The 2019 KCACTF Region 8 Festival will be held Tuesday, Feb. 12th through Saturday, Feb. 16th, at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles, California.  The host hotel for Festival 51 is the historic Millennium Biltmore Hotel, in Los Angeles, which has previously hosted the Academy Awards. The Biltmore has also served as the filming location for Splash, Beverly Hills Cop, Chinatown, The Sting, Rumor Has It, Bachelor Party, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Pretty in Pink, Ghostbusters, Cruel Intentions, Glee, Mad Men to name a few of the many films and television shows shot at hotel. John F. Kennedy accepted the nomination of the Democratic party that led to his eventual election as President of the United States, at the Biltmore in 1960. Needless to say, Region 8 is excited to return to southern California for the first time in 5 years, and host the Festival in downtown Los Angeles, the heart of the entertainment industry.

Guests can now call reservation direct for booking at 213.612.1575. Mention code: 1902KCACTF / Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival 2019. Please call during office hours (8am to 6pm PST) weekdays. Call center after hours does not have access to the exclusive group rates.

Deluxe Double Suites: Single/Double/Triple/Quad Occupancy $235 per night + 15.5% sales tax

Club Room Suites: Single/Double/Triple/Quad Occupancy $275 per night + 15.5% sales tax

Reservations must be made before January 11, 2019. Rooms will revert to a per inventory availability basis after this date.

Alternately, the online reservations link (click onto the link) can also be used:


* Pre/post group rate availability policy: *** 3-days pre- and 3-days post- (subject to availability)

LOCATION: From LAX airport, past terminal 7, right lane to Sepulveda Blvd. to 105 East (Norwalk). Proceed to 110 North (Harbor Fwy). Exit 6th Street, 4 blocks to Olive Street, turn left. 1 block to 5th Street, turn left. 1 block to Grand Avenue, turn left and turn left (2nd driveway) into the hotel.

20 minutes from LAX.

All forms for all program areas (Arts Administration, Directing, Design, Technology and Management, Irene Ryans, InterAct Auditions and Interviews, Musical Theatre Initiative, Dramaturgy, Theatre Journalism), must be completed by January 15th. The National Playwriting Program has specific deadlines, which can be found HERE.

If you have any questions about the Festival or Production Responses, please email me at the address below. If you would like to enter an Associate or Participating entry, please CLICK HERE.

Gil Gonzalez, Chair

KCACTF Region 8


For details, please visit the Programs & Festival Info page for all of your needs.

Individual Intent to Participate forms can be found on each page:

Arts Leadership

Design and Technology

Devised Performance



Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy

InterAct Auditions and Interviews – – – NEW PROFESSIONAL AUDITIONS & INTERVIEWS

Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions

Musical Theatre Initiative

National Playwriting Program – – – SUBMIT YOUR PLAYS HERE!

Stage Management

Respondents Workshop

Invited Workshops – – – SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSALS HERE!

Online Festival Registration is open October 1, 2018 until January 31, 2019. After that time, you must register on-site.

Festival Registration Rates (non-refundable)

Through January 15: $85.00 (available online starting October 1)

January 15-31: $95.00

On-site Registration: $115.00