The people who attend KCACTF are considered to be our region’s best and brightest. I see this group of over 1400 students, and am awed at the talent. Yet one individual stands out from the crowd. Jackson Green (St. Ambrose University ’17) has accomplished more than some students will during multiple years at KCACTF Festivals. Green says of his activity at the festival “In my opinion, specialization is for insects, and being a part of so many different events has made this ACTF the best for me by far.” What’s Jack referring to? He played Aaronow in GlenGarry Glen Ross for the selected scenes, acted in an student directed scene, assisted his partner Brooke Schelly (SAU ’15) in advancing to the semi-finals of the Irene Ryan’s, and helped the SAU Black Gaffs to Tech Team Showdown Championship. And in case you weren’t suitably impressed, he’s previously taken the tech team to finals at last year’s festival, been nominated for an Irene Ryan as a freshman, designed lighting for SAU’s studio and mainstage shows, and performed magic tricks for twelve hundred children at St. Ambrose’s annual children’s show. Oh, and he’ll see you next year.