On Thursday I will join Kelly Nestruck, Aislinn Rose, and Glenn Sumi in a roundtable on Theatre Criticism and the Internet at the University of Toronto.
The roundtable at the Robert Gill Theatre is open to the public and free, so if you’re not busy you might want to check it out.
If you are interested but can’t make it it, it will be being live-tweeted with a yet-to-be-determined hashtag. I’ll update here with what it is, and I will also tweet it, so follow me @mooneyontheatre for the hashtag.
The details from the event organizer are below:
Theatre Criticism and the Internet – A Roundtable Discussion
Thursday, October 27th
Robert Gill Theatre
Graduate Centre for Study of Drama
214 College St., 3rd Floor
Megan Mooney, Mooney on Theatre (www.mooneyontheatre.com | @mooneyontheatre)
Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail (www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/theatre/nestruck-on-theatre | @nestruck)
Aislinn Rose, Praxis Theatre (praxistheatre.com | @AislinnTO)
Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine (www.nowtoronto.com | @glennsumi)
Moderated by Michelle MacArthur, PhD Candidate and Instructor for DRM 231H: Theatre Criticism
How are blogging and social media changing the nature of theatre criticism? How does the democratization of reviewing enabled by the
Internet influence the relationship between artists, audiences, and critics? Is it possible to discuss theatre in 140 characters or less?
Come join our roundtable discussion of theatre criticism and the Internet, featuring four local cyber-stars.
Audience members are invited to tweet live during the event.
Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail (www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/theatre/nestruck-on-theatre)
Aislinn Rose, Praxis Theatre (praxistheatre.com)
Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine (www.nowtoronto.com)