Open Call for 2019 Citizen Reviewers

Calling all aspiring critics! If you love watching theatre performances and putting your thoughts about them down in writing, then we’d like to invite you to become a Citizen Reviewer.

Citizens’ Reviews is a yearly programme that gives up-and-coming theatre critics the opportunity to hone their craft, and join a growing community of fellow reviewers. Now approaching its sixth cycle, the 2019 edition will take place from 1 January to 31 December 2019.

This programme encourages independent learning. Reviewers will be provided with tickets to attend local theatre performances of their choice, after which they will submit a review. The piece will then be edited and published on the Centre’s website. Please note that we will only be accepting reviewers who write in English.

As Citizens’ Reviews is not designed as a course, there will be no regular classes on critical writing. However, reviewers will be invited to attend a week-long training programme, with details to be announced. Reviewers will also have the opportunity to attend monthly meet-ups with the editor and fellow reviewers. 

For more information, visit our FAQ section here.

Selected Citizen Reviewers will:

  • Be given tickets to attend a wide range of local theatre productions of their choice
  • Write and submit reviews for editing and feedback
  • Participate in monthly meet-ups with the editor and fellow Citizen Reviewers to discuss a range of topics related to the local theatre landscape and the art of review writing
  • Have their bios and written reviews published on Centre 42’s website

We’re looking for people who:

  • Have good knowledge of the local theatre scene
  • Are strong writers with some experience in writing about the arts
  • Possess an open and critical mind
  • Are able to clearly express his or her opinions with supporting evidence

Sounds like you? Here’s how you can apply:

Submission deadline is 31 October 2018, 2359hrs.

Find out more about the Citizens’ Reviews programme.