Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sending Bette and Boo to Reno: Facts About the Festival

The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival: "Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center's founding chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) is a national theater program involving 18,000 students from colleges and universities nationwide which has served as a catalyst in improving the quality of college theater in the United States. The KCACTF has grown into a network of more than 600 academic institutions throughout the country."

Humboldt State University is a member of Region 7: colleges and universities in Northern California (San Francisco/Sacramento and north), Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming. There are eight regions competing.

HSU last had an entry selected in 1997, when it was still its policy to enter only student-written plays.

This year's regional festival: runs from February 15th through the 19th at the University of Nevada-Reno. 800 to 1200 students from across the region are expected to attend.

HSU's The Marriage of Bette and Boo will perform twice on Tuesday, February 16th.

The other regional entries this year are:
Twelfth Night - California State University, Sacramento
The Servant of Two Masters - University of Portland
Six Songs from Ellis - University of Wyoming

Next year's regional festival: will be hosted right here, by Humboldt State University.

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