About the Host Institution
Certificate of Merit
Certificates of Merit should be awarded for truly exceptional work. Not every production will or should receive a COM. These should not be discussed with the Host Institution.
Please limit yourself to 2 Certificates of Merit or less per production. If you would like to recommend additional Certificates of Merit, please contact the Regional Chair.
Justification: Why is this design, performance, etc. exceptional?
- Outstanding Ensemble. Justification: Freshman students created and produced their own play.
- Detailed Costumes. Justification: Student designed and built period costumes.
NOTE: The Mission of KCACTF is to promote and encourage student work and scholarship. On rare occasions a COM may be awarded to faculty members.
Would you recommend this play for the Harold & Mimi Steinberg Award for outstanding STUDENT-written play (the flagship NPP award)?
Would you recommend this play for the David Mark Cohen Playwriting award for outstanding STUDENT-written play entered as an associate or participating production?
If this was a one-act play written by a STUDENT, do you recommend this play for the John Cauble One-Act Play Award for outstanding one-act play?
Would you recommend this play for Lorraine Hansberry Award that recognizes outstanding plays written by STUDENTS of African or Diasporan descent that best express the African American experience?
Would you recommend this play for KCACTF Latinx Playwriting Award, for outstanding play written by a STUDENT of Latinx heritage?
Would you recommend this play for the Jean Kennedy Smith Award for outstanding STUDENT-written script that explores the human experience of living with a disability?
Would you recommend this play for the Mark Twain award for Comic Playwriting will be offered for the outstanding STUDENT-written full-length comic play?
Would you recommend this play for the Paula Vogel Award for the outstanding STUDENT-written play that play that explores issues of gender, diversity, and sexual orientation?
Would you recommend this play for the Darrell Ayers Award for the outstanding STUDENT-written play or musical for young people at any level between kindergarten and 12th grades?
Would you recommend this play for the Paul Stephen Lim Playwriting Award for the outstanding full-length or one-act play on any subject written by a STUDENT of Asian heritage?
Would you recommend this play for the KCACTF Musical Theatre Award for outstanding play written by FACULTY and/or STUDENTS?
Would you recommend this play for the Rosa Parks Award for the outstanding STUDENT- or FACULTY-written full-length or one-act play on the subject of social justice and/or civil rights?
Would you recommend this play for the Hip-Hop Theater Creator Award? This award celebrates new theatrical works by STUDENTS and FACULTY that engage hip-hop as an ever-evolving attitude of contemporary resistance and self-definition; creating events for the theatre that tell contemporary stories through the use of one or more of the four original elements of hip-hop culture: B-Girl/B-Boying, graffiti, MC-ing, DJ-ing, and potentially utilizing spoken word, beat-boxing and dance. Works ranging from ten-minute to full-length may be considered, as well as works in development
For Participating Productions Only
Summary Comments about the Participating production
Understand that these comments provide the selection committee with the only evidence of this production’s merit. Please clearly describe the performance using the structure that follows. Written responses that are too brief, leave the committee asking a lot of questions. However, written responses that are very long are sometimes difficult to decipher. In other words… Please completely and clearly describe the performance, but don’t write a book.
When possible leave out references to the school and names of people. (ie: default to: the school, the director, the set designer,…)
While these comments are not shared with the producing school, it is possible that the director or other members of the faculty of that institution may be on the selection committee. For concerns or private feedback you may send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all ranking questions; 1 is the lowest and 5 is the highest.