Theatre Ontario's Adjudicators Symposium is an opportunity for adjudicators to benefit from professional development and networking.
The Symposium is a forum to share experiences, compare techniques and practices, and discuss training needs and opportunities.
This year, some of the adjudication techniques we’re going to explore in a round-table format include:
- Planning for an adjudication
- Making the most of intermission
- Effective note-taking and note-organizing
- Providing tangible information for participants’ future productions
The Symposium is also an opportunity for deeper conversation around issues in adjudication, programming, and philosophy. Potential conversation starters this year include:
- In-service adjudications: How can we provide peer-to-peer feedback on adjudications for emerging and established adjudicators? How can we highlight and promote the work of adjudicators?
- The value of public adjudication: Why should public adjudication be part of the adjudication process?
- Consistency vs. individuality: Adjudicators all have their own individual techniques. But where is there an expectation of consistency? When can varying techniques cause problems?
- The philosophy, practicality, and ethics of award distribution: Part of the adjudicator’s job in competitive festivals is allocating awards and honourable mentions. Beyond the context of a specific Festival’s award rules, what principles guide adjudicators regarding such recognition?
- Artistic citizenship: What does it mean? How does it apply to the work of adjudicators?
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