TTAO Summer Newsletter

July 2022

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Congratulations to the 2022-2023 One Act Play State Judges!

1A

Freddie Buckner

Denise Green

Patty McMullen

2A

Susan Loughran

Dr. R. Scott Allen

Eric Vera

3A

Kelsey Kling

Omar Leos

Travis Springfield

4A

Luis Muñoz

Yvonne Phillips Dupree

Larry Carpenter

5A

Dr. Carrie Klypchak

Kathy Harvey

Alison Frost

6A

Larry Balfe

Robin Robinson

Jim Mammarella

C. Lee Turner Real Change Award Deadline to Apply is September 5, 2022!

What is the Real Change Campaign?

Real Change is TTAO’s fundraising campaign to place needed dollars into our socio-economically disadvantaged schools and communities.

Money raised will be used to fund:

  • TxETA convention attendance
  • Summer Drama camp tuitions
  • Clinics
  • Guest artists

We believe these activities change lives and helps expand theatre in our communities which affects our society as a whole.

We challenge you to be part of the real change, and as you accept your contracts for this upcoming UIL OAP season, think about donating and being the difference in implementing Real Change.

Contest Managers: August 15, 2022 is first day to contract your lead or single judge for zones and district contests!

Adjudicators: Make sure your TTAO connect account is active before August 15!

Welcome Tammy Whitehead, our new TTAO Support Staff Member!

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Contest Managers: August 31, 2022 is the last day to report your bi-district information.

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What is TTAO? What do we do?


Texas Theatre Adjudicators and Officials, or TTAO, is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit formed in 2014.

Originally founded as a standing committee of the Texas Educational Theatre Association, TTAO was previously known as Adjudicator Organization (TETAAO).


The current organization is a group of theatre professionals dedicated to supporting educational theatre by training, developing and recruiting qualified adjudicators and contest managers to serve as officials for the University Interscholastic League (UIL) One Act Play contest as well as other theatrical competitions in the state of Texas.


We provide adjudicator and contest manager training through training events across the state and in workshops at TxETA Theatrefest.


In addition, TTAO works in partnership with the UIL State Theatre Director to review policies and procedures regarding the One Act Play contest and to recommend revisions as needed.


We do not have the authority to change UIL policies and procedures, only review and make recommendations. We do not decide who the judges of UIL One Act Play contests will be but do make recommendations to the League for upper level contest judging assignments based on feedback from evaluations and membership standing.


We appreciate the support of the University Interscholastic League as well as the leadership of the Texas Educational Theatre Association.


The functions of both the TTAO Board of Directors and Standards and Practices Committee are as follows:

Function of the Board of Directors

  • Review adjudicator and contest manager evaluations
  • Nominate adjudicators to UIL for area/region/state
  • Govern the non-profit’s financial expenditures
  • Conduct the general business of TTAO

Function of the Standards and Practices Committee

  • Serve as nominating committee for TTAO Board
  • Approve adjudicator candidates for certification
  • Discuss issues and make recommendations to the Board of Directors


Past Presidents of TTAO are:

Dr. Jerry Ivins

Travis Springfield

Perry Crafton

Mark Pickell

Carrie Klypchak


TTAO CORE VALUES

Education
Our priority is theatre education for students and their teachers. Our policies serve to improve theatre training within the UIL contest framework.

Diversity
We celebrate differences and include all the varied voices that represent students and the communities we serve.

Integrity
We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards. We expect and practice personal and professional integrity.

Transparency
We commit to open communication and access to information, including governing documents. This instills trust and ensures accountability.

Service
We serve our learning community by bringing our knowledge, experience, and leadership to students and teachers through professional training that instills confidence and provides growth.



Board of Directors


The TTAO Board of Directors is made up of 11 Members with the following roles: President, President Elect – Adjudicator Training, Past President – Awards, Communications Director, Treasurer, Treasurer Elect/Historian, Communications Director-Elect, CORE Values Director, and 3 Director at Large Positions.



Function of the Board of Directors


  • Review adjudicator and contest manager evaluations
  • Nominate adjudicators to UIL for area/region/state
  • Govern the non-profit’s financial expenditures
  • Conduct the general business of TTAO


Standards and Practices Committee


The Standards and Practices Committee is a standing committee of TTAO with a membership made up of contest managers and adjudicators from different regions of the state. The committee is made up of 12 total members, 4 adjudicators, 4 contest managers, and 4 at-large positions and is chaired by the president-elect of TTAO.


Function of the Standards and Practices Committee

  • Serve as nominating committee for TTAO Board
  • Approve adjudicator candidates for certification
  • Discuss issues and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors