The class will focus on how to develop useful criticism and analysis of theater and film (without simply turning into "That Person").
Attendees will talk about the following topics:
- Separating personal tastes from objective criticism;
- Useful community theater criticism without losing all your friends;
- Strategies for breaking down the pieces for criticism; and
- Turning your criticism into useful writing.
Participants should go with examples in mind of the best and the worst and the very beloved and the horribly hated works that they know so they can practice dissecting them together.
The cost to attend the class is $10. Registration can be done online through the event page or by calling the theatre's box office at 814-437-3440.
Additional workshops planned in the upcoming months include "Musical Audition Prep Master Class" on April 22 and "Page to Stage: Creative Theatrical Design" on May 20. The series receives financial support from the Komatsu Mining Corp. Foundation.