Underrepresented Theater Critics
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In an effort to identify diverse critics Nicole Serratore and Jose Solis Mayen are sharing this open document. Contact us with questions, Nicole, MildlyBitter@gmail.com, Jose, jose.solis.mayen@gmail.com.
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What is your NAMEWhat is your LOCATION? (Geographic area you write about)What is the PRIMARY OUTLET you write for? (If Freelance, put that, if aspiring writer/critic put Aspiring)What are OTHER OUTLETS you write for?What is your SOCIAL MEDIA handle?What is your EMAIL?What is your WEBSITE/ONLINE PRESENCE?In an effort to help identify the diversity of critics and writers working today, how do you IDENTIFY? (Feel free to be specific or general or to leave this blank)Notes (Share membership in associations, awards won, and if aspiring critic/writer please let us know what kind of opportunities are you looking for, how can we help you get to the next step in becoming a critic/writer)
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Jose Solís New York CityToken Theatre FriendsTDF Stages, Maxamoo, Talkin' Broadway, The New York Times@josesolismayenjose.solis.mayen@gmail.comhttp://www.josesolismayen.com/Hispanic/Latinx
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Brian Eugenio HerreraPrinceton NJ I write for a range of scholarly publicationsHowlround@stinkylulubherrera@princeton.eduhttps://scholar.princeton.edu/bherreraLatinx (nuevomexicano), queer non-binary man2015 winner of the George Jean Nathan Prize for Dramatic Criticism; member: Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American Society for Theatre Research, Latinx Theatre Commons
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Lauren Emily WhalenChicago, ILWindy City TimesChicago Theater BeatTwitter: @laurenemilywri, FB page: Lauren Emily Writes, Insta: @laurenemilywritesmaybeimamazed02@gmail.comlaurenemilywrites.combisexual cis female2018 fellow at National Critics Institute, led by Chris Jones (Chicago Tribune) at Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Would love to write more features about the arts, ideally in Backstage, Variety, American Theater, etc.
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Jessica AcostaMetro New York CityAspiringsocial @jessacstajessacsta@gmail.commedium.com/@jessacstaFilipino American Bisexual Millennial Woman who struggles with mental illnessI am currently a student interning in digital media/editorial/literary with theatre companies etc. I’m looking to get into freelance writing as well as feeling the impending panic of not knowing exactly what I’m doing when I graduate in 2019/2020
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Christian LewisNew York CityMediumQueer Voices and HuffPost@clewisreviewstheatrical.christian@gmail.comhttps://medium.com/@christianlewis_11156White queer non-binary disabled person LMDA Member; looking for a new outlet as their theater critic
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Ashley LeeLos Angeles/New York CityLA Times, Backstage -- freelanceThe Washington Post's The Lily, Apartment Therapycashleeleecashleelee@gmail.comcashleelee.comAsian-American femaleEugune O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute Fellow 2018, AAJA, ASME. Looking for a small outlet to start contributing freelance reviews!
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Wei-Huan ChenHouston, TXHouston Chronicle@weihuanchenweihuanc@gmail.comhttps://www.houstonchronicle.com/author/wei-huan-chen/Asian-AmericanAAJA (member), ATCA (member), Society of Features Journalism (Honorary Award, Best Commentary and Criticism), Texas Associated Press Media Editors (multiple awards), Indiana Associated Press Media Editors (First Place, Feature Writing), Jose's BFF (self-awarded)
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TJ AcenaPortland, OROregon Arts WatchThe Oregonian@ihavequalitiestjacena@gmail.comtjacena.comMixedRising Leader of Color 2017
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Danielle LevskyChicagoScapi MagazineNewcity Magazine, Freelancedaniellelevskydanielle.levsky@gmail.comdaniellelevsky.wordpress.comTheater and Performance Art Editor/JournalistStarted Scapi Magazine's DIY theater and performance section, focusing on highlighting theater and performance art in Chicago that is under-served or under-represented. Started Expressions, a section under Scapi Magazine's Underground: a DIY theater and performance section that encourages experimental reviews/responses. Written/visual art in response to live performance. Formerly was a reviewer and feature writer for Newcity Stage.
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Caroline CaoHarlem, NYCFreelance, but do theatre writing for DivaGalsDailyBirth Movies Death, Indiewire, Mary Suehttps://mobile.twitter.com/MaximinalistCaroline.cao@nanu.comhttps://t.co/hIOzqkWz5EQueer, bisexual aceCritics Academy alumni of 2017-movie focused

MFA nonfiction student at The New School

New York New Work 2017 producer participant
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Alex BaraschNew York CityFreelanceSlate, Variety, Exeunt, Washington Post@alexbarasch on Twitteralex.barasch@gmail.comalexbarasch.comAlumnus of the National Critics Institute; member of GALECA; I'd love to be introduced to editors at publications that pay for theater reviews!
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Murtada ElfadlNew York, NYThe Film ExperienceFreelance
Twitter @ME_Says https://twitter.com/ME_Says
murtada.elfadl@gmail.com
http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/author/murtada
GAY AFRICAN ARAB GALECA
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Sheri FlandersChicago IL PerformInk
Chicagoland Musical Theater, Chicago Defender
Sheri Flanders (FB) @Sheriflanders Twitter
sheri_allender@hotmail.com
Sheriflanders.comAfrican American woman
I am seeking opportunities to write for new publications and write on a national level. I am a comedian so I also write in hybrid forms and for media other than print such as tv, video and sketch
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Maya PhillipsNew York CityFreelance (New York Times)
EDGE, American Theatre
@mayabphillips
mayabrittanyphillips@gmail.com
mayabphillips.comBlack woman
Looking for a full-time culture/A&E critic/reporter job
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Deepali GuptaNew York CityCulturebotStage & Candor
@deepaligupta on Instagram, @deebagli on Twitter
deepalikgupta@gmail.comdeepaligupta.net
Cis, het, neurodivergent woman of color
New Georges Jam, Affiliated Artist with the Civilians, BMI Advanced Workshop, M.F.A. Tisch (GMTWP)
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Murtada ElfadlNew York, NYThe Film ExperienceFreelance
twitter @ME_Says https://twitter.com/ME_Says
murtada.elfadl@gmail.com
http://thefilmexperience.net/blog/author/murtada
Queer Arab African Gay
GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA.org)
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Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel (Mitchel)
ChicagoAspiring
The Theater Times; HowlRound (articles in progress); Oral History Association
@yasmin.zacaria
yasmin.mikhaiel@gmail.com
https://www.yasminzacaria.com/
Mixed-Persian, cis-womyn, queer, fat, unaverage young-person
Member of Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas; Member of Oral History Association. Looking to write more pieces that root productions in our worldly context, not just standard thumb up or down reviews. Would love to freelance on behalf of on-the-ground theatre mags.
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Kenyon FarrowNew York City/NJTheBody.com
I've freelanced for a lot of places--ReWire, The Atlantic, Alternet, BET.com, Colorlines.com, etc.
@kenyonfarrowkenyon.farrow@gmail.comwww.kenyonfarrow.comBlack and gay
Right now I mostly write about health issues but I've got a BA in theatre, have written reviews before and would love to freelance some reviews and other culture forms of writing about performing arts and culture.
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Yan ChenNortheastern Region (MA/CT/NY); China; Russia
Freelance/TheTheatreTimes.com (Transcultural Collaborations Editor)
Howlround
Twitter: @chenultyan; FB: https://www.facebook.com/chenultyan
chenultyan@gmail.com
https://thetheatretimes.com/author/y-chen/
Chinese/Asian
2018 Masters in Dramaturgy & Theater Studies graduate, American Repertory Theater Institute at Harvard University. 2018 National Critics Institute Fellow. Member: LMDA, ATHE. Seeking freelance opportunities to write reviews & think pieces about US/global theater & performance.
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Jameta N BarlowWashington, DC
Freelance (health), Aspiring (theater critic)
Health, women's and gender studies, Black studies, psychology, public health, policy
@allaboutafya jametawrites@gmail.comwww.jametabarlow.comSouthern Black woman
I am a scholar/activist, having taught in psychology, women's studies, public health and writing departments. I hold several awards and publications, as well memberships in those disciplines. This expertise is why I understand the power of theater/media and am interested in opportunities to apply these skills to upcoming efforts.
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Jerald Raymond PierceChicagoFreelance/Aspiring
Chicago Stage Standard, American Theatre
@TheJRPierceJeraldRPierce@gmail.comhttp://JeraldPierce.com
cis male, Black/African-American
Looking for any opportunities to continue writing about theatre, specifically reviews and criticism. At this point, I'm just trying to get my name out there and hopefully continue writing some decent articles/reviews.
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Kendra JonesToronto/WinnipegBlog (kendrajones.net/blog) CBC Manitoba@impeltheatrekendra@impelartists.comwww.kendrajones.net
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Antonio LasantaHouston, TexasAspiring N/A@antoniolasanta
antonio.lasanta8@gmail.com
Instagram, Twitter, Facebook
Black and Puerto Rican Heterosexual Male
Looking for internships, mentor ships/apprenticeships, and opportunities
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Ashley StevesNew YorkBroadwayWorld/BackstageFreelance@NoThisIsAshleyashley@ashleysteves.comashleysteves.comCisgender bisexual woman
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Robert Wood Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Alexandria, VA Aspiring N/A@knightwriter19
robert.lamar.wood19@aol.com
https://robertthemusicalguy.wordpress.com/
Black
As an aspiring critic, I am looking for opportunities that will allow me to gain experience in critically writing about theater. While I did graduate with my degree in Journalism, I did not have the opportunity to write critically in college. Thus, I am ultimately looking for someone to give me chance. I will take the criticism of editors and work towards to being a better critic. As a result, my own blog, Robert the Musical Guy, can thrive and become a home for quality writing.
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Alicia RamírezNYCFreelance
StageBuddy (formerly), Shondaland, BUST
aramirezgar31
aramirezgar31@gmail.com
www.aliciaramirez.netPuerto Rican, disabled
I have not won any awards or belong to any associations. I have written features but would like to review shows. We already follow each other on Twitter and would love to learn more from both of you.
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Marcus ScottNYC
Edge New York (formerly Playbill, Backstage, Passport's Broadway Blog, Crazy Town Blog, etc.)
Formerly Soule, Elle, Out, Essence, Uptown, Clutch, Trace, Edge Media Network, Broadway Black, Giant, Hello Beautiful, NewsOne, The Urban Daily, Madame Noire, Styleblazer, Bleu, Krave, among others. Trying to get back into writing again.
@therealmarcusscottmarcscott87@gmail.comhttp://writemarcus.tumblr.comBlack queer cisgender man
That's all here: https://newplayexchange.org/users/13918/marcus-scott
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David John ChavezSan Francisco Bay Areabayareaplays.comTheatre Bay Area@davidjchavezdchavez04@att.netbayareaplays.comMexican-American
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José Raúl MangualPhiladelphia, PAAspiring Writereljoseraulrauleljose@gmail.comeljoseraul.com
Afro-Latinx, Puerto Rican, non-binary
Temple University - George and Joy Abbott Full-Tuition Talent scholarship - Four Years
Temple University - Kunal and Neha Nayyar Scholarship
I would benefit from some sort of mentorship relationship so that I can hone my work and have a figure who actively believes in but challenges me. My most genuine work is generally much less conventional than a normal script.
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Jerome Brooks, Jr.New YorkAspiring
I have written for the Teen People Magazine as a Trend Spotter & my University’s Entertainment/Fashion Column
http://www.facebook.com/CommittedMusical
grodes@hotmail.com
My Theatrical reviews & Film reviews are on http://www.facebook.com/CommittedMusical
Black Male Criric
I’m a SAG-AFTRA & AEA member. I’m also a member of the Dramatists Guild & ASCAP. I’d like to contribute reviews on a larger scale like Michael Riedel’s Post Column about the shows off-broadway, off-off, & on broadway.
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Antonio MiniñoNew York City (Global Features)Medium.com
https://twitter.com/AntonioMinino - https://www.instagram.com/antoniominino/ - https://www.facebook.com/antoniomininoofficialpage
antonio@antoniominino.com
https://medium.com/@AntonioMinino - http://www.antoniominino.com/
Cisgender gay Latinx (Dominican native)
I'm an award-winning Dominican theatre maker (director, actor, producer) and an entertainment publicist at Kampfire PR. I used to publish a theatre review site called Fab Marquee and also reviewed for The Happiest Medium. I started becoming uncomfortable reviewing shows as someone who is creating art himself. After a couple of years away from writing, I've just launched the #PersonOfChange series on Medium.com showcasing persons of color and/or persons who identify as non-binary.
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Randy GenerNew York, Chicago, Los Angeles; and Northeast region. I also write about world theater, with specific expertise in Sweden, France, Japan, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and East Africa
In the Culture of One World, American Theatre magazine (Senior Editor), Critical Stages (US Editor and Board Member), International Association of Theatre Critics web journal), TDF Stages (freelance), TD&T (United States Institute of Theater & Technology).
Freelance for NPR, Miami Herald, New York Times, Global Post and The Star Ledger.
@CultureOneWorld and @RandyGenerMedia
story@cultureofoneworld.org
www.randygener.org, cultureofoneworld.org & linkedin.com/in/randygener

AWARDS
2009 George Jean Nathan Award for Dramatic Criticism
2018 Facebook Journalist Project Scholarship
North American Travel Journalists Association Awards for Writing Excellence
Society of Professional Journalists Deadline Club Award for Best Arts Reporting
The Associated Press Media Editors Diversity Scholarship
2013 Wai Look Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts
2007 Journalist of the Year, National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association

ASSOCIATIONS
Society of Professional Journalists
National Association of Black Journalists
Asian American Journalists Association
International Association of Theatre Critics
National Association of Hispanic Journalists

I am looking for paid work as an editor and staff writer.
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Becs RichardsSeattle, Washington Seattle WeeklyDeconstruct Collective @__callalily__
beccer.richards@gmail.com
www.becsrichards.com
genderfucked/transmasc, white, queer
Looking to build radical trans theatre community!
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Debbie ZhouSydney, AustraliaAspiring writer/critic
Time Out Sydney, Audrey Journal, The Music
debbie_zhou
debbiezhoumedia@gmail.com
thesocialfilmnetwork.wordpress.com
Asian-Australian
Melbourne International Film Festival Critics Campus 2018. Looking for available pubs to pitch to or opportunities to write (anything!). Might be handy to have a better understanding about what different theatre publications are out there, and what they're looking for.
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Nicole HertvikWashington, DCDC Metro Theater Arts
Recent bylines in the Town Courier and TodayTix Insider
@nicolehertviknicolehertvik@gmail.comwww.dcmetrotheaterarts.comFemale
I publish and edit dcmetrotheaterarts.com, an online publication covering the performing arts in the DC and Baltimore metro areas. I don't want to become a one-trick pony, so I'm looking to freelance with other publications. I prefer to write features and profiles.
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Kathryn YuNYCNo Proscenium NAkathrynyu
kathryn@noproscenium.com
Noproscenium.comAsian-American woman
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Kyle TurnerNew YorkFreelance/Paste MagazineSlate, Slashfilm@TyleKurnerrots28@gmail.comhttp://tylekurner.tumblr.com/Queer AsianGALECA, OFCS
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