Kari returned to the Kennedy Center in Washington DC with Jarod Hanson and Jalyn Knobloch for her 14th year as a Master Teacher for the National Irene Ryan Finalists as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). It’s a great opportunity to reconnect with teaching artists and colleagues from around the nation, as well as meet the exceptional young artists presenting their work. The Master Class was met with incredibly enthusiastic response, and we imagine we will see many of these artists at the Center in the future. The evening of scenes and monologues was of the highest caliber, which only made our ability to choose one scholarship recipient all the more difficult.
We are thrilled that the Kennedy Center’s ongoing generosity made it possible to offer Kiayla Jackson this year’s full scholarship to the 2014 Summer Session. With summer just around the corner, we look forward to her arrival and her becoming an active part of what we know will be a phenomenal summer. Photos by Susan Shaffer.