AACTFest 2017: Adjudication Training
Quality adjudication is one of the key ingredients for a festival at any level. To help develop a stronger pool of adjudicators, AACT offers Adjudication Training at the national festival. In addition, directors and others who want to understand adjudication better, but not become adjudicators, can attend the first session, Introduction to Adjudication.
How It Works
Adjudication Training is an intensive five days of instruction and practical application that begins on Tuesday, June 27, and continues throughout the festival. Participants will learn the skills of adjudicating and gain practical experience through observing and critiquing the festival shows.
The schedule for the 2017 national festival includes each company performing twice (afternoon and evening), with adjudications at noon on the following day. The Adjudication Training class will meet for instruction in the mornings, view the shows in the afternoons, and gather in the evenings to review the shows. For the first time, they will be able to attend the show critiques given by the national adjudicators.
If you are interested in the adjudication process, but can't take the five-day training, we are offering a separate Introduction to Adjudication Workshop. The fee for the workshop is $30. Register for the workshop when you register for AACTFest. Click here for more details.
Adjudication Training Registration & Fees
The AACT Adjudication Training is part of the national festival, but requires an extra fee ($135) to help cover the costs of the five plus days of intensive instruction. Register for the training when you register for AACTFest.
Workshop Facilitator: Kathy Pingel
Conducting the Adjudication Training and the Introduction to Adjudication Workshop is Kathy Pingel. Kathy has adjudicated at the state, regional, national, and international levels, and has taught workshops in improvisation, directing, and senior theatre. She also facilitated AACT’s National Theatre Education Directors Conference. Kathy was the Director of Education and Youth Programming at the Des Community Playhouse for 10 years, and also served as Artistic Director of the Kate Goldman Children’s Theatre. She holds a BA in Theatre from Eastern Michigan University, where she studied with Virginia Koste, and an MA from Northwestern University in Performance Studies, where she worked with Frank Galati. She also holds an MA in Teaching from Northwestern.