TTAO New Adjudicator Training

New Adjudicator Training Session #1 (Fall 2023)

DATES/LOCATION: Saturday, October 28, 2023 8:30 a.m. – (est) 10:30 p.m.

801 Caldwell Ranch Blvd
Rosharon, TX 77583

Complete the form ( prior to the deadline to be considered for participation in the certification workshop. Participation is limited to those eligible to judge in the 2023-2024 season. This event is limited to 25 participants. You will be notified if your application is approved and you are eligible to participate.


To be considered, all applicants must do the following:

1. Go to and read the “TTAO Core Values” and also scroll down to read, “TTAO’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.”

2. Go to and watch TTAO’s introductory video on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Training

DEADLINE TO APPLY: TTAO will accept applications until Monday, October 6, 2023. Applicants are encouraged to apply early during the application period. Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, October 16, 2023 if they have been selected.

NOTE: Please read eligibility requirements carefully. All potential judges are encouraged to secure hotel accommodations as soon as possible if needed. Hotels do fill up quickly.

WORKING SCHEDULE: Participants should plan to arrive on site by 8:00 a.m. and remain throughout the duration of the contest.

Eligible judges MAY NOT be involved in the direction of an official UIL One-Act play entry during the academic year in which they serve as a judge. This applies at ANY level (high school or middle school). All potential judges must submit an application to be approved for participation. Potential judges should possess the following:
Undergraduate degree in theatre* AND at least one of the following:
• 5 or more years of post-degree professional theatre experience
• 5 or more years of post-degree educational theatre experience
• and/or advanced degree in theatre
*Potential adjudicators who do not possess a degree in theatre but who have VERY significant educational theatre experience will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

There is no fee for the workshop, however, following the workshop, new Adjudicators will be required to pay a TTAO $50 membership fee online to be added to the list of judges. New Adjudicators must also complete an online bio to finalize their eligibility. Questions may be directed to R. Scott Allen at


Q: Can I miss part of the workshop and still certify?
A: No. You must attend all parts of the certification workshop to certify. No exceptions.

Q: Who is eligible to certify?
A: Anyone who is not directing or contributing to an official UIL OAP at the high school or middle school level and has a theatre background (as described above) may apply to certify.

Q: How much does it cost?
A: There is no fee for the workshop. However, following the workshop, adjudicators will be required to pay a TTAO $50 membership fee online to activate their membership.

Q: I can’t attend this workshop — are there other opportunities?
A: Yes. We generally hold 3 certification workshops each year. Check or Facebook for more info.

Q: If I have questions, whom should I contact?
A: R. Scott Allen at