Critics of Colour x Roundhouse

Their main aims are to better equip people of colour to both break into the theatre journalism industry, as well as empower casual theatregoers to recognise that their thoughts about theatre are just as valid as a lot of the people who write reviews for a living.


Critics of Colour x Roundhouse

During this focused, six-week summer course, you will join a group of young creatives at Roundhouse every Thursday evening to learn about the basics of writing about theatre. Alongside the Critics of Colour team and some special guests, you will introduced to theatre journalism—how to conduct interviews, write reviews, and everything in between. The course will also involve extensive feedback opportunities, practical tips and support, and the chance to watch different plays for free, including Hive City Legacy, and sell-out smash hit Barber Shop Chronicles.


What will I get from taking part?
• An introduction to the skills and opportunities around a career in theatre journalism
• Access to Roundhouse and other productions
• Meet and network with like-minded creatives
• Develop your own journalistic style
• A portfolio of journalistic samples in a variety of media including interviews, reviews, opinion pieces, features, social media stories and video blogs
• An understanding of the challenges and different routes into the industry, and advice on the next steps


Who will be teaching the project?
Bridget Minamore and Sabrina Mahfouz of Critics of Colour Collective, plus a series of special guests.


Do I need any particular skills or experience to take part?
All black people and people of colour aged 18-25 are welcome to apply, regardless of writing experience. We welcome people who are totally new to the theatre and/or journalism worlds, as well as those who are have experience in other fields of journalism e.g. music writing, politics writing).

Because of the introductory nature of the course, they don’t recommend those with extensive experience being published by mainstream publications applying.

They particularly would like to welcome applications from people of colour from working class backgrounds, and people of colour with disabilities.



6pm on 3 Jul.

The course costs £15- If you need help to pay for things like project fees, transport or childcare, they can help. Find out how you can get support.

Published on:
26 Jun 2019


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