ATCA SEATTLE THEATRE CRITICS WORKSHOP — JANUARY 20-22, 2017

TAKE NOTE ALL THEATRE CRITICS IN AND AROUND SEATTLE

On January 20-22, 2017, with assistance from the University of Washington School of Drama, The American Theatre Critics Association is sponsoring a workshop for drama critics in the Seattle/Portland region. Modeled after previous events held during the 1990s in several cities, the workshop will offer participating reviewers (who must have some experience writing about the arts/theater for print or Web) an opportunity to hone their writing skills with several coaches: Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times, Karen D’Souza of the San Jose Mercury, and Misha Berson, freelancer critic and former Seattle Times staffer. Participants will file overnight reviews of two Seattle stage productions, and receive one-on-one feedback on their copy from a coach. The workshop will also include forums and discussions about the practice of criticism and the various aspects of being a theater critic in Seattle at this time of media flux.

There will be a modest charge to help ATCA defray expenses ($50/regular, $35/low income). The workshop will begin Friday night, Jan. 20 with a theater performance and reception, and continue on Saturday, Jan. 21 with sessions on the University of Washington campus and another performance in the city. On Sun., Jan. 22 there will be a continental breakfast and individual coaching sessions, ending in the early afternoon.

For more details, or if you would like to apply (space is very limited), please send an introductory email and links to your review clips to the workshop coordinator: ATCA member Misha Berson, at mishaberson@comcast.net Please let us know if you are currently reviewing for any website or publication. Deadline for applying is Jan. 3, 2017.

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