The Syracuse New Times has been presenting the Syracuse Area Live Theater (SALT) Awards for over a decade, using the showcase to highlight and award the best of the best in the local drama scene. The program recognizes exemplary and outstanding performances in professional and non-professional theater, with honors for more than 25 categories.
Each member of the SALT Academy is committed to seeing at least 24 shows over the course of a season (running from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 of the next year). When an Academy member attends a production, they rate the show on a 1-10 scale per category. The points are tallied by an accounting firm at the end of show season revealing the Top 5 nominees. The Top 5 are then voted on by Academy members, with the winners announced at the annual SALT Awards Ceremony.
Academy members serve terms of two years. Each year, half of the Academy members step down and are replaced with new ones, creating a rotating Academy from year-to-year to prevent bias and to allow new perspectives to evaluate the show pieces.
The Academy is always looking for new applicants. If you have a love of stage and live theater, and think you have the eye to be a judge, we invite you to apply. Just download and save the application (link is below), fill it in, save it and Email it to [email protected].