Carbonell Judge Application

To learn more about becoming a judge, please review the qualifications and requirements below. If you are interested, please complete the application form below. Submitted forms will be delivered to the Carbonell Board President for review by the the board of directors. 


  • Judges should have the expertise to evaluate productions, with experience in one or more of the following:
    • An academic background in theater, either through past theater education or current affiliation with a college or university theater program.
    • Experience as an arts journalist covering theater.
    • Experience as a theater professional (e.g.: performer, director, playwright, designer, choreographer, arts administrator, producer, or musical director).
    • Experience in cultural outreach and theater support, particularly in underserved communities.
  • Judges may not have an ongoing affiliation with any Carbonell-eligible theater. If a conflict of interest arises with a specific production, the judge must make the Carbonell coordinator aware of the conflict and be recused from judging that production. Judges must also not be assigned to evaluate any production involving a spouse, partner or family member.
  • Potential judges must complete an application and be approved by the Carbonell Board of Directors.
  • Judges must sign a Carbonell Judge Agreement outlining their duties, responsibilities, and commitment to impartiality.
  • Judges donate their time and travel. There is no monetary compensation.
  • Judges must reside in South Florida (Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties).
  • Judges must have access to the Internet to receive information and forward reports.
  • Judges agree to reach out a minimum of two weeks in advance to request the approved number of Carbonell ticket(s) for any production to which they are assigned. They may attend the show at any point during its run, agreeing to be flexible about seeing matinee or evening performances to accommodate the theater’s available seating.
  • Judges must submit their scorecard to the Carbonell Coordinator no more than 72 hours following attending their assigned production.
  • Judges who cannot attend a production assigned to them must arrange to be covered by another judge.
  • Judges are required to attend all of the shows assigned. Any judge who misses a show without scheduling an authorized substitute will receive a warning and may be placed on probation with the understanding that if any other shows are missed, that individual may be removed immediately from the judging pool.
  • Members of the judging panel must report attendance to the Carbonell administration.
  • Judges must evaluate productions to which they have been assigned with complete impartiality and pledge to judge without bias.
  • Judges understand that they must keep their scores confidential. Unless a judge is also a Professional Reviewer, they will keep their opinions about the shows they judge confidential and will not discuss their opinions with anyone, nor post opinions on any form of social media.
  • Judges must immediately communicate to the Carbonell administration if, for any reason, there may be a real or perceived conflict of interest with any artist or theatre.