Frequently Asked Questions
Which schools can participate
in the Baltimore Theater Awards?
Any public or private school in the Baltimore City or
Baltimore County may participate in the program.
it cost anything to participate in the BTA?
There will be a fee for each school to participate to cover
the expense of the award trophies and general running of the
program. There is a $200.00 per
school and not any higher. We will keep it as low as
possible so that any school that desires to participate is
Who will be judging the
performances for the BTA?
BTA judges are Baltimore Theatre
Professionals who are currently involved in professional and
semi-professional theatrical productions in the community.
They are highly recognized for their creative work and
commitment to the Theatre Arts.
Do schools need to do anything to
accommodate the judges?
Each school will need to set (2)
complimentary tickets aside for each Judge for the
performance they choose to review. The Show Director will be
contacted ahead of time as to which performances this will
How is the judging conducted?
Each Judge will fill out a survey
score sheet within 48 hours of viewing the production and
writes a brief review. The BTA will submit the review to the
school. The score sheet will be submitted to an accounting
What are the award eligibility
For a school to be eligible for an
award, the category must be student performed or in the case
of technical production categories, each category must be
student generated and awards are only for students.
Does each school have to submit a
nominee for every category?
Schools do not need to have an
eligible student in every available award category.
How does actor qualify for nomination?
The Show Director will be able to
submit to BTA the categories his students qualify for prior
to the judged performances.
If a school participates in the
BTA can they also participate in other award programs?
Schools can participate in the BTA and other award programs
if they wish. All local awards organizations celebrate high
school theatre but are not connected in any way and should
not conflict with each other