Policy for Significant Changes in a Production
The producing school is reminded that the Regional Selection Team will expect to see the same show, in broad terms, which they saw in your season, if chosen, and the National Selection Team will expect to see the same show, in broad terms, which they saw at your regional festival, if chosen. We also understand that changes, especially in the case of new work, can be an important and necessary part of the educational and artistic growth of the students involved.
While major aesthetic changes are often suggested or required, they must be carefully considered. Unfortunately, some changes (such as casting, design, text, running time, etc.) may render the production unsuitable for inclusion at the regional or national festival.
Therefore, once a participating production has received a response, any planned significant changes must immediately be brought to the attention of the Regional Chair (or, in the case of the national festival, the KCACTF Artistic Director). The decision concerning whether or not a production with significant changes will be allowed to participate in the Regional or National Festival will be made on a case-by-case basis by the Regional Chair (or, in the case of the national festival, the KCACTF Artistic Director), in consultation with the Selection Team, Artistic Director and National Chair of KCACTF.