are invited to get dolled up and join them for an evening of love, laughter, and celebration as we close out the 50th Anniversary of KCACTF. The story is set in the roaring 1920s following WWI – think garden parties, flappers, feather boas, jazz, Prohibition, and the Charleston. We’ll be there in costume, will you?


Friday February 23, 2018 10:00pm - 11:55pm
Doubletree Salon 4&5