Rescripted has announced the second session of The Key: Young Critics Mentorship Program, which started Sept. 18 and hosted this year at Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St.
Regina Victor ( founder of the online arts journalism platform Rescripted and a Windy City Times theater critic ) and entertainment critic Oliver Sava, created the 10-week training program for Chicago youth in arts criticism. In league with The Chicago Inclusion Project, The Key successfully launched last year at Greenhouse Theater Center with its first group of young writers learning the skills and industry knowledge needed to pursue careers in arts criticism.
Each biweekly meeting of The Key features review workshops, mentor lectures and guest speakers from different areas of the local arts community. The Key students also attend performances in Chicago and use these experiences to hone their reviewing skills.
Applications for The Key: Young Critics Mentorship Program are currently being accepted on Rescripted's website ( rescripted.org/the-key/ ) through Monday, Sept. 10, for young writers 16-23 . The session begins Tuesday, Sept. 18 and meets every other Tuesday through Nov. 27. For additional information and inquiries, email firstname.lastname@example.org .