Adjudication Seminar 2023
"The purpose of AACT adjudication is threefold: to accurately reflect to the performing company what has been successfully achieved; to outline reasonable steps that might be taken to enhance interpretation of the story; and, finally, to select which of the companies will receive awards. At its best, adjudication both educates and illuminates." - AACT Adjudication Committee
Over several festival cycles, AACT’s Adjudication Seminar has provided adjudication training in both virtual and in-person formats. In 2023, AACT is embracing the benefits of both formats by presenting a hybrid model designed to maximize the experience.
AACT’s 2023 Adjudication Seminar will begin with six virtual sessions, two hours each, scheduled March-May. Having completed the training, participants will view the performances at the National Festival in Louisville, and respond to them with techniques learned in training, receiving feedback designed to polish both message and delivery. In-person sessions during the festival will include how to negotiate with fellow adjudicators to determine award outcomes, and how to prepare for a work as an adjudicator.
Virtual Session Schedule:
March 18, 25 - Noon - 2 pm (eastern), 11 am - 1 pm (central), 10 am - Noon (mountain), 9 am - 11 am (pacific)
April 1, 15, 29 - Noon - 2 pm (eastern), 11 am - 1 pm (central), 10 am - Noon (mountain), 9 am - 11 am (pacific)
May 6 - Noon - 2 pm (eastern), 11 am - 1 pm (central), 10 am - Noon (mountain), 9 am - 11 am (pacific)
Kristi Quinn will be the instructor for the seminar. She has adjudicated at festivals at many levels, and currently serves as AACT President.
Join us for the AACT 2023 Adjudication Seminar.
Adjudication Training Seminar (limited to 15 people) - $150
The AACT Adjudication Training is an add-on event that will be held before and during the national festival. The $150 fee helps cover the costs of the five-plus days of intensive instruction. Registration to AACTFest23 is required. As a part of the curriculum, participants will also view AACTFest performances and receive additional training/assignments during festival week. Register for the training when you register for AACTFest. Festival registration is required to attend the festival portion of the training as it includes viewing and adjudicating all festival shows.
AACT is providing two BIPOC scholarships for the AACT Adjudication Seminar to support and mentor theatre-makers of color. Travel, lodging, and registration for AACTFEST is the responsibility of the recipient. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2023.