Becoming a Member of GoDA
Being an adjudicator is not an easy job but it can be a very rewarding one. GoDA's members are highly qualified and are held to a very high set of standards. The process of becoming a member of GoDA is set out below and is aimed at helping prospective candidates decide if being a GoDA Adjudicator is for you. If you need any further information on becoming an adjudicator, please contact GoDA's Secretary using the 'Contact' page.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATES
The best way of learning about adjudication is to attend festivals and see other adjudicators in action. Every adjudicator and every festival is different so the more you attend the better.
Talk to Adjudicators
Most adjudicators would be happy to talk to you about GoDA and the life of an adjudicator.
Read Plays - Lots of Plays
Reading plays is an essential part of the job. Getting used to reading them (and lots of them) is essential.
Attend Theatre - Professional and Amateur
It is a given that as someone with an interest in GoDA attends theatre regularly and it is likely that you will have done so for enjoyment. Start watching theatre with a critical eye. What worked? What didn't work and why? What could make the production better? Developing a constructive response to performance is key to adjudication.