"It is a pleasure for Humboldt to host the Region VII Kennedy Center American College
Theatre Festival... We have a number of academic strengths at HSU but our performing and visual arts are among the strongest. For a university and community of our size, we are
fortunate to have both community and university groups that provide a range of theatre performances.
The university has a wonderful marine laboratory (570 Ewing Street, Trinidad) that welcomes guests. Take a walk in the wonderful redwood forest behind (East) of the university campus or go to the top of our Social and Behavioral Sciences building and walk to the West end and find one of the balconies for a great view of Humboldt Bay. Also take advantage of the many good restaurants and shopping that we have in Arcata. My colleagues and I wish you a wonderful festival and thank you for bringing such good theatre presentations to our area. "
President Rollin Richmond
Humboldt State University
"On behalf of the students, staff and faculty of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Humboldt State University, I would like to welcome you to our campus... There is an exciting line up of plays, workshops and speakers, including a performance by our local treasure, Dell’ Arte International. I hope you enjoy your stay at Humboldt State and our surrounding beautiful natural environment."
Dr. Kenneth P. Ayoob, Interim Dean
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
"Hundreds of people have traveled thousands of miles to celebrate the magic of live theatre. Even in this age of 3D movies and cell phone video, KCACTF is committed to mentoring new artists to continue making theatre an integral part of being human, of being alive. We hope your experience here at Humboldt will be inspiring, enlightening and memorable. The HSU Department of Theatre, Film & Dance is excited to be your host, and we're eager to help you make the most of this week's adventure."
Margaret Kelso, Chair, HSU Department of Theatre, Film & Dance
"I hope that you all will have some time, in addition to the fantastic line-up of invited productions, tremendous workshop offerings, and festival events to enjoy the natural beauty that the North Coast has to offer. Take a lunch time stroll a few blocks east and walk through the campus Redwood forest, browse through the local shops and eateries on the plaza just down the hill, and find a few moments to visit our beautiful beaches. Enjoy Humboldt – it’s a unique place and we are happy to share our home with you! "
Rae Robison, Festival Coordinator
Vice-Chair of Design, Technology & Management