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The Department of Theatre is accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST) since 1991.

For more information on NAST, visit the website.



Every year, the Hope College Department of Theatre joins more than 600 colleges from around the country in participating in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). KCACTF encourages, recognizes, and celebrates the finest and most diverse work produced in college and university theatre programs. Each production at Hope is registered with KCACTF and our students are exposed to outside feedback by a college theatre professor.

In early January, Hope College students and faculty attend the Region III festival along with over 1,300 students from colleges in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois.

The festival provides and opportunity for students to converse and work with peers from schools in their region, display their own work, view productions from around the region, and earn certificates of merit and scholarships through the skills they have learned through their degree program.

For more information on KCACTF Region III, visit the website.



Former KCACTF Region III Participating Productions

Gone Missing
by Michael Friedman and Steve Cosson
2012 Regional Participating Production

Rose and the Rime
Devised Project by Nathan Allen and Hope Students
2008 National Participating Production

Iphigenia and Other Daughters
by Ellen McLaughlin
2004 Evening of Scenes

The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney
1988 Regional Participating Production

Tea and Sympathy
by Robert Anderson
1983 National Participating Production

Mack and Mabel
by Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman
1981 Regional Participating Production

Bull Moose
by Frederick Gaines
1975 Regional Participating Production

1971 Regional Festival Participating Production