The Carbonell Awards Seeks Additional Judges for 2022-2023 Theater Season

The Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s most highly coveted recognition of theatrical and performance excellence is seeking additional judges for the 2022-2023 theater season.

“The Carbonell Awards has revised our entire judging process, making it more county-specific while maintaining our historic focus on recognizing and celebrating theatrical excellence on a regional basis,” says Jeff Kiltie, former board president. “In addition, we have redefined the required qualifications for being a Carbonell judge, while strengthening our commitment to creating diverse judging panels, including diversity in age, gender, race, sexual orientation, and ethnicity.”

“We have an outstanding panel of experienced judges, many of whom have been working with the Carbonell Awards for years, but we are seeking additional volunteer judges who have a passion for and openness to all kinds of theater, including plays, musicals, new works, classics, immersive and multidisciplinary theater,” he says.

Judges need to have the expertise to evaluate productions, and have experience in one or more of the following areas:

+ An academic background in theater, either through past theater education or current affiliation with a college or university program.

+ Experience as an arts journalist covering theater.

+ Experience as a theater professional (e.g.: performer, director, playwright, designer, choreographer, producer, or musical director).

+ Experience in cultural outreach and theater support, particularly in underserved communities.

To receive an Application to be a Carbonell Judge, please send an email request to:

The 2022-2023 theater season will begin on October 1.