Texas Theatre Adjudicators and Officials a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit formed in 2014

TTAO is a group of theatre professionals dedicated to supporting educational theatre by training, developing and recruiting qualified adjudicators and contest managers to serve as officials for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) One-Act Play contest as well as other theatrical competitions in the state of Texas.

In addition, TTAO works in partnership with the UIL State Theatre Director to review policies and procedures regarding the One Act Play contest and to recommend revisions as needed. As we continue to work on our transition to becoming a fully independent non-profit organization, we appreciate the support of the University Interscholastic League as well as the leadership of the Texas Educational Theatre Association.

TTAO was formerly the Adjudicator Organization committee of the Texas Educational Theatre Association  (TETA-AO).

See TTAO’s Core Values and Statement on Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Purpose of TTAO

The purpose of this organization shall be to provide The UIL One Act Play contest with a group of experienced, active, and competent Theatre Adjudicators and Contest Managers. TTAO will certify and train new officials, and provide ongoing professional development for members. TTAO will actively collaborate with the State Theatre Director to review the role of the adjudicator and contest manager in the UIL One Act Play competition, and will make recommendations as warranted. This organization, for educational theatre professionals, will foster high standards of ethics, encourage the development of the theatre professionals, encourage the development of theatre in the schools, and will work in cooperation with school administrators, theatre directors, student participants, and the University Interscholastic League (UIL).

4 Basic Functions of TTAO

  1. Train adjudicators and contest managers for the UIL OAP Contest
  2. Maintain a list of current adjudicators and contest managers
  3. Review evaluations and make recommendations for Area, Region, and State Panels
  4. Make recommendations to UIL to improve contest