State Festival Practices

How the New England states run their HS drama festivals:
StateTime LimitsAdjudication Practices
CT1-hour total. 15-minute set up; 40-minute run; 5-minute strike; 
No technical rehearsals. The host school runs the lights.
3 adjudicators; private adjudication with cast/crew and 2 reps from other schools;  
immediately after performance in another room.
ME5-minute setup, 35-40 minutes run, 5-minute strike; 
55-minute technical rehearsal
No public critique; Rubric from principals’ association; 
After every block of shows adjudicators meet for 20 minutes 
with the school who presented and all directors.     
A Maine Principals Association rep tallies the score. 
MA5-minute set up, 40-minute run, 5-minute strike; 
1 hr. tech rehearsal
2 judges at prelims and semifinals, 3 at finals.  Consultant at each festival. 
Each judge types critique on a computer; 
Every director gets a copy of every show’s critiques. 
Shows are ranked after each show-not revealed to directors. 
Justification sheet is completed by judges at end.
NH5-minute set up, 40-minute run, 5-minute strike; 
35-minute tech rehearsal minimum.
2 adjudicators at regionals, 3 at states.  Consultant at each festival. 
Public Critique: After each performance, adjudicators address student choices for 10 minutes in the audience.
Students meet in randomly grouped forums of about 20 at end of each block of 2 or 3 shows for a 10 minute discussion of each show.
Simultaneously, adjudicators address director choices for 10-minute per show in a directors' forum. 
Each director receives a comment sheet with commendations and recommendations from each adjudicator.
Adjudicators use order-of-preference charts to select shows to move on.
RI1 hour for everything, 
1-hour tech rehearsal
2 adjudicators at regionals, 3 at finals.  Consultant at each festival. 
After each performance, adjudicators talk to audience, 10 minutes total per show.
Adjudicators write critique sheets.
Directors meet with adjudicators for a 10-minute critique of each show.  
Use of rubric that determines the top 5 schools, then select the top three.
VT1 hour for everything, 
45-minute tech rehearsal
3 adjudicators for states and directors also vote. 
Students have one big forum while directors meet with adjudicators for critique sessions. 
19 votes are cast - 10 from directors, 9 from adjudicators.  
Awards: each school submits list of awards to the consultant for final awards.
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