DEADLINE EXTENDED!!

Applications for the Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive now close on Friday, January 24!

This Intensive runs February 15 - March 21, 2020. This Intensive is a deep-dive into how to approach writing dance and theater reviews. Over the course of the Intensive, participants will attend two dance performances and two plays at TeenTix Arts Partners. Teens will be mentored by professional critics who will help each participant hone their arts criticism and arts interpretation skills. At the end of the Intensive each participant will have a review published on the TeenTix blog.

HOW IT WORKS

The Press Corps Intensive attends performances together, then writes reviews of each performance. Performances are typically on Saturday evenings, followed by a Sunday afternoon meeting to discuss the performance and receive feedback on their writing.

At each Sunday meeting, teens will discuss the performance and work on structuring their reviews. They will write the review during the week, and receive individualized feedback on their writing from Press Corps teaching artists. 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.

THE SCHEDULE

Please read the schedule carefully! Participants must be able to attend all art events and meetings to be part of this program.

Saturday, February 15, 12-2 PM
- Orientation and Intro Lesson at TeenTix Office

Saturday, February 22, 6:30 PM - Attend Grupo Corpo at Meany Center for the Performing Arts
(6:30 PM pre-show lesson, 8 PM performance)
*Please note this performance contains partial nudity.

Sunday, February 23, 12-2 PM
- Discussion/Lesson at TeenTix Office

Saturday, February 29, 3:30 PM
- Snow White at Seattle Children's Theatre
(3:30 PM pre-show lesson, 4:30 PM performance)

Sunday, March 1, 12-2 PM
- Discussion/Lesson at TeenTix Office

Saturday, March 7, 6:30 PM
- The Women of Lockerbie at UW Drama
(6:30 PM pre-show lesson, 7:30 PM performance)

Sunday, March 8, 12-2 PM
- Discussion/Lesson at TeenTix Office

Saturday, March 14, 6:30 PM
- One Thousand Pieces at Pacific Northwest Ballet
(6:30 PM pre-show lesson, 7:30 PM performance)

Sunday, March 15, 12-2 PM
- Discussion/Lesson at TeenTix Office

Saturday - March 21, 12-2 PM
- Final Meeting/Party at TeenTix Office

All Sunday Lesson & Discussion meetings will be held at the TeenTix office in the Seattle Center Armory building.

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

QUESTIONS?

Email Mariko, the Press Corps Program Manager, at [email protected]

2019 Theater & Dance Press Corps Intensive

TO APPLY

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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED!

Applications now close Friday, January 24th and all applicants will be notified on Thursday, January 30th.

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

If you need assistance filling out this application, or are unable to meet the deadline but would still like to apply, please contact Mariko, the Press Corps Program Manager at [email protected] or 206.233.3959

TEACHING ARTISTS

The Theater & Dance Intensive is taught by Press Corps Teaching Artists Becs Richards and Melody Datz Hansen.

Becs Richards is a transfeminist artist, journalist, and activist. They are passionate about the relationship between trans and queer art and social movements. They are a member Deconstruct Collective, a group of artists and academics committed to intersectional analysis and peer review of cross-disciplinary performance. Most of their additional creative work has been in Seattle writing for The Seattle Times and Seattle Weekly, djaying at Hollow Earth Radio, teaching at TeenTix, creating experimental paintings and music, coordinating events for the Capitol Hill Art Walk, and freelancing as a scenic painter and designer with WET, Book-It, and the Seattle theatre community at large.

Melody Datz Hansen is a freelancer writer and dance critic in Seattle. Her work has appeared in The Seattle Times, The Stranger, City Arts Magazine, and Encore Arts. Melody's dance writing strives to educate people new to dance performance while also providing comprehensive reviews to seasoned dance fans. She believes this is the path to widening the audience for dance writing and hopefully grow audiences. Melody lives in north Seattle with her family.

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