We have to figure out how to score each of the participants in our competition. And we have to figure out how to do this in a way that pushes us to face our feelings about winning and losing, but also supports us to not feel overly self-critical.
I’m tremendously inspired by the Harry Potter books. I just finished my 8th or 9th re-read of all the books this summer. I mention this because the scoring system used in the competition between houses at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a very loose template that we’re following in our scoring system development.
Just like at Hogwarts, how each house can get points for all sorts of things (Quidditch wins, service to the school, intelligent class responses and more,) our contestants will get scored for all sorts of things by all sorts of people.
We’re definitely figuring it out as we go, but one system we’ve put into action is that we will have a “judge” for each working day of the residency, who will score all other ensemble members for their work that day on a scale of 1 – 10. These scores will put each ensemble member ahead or behind going into the performance on Sept. 7th.
The “judge” will also give a summation of the events of the day, from her/his perspective.
Day One’s judge was Dana DeGuzman. And here is his evaluation: