The Region 1 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) happens every year in late January – typically coinciding with Colby’s break between the JanPlan and Spring semesters.  Currently, they are looking for tech interns for this year’s festival.  Here is the text from the KCACTF Region I webpage:

Tech Intern Program

Student stage carpenters, riggers, electricians, board operators, and sound technicians are all encouraged to apply for a position on the festival’s tech intern roster. Tech interns receive a free scholarship to the festival as well as free housing. These students assist with the load-ins and strikes of visiting productions and help with the backstage aspects of other festival events as well. It is an opportunity to work in a new-to-you venue with faculty and students from other area colleges. While the work can be hard, and at times, the hours long, interns in years past have described the event as an eye-opening and awesome experience. The tech intern schedule is such that there is still plenty of free time to attend many conference sessions, events, and performances.

Interested students wishing to learn more about this program are encouraged to send their question to Luke Sutherland, Co-Chair of Design and Technologies at Students wishing to be considered for this opportunity should send an updated resume and a letter of recommendation from a sponsoring faculty member to this same email address.

In addition to the festival scholarship and free housing mentioned above, Colby students can apply to the Theater & Dance Department for funding from the Bryn Parry Memorial Fund to cover food and transportation.

Interested?  Contact John Ervin at or stop by and see me in person!