Beyond the Review Press Corps Intensive Recap

Teens working

TeenTix hosted our first ever Beyond the Review Press Corps Intensive April 8-12 at the Downtown School. This was a 5-day Intensive workshop where a group of ten teens spent the mornings learning about arts journalism, and the afternoons applying their new skills. Teens received one-on-one mentorship from professional arts journalists and were able to edit and finalize an article for publication on the TeenTix blog.


Over the course of the week, the group went behind the scenes at several TeenTix Arts and Community Partners. They observed a rehearsal at Pacific Northwest Ballet, interviewed musicians at The Vera Project, and chatted with the leadership team of the Intiman Theatre as well as several participants in the Intiman's STARFISH PROJECT. The teens had the opportunity to write previews, interviews, and feature articles based on their experiences. Stay tuned on the blog to read the articles written during the Intensive!

Teens in the Fall Press Corps Intensive worked with three wonderful arts journalists - Brangien Davis, Marcie Sillman, and Danielle Mohlman. Read more about them below!

Brangien Davis is a reporter at Crosscut focused on arts and culture. Prior to Crosscut, she was the arts and culture editor at Seattle magazine, and has contributed cultural profiles, previews and essays to the Seattle Times, Lit Hub, City Arts, Arcade and Ampersand. In addition, she was a scholar-in-residence at Town Hall Seattle, an editorial manager at Amazon, founded the literary magazine Swivel, and taught creative writing and arts journalism.

Brangien Davis teaching at the Beyond the Review Intensive. Brangien taught an Intro to Arts Journalism, How to Preview, and a Blurb Writing lesson.


Marcie Sillman is an award winning arts journalist. Currently she is the arts and culture reporter for KUOW public radio, where she has covered the Northwest cultural scene for more than 30 years. Marcie has contributed stories to NPR, the BBC, and currently writes for Dance Magazine and other national journals. Marcie writes about Seattle’s dance community at her blog “And Another Thing”, and she is the author of “Out There: Jonathan Porretta’s Life in Dance.”

Marcie Sillman teaching at the Beyond the Review Press Corps Intensive. Marcie taught lessons on how to conduct interviews, and how to structure feature stories.


Danielle Mohlman is a Seattle-based playwright and arts journalist. She’s a frequent contributor to Encore Stages, where she’s written long-form features about everything from the intersection of sports and theatre to the landscape of sensory-friendly performances. Her writing has also appeared in American Theatre, The Dramatist, My Poetic Side, and Quirk Books, where she just celebrated her seventh year as a pop culture blogger.

Danielle Mohlman teaching at the Beyond the Review Press Corps Intensive. Danielle taught lessons on finding the missing perspective in a feature, how to pitch, and tips on working with editors.

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