|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, firstname.lastname@example.org.|
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|What is your NAME||What 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)|
|Jose Solís||New York City||Token Theatre Friends||TDF Stages, Maxamoo, Talkin' Broadway, The New York Times||@email@example.com||http://www.josesolismayen.com/||Hispanic/Latinx|
|Brian Eugenio Herrera||Princeton NJ||I write for a range of scholarly publications||Howlround||@firstname.lastname@example.org||https://scholar.princeton.edu/bherrera||Latinx (nuevomexicano), queer non-binary man||2015 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|
|Lauren Emily Whalen||Chicago, IL||Windy City Times||Chicago Theater Beat||Twitter: @laurenemilywri, FB page: Lauren Emily Writes, Insta: @email@example.com||laurenemilywrites.com||bisexual cis female||2018 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.|
|Jessica Acosta||Metro New York City||Aspiring||social||@firstname.lastname@example.org||medium.com/@jessacsta||Filipino American Bisexual Millennial Woman who struggles with mental illness||I 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|
|Christian Lewis||New York City||Medium||Queer Voices and HuffPost||@email@example.com||https://medium.com/@christianlewis_11156||White queer non-binary disabled person||LMDA Member; looking for a new outlet as their theater critic|
|Ashley Lee||Los Angeles/New York City||LA Times, Backstage -- freelance||The Washington Post's The Lily, Apartment Therapyfirstname.lastname@example.org||cashleelee.com||Asian-American female||Eugune O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute Fellow 2018, AAJA, ASME. Looking for a small outlet to start contributing freelance reviews!|
|Wei-Huan Chen||Houston, TX||Houston Chronicle||@email@example.com||https://www.houstonchronicle.com/author/wei-huan-chen/||Asian-American||AAJA (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)|
|TJ Acena||Portland, OR||Oregon Arts Watch||The Oregonian||@firstname.lastname@example.org||tjacena.com||Mixed||Rising Leader of Color 2017|
|Danielle Levsky||Chicago||Scapi Magazine||Newcity Magazine, Freelanceemail@example.com||daniellelevsky.wordpress.com||Theater and Performance Art Editor/Journalist||Started 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.|
|Caroline Cao||Harlem, NYC||Freelance, but do theatre writing for DivaGalsDaily||Birth Movies Death, Indiewire, Mary Sue||https://mobile.twitter.com/Maximinalist||Caroline.firstname.lastname@example.org||https://t.co/hIOzqkWz5E||Queer, bisexual ace||Critics Academy alumni of 2017-movie focused |
MFA nonfiction student at The New School
New York New Work 2017 producer participant
|Alex Barasch||New York City||Freelance||Slate, Variety, Exeunt, Washington Post||@alexbarasch on Twitteremail@example.com||alexbarasch.com||Alumnus of the National Critics Institute; member of GALECA; I'd love to be introduced to editors at publications that pay for theater reviews!|
|Murtada Elfadl||New York, NY||The Film Experience||Freelance|
Twitter @ME_Says https://twitter.com/ME_Says
|GAY AFRICAN ARAB||GALECA|
|Sheri Flanders||Chicago IL||PerformInk|
Chicagoland Musical Theater, Chicago Defender
Sheri Flanders (FB) @Sheriflanders Twitter
|Sheriflanders.com||African 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
|Maya Phillips||New York City||Freelance (New York Times)|
EDGE, American Theatre
Looking for a full-time culture/A&E critic/reporter job
|Deepali Gupta||New York City||Culturebot||Stage & Candor|
@deepaligupta on Instagram, @deebagli on Twitter
Cis, het, neurodivergent woman of color
New Georges Jam, Affiliated Artist with the Civilians, BMI Advanced Workshop, M.F.A. Tisch (GMTWP)
|Murtada Elfadl||New York, NY||The Film Experience||Freelance|
twitter @ME_Says https://twitter.com/ME_Says
|Queer Arab African Gay|
GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA.org)
Yasmin Zacaria Mikhaiel (Mitchel)
The Theater Times; HowlRound (articles in progress); Oral History Association
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.
|Kenyon Farrow||New York City/NJ||TheBody.com|
I've freelanced for a lot of places--ReWire, The Atlantic, Alternet, BET.com, Colorlines.com, etc.
|@firstname.lastname@example.org||www.kenyonfarrow.com||Black 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.
|Yan Chen||Northeastern Region (MA/CT/NY); China; Russia|
Freelance/TheTheatreTimes.com (Transcultural Collaborations Editor)
Twitter: @chenultyan; FB: https://www.facebook.com/chenultyan
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.
|Jameta N Barlow||Washington, DC|
Freelance (health), Aspiring (theater critic)
Health, women's and gender studies, Black studies, psychology, public health, policy
|@email@example.com||www.jametabarlow.com||Southern 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.
|Jerald Raymond Pierce||Chicago||Freelance/Aspiring|
Chicago Stage Standard, American Theatre
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.
|Kendra Jones||Toronto/Winnipeg||Blog (kendrajones.net/blog)||CBC Manitoba||@firstname.lastname@example.org||www.kendrajones.net|
|Antonio Lasanta||Houston, Texas||Aspiring||N/A||@antoniolasanta|
|Instagram, Twitter, Facebook|
Black and Puerto Rican Heterosexual Male
Looking for internships, mentor ships/apprenticeships, and opportunities
|Ashley Steves||New York||BroadwayWorld/Backstage||Freelance||@NoThisIsAshleyemail@example.com||ashleysteves.com||Cisgender bisexual woman|
|Robert Wood||Washington, DC; Baltimore, MD; Alexandria, VA||Aspiring||N/A||@knightwriter19|
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.
StageBuddy (formerly), Shondaland, BUST
|www.aliciaramirez.net||Puerto 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.
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.
|@firstname.lastname@example.org||http://writemarcus.tumblr.com||Black queer cisgender man|
That's all here: https://newplayexchange.org/users/13918/marcus-scott
|David John Chavez||San Francisco Bay Area||bayareaplays.com||Theatre Bay Area||@email@example.com||bayareaplays.com||Mexican-American|
|José Raúl Mangual||Philadelphia, PA||Aspiring Writerfirstname.lastname@example.org||eljoseraul.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.
|Jerome Brooks, Jr.||New York||Aspiring|
I have written for the Teen People Magazine as a Trend Spotter & my University’s Entertainment/Fashion Column
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.
|Antonio Miniño||New York City (Global Features)||Medium.com|
https://twitter.com/AntonioMinino - https://www.instagram.com/antoniominino/ - https://www.facebook.com/antoniomininoofficialpage
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.
|Randy Gener||New 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
www.randygener.org, cultureofoneworld.org & linkedin.com/in/randygener
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
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.
|Becs Richards||Seattle, Washington||Seattle Weekly||Deconstruct Collective||@__callalily__|
genderfucked/transmasc, white, queer
Looking to build radical trans theatre community!
|Debbie Zhou||Sydney, Australia||Aspiring writer/critic|
Time Out Sydney, Audrey Journal, The Music
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.
|Nicole Hertvik||Washington, DC||DC Metro Theater Arts|
Recent bylines in the Town Courier and TodayTix Insider
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.
|Kathryn Yu||NYC||No Proscenium||NA||kathrynyu|
|Kyle Turner||New York||Freelance/Paste Magazine||Slate, Slashfilm||@TyleKurneremail@example.com||http://tylekurner.tumblr.com/||Queer Asian||GALECA, OFCS|