Institute for Theatre Journalism & Advocacy

Students in the Institute for Theater Journalism and Advocacy participate in a multi-session mini-course in arts journalism with faculty members from across the region and special guest professional critics and journalists. You’ll have access to all virtual performances, see your articles posted on our blog, and engage in seminar-style discussion of both the events we cover and the work you submit.

One student from each region may be selected to have their work developed at the KCACTF Critics’ Workshop as part of the KCACTF National Festival. There, student critics write reviews while studying with a variety of professional critic mentors, and may become eligible to earn a scholarship to the O’Neill Institute for Theater Criticism.

Students interested in writing, criticism, and even literary management are encouraged to register for the Critic’s Workshop or contact the regional Chair for information about The Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy in their region. Whether you hope to become a professional arts journalist or just love talking and writing about theater, ITJA is a fantastic Festival opportunity.

Since space may be limited, students are encouraged to pre-register no later than January 8, 2021.

Register for the Critic’s Workshop

In addition, students are encouraged to visit the ITJA website after November 23, 2020 to see samples of the kind of work that participants have developed at previous festivals.

Any questions may be directed to the Chair or Vice-chair; we look forward to having you join us!

Scott R. Gagnon
Chair, Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
Emmanuel College

Donald P. Gagnon
Vice-chair, Institute for Theatre Journalism and Advocacy
Western Connecticut State University