The Carbonell Awards Promotes Veteran Judge
- Kent Chambers-Wilson to Carbonell Coordinator
Jeff Kiltie, president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s most highly coveted recognition of theatrical and performance excellence, today announced that the nonprofit organization has promoted long-time judge R. Kent Chambers-Wilson to the position of Carbonell Coordinator for the 2021-2022 theater season.
“With his impressive combination of project management skills and extensive theatrical background as an actor, stage manager, assistant director, producer, sound designer, dramaturge, and playwright, Kent Chambers-Wilson will be an incredible asset for our revitalized organization going forward,” said Kiltie. “He is not only a longtime Carbonell judge and will continue to serve as such, he also has been a board member and chairperson of the Theatre League of South Florida (2016-2019), an awards judge forThe Silver Palm Awards, coordinator of the Finstrom Festival of New Work, and served on the Ambassadors Council for the National New Play Network.”
A resident of Lauderdale Lakes, Chambers-Wilson also brings years of business management/communications experience from working with firms such as Arreva, LLC, Citrix Systems, iCare.com and the SunSentinel.
“Over the last year, the Carbonell Awards has revised our entire judging process, making it more county-specific while maintaining our historic focus on recognizing and celebrating theatrical excellence on a regional basis,” says Kiltie. “In his new part-time position, Chambers-Wilson will coordinate approximately 30 judges, many of whom have been working with the awards organization for years, but also a lot of new volunteer judges, all very highly qualified, who have a passion for and openness to all kinds of theater, including plays, musicals, new works, classics, immersive and multidisciplinary theater.”
The Carbonell Awards expects to announce its official team of judges soon for the upcoming 2021-2022 theater season. For a complete outline of the new Production Eligibility Requirements, Carbonell Qualifications, Judging Process and Scoring Rubric, please visit www.carbonellawards.org.
About The Carbonell Awards:
The Carbonell Awards fosters the artistic growth of professional theater in South Florida by celebrating the diversity of our theater artists, providing educational scholarships, and building audience appreciation and civic pride by highlighting achievements of our theater community. More than 20 professional theater companies in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties participate in the awards process every year. The Carbonell Awards also celebrate the accomplishments of local artistic leaders by presenting several Special Awards.
Along with New York’s Drama Desk and Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Awards, the Carbonell Awards are among the nation’s senior regional arts awards and predate others, including Washington, D.C.’s Helen Hayes Awards. The Carbonell Awards are named after Manuel Carbonell, an internationally-renowned sculptor, who designed the original solid bronze and marble award in 1976, the signature trophy that is given annually to Carbonell Award winners. Over the last 45 years, the Carbonell family has donated more than $250,000 in awards. For more information, please visit www.carbonellawards.org.