I'll be running a performance writing mentorship for two participants from September 2018 to March 2019 – please apply if you might be interested in watching theatre and performance with me and having meaty discussions about them after. This is a pilot programme for me and we'll see how we can adapt this to your needs and what you want to get out of the programme, whether it's deepening your knowledge of the theatre, honing your voice, or experimenting with new ways of engaging with performance. I still chafe a little at the term 'critic' because it doesn't quite encompass the way my writing has been shifting and evolving over the past few years; I now feel like I'm in that little overlap between observer and practitioner of the Singapore theatre scene. I welcome you to explore that in-between space with me.
Here are the more technical details about this programme, which can also be found here:
How does it work?
You’ll attend six performances between September 2018 – March 2019. Within three days of watching each show, submit a 500-word review to ArtsEquator’s Resident Theatre Critic, Corrie Tan. Based on Corrie’s feedback, edit & resubmit the final review within two days for publication on ArtsEquator after the articles are approved for final publication by us. You may also co-publish the piece on your own blog/publication.
– The programme is open to Singaporeans/PRs who are above 18 years old.
– Previous experience in reviewing performances is necessary.
– The ability to write well in English is a prerequisite.
– The means and desire to contribute to the local arts writing scene in Singapore is a requirement.
– Knowledge or involvement in the Singapore arts scene is an advantage but not required.
– Bloggers, freelance writers, students and writers employed by offline or online media are encouraged to apply.
To apply, send the following to contact(at)artsequator.com
• Your CV.
• One sample of an unpublished article, essay or review you have written.
• One sample of a published written work by you.
• A brief outline (150 words) of how the training received will help you to contribute to the local arts writing scene in the future.
All applications must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5PM on 15 August 2018. The two successful candidates will be notified by 10 September 2018.
If you have any questions or need more information, email us: contact(at)artsequator.com