TCT is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced/qualified individuals to join our judging panels for the Tasmanian Theatre Awards in 2020.

About our judging panels

Our three main judging panels assess productions in the Professional Theatre, Community Theatre and Musical Theatre categories of the Awards. Each five-member judging panel operates independently of the others and is responsible for the assessment of all productions registered within its particular Awards category.

TCT policy requires that no member of a particular panel can be personally involved in, or connected to, any production which comes before that panel for assessment during that year’s judging period. Where any potential conflict of interest might occur, a judge will stand aside from the panel and all judging within that year.

TCT also requires its judges to refrain from commenting on or publicly discussing the merits of any production they are required to assess. The deliberations of each judging panel are to remain strictly confidential.

What’s involved in being a judge

Our judges undertake their work on a volunteer basis and are not paid. However, they do receive two tickets to each production they attend and TCT provides modest allowances for accommodation, mileage and meals when judges are required to travel to other parts of the State. Judges also receive honorary TCT individual membership for the judging year.

Appointment as a judge is for an initial period of one year, with a possible extension up to five years before that judge must either move to a different panel or step down.

To be eligible to undertake this role you should:

  • Possess qualifications and/or experience in the performing arts; expertise in one or more aspects of theatre production (e.g. performance, direction, design or other creative and technical roles) is particularly desirable

  • Be available to assess approximately 10-20 productions during the year, involving travel to various parts of Tasmania and overnight stays where necessary

  • Have the capacity to assess productions in accordance with the criteria set out in TCT’s Judging Guidelines

  • Be able to form your opinion independently while being open to accepting the views of other panellists and working in a team environment to reach consensus

  • ·Be committed to undertaking the role objectively and with integrity, and complying with any relevant TCT policies on judges’ responsibilities

How to apply

We are now inviting expressions of interest to take on this important role from the beginning of 2020. If you’d like to be considered, please submit your expression of interest by completing the online form below no later than 30 September 2019.

The TCT Board will assess all submissions and appoint judges as required to ensure each panel includes a suitable range of expertise.

If you require any further information, please contact us and we’ll contact you to answer any questions you may have.


Name *
Judging Panel *
Please indicate the judging panel(s) you would be willing to be considered for. You can select more than one.
Please provide details of your training, qualifications and experience in the performing arts, particularly in theatre, and identify any areas that you regard as a particular strength (e.g. directing, lighting design).
Please outline any experience you have in formally assessing live performances (e.g. as an adjudicator, critic or examiner) and participating in assessment panels, particularly where assessment criteria have been specified.
Please identify any theatre organisations in which you currently or will have a formal role (e.g. as a company director, committee member, office bearer or creative artist) and any theatre productions that you will be, or are likely to be, involved in during 2020 in any capacity.
Please provide details of any restrictions, regular commitments or plans in 2020 (e.g. travel) that may impact on your ability to attend productions for assessment.
Is there anything else you think we should know when considering your expression of interest?