Announcing the Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive!

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The Press Corps Intensive is a deep-dive workshop into arts writing and arts criticism. In this multi-week course, ten teens will get to work with professional critics and arts journalists to receive mentorship on their writing. And the best part, this program is FREE!

Applications for the Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive are now open! This Intensive runs March 10 - April 14, 2019. This FREE four-week program focuses specifically on dance and theater criticism. In this program, 10 participants will attend two dance productions and two theater productions at TeenTix Arts Partners. Teens will be mentored by professional theater and dance critics who will help each participant hone their arts criticism and arts interpretation skills.



As a group, the Press Corps Intensive attends performances on Friday nights during the workshop. Teens then write a review of the performance. The group meets each Sunday afternoon to discuss the performance and their reviews with the teaching artists.

The Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive will attend:

Director's Choice at Pacific Northwest Ballet
Romeo + Juliet at ACT
Feathers and Teeth at Washington Ensemble Theater
And more!

At each Sunday meeting, teens will receive individualized feedback on their writing and have an opportunity to discuss the art event with their peers. All ticket costs are covered, and a travel stipend for bus fare to and from events is also available. At the end of the workshop, a review by each participant will be posted on the TeenTix blog.

*Participants must be able to attend all art events and meetings to be a part of this program.


Fill out the application form. Please allow adequate time to complete your application and answer each question as thoroughly as possible.

The Press Corps is interested in working with teens whose writing communicates their personality, and reflects time, effort, and thoughtfulness.

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications now close Friday, January 11th.

All applicants will be notified on Friday, January 18th.

In this application you will need to:
- Answer several demographic questions
- Choose to respond to 3 out of 5 short answer questions
- Provide one, 300-word writing sample
- Answer several scheduling questions

THE SCHEDULE (please read carefully!)

Sunday, March 10, 1-3 PM, Orientation

Friday, March 15, 6:30 PM, Director's Choice at Pacific Northwest Ballet
Sunday, March 17, 1-3 PM, Meeting

Friday, March 22, 6:30 PM, Romeo + Juliet at ACT
Sunday, March 24, 1-3 PM, Meeting

Friday, March 29, 6:30 PM, Dance Event
Sunday, March 31st, 1-3 PM, Meeting

Friday, April 5, 6:30 PM, Feathers and Teeth at WET
Sunday, April 7, 1-3 PM, Meeting

Sunday, April 14, 1-2:30 PM, Final Meeting/Party

*All events and meetings are mandatory.


All Press Corps Intensives are taught by professional critics and writers. Teaching artists provide individual editing feedback and mentorship so participants can hone and strengthen their writing and reviewing skills. Stay tuned for more info on our teaching artist lineup for the Theater & Dance Intensive!


Email Mariko, the Press Corps Manager, at

Check out the recap of our Fall 2018 Press Corps Intensive, and read reviews from the workshop on the TeenTix blog!

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