KCACTF Workshop

PrintThis past Friday, I presented a talk about the Fulbright Scholar Program at the KCACTF Region 6 Festival in Shreveport, Louisiana. 8:30 in the morning is pretty early for theatre folks, but I had nine attendees: six students and three faculty members.

Before beginning, I asked one professor if she planned on applying. She said she probably wouldn’t because she wasn’t “smart enough.” I spent most of the next hour trying explain the many opportunities available and the importance of strategy rather than perceived “smarts.” To help illustrate this, I compared my Iceland (unsuccessful) and Kosovo (successful) application experiences.

I don’t know if any of the nine will apply, but I hope I so. I also hope to find more ways to share information about this incredible program and the opportunities available to my theatre colleagues.

About David McTier

Chair and Professor of Theatre Department of Theatre Arts University of the Incarnate Word