Critical Voices Programme
Are you a writer with a passion for theatre, especially of the more unusual kind? Perhaps you’re a wordsmith who is fascinated by object theatre, puppetry, cabaret and mask? Would you like to hone your skills as a critic and the opportunity to have your reviews published?
Critical Voices is a short programme designed to skill-up new critics to take on the burgeoning visual theatre scene, particularly puppetry. Hosted by the Puppet Centre and Animations Online, those who sign-up will get the chance to cover puppetry shows at the London International Mime Festival (LIMF) and the possibility of future writing opportunities for Animations Online.
The programme will begin with an evening event at the Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) at 5pm on Wednesday 12th December – including expert speakers, practical advice and discussion, plus the chance to see Kneehigh’s new show Midnight’s Pumpkin.
Participants will be allocated a mentor and be encouraged to cover puppetry, shadow and object theatre shows at LIMF in January 2013. The group will gather again post-festival for feedback on their writing and to discuss next steps. There will be a final follow-up meeting in March.
Speakers and mentors include:
CJ Lazaretti (senior editor, This is Cabaret)
Eleanor Margolies (founding editor, Puppet Notebook)
Jeremy Bidgood (puppeteer, Pangolin’s Teatime)
Helen Babbs (editor, Animations Online)
There are just 10 places on offer. Tickets for the first session on 12th December are just £25 each, which includes a ticket to see Midnight’s Pumpkin and refreshments. Apply for a place by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the 30th November including a short letter explaining why you want to take part, and linking to or attaching some examples of your writing. Please put Critical Voices in the subject line.
Critical Voices is a short programme designed to skill-up new critics to take on the burgeoning visual theatre scene, particularly puppetry. Hosted by the Puppet Centre and Animations Online.