The Adjudicator's Voice: How to Say What You Mean Without Saying What You Think - Workshop - May 18 2019

The Adjudicator's Voice: How to Say What You Mean Without Saying What You Think

Saturday, May 18, 2019
Time: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

The Curtain Club
400 Newkirk Road, Richmond Hill, L4C 3G7


Strengthen your communications skills as an adjudicator


One of the biggest challenges with adjudication is to ensure that comments are not interpreted as criticism—but as critique. Being criticized is always taken negatively, but the art of critique provides room for discussion and learning.

There are a number of  ways to ensure a positive response to what can be a potentially negative experience.

 We will:

  • Explore style, language, content and focus in establishing rapport and creating an environment for learning
  • Discuss public versus private adjudication
  • Discuss how to engage participants in dialogue without allowing them to take control of the situation
  • Discuss professional judgement versus personal opinion


About the Instructor:

Procunier_AnnetteAnnette G. Procunier has worked in community, educational and professional theatre for over 45 years. She is a director, stage manager, play polisher, adjudicator and workshop leader.

 As a director she has worked for 17 different theatre companies in Canada and the United States and her productions have won awards and critical acclaim. She was one of the founders of two professional theatre companies in Canada, and has served on the boards of opera and theatre companies as well as representing Canada internationally and on the board of Theatre Canada.

As an adjudicator, Annette has participated in festivals in Europe, Canada, Japan and the United States having judged more than 125 festivals in 30 years including Theatre Ontario Festival, and festivals for QUONTA and EODL. She has adjudicated the World Theatre Festival in Monaco for IATA and the national festival for the American Association of Community Theatre four times.

She is the author of Do You See What I See? on adjudication, and is a fellow of AACT. This honour was bestowed for "single-handedly raising the level of community theatre in America." She was the first non-American to hold that distinction.

In recent years she has worked extensively with playwrights in Canada and the United States on script development and has been a judge in several play writing competitions. Annette continues to be in demand as an adjudicator, director and teacher.


Course Fee

$50 plus HST and a 4% administration fee for Theatre Ontario individual members

$75 plus HST and a 4% administration fee for non-members


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For more information, please contact Brandon Moore at or 416.408.4556 x13


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