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(Re)Imagine Arts Criticism

Thursday, June 10 at 5 p.m. PT


Arts criticism has faced a huge shift in recent years with the rise of online journalism and social media, as well as budget cuts affecting arts-focused staff at media outlets.

We need new models to build a pipeline for BIPOC journalists, fund careers in arts criticism outside of struggling newspapers and magazines, engage audiences more deeply in arts critique, and create pathways for cross-disciplinary conversations about artists' work. Join us as we re-imagine arts criticism and journalism for this new era.

Meet the Speakers


Leah Baltus

Independent Writer, Editor, Strategist, Lecturer & Creative Director

Misha Berson

Arts Journalist & Teacher

Disha Cattamanchi

Writer, TeenTix Newsroom

Grace Madigan

Director, The Evergrey

Roxanne Ray

Dramaturg, Playwright & Scholar

Marcie Sillman

Arts Journalist


Reagan Jackson

Co-Executive Director, Young Women Empowered

Nabra Nelson

Director of Arts Engagement, Seattle Rep

(Re)Imagine Theater Panel Series

This series brings artists and community leaders together to envision a new theatrical world. Without constraints, what do we want theater to look like? Join the conversation.