Dr. Kurt Edwards, artistic director of the Indiana Wesleyan University Theatre Guild, is a long-time member of the Actors' Equity Association, the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), and the Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC). Dr. Edwards serves on the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Selection Committee, which determines what productions are invited to perform at the regional festival; presents a workshop; and takes theatre students to the regional festival, which is a weeklong conference with 8 - 10 full-scale productions; workshops; and acting, playwriting and design contests.