Wednesday February 7, 2018
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto
Get your Theatre Reviews Published Online
Learn the skills necessary to be a successful and sought after reviewer, critic, blogger and writer of theatre.
Traditional theatre coverage through the print and broadcast media is shrinking, yet the creation of theatre productions is expanding. Reliable critical voices are needed more than ever. This workshop will provide insights on why theatre reviews matter, and provide guidelines on what to look for in order to assess a theatrical event, and then write about it clearly, informatively, effectively and with confidence.
The workshop will help you discover:
The difference between a theatre reviewer and a theatre critic?
There a standard structure for an effective review?
What you need to know before you write a review?
What the various creative people in a production do?
How you can improve your reviewing skills on the job?
How much or little of the story to divulge to tantalize the reader to finish the review and then possibly buy a ticket to the play etc.
The dos and don’ts of a review.
Meet the Instructor
Lynn Slotkin's reviews and articles have been published in The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Performance Magazine, American Theatre Magazine, Eye Weekly, How Theatre Educates, Orbit, Mystery Scene Magazine, The Canadian Jewish News, the London Free Press and The Hollywood Reporter. She has done theatre commentary for Studio Two on TV Ontario and CBC TV-Newsworld and she has been profiled in The National Post, The Globe and Mail, and on Bravo TV for the Arts and Minds Program.
Lynn also publishes an on-line newsletter The Slotkin Letter which chronicles her theatre going in Toronto, New York, London and elsewhere. She is also a contributor to Intermission an online magazine that publishes theatre listings and reviews of shows from around the GTA.
$40 plus HST Regular Price
$32 plus HST Equity Members
$20 plus HST for Theatre Ontario individual and organization* member
Posted by: Theatre Ontario
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