The theatre program helps students with a general interest in theatre to interact with people in the working world. Theatre majors should plan their program with the requirements of their selected four-year college in mind

Students who follow the program are assured performance opportunities each semester during the two-year program. Students may apply directly to the department for a scholarship.

Directors Statement

Welcome to the Department of Theatre at Kansas City Kansas Community College. The Department of Theatre is rooted in the liberal arts tradition.

We offer both an Associate of Arts Degree in Acting and an Associate of General Studies in Theatre Technology and Design.

Our exciting, new program is noted for its professional atmosphere, its comprehensive nature, and its close faculty/student working relationship. In the department you'll have the benefits of a small, close-knit program within the environment of a comprehensive, urban community college with courses taught by some of the best professional actors, designers, and technicians in the Kansas City area.

Theatre students are most likely to succeed when they understand completely the theoretical, historical, and practical elements of the theatre. Read the Entire Statement

One Act Play Festival

 April 10-13, 2014

Once again the KCKCC Drama Club is sponsoring the Student One-Act Play Festival.
Any full or part-time student at KCKCC may submit a play script for judging. There is no limit to the number of submissions an applicant may make, but only one play per playwright will be produced. KCKCC Drama Club officers may submit play scripts if they disqualify themselves from the selection process.
 

Rules of Submission

  1. All scripts must be double-spaced and type-written. Handwritten scripts will not be judged.
  2. All entries must be submitted no later than January 30, 2014 at 5 P.M.
  3. There is no limit to the number of scenes, settings, and characters contained within a script but submissions can be no longer than 30 minutes in length (general rule: one page of double-spaced dialogue = one minute).
  4. A separate synopsis of the script must be included with the play script.
  5. The script must include a cast breakdown (separate listing and description of the characters).
  6. Scripts must include any anticipated special technical requirements
  7. Scripts must be original and have never been produced before.
  8. Contain a title page featuring
    1. The name of the play
    2. The name of the playwright
    3. Playwright’s address and telephone number

Judging will be done by the Drama Club officers and Theatre Department faculty.

Awards

1st place  $200
2nd place  $100
3rd place  $50

Playwrights whose works are awarded prizes agree to allow the KCKCC Drama Club to produce said selected plays. Those plays selected for production will be produced April 10-13, 2014. Playwrights retain all other rights to their works.

One Act Play Festival Director Information

Interviews: 2:30 p.m. March 8, 2014

Director's Criteria

  1. All KCKCC full and part-time students are eligible for consideration.
  2. Selected play scripts are on reserve in the KCKCC library.
  3. Directors should read both scripts and select one or both for consideration.
  4. Directors must schedule an interview time to meet with the Drama Club officers.
  5. During the interview session directors will express their directing philosophy and present their concept for production of a particular play.
  6. Drama Club officers may be considered for a directing position if they disqualify themselves from the selection process.
  7. Playwrights may be considered for a directing position but may not direct their own playscripts.

Directors' Responsibilities 

  1. Those directors chosen will be given $100.00 to mount their individual productions. Production expenses include all settings, costumes, properties, sound, and any other incidental expenses.
  2. Directors must assemble a crew for their production.
  3. Directors will hold auditions on March 12, 2014 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Casting will be decided in consultation with the other directors and the Drama Club advisor.
  4. Rehearsals begin March 24, 2014.
  5. Directors will develop and submit a rehearsal schedule in conjunction with the other one-act play directors using 3511/12 and the PAC theatre. Schedules are due by March 12, 2014.
  6. Directors will hold weekly production meetings with the technical director, advisor, and Drama Club president beginning March 11, 2014.
  7. Directors must submit set design by March 14, 2014.

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