Carbonell Awards Add Four New Judges

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Nov. 28, 2023 - PRLog -- (South Florida – November 27, 2023) The Carbonell Awards, South Florida's most highly coveted recognition of theatrical and performance excellence, today announced four new judges. They will bring the total number of Carbonell judges to 42, including 15 in Broward County, 11 in Miami-Dade, and 16 in Palm Beach County. Collectively, they will see and evaluate nearly 100 different productions at more than 35 professional theaters. The current theater season runs between September 1, 2023, and August 31, 2024.

The four new Carbonell judges are:

+ Jason Fisher (West Palm Beach), a former Carbonell panelist (7 years) who has 20 years of theater experience, including as an actor, stage manager, and arts journalist.

+ Luis Roberto Herrera (Miami), a South Florida based Colombian American playwright. A judge for the South Florida Theatre League, he is a graduate of University of Florida (BFA in Theatre Performance) and the New School for Drama (MFA in Playwriting/Screenwriting). His play As I Eat the World recently opened in New York City.

+ Jerry K. Jensen (Hallandale) is Treasurer of the Board of the South Florida Theatre League, and former Executive Director of the Wichita Center for the Arts. He has extensive experience both on-stage and backstage.

+ Ali Tallman (Pembroke Pines), an experienced director, movement coach/director, dramaturg, and playwright. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia (BA in Theatre). She serves on the review board of Florida Intimacy Professionals and the board of Swing Out, South Florida. She recently directed and movement directed XOXOLOLA at LakehouseRanchDotPNG in Miami. She was a member of the Association of Mental Health Coordinators' 2022 Artistic Mental Health Practitioner Training cohort. In addition to the roles already listed, Ali has extensive experience as an actor, producer, movement artist, designer, and Founding Artistic Director of both &Sons Theatre (Santa Fe, NM) and UGA's Children's Theatre Troupe.

Attached Images:

1.   Jason Fisher

2.   Luis Roberto Herrera

3.   Jerry Jensen

4.   Ali Tallman

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Gary Schweikhart, President

The Carbonell Board of Directors

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