For years, print coverage of live theater has been shrinking, particularly of the quirky, young, off-the-beaten-path stuff. That's why THEATER TALK's New Theater Corps was established: to help find bold new voices from the next generation of theatergoers. Four years later, we're looking to find new, passionate contributing writers who can help us broaden our coverage, especially the viewpoint of those who are in college or have just graduated.
This is a learning position--that is, you will receive comp tickets for the shows we send you to, as well as editorial advice, industry connections, and the opportunity to grow a new, supporting network of criticism. If you're serious enough about theater to consider critiquing it--more spark than snark--please send a resume and a cover letter that explains why you want to join the New Theater Corps.
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.