The UIndy Department of Theatre participates at the Region III Kennedy Center American College
Festival (KCACTF) and competition annually. UIndy’s Spring 2021 production of Drowning Ophelia by
Rachel Luann Strayer has been selected as a distinguished production to be performed and presented at the upcoming KCACTF Region III Festival and competition this January 2022.
UIndy’s production of Drowning Ophelia was one of five productions selected out of 25 plus juried productions in Region III. The UIndy production was selected for its overall creative performance, design, and technical adaptation by UIndy students and faculty. The University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre’s production of Drowning Ophelia was designed, rehearsed, performed, and live-streamed during the height of COVID in a uniquely safe and creative manner, where all actors were on separate stages in separate spaces and brought together to the main stage through the innovative technology adaptation.
Many UIndy Theatre Majors will attend acting, design, and technical workshops; and musical theatre
and dance intensives. Five UIndy Theatre Majors have been nominated for their performance work, and
they will compete, at this festival, to become a finalist in the National Irene Ryan competition in early
April of 2022. In addition, UIndy Theatre Student has entered into the Devised Theatre competition (a
group competition), where they will compete with other college theatre groups in this Devised Theatre
competition. Finally, many UIndy Theatre Majors and Minors will be taking their design work, BIPOC
artistic leadership business plans, play-writing, and stage management processes to workshops and
competitions while attending the festival next month.
For more information on KCACTF, visit https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/opportunities-for-