In response to feedback from our membership, Theatre Ontario has been working over the past three years to improve the quality of adjudication in the province. We have been creating professional development opportunities for established adjudicators, improving the calibre of trial adjudications, and exploring methods for gathering feedback from participants and engagers.
We’ve also been training new adjudicators and providing opportunities to practice adjudication skills and to network with experienced mentors. We are pleased to announce our third annual Introduction to Adjudication course, running Tuesday, March 12 to Saturday, March 16, 2013 in Guelph, during the Western Ontario Drama League Festival. Under the instruction of Ron Cameron-Lewis, the course covers the principles of adjudication (including public adjudications, private/detailed adjudications, written adjudications), evaluation schemes, award selection, and more. Participants will see shows in the Festival, and practice “public” adjudications in private with their fellow students.
Following the course, participants will also have an opportunity during Fall 2013/Spring 2014 to hone their skills at a practice adjudication at a community theatre in their region. Over the past two years, many community theatres across the province have demonstrated their commitment to education by participating in these practice sessions, while many established adjudicators have generously given their time and shared their talent by mentoring a new generation of “graduates” from the classes of 2010 and 2011.
As one past course participant shared, “I love the mix of theory, personal experience and practical application. The course gave a clear indication of what adjudication is, and whether or not it’s something I want to pursue.”
Read more about the Introduction to Adjudication Course or submit your application on the Theatre Ontario website