Did you take a look at the Times today? Front page of the arts section, a review of "Ruby Sunrise" by Charles Isherwood... I have to say, reading his review made me quite upset. There is such good work happening on that stage and to not have that recognized is mind boggling. There is so much crap out there that does not deserve rave reviews yet gets them anyway and then there's a show like "Ruby Sunrise" that comes along only so often that deserves as much praise as it can get, and it gets panned... It's the nature the biz, I suppose, but it's still infuriating.
Reading Isherwood's review made me realize how important it is for those of us just beginning our theater careers to have a voice (or, to at least try to have one).
Thank you for giving us the opportunity.
According to Lincoln Center's new LCT3 project at its slogan, it takes "New Audiences for New Artists." It also takes new critics, hence the establishment of Theater Talk's New Theater Corps in 2005, a way for up-and-coming theater writers and eager new theatergoers to get exposure to the ever-growing theater scene in New York City. Writers for the New Theater Corps are given the opportunity to immerse themselves in the off-off and off-Broadway theater scene, learning and giving back high-quality reviews at the same time. Driven by a passion and love of the arts, the New Theater Corps aims to identify, support, and grow the arts community, one show and one person at a time.