Theater Critics Program

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Theater Critics Program



Apply to receive training and mentorship leading to a first published review in The DC Line, DC Trending, or DC Theater Arts. This opportunity is available through support from HumanitiesDC.

The application period opens November 17, 2022, and the deadline to apply is December 10, 2022. Notification will be made to selected applicants by December 20, 2022. The link to the online applications is below.

The program includes three required workshops, attendance at two performances, and creation of a practice review and a review for publication.

Workshop 1: Saturday January 14, 2023, 1-3pm, over zoom. In the first workshop, Nicole Hertvik, editor and publisher of DC Theater Arts, will introduce the basics of writing a standard piece of theater criticism.

Between the first and second workshop, participants will attend a matinee performance as a group (on Sunday, January 15) and write a practice review. Those reviews are due January 18.

Workshop 2: Saturday January 21, 2023, 1-3pm, over zoom. In the second workshop participants will consider and critique the practice reviews with Nicole Hertvik.

Between Sunday January 22 and February 18 cohort participants will be assigned to attend a performance and to author a review for publication in The DC Line, DC Trending, or DC Theater Arts.

Workshop 3: Saturday February 25, 2023, 10am to 11:30am, in person, at D.C.’s MLK Library. Cohort participants will be split and assigned to attend one of the public workshops occurring within the upcoming theater journalism conference, taught by Peter Marks (Washington Post) and Celia Wren (Washington Post.)

Honoraria payment will be made to participants: $200 following the second workshop session, and the second $200 on review publication. Participant reviews will be published between January 25 and March 31, 2023.

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