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Production Design Students Shine Bright at KCACTF

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 3/15/17 10:07 AM

It’s a wrap– the 2017 eight regional festivals organized by the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), a national program organized to celebrate college theater in the United States, have officially ended. Since 1969, KCACTF has helped students develop their creative and technical skills. As a part of KCACTF’s mission, the program holds eight regional festivals annually for students offering workshops, discussions, scholarships, and award programs.

This year, we donated a professional license of Vectorworks Spotlight software to a winner of the Design, Technology, and Management category at each of these festivals. So, we’d like to take a moment to congratulate these emerging entertainment designers who took center stage for their work.

“The KCACTF awards provide us a wonderful opportunity to continue our mission of empowering and supporting young designers to fuel the future of the industry,” said Alice Lowy, marketing programs director at Vectorworks. “We admired all of the winning projects, and can’t wait to support these students as they embark on their professional careers.”

Bradley Taylor, a student at Oklahoma City University, presents his lighting design for “The Crucible” to judges. Bradley Taylor, a student at Oklahoma City University, presents his lighting design for “The Crucible” to judges.

The festivals ran from January 3 to March 4, 2017. Congratulations to all the winners, listed below:

Winner Emma Cummings with her scenic design project. Winner Emma Cummings with her scenic design project.

“Computer-aided drafting is a major component of my work as a technical director. It allows me to efficiently and accurately interpret scenic designs and generate shop drawings. It also provides the advantages of rapid editing and flexibility when sharing documents,” said Sawle, winner from region five of the KCACTF. “This award will enable me to continue refining my drafting ability and style as I prepare to re-enter the professional world. It is quite exciting to be a recipient of this award.”

Learn more about how we empower students to step up to the spotlight with free educational software, our Vectorworks Design Scholarship, academic grants, and more here.

Topics: Bronwyn Teague, Entertainment, Isaac Sawle, KCACTF, KCACTF Region 2, KCACTF Region 3, KCACTF Region 4, KCACTF Region 6, KCACTF Region 8, Oklahoma City University, Sabrina Michelle Reed, scenic design, Scottsdale Community College, Slippery Rock University, sound design, Southern Connecticut State University, technical direction, University of Southern Mississippi, Anna Janicek, Bradley Taylor, Emma Cummings, James McLoughlin, KCACTF Region 1, KCACTF Region 5, KCACTF Region 7, Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, lighting design, Los Medanos Community College, Minnesota State University Mankato, Stephanie Lutz, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Vectorworks Design Scholarship

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