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Vectorworks, Inc. Congratulates 2021 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Regional Awards Winners

As part of continued sponsorship, all regional winners receive Vectorworks Spotlight software for free for use in their design development.


The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) along with Vectorworks, Inc. has again partnered on this award program aimed at fostering young talent in the Design, Technology, and Management (DTM) industry.

The program brings together students from around the country to deliver virtual productions. Festival attendees are treated to exclusive panels, workshops, competitions, and feedback from experts in the industry.

“At its core, KCACTF provides opportunities for participants to develop cutting-edge skills and learn current best practices,” said Jesse Dreikosen, KCACTF national chair of design, technology & management. “To do this effectively, we rely on industry-leading sponsors, such as Vectorworks. The company’s sponsorship will help the design, technology, and management students expand their design approaches and achieve higher levels of professionalism.”

Vectorworks Spotlight and the Winners

As a proud sponsor Vectorworks, Inc. has awarded each winning student with a professional license of Vectorworks Spotlight 2021.


Victoria Leatherman from Region 4.

The winners are listed by region below. They were chosen for their commitment to innovation, efficiency, and excellence in design.

Region 1:

Issac Goldbaum, Salem State University for “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.”

Region 2:

Sam O’Dea, York College of Pennsylvania for “The Agitators.”

Region 3:

Jenny Bauer, University of Wisconsin Parkside for “Romeo and Juliet.”

Region 4:

Victoria Leatherman, College of Charleston for “Last Night and the Night Before.”

Region 5:

Danielle Roth, University of South Dakota for “Angels and Demons: Medieval Mystery Plays.”

Region 6:

Ian Olsen, Texas Tech University for “The Violet Response Project.”

Region 7:

Johnathan Billington, George Fox University for “Silent Sky.”

Region 8:

Sera Shearer, Utah State University for “A Flea in Her Ear.”

“It is our privilege to award each festival regional design winner a professional license of Vectorworks Spotlight — the industry standard for design and documentation,” said Vectorworks Senior Entertainment Technologist Frank Brault. “Congratulations to all the winners, they have all been recognized as leaders in specific regions for the quality and completeness of their designs and we are once again proud to award them here.”

To learn more about Vectorworks support for the academic community visit


The purpose of the KCACTF presentation and response is to provide outstanding student designers and technicians with the opportunity to showcase their work at regional festivals, where they will receive valuable feedback from professionals working in the field. Awards are presented for designs and other allied crafts appraised based on quality, effectiveness, originality, and visual presentation techniques.

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