Announcement Regarding UCLA’s 28th Annual Korean Culture Night Production
As many of you have probably heard by now, Chancellor Gene Block has released an official statement on behalf of UCLA that seeks to limit in-person meetings as much as possible in hopes of preventing the spread of Covid-19 in the West LA area. In order to do so, our university has prohibited any gathering of 100+ individuals up until April 10th, 2020. Given that our production, which typically brings in approximately 1,800 audience members, was initially projected to take place on April 9th, 2020, this undeniably affects KCN 2020.
As of right now, KCN 2020: Dreamer will not be held as of right now, until further notice. We have come to this decision in light of the public policies that have been implemented over the past couple of days — not just locally and nationally, but internationally as well — in lieu of containing Covid-19 through preventative care measures. While we are disheartened that we may not partake in our 28th annual production with you all, we believe that it is imperative to be flexible and sensitive to the Covid-19 pandemic that is currently taking place.
In the meantime, we will continue to converse with both UCLA and Royce Hall officials to discern and understand what it is that we may or may not hope for moving forward, to gauge the possibilities of postponing this year’s production, and to explore possible alternatives that may be available to us, such as live-streaming. We will certainly update you all as new information comes our way.
Thank you all so much for your support and for your patience in waiting to hear from us, whether you are a UCLA KCN alumni, an audience member, or a fellow Culture Night. We assure you that we will try our best to make KCN 2020 happen one way or another, so keep an eye out for possible updates! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, feel free to reach out to us via Facebook Message or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will try to answer to the best of our knowledge and capabilities!
Thank You, Tiffany Jeng, Eunice Kang, Joe Lee, Jean Mok
Executive Producer, Associate Producer, Director, Assistant Director
More information regarding UCLA’s official announcement can be found here: https://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/coronavirus-information-for-the-ucla-campus-community