RESOURCES

STAGE DIRECTING

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Student Directing & Theatre Organizations

Started in 1969 by Roger L. Stevens, the Kennedy Center's founding chairman, the Kennedy Center American College Theater (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, where theater departments and student artists showcase their work and receive outside assessment by KCACTF respondents.

ALPHA PSI OMEGA was organized as a theatre honor society for the purpose of

providing acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in

theatre and, through the expansion of ALPHA PSI OMEGA among colleges and universities,

providing a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre. The society is not intended to take

the place of any regular theatre clubs or producing groups, but as students qualify they may be

rewarded by election to membership in this society.


DELTA PSI OMEGA was organized as a theatre honor society for the purpose of

providing acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment

in theatre and, through the expansion of DELTA PSI OMEGA among two-year colleges,

providing a wider fellowship for those interested in theatre. The society is not intended to

take the place of any regular theatre clubs or producing groups, but as students qualify

they may be rewarded by election to membership in this society.


The International Thespian Society (ITS) is an honor society for high school and middle school theatre students. It is a division of the Educational Theatre Association. Thespian troupes serve students in grades 9-12; Junior Thespian troupes serve students in grades 6 through 8.