National Covid-19 Response

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National Covid-19 Response

Dear
KCACTF Community,

As you are aware, the worldwide COVID-19 situation has challenged all areas of our society, and KCACTF is similarly affected. Please know that your national and regional leadership are working on the best ways to move forward. We ask for your patience and grace
as this situation is rapidly changing. 

In light of COVID-19, the 2020 National Festival has been canceled. Talks are ongoing with Kennedy Center staff and the national leadership of KCACTF to arrange for alternate, comparable professional development experiences which will happen later in the year
for students who had been invited to the National Festival. Please stay tuned for additional information. 

At this point in time, we are committed to continuing to provide production responses to associate and participating entries. However, we understand that some productions may be canceled and some respondents may not be able travel. Therefore, KCACTF can offer
the following options:

  1. Any production that is entered as an associate
    production can have the director nominate two students to participate in the Irene Ryans regardless if the production is canceled or does not receive a response. 

  2. Any production entered as a participating
    production can have the director nominate three students to participate in the Irene Ryans regardless if the production is canceled or does not receive a response. 

  3. Similarly, the director can nominate recipients
    for Meritorious Achievements for student work in the production.

  4. Refunds for production registrations or credit toward future registrations can be processed if a school desires not to nominate Irene Ryan candidates or Meritorious Achievements. Please contact your Regional Chair for these requests.

As we move forward in this situation, we will update as we know more. Please contact your Regional Chair if you have any questions or concerns. And please do all you can to take care of yourself, your students, and your community during this ongoing situation.

With
you in grace and peace,

KCACTF
National Committee

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