The Carbonell Awards promotes veteran judge to coordinator for 2021-22 season

The Carbonell Awards promotes veteran judge to coordinator for 2021-22 season
R. Kent Chambers-Wilson

Jeff Kiltie, president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida’s most highly coveted recognition of theatrical and performance excellence, recently announced that the nonprofit organization has promoted long-time judge R. Kent Chambers-Wilson to the position of Carbonell coordinator for the 2021-22 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,” Kiltie said.

“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 (2016-19), an awards judge for The Silver Palm Awards, coordinator of the Finstrom Festival of New Work, and served on the Ambassadors Council for the National New Play Network,” Kiltie added.

Chambers-Wilson also brings years of business management/ communications experience from working with firms such as Arreva, LLC, Citrix Systems, 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,” Kiltie said. “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 soon its official team of judges for the upcoming 2021-22 theater season. For a complete outline of the new Production Eligibility Requirements, Carbonell Qualifications, Judging Process and Scoring Rubric, visit

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