The Nebraska High School Theater Academy provides participating schools the opportunity for up to three local performing arts professionals to provide educationally focused written feedback on their performances.
If interested in adjudication, please fill out the Production Information Form (below) and return it to NHSTA@O-pa.org no later than one month prior to your performance. We cannot guarantee adjudication for late forms.
Feedback (for any high school and middle school musical, one-act or play)
Adjudicators will complete a comprehensive response to the performance. Feedback will include praise and constructive criticism, focusing on a production’s strengths and opportunities for growth. Omaha Performing Arts staff members will email feedback to directors. Feedback is intended to serve as a learning tool for directors and students. Our goal is to provide you and your students with high-quality feedback that celebrates students’ work and encourages them to grow.
Adjudicators will score various production elements. These scores will be used to determine award recipients in various categories. Schools producing a musical for award consideration should perform between Thursday, August 17, 2023, and Sunday, May 5, 2024. Omaha Performing Arts staff members will notify award-winning schools and students with further information the week of May 6, 2024.
Written feedback and scoring will be submitted through a secure online form. Please note that adjudicators will not provide oral critiques, nor should schools expect to receive scores. Please do not contact adjudicators with questions. All inquiries should be directed to O-pa staff.
We are asking that all schools who wish to be considered for awards (i.e. anyone whose musical receives written feedback and scores) make best efforts to submit an archival video for O-pa to keep on hand in case of ties. Omaha Performing Arts will contact Licensing Houses for the rights to record the production.
Video adjudication is also available!
NHSTA schools can request to have a professional adjudicator provide oral feedback on their musical, play, or one-act at any point in the rehearsal process. Pre-show evaluations are offered as an additional learning opportunity and are NOT connected to the formal adjudication process, scores or awards. Schools are responsible for scheduling pre-show evaluations. For a full list of pre-show evaluators, their contact information and area of expertise please email NHSTA@O-pa.org.
If you are an adjudicator who has completed a pre-show evaluation, please click here to fill out the survey.
Interested in becoming an adjudicator?
The Nebraska High School Theater Academy is looking for local performing arts professionals to provide educationally-focused feedback on musicals, plays and one-acts.
Fill out the application below. Please be prepared to send your performing arts resume. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.