Our Almeida Young Critics is made up of 10 young people aged 15–25 who will be working with us over the year to produce responses to theatre both here at the Almeida and across London.
As well as having the opportunity to watch a huge variety of theatre, we offer them a holistic experience of the arts which doesn’t just mean seeing plays but stretches across all disciplines including dance, art and music. Through this cross discipline approach they will develop the skills and confidence to deconstruct the arts and cultural industries and ask – how does it work?
They will have a chance to explore different journalistic styles from formal written reviews, podcasts, blogging and filmed interviews in order to capture their responses. They also have their own blog!
In 2017, the Almeida Young Critics worked with theatre critic and Guardian journalist Maddy Costa as well as curating their own panel event as part of the Almeida for Free: Summer and Smoke festival.
At the end of their time with us, we hope that the young critics will continue to engage with theatre and the arts independently utilising the critical skills they have developed with us throughout the year.
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