RUSH dance concert

Kennedy Center ACTF

Every January, Northwestern theatre students attend the regional Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF), a gathering of students from undergraduate and graduate theatre programs in an eight-state region. Northwestern students regularly earn recognition in acting, design and playwriting competitions. Regional winners travel to the national festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.; seven Northwestern College theatre students have earned this distinction so far.

Visit the KCACTF website to learn more.

  • Anna Bram ’24, stage management
  • Madison DenHerder ’24, stage management
  • Karisa Meier ’23, scenic design
  • Jett Skrien ’23, projection
  • Rebekah Phifer ’22, stage management
  • Wyatt Waage ’22, sound design
  • “Jabberwocky,” multiple awards in 2021
  • Alex Wendel ’14, acting
  • Shelby Vander Molen ’13, theatre review writing
  • Elizabeth (Grim ’07) Nelson, scene design
  • Jonathan Allsup ’02, stage management
  • Amanda (Gordon ’02) Kudalis, costume design
  • Dawn Wittke ’98, lighting design
  • Kimberlee Soo (Felton ’94) White, acting