Intensive Critical Writing Course,
with guest Richard Watts
About this Event
Produced by Maeve Mhairi MacGregor in collaboration with the Salamanca Arts Centre, and hosted by Theatre North in Launceston, Critical Culture is a time and place to get together and engage in structured critical response, learn about how and why to give and receive feedback with peers, and diversify critical perspectives on performing arts in Hobart.
There’s a massive and ever increasing dearth of critical response to performing arts work across the country, but critical response is worth a great deal to artists and audiences alike: providing growth for both, making connections between people and increasing empathy and communication that feeds a strong and exciting future for performing arts companies and indie production.
Richard Watts is the National Performing Arts Editor for the arts industry website ArtsHub; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Melbourne’s community radio station Three Triple R FM. The founder of the Emerging Writers’ Festival, Richard currently serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre’s Committee of Management and on the Green Room Awards Independent Theatre panel. He is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and in 2017 was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Festival Living Legend.