Journalism and theatre seemingly couldn’t be less alike, but both industries share the fact that they’ve have seen signi cant changes in the last 20 years. How have theatre critics, who exist at the intersection of journalism and theatre, coped with these changes? What does it take to become a theatre critic? In an age where the top ticket price on Broadway is over $800, do theatre critics hold responsibility as keepers and advisers of the art form, or are they simply consumer advocates? Does the role of out-of-town critics differ from their Broadway counterparts? An expert panel of both local and national theatre critics will discuss their role in the industry, their thoughts on the current state of theatre in the United States and you might even leave with the inside scoop on the next hot ticket.
Panelists: David Fox, Naveen Kumar, Erik Piepenburg, Tim Teeman